Technology can be both friend and foe, often, simultaneously. On July 30, 2018, I received a notification from wordpress.com (the platform and primary site of this blog) that Facebook would no longer automatically share my posts as of August 1, 2018, due to new rules concerning user authenticity and other issues. This meant that … More As Technology Changes, So Does baltimoreblackwoman.com
The act of reclining on the swinging two-seater couch on the front porch, with my legs propped up on two arm pillows and a cigarette dangling between my fingers, was revolutionary. I did not care what my neighbors thought seeing me outside, or how I looked to the Sunday drivers barreling down my street, barely … More Home, At Last
“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” —Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) After Mother’s Day, her health took a sudden downturn. By May 23rd, I was officially “worried” about her: the drastic weight loss due to loss of appetite, the lack of energy and fatigue, and the uncharacteristic … More She Did Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
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!
As surely as Winter has turned to Spring and back to Winter again in the space of days, baltimoreblackwoman has been shapeshifting lately! It’s hard enough to keep up with all the changes in the world (the revolving door at Trump Land; war and rumors of war; the rift that is physically splitting the African … More Where is baltimoreblackwoman? Updates – UPDATED Post
Two weeks ago, I published the poem The Children’s March[https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2018/03/17/the-childrens-march/], in anticipation of the March for Our Lives. One week ago, I posted my promised song version on my Facebook page as well as on the March for Our Lives – Baltimore page. I am grateful for the tremendous response from my Facebook family and … More The Children’s March – Song Video
How many deaths will it take til we know That too many people have died? —Blowin’ in the Wind, by Bob Dylan A Fatal In-Home Shooting On Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Monroe County, Mississippi, a 9-year-old boy fatally shot his 13-year-old sister, Dijonae White, in the back of the head after she refused to … More #Enough Is Enough: How Many More Deaths Will It Take?
My latest poem is written in the style of a ballad. In fact, it is also a song, since a melody came to me as I was writing. The song version will also be posted soon. Your thoughts and comments on the poem are most welcome. The children are Marching for their Lives. … More The Children’s March
February 18, 2018 The Baltimore seen on The Wire and Homicide is NOT The Baltimore of my youth. The Baltimore seen in 2015 After the death of Freddie Gray is NOT my Baltimore, either. Where you see crime and grime and defeat in people’s hardened hearts and in the black eyes of decrepit, rotting houses … More You Don’t Know Baltimore Like I Do
January 22-February 4, 2018 Baltimore Police Department’s Corruption Scandal/Trial A major corruption scandal within the Baltimore City Police Department has dominated the headlines in local news, as well as some other major news sites, over the past two weeks. Unpacking all the developments, much less the backstory, is why this installment of Baltimore News Flash … More Baltimore News Flash – This Week in Baltimore – Double Edition 4/5. Top Story: The Foul Stench of Corruption within the Baltimore Police Department