ANNOUNCEMENT: National Mental Health Awareness Month Poetry Reading NOT ALL SCARS CAN BE SEEN


I am excited to announce that I will be reading poems and discussing Mental Health awareness at this important event, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8:00pm EDT, along with the following poets: Christina Bejan, Brian Donnell James, Hilton Lewis, Bypo Phoenix, and Monique Pickens. As a person who has lived and thrived with both … More ANNOUNCEMENT: National Mental Health Awareness Month Poetry Reading NOT ALL SCARS CAN BE SEEN

ANNOUNCEMENT: Poetry Reading – February 10, 2021, 8pm


I’m excited to announce my first Poetry Reading of 2021! Thanks to Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Host and Producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Podcast, and Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., for inviting me back for my third appearance on the program. I’ll post a reminder as we get closer … More ANNOUNCEMENT: Poetry Reading – February 10, 2021, 8pm

baltimoreblackwoman Celebrates 6th Anniversary!


On December 27, 2014, baltimoreblackwoman.com was born with the posting of my first essay, Christmas Past: The Toys I Played With—And How They Shaped Me – baltimoreblackwoman, written as an introduction to me and to the world I grew up in. My initial goal in starting the blog was to share my stories in the … More baltimoreblackwoman Celebrates 6th Anniversary!

Reflections on the 2019 Morgan State University Founders Day Convocation: A Celebration of Peace, Unity, and Reconciliation


Thursday, November 7, 2019 was a Historic day for Morgan State University and for the Community of Lauraville, where I have proudly resided for nearly 58 years. On the occasion of the University’s annual Founder’s Day Convocation, the long, contentious history between these two communities was formally recognized, confronted, and reconciled in a program that … More Reflections on the 2019 Morgan State University Founders Day Convocation: A Celebration of Peace, Unity, and Reconciliation

Announcement: Today’s Publication of My First Short Story, Age-isms


I’m excited to announce that my first short story, “Age-isms,” has been published in the literary journal midnight & indigo (online edition), ‘dedicated to short stories and narrative essays by Black female writers.’ It’s not often that a first submission is accepted on the first try! But I did that! Here’s to more successes in … More Announcement: Today’s Publication of My First Short Story, Age-isms

The Labor Day Literary Extravaganza


  This annual event, sometimes called “Readings with Ralphie,” is hosted at Ikaros Restaurant in Greektown, Baltimore. Using a different theme each year, it provides an opportunity for writers, artists, and musicians to showcase their works; and I am honored and proud to have been invited for a second appearance. But most importantly, this event … More The Labor Day Literary Extravaganza

BALTIMORE JAZZ ALLIANCE HOSTS 2019 FATHER’S DAY JAZZ FEST


Here’s a Baltimore Father’s Day Event that is sure to Jazz Up your Dad’s Special Day! To highlight and celebrate jazz in Charm City, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance (BJA) is partnering with St. John’s Episcopal Church to hold a free all-day festival from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm on June 16th 2019, on the grounds … More BALTIMORE JAZZ ALLIANCE HOSTS 2019 FATHER’S DAY JAZZ FEST

Help Baltimore “Senior” Artist Aleta Greene Restart Her Art


  https://www.gofundme.com/help-a-senior-artist-help-herself For decades, the name Aleta Greene was widely known in the Baltimore music scene and beyond. Her powerful yet vulnerable sulky voice once graced many venues—from the old “rock” clubs of the 70s and 80s and upscale sites like The Brass Elephant to the stages of Artscape and summer concert series at the … More Help Baltimore “Senior” Artist Aleta Greene Restart Her Art