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Andrew Morton talks about Baltimore’s Wallis Simpson

On Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2018, the popular historical biographer Andrew Morton appeared at the Light Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in South Baltimore’s Federal Hill area. His purpose was to talk about his latest book. Its […]

Andrew Morton talks about Baltimore’s Wallis Simpson

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On Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2018, the popular historical biographer Andrew Morton appeared at the Light Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in South Baltimore’s Federal Hill area. His purpose was to talk about his latest book. Its […]

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the mother of all celebrations

It was the thick of Mardi Gras season when I landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. It’s a celebration, a festival, a carnival, like

A Poster to honor Black History Month (2018)

The purpose of this “Poster” is to honor on February 1, 2018, the annual event known as “Black History Month.” To that end, I have utilized photos that I

Women’s Rally/March in Baltimore (2018)

Poet, Lady Brion There’re back! Thousands of protesters, mostly women, and young families, turned out in Baltimore, Maryland, on a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, January 20, 2018, to celebrate and demonstrate

Fireworks follow popular movie releases

(At a demonstration for peace in front of the White House on March 18, 2011, activist Daniel Ellsberg is third from the left.) “I, Tonya” was one of the newly-released

Recalling Parren J. Mitchell: Icon of Baltimore’s African-American community

Parren J. Mitchell, an African-American, born in 1922, was from a well-known family in West Baltimore. They were steeped in Democratic Party politics, with a passionate devotion to the

Joys of Los Angeles and Environs

On Christmas Day, 2017, my wife Ann and I, began our annual one-week holiday visit to sunny, lovable and culturally abundant - Los Angeles, CA and environs. Landing at

Labor leader Tefere Gebre awarded Peace Prize

 Tefere Gebre with Fr. Sean McManus WASHINGTON - Tefere Gebre, a stalwart of the cause of organized labor, was given a “Roving Ambassador for Peace” award in a ceremony, near Capitol

Mayor’s annual Christmas parade celebrates 45th birthday

The Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade, a gala event, was launched, in Hampden, (Hon), on Sunday afternoon (12.03.17). The weather was sunny and a little on the cold side, but

Mayor Pugh at crossroads on juvenile crime crisis

Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh is a very competent, conscientious and likable politician. As of today, however, she is at a crossroads in her brief tenure in office. She panicked

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