This year marks the 8th year of Black History Month posts on this site. When I first began this annual feature, I introduced it with a post about the origins of this special month [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2015/02/02/the-origins-of-black-history-month/], as much for my edification as for you, the readers, who may question why this celebration even exists. But the … More Black History Month 2022
A Ball, A Play, A Gala, and A Space Opera Recap: In PART I (advertised on baltimoreblackwoman’s Facebook page as “A November to Remember”) I wrote about the Western High School 175th Birthday Red & Black Ball and the premier of a new play, Thoughts of A Colored Man. This installment recounts the rest of … More Where Has baltimoreblackwoman been? All Over the City, Hon! (Part II)
A Ball, A Play, A Gala, and A Space Opera PART I: A Ball and A Play Western’s 175th Birthday Red & Black Ball On Friday, November 1, 2019, Western High School, the oldest all-female public high school in the nation, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary, with events at the school, … More Where Has baltimoreblackwoman been? All Over the City, Hon!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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