How It All Started On December 27, 2014, I posted my first essay after setting up this site [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2014/12/27/christmas-past-the-toys-i-played-with-and-how-they-shaped-me/]. In my second post [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2015/01/01/ringing-in-the-new-year-2015/], I explained my vision, which is summarized in my tagline: Black Lives Matter. The Black Experience Is the Human Experience. After a lifetime of having to prove this truth in my … More Celebrating 4 Years of baltimoreblackwoman!
Announcing my next Poetry Reading, alongside my WordPress poet friend Lynne Viti and my new Poet friend Tzynya Pinchback! Be sure to call in to listen!
It has been 6 months to the day, since my mother, Dorothy Ann, passed away. I still mourn her passing deeply. Yet, every single day, she’s left miracles for me to behold in her memory. The flowering plant, given to me by a friend a day after Mom’s passing, Still blooms, though it sits on … More Life After Death: Love Never Dies
I am thankful that we made it through another Thanksgiving Day. The first one without Mom at the head of the table, yet she was still there. Though I did not sit in her place, I did the things she would have done. I. Promises Made It’s been a tough year … More Thanksgiving 2018: Thankful versus Grateful
The front-page story in the Sunday, July 15,2018 digital edition of The Baltimore Sun(“Collapse,” by Tim Prudente, http://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com/html5/desktop/production/default.aspx?pubid=99644e1a-52da-4fe3-8f78-a84e4fe4d386&edid=2192616c-ec73-42b8-a798-f58dedfe23f0&pnum=87),describing the demise of the 900 block of Payson Street, is a decent investigative piece about the real-estate woes of a single block of West Baltimore rowhouses and the recent loss of one human life because of those … More The Real Story of the 900 Block of Payson Street
My Multi-Media Addictions I am an admitted news junkie. Though I start most of my days with at least two hours of silence before turning on the television, those hours of silence are spent checking my emails for…. e-News. I subscribe to The Washington Post (thanks to Amazon), The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, Axios, … More How to Stay Sane in These Dark Days: Turn Off the Noise
It was an honor to be the featured poet Thursday night at this special READINGS WITH RALPHIE event, especially since it was my first-ever poetry reading! Ralphie (Rafael Alvarez) hosts numerous readings by a wide range of authors in Baltimore throughout the year. But this event was a fundraiser for http://www.mothersetonacademy.org, a middle school whose … More Readings with Ralphie at Ikaros Restaurant Was a Great Event for a Great Cause
The Fall 2018 edition of The Reservoir Hill Report, the quarterly publication of the Reservoir Hill Community Partners, described the annual Whitelock Farm Harvest Festival as “a great time to meet new neighbors, greet old friends, and satisfy your appetite.” As a board member of one of the Community Partners [In, For, Of, Inc. … More Whitelock Farm Harvest Festival 2018
You know this type: The girl who won’t raise her hand to answer a question in class, even though she knows the answer Hands down. The awkward kid who can’t throw, can’t catch a pass, and gets picked last No matter what team. The girl seated at the kitchen table for dinner, who silently talks … More The Fringe Dweller
My First-Ever Poetry Reading will take place 10 days from now! If you are in Baltimore on Oct. 11, come on down to Ikaros and hear me read 2-3 recent poems that I have published on this site. I have a short list of poems I’m partial to performing live, but if you have any … More ANNOUNCEMENT: Live Poetry Reading Scheduled