A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns. Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.
April 2015 saw the uprisings in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Five Days by Baltimore born writer and New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore, traces the stories surrounding these events.
Over 80% of all people who need civil legal help in Maryland cannot afford it. The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, works to close that justice gap. I spoke with attorneys, Cate Scenna and John Warshawsky. Information for families about how to request services can be found here.
Baltimore born Wes Moore—a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes scholar, decorated US Army combat veteran, and New York Times best-selling author—is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization. I spoke with Wes by phone.
It has been inspiring to see how organizations have evolved and adjusted to continue to be responsive to their clients during the COVID-19 response, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library has been a stellar example. I spoke by phone with the President and CEO, Heidi Daniel.
July has been designated Black and Indigenous People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month, and I spoke by phone to author and advocate, Charita Cole Brown. Helpful websites: National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org Mental Health America: www.www.mhanational.org
The Shroud of Turin was originally intended as nothing more than an innocuous devotional image, but it was soon misrepresented. Miracles were faked, money was made. Former Director of the Walters Art Museum and internationally known medieval scholar, Gary Vikan, investigates one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of Christian relics in […]
As a “Thank You” for the loyalty and support in making their recently completed 2019-20 season a success, Shriver Hall Concert Series is co-presenting the New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinetist—the orchestra’s first African-American principal player—Anthony McGill in recital. This live stream concert is at 8 pm Friday, June 26th. You can participate here.
At a time when the country is divided, and there is a tendency to regard people who are different from ourselves with fear or suspicion, educator, Carol Franks-Randall, has published a children’s book called Talking Buddies that aims to get at these issues.