On Friday afternoon (May 11), in preparation for my new gig as a contributing writer and columnist for SLANTRESS Magazine, I headed, with some trepidation (shy little me?!?), for a photo shoot, including head shots, to Jazzy Studios, located in The Motor House Baltimore (part of the trending Station North arts district in midtown Baltimore). … More My Photo Shoot at Jazzy Studios: A Star Is Born—for An Hour!
On Monday night (November 20, 2017), HBO premiered a new documentary about the events surrounding and following the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. As a native Baltimorean who watched these events unfold and chronicled some of them on this site, I was excited to see this film and gain a different … More Review: HBO Documentary “Baltimore Rising”
Over the last two years, Dovecote Café has grown from the dream of its owners/proprietors, B. Cole (known as Cole) and wife Aisha Pew, into a vibrant, loving, and nurturing home away from home for the Reservoir Hill community where it is located—and for folks all over Baltimore. The couple relocated to Baltimore from … More Dovecote Café: A Reservoir Hill Treasure Celebrates Its 2nd Communiversary
The Current Insanity Currently, the City of Baltimore is in a fight over the ongoing development of costly, intrusive, and downright dangerous bicycle lanes. Started by former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the idea was to create dedicated bicycle lanes in trendy neighborhoods, based on a misguided, poorly planned vision of Baltimore as a more bicycle-friendly and … More Bicycle Safety in Baltimore: Old-School vs. the Current Insanity
On Monday evening, February 13, 2017, I had the privilege of joining an audience of close to 1100 people who came to hear an impressive array of Baltimore’s intelligentsia speak on behalf of the current plight of immigrants to the U.S., who have been caught in the crosshairs and chaos of #45. Sponsored and led … More City of Immigrants: A Night of Support
Happy New Year! Welcome to the new design for baltimoreblackwoman! I want to change the look of my page for 2017, to reflect a new focus for this year, so I am testing this new theme. No more Wise Owl (maybe!). Instead, I want to immerse myself in the City I love, so why not use … More Looking Forward to 2017: A New Look for a New Year
On Saturday evening, November 19, 2016, I joined other supporters and members of the No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore to celebrate their first 8 years as a growing and fruitful community organization. In addition to celebrating past achievements, the evening also launched the organization’s first Annual Fundraising Drive. Based solely on the attendance, … More No Boundaries Coalition – Evening of Celebration