Letter from the editor-in-chief

Letter from the Editor – Issue 7

This issue comes out just a few days before Election Day. As such, we used this issue to think about Black movement and Black power.  Our Arts and Culture Editor, Teri Henderson, talked to the Baltimore Museum of Art’s curator and department head of contemporary art Jessica Bell Brown. Along with Ryan N. Dennis, chief…


In this issue

The story of the Great Migration comes to the Baltimore Museum of Art

A Movement In Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration features the work of Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W. Cook, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates Jr., Allison Janae Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Robert Pruitt, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Carrie Mae Weems.  These 12 Black contemporary artists, some with direct ties to the South, and a…

Black Girls Vote works to empower more Black women

Ashley Daniels, of Black Girls Vote, uses her work to better understand how power works, or doesn’t, for Black women. Black Girls Vote is a nonpartisan group dedicated to highlighting the political needs of Black women – a group that is often very much relied on and neglected at the same…

The Wild Card: What Wes Moore could mean to state politics.

In early October, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore appeared at a panel discussion at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. In a crisp blue suit, Moore directly addressed the problems Baltimore faced.  “What we’re seeing in the city of Baltimore, what we are watching is an intentional neglect that has led to generational impacts,”…



In Defense of “Halloween Ends”

As the 13th film in a decades-spanning franchise, “Halloween Ends” was marketed to prospective viewers with an inherently ironic sense of finality. The series has endured long enough to have star Jamie Lee Curtis transform from a high schooler to a mother with a teenage son (“Halloween: H20”) and for iconic slasher-villain Michael Myers to…

Around Baltimore: Election Day voter guide

Baltimore politics is dominated by the (D). You’ll see the capital letter inside the parentheses after every name of every elected official in the city. For even the most engaged political observers, this means the competitive races in Baltimore are summertime affairs: the primaries.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t turn out, or that there…

Iya Osundara Ogunsina

November Tarotscopes

Get a sneak peak at what’s in store for you this November with Iya Osundara’s tarotscope forecast. Take what resonates and leave the rest.

“Ode to the black girl…”

Ode to the black girl… your skin ranges from the inside of almonds to the darkness of the midnight sky  your skin is beautiful and immaculate and unmatched  though the world tries to tell you otherwise  people will fear your  heart for it is filled with strength  oh beautiful black girl they will try to…

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