The Current Insanity Currently, the City of Baltimore is in a fight over the ongoing development of costly, intrusive, and downright dangerous bicycle lanes. Started by former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the idea was to create dedicated bicycle lanes in trendy neighborhoods, based on a misguided, poorly planned vision of Baltimore as a more bicycle-friendly and … More Bicycle Safety in Baltimore: Old-School vs. the Current Insanity
Dear Mayor: Your pleas for the patience of Baltimore Citizens in the face of this “historic” snowstorm that we are trying to dig out of are falling on deaf ears. Why? Because you are utterly clueless as to the magnitude of this storm for the people you profess to serve. Yes, we got the two … More An Open Letter to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake In the Matter of Winter Storm Jonas, 2016
A Year of Learning On December 24, 2014, I took the first step in creating baltimoreblackwoman.com by signing onto WordPress, purchasing my domain name, and choosing the theme for my page, Shine On. It was a huge step for me. I’ve been a writer for as long as I’ve been able to form words and … More baltimoreblackwoman Celebrates 1 Year on WordPress
Let me begin with this Disclaimer: I am neither pro- nor anti-police. I know that police work is a difficult job, and that most men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve their communities do so with the intent to answer the higher call of public service—just … More Blue Bloods Are Called to Protect and Serve…But Whom?
Within the last few hours, Baltimore City took an important step forward in our pursuit of Justice for Freddie Gray. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced that 6 Baltimore Police Department officers have been criminally charged in the homicide death of Mr. Gray. Charges range from reckless manslaughter (not premeditated), assault, misconduct, and other charges, carrying a … More Baltimore City Moving Forward: Justice for Freddie Gray
Even my dog understands the 10:00 PM Curfew now in effect in Baltimore City. Normally, we would go for our last walk of the night—around our yard—anywhere from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM. But since Tuesday night, we’ve been taking our last walk a bit earlier, making sure to be inside by the “witching” hour. … More The Curfew, The Curfew! Let’s Not Forget The Curfew
I have written before that I am a native of Baltimore, with long and strong roots in the state of Maryland. The Baltimore you are witnessing on your news tonight is not my Baltimore. The hordes of rioters, looters, arsonists, and thugs you have seen on your screens tonight—or that you may have watched on … More Baltimore City Is My Home