Black History Month 2017 – Feature #1: Frederick Douglass


I must apologize for my lateness. Here we are, nearly halfway through Black History Month, and I am just now writing my first post. Nevertheless, I have been compiling a number of features to share. Where possible, I will embed either the full text or excerpts of sources I have used. In other cases, I … More Black History Month 2017 – Feature #1: Frederick Douglass

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

To Sleep; Perchance to Dream, Only to Wake Up in the Same Nightmare


This past week was filled with sleepless nights and listless days. I could not focus on anything useful or positive or productive. I could not write. I could barely stand to read the newspapers, or watch the endless cycle of media rehashes of Senate Hearings, of bizarre hackings (by Russia) of those same hearings on … More To Sleep; Perchance to Dream, Only to Wake Up in the Same Nightmare

Celebrating Two Years of baltimoreblackwoman: 2016 – Year in Review


This has been both a tough and a rewarding year: The Worst of Times… and The Best of Times. I am proud that my blog has managed to draw new readers and followers (even though I didn’t write as many articles as I planned to), and that there have been more comments, not only from … More Celebrating Two Years of baltimoreblackwoman: 2016 – Year in Review

A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant


Since my last post [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2016/11/16/the-day-after-one-week-later/], nearly a month ago, I have been in despair over the man who would be president. I can’t even say his name anymore. And I’ve run out of nicknames for him—Adolph Cheetolini was one of my favorites. I’ve tried limiting my television exposure to the news—mainstream and cable. On Facebook … More A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant

No Boundaries Coalition – Evening of Celebration


On Saturday evening, November 19, 2016, I joined other supporters and members of the No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore to celebrate their first 8 years as a growing and fruitful community organization. In addition to celebrating past achievements, the evening also launched the organization’s first Annual Fundraising Drive. Based solely on the attendance, … More No Boundaries Coalition – Evening of Celebration