Letter from the editor-in-chief

Letter from the Editor – Issue 5

This issue is all about dignity. When Jeremiah Brogden lost his life in September, the tragedy sent ripples through Mergenthaler Vocational High School’s football team, through the community, and through Baltimore City as a whole. In a city where so many people are dealing with loss, the pain is sharper and more profound when the…

In this issue

Black Cowboys Bring Western Styles To Maryland

Bill Pickett, born in 1870 in Travis County, Texas, is perhaps the most famous Black cowboy and was one of the first Black cowhands in rodeo. He was the inventor of “bulldogging.” This technique of rodeo steer wrestling — grabbing a steer by the horns and twisting its neck — became popular, and a central part of…

Marilyn Monroe movie can’t find its way

The biopic may remain the stalest genre in American filmmaking, but that’s never stopped thirsty actors and deluded directors from teaming up to mine the lives of dead famous people for Oscar clout. “Blonde,” Andrew Dominik’s first feature since 2012’s blunt force, anti-capitalist crime drama “Killing Them Softly,” is the latest attempt at harnessing the…

Iya Osundara Ogunsina


Air Signs – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra Queen of Cups, Three of Swords, Five of Cups Your challenge this month, air signs, is to not completely live in your head. For some, there was a recent emotional upset that is consuming your thoughts. For others, perhaps old wounds have reopened. This is causing you to replay…

“My Closeness”

we were never like  sisters, never close  enough to fight without  fear but close enough to talk through  yawns at two in the morning when  yes, we know we have an english  test tomorrow, and no, our  conversation isn’t groundbreaking but it’s important and it  can’t  wait  four  hours I miss being close to her …


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