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Issue 15

Letter from the editor-in-chief

Letter from the editor – Issue 15

March is Women’s History Month, and although we didn’t plan it this way, this issue ends the month with nods to some pretty powerful Baltimore women. As part of a partnership with nonprofit, solutions-focused news outlet Next City, we have a piece on The Cube, a Black women-owned coworking space that puts the needs of…


In this issue

The Coworking Space Putting Black Moms’ Startup Dreams First

This story was co-published by Next City, a nonprofit news site covering solutions for equitable cities, and Baltimore Beat, a local Black-led, Black-controlled nonprofit newspaper. For Baltimore-based childbirth educator and doula Ashlee Jaye Johnson, finding the right working space was crucial to give her startup the consistent effort it needed. It’s not so easy to find that…

Baltimore Music Right Now: Hormone

Many Baltimore bands emerged in the pandemic age. Few are as star-powered as Hormone. Hormone came together in March 2022, and are made up of Pangelica on lead vocals, Sienna Mahoney on bass, Stephen Peniston on guitar, and Zach Inschol on drums. Pangelica, who goes by just her first name, was…

Photostory: Images from Wide Angle Youth Media

Baltimore Beat is publishing projects from participants at Wide Angle Youth Media, which offers media arts education and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth. These projects are from MediaWorks, their summer workforce development program in partnership with Baltimore City’s YouthWorks. Wide Angle is currently accepting applications for…

What to do at this year’s CityLit Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the CityLit Festival, a free literary festival for readers and writers. Curated and championed by CityLit Project Executive Director Carla DuPree, this year’s festival, in partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is back in person. This year’s theme, “Lifting As…

Community Resources

This Baltimore Beat section aims to help the community with resources and support they may not know are available. We ask people to share this information with anyone they know that could find it helpful. Baltimore Beat would like its readers to know that you will find…


Choices Add Up

Earlier this month, we released a quantitative report examining the last two years of data we have collected. Our volunteers…


Iya Osundara Ogunsina. Photo by Schaun Champion.

April Tarotscopes

Air Signs – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra Five of Cups rx + Three of Swords rx + The Devil By the time you read this, Air Signs, we will be at the start of Aries season. According to the tropical zodiac system, this symbolizes the start of the new astrological year. You should be working on…

Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Mobley in Till. Courtesy of United Artists. Viola Davis as Nanisca in The Woman King. Courtesy of Sony.

These Two Black-led, Black-starring Films Transcend The Oscar Race

The closer we get to the Academy Awards, film critics like myself tend to find ourselves doubling back over the previous year’s releases to see if we skipped any gems in our week-to-week grind. The two most glaring omissions for me were Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic “The Woman King” and Chinonye Chukwu’s biopic “Till.” “The…

Validation Pt.2

Don’t crush your flower With those stilettos Stepping on every petal, Your attitude crashing in all your strides Leaving a foul stench Don’t pierce your beauty  with all those holes  you have on your body. Your femininity will pour out Into that empty brain of yours And return as tears The only thing you women…

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