Where Has baltimoreblackwoman been? All Over the City, Hon! (Part II)


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)

Where Has baltimoreblackwoman been? All Over the City, Hon!


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!

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

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

My Photo Shoot at Jazzy Studios: A Star Is Born—for An Hour!


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!

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