MLK 2017 Concert: The Maccabeats and Naturally 7


On Sunday, January 15, I attended the 1:30 show of the Maccabeats and Naturally 7, who joined forces to present this Martin Luther King Day Celebration concert at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, Maryland. I became aware of these two a cappella groups when the great artist James Taylor shared their … More MLK 2017 Concert: The Maccabeats and Naturally 7

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Day: Shades of Yale Rock Beth Am Synagogue


Last night, my Mom and I attended this concert by the Á capella group Shades of Yale at Beth Am Synagogue, in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood. For Shades—a Yale University student institution since 1988, it was the final performance of their 10-day tour of the Baltimore region. And, happily, from the descriptions the performers gave during … More Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Day: Shades of Yale Rock Beth Am Synagogue

Out and About: Dance Theatre of Harlem


Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 40th Anniversary Exhibit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum—Featuring Keith Saunders This past Saturday, April 18, 2015, my Mom and I attended one of the opening-weekend events for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s (DTH’s) 40th-anniversary art exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. Though based in New York, DTH has a … More Out and About: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black History Feature of the Day: Black STEM Innovators


Today’s Feature honors a few of the many Black scientists and innovators who have added so much to the quality of life for all people. I wanted to highlight names less “obvious”  than George Washington Carver or Booker T. Washington. So, over the past month,  I’ve been collecting stories from Facebook posts that intrigued me. My own … More Black History Feature of the Day: Black STEM Innovators

Black History Feature of the Day: Celebrating Actress Ethel Waters and Actor David Oyelowo


Ethel Waters: “The Member of the Wedding” In an earlier article, I wrote about Ethel Waters’ fabulous performance in the film, “A Cabin in the Sky.” Today, I want to highlight another masterful performance by this gifted woman. I stayed up late last night to watch the film “The Member of the Wedding,” starring the … More Black History Feature of the Day: Celebrating Actress Ethel Waters and Actor David Oyelowo

Black History Month Feature of the Week: Celebrating Serena Williams and Katrina Adams


February 14, 2015 On February 1, 2015, I shared a video with my Facebook friends of Serena Williams’ classy and heartfelt speech after winning the 2015 Australian Open Women’s Singles Tennis Championship (https://www.facebook.com/#!/video.php?v=10153512475856102&set=vb.26081741101&type=2&theater). I’ve been following Serena and Venus Williams since the sisters first exploded onto the world courts of tennis—an astonishing 20 and 21 … More Black History Month Feature of the Week: Celebrating Serena Williams and Katrina Adams

Black History Month 2015


February 1, 2015 February is Black History Month in the United States. And, for this year’s celebration, the National Theme is A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture. In honor of Black History Month, baltimoreblackwoman will join this important celebration by posting essays, videos, and photos highlighting the countless contributions of Black Americans to … More Black History Month 2015

A Look Back at “Cabin in the Sky”


January 9, 2015 Factoids (extracted from imdb.com; Pictures and Photos from Cabin in the Sky): A 1943 film version of the Broadway Musical of the same name Directed by Vincente Minnelli (father of Liza Minnelli) Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Mantan Moreland, Bill Bailey, Butterfly McQueen, and others … More A Look Back at “Cabin in the Sky”