Category Archives: Freddie Gray

sun’s up, nobody’s woke

  sun’s up, nobody’s woke we’re bleeding out not only from the gun and knife though we’re losing there, too   we’re bleeding out potential bleaching out dark pools of creativity taking a bucket and brush to possibility   on … Continue reading

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Fighting Against the Fade

I’m not sure if D. Watkins’ The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir was on anyone else’s wish list for Mother’s Day this year, but it was on mine. Having just been published and released in early May, this book … Continue reading

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Litany for a Better Baltimore

Litany for a Better Baltimore You are the Angel on every corner the last choir life’s deliverer and death’s powdery hand You are the Man in the Mirror the jittery birds calling on the fence You are the breeze that … Continue reading

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Why Work Matters

First of all, we go where the jobs are. We’re Caroline Center. Committed to women. Committed to work.  From “What It Takes“   We’re talking a lot about work these days in Baltimore. Work is what we need to quell … Continue reading

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The Poverty of Place

 Following the death of Freddie Gray, the need for more and more meaningful work as an antidote to injustice in Baltimore has become a rallying cry. Caroline Center reflects on one aspect of the issue in The Breakroom. A new study … Continue reading

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