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Heritage United Church of Christ takes up offering to help Baltimore’s homeless

(Thank you  Reverend Colin, Reverend Kevin A. Slayton, Bonnie Lane and Pastor Julius Jefferson At Heritage United Church of Christ for Labor in the Pulpit, Photo Credit: Rachel Kutler) On SundayI had the privilege of addressing the congregation at Heritage United […]

Heritage United Church of Christ takes up offering to help Baltimore’s homeless

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(Thank you  Reverend Colin, Reverend Kevin A. Slayton, Bonnie Lane and Pastor Julius Jefferson At Heritage United Church of Christ for Labor in the Pulpit, Photo Credit: Rachel Kutler) On SundayI had the privilege of addressing the congregation at Heritage United […]

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Books & BBQ brings out Baltimore’s hungry readers

Amir,  2, held up his book for me to see. Duane Davis “Shorty” created "Books & BBQ" to help promote reading in Baltimore. “I started Books and BBQ in 2006 at

Rape and abuse survivors could get national monument

New Lens ladies Cinneah El-Amin, Megan Sherman, Donnichia McAfee join Rebecca Nagle of FORCE facilitating workshop. (Chelsea Monae) On Tuesday August 6, 2013 FORCE led a conversation in the Enoch Pratt

BBQ for Baltimore’s homeless draws 700 participants

Tony Simmons is behind that grill. (Bill Hughes) I organized the Word on the Street 2nd Annual BBQ for the Homeless again this year. We had more than 700 homeless

Hollywood Diner’s Chef Richard (Rico) White fights for Baltimore’s at-risk youth

Chef Richard (Rico) White , owner of the Hollywood Diner, started Thomasino’s Training Program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 25. He teaches them everything about the restaurant business, from

Baltimore’s real ‘Faces of Homelessness’

I am a member of Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speaker’s Bureau. We are a volunteer collective of homeless and formerly homeless people who tell people our real life stories

Violence against women: Trading safety for survival

I attended a serious event Wednesday called Trading Safety For Survival. The Facebook event depicts it as “A Conversation about Violence Against Women in the Sex Trade and the

Poor People’s Campaign kicks off in Baltimore

This year (2013) is the 45th anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The campaign demanded

Baltimore homeless sleeping under I-83 overpass need your help

This is a letter from John. John is a homeless man dwelling under the I-83 overpass in Baltimore.  These are his thoughts on what it’s like to live there. 

Live Young Blood: Beginning the conversations that inspire change

On Tuesday I had the privilege of attending a screening of a documentary film called Live Young Blood. It was by far one of the best documentaries I have

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