Women are entrepreneurs

Celebrating Women’s History Month with local business owners By Sakina Stamper Contributor Unless you are a business owner, you probably haven’t completed an external environmental analysis recently. In other words, in case you haven’t been looking closely, women as entrepreneurs are certainly on the rise. What better way for Women’s History Month than to discuss…

The archaeology of a poet

By Belinda Sacco Contributor Baltimore’s first Youth Poet Laureate Derick Ebert sat down after the release of his first collection of poetry “Black Boy Archaeologist” to discuss origins, influences, and how far he’s come as an artist in the span of two short years. When and how did you get interested in poetry? I got into…

Birthday bash for Bob Marley

By Matt Nickelson Contributor It’s not often you get to celebrate a legend’s 71st birthday on their actual birthday. I am of course talking about Bob Marley, whose birthday is February 6. The man who helped pay tribute to this legend of music was Junior Marvin. His name may not compare to that of Marley’s,…

When the going gets tough, get graphic novels!

“Pleasure reading should be pleasurable,” says librarian Jenny Arch in her blog Look out, honey, ‘cause I’m using technology “Not that you shouldn’t ever explore a new genre or try a book that you find a bit difficult, but if you’re 25 or 50 or 100 pages in and you’re just not that into it,…

It’s a digital world

We are living in a digital era, and the backpacking traveler, no matter what country she or he goes to, cannot escape that. Just six years ago traveling backpacker-style (moving on local transport and staying in shared hostels) with a cheap, twenty-dollar cell phone meant one more thing to keep track of. At that time…

Spring Fashion Fling

8 fashion tips that are “2 Legit to Quit” By: Sakina Stamper Contributor Flowers, sunshine and showers Oh My! Time to tell those winter fashions good bye! Well not quite so fast. People seem to think that whenever a new season rolls around (four times a year) it is cause to go buy a whole…