Putting social innovation on the Baltimore map

D. Watkins
Ever read Salon? You’ve probably come across local literary celebrity D. Watkins’. The words man is their editor-at-large – alongside his professorship at the University of Baltimore. Pull your copy of The Beast Side out your bag and get reading.

Map location: University of Baltimore, 1420 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21201

Ernest Shaw
Baltimore-based artist paints colorful portraits of black idols. His Holy Trinity is a collective portrait of Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and Nina Simone and is located by Station North.

Map location: Station North

Dovecote Café
Black-owned, independent, and charming: Dovecote builds its own vibe on quesadillas and coffee. They frequently host events by and for Baltimore residents to showcase their talents.

Map location: 2501 Madison Ave #1f, Baltimore, MD 21217

Shake and Bake Family Fun Center
Shake and Bake have been providing safe family fun in East Baltimore for generations with their roller-skating R&B jams, bowling lanes and video arcade.

Map location : 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Eubie Blake Cultural Center
One of the many joys of Eubie Blake is the monthly Be Free Fridays poetry slam. They offer a space for all-inclusive arts education in Baltimore and are the current home of the Amaphiko academy.

Map location: 847 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Treason Totes
Design duo Jason Bass and Aaron Jones named themselves after their decision to go against the grain – inspired by their spirit of defiance. Their bags will take you anywhere you need to go, in style.

Map location: 1714 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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A Baltimore's Girl Story
A Baltimore's Girl Story

My project is to create another approach to teaching self- awareness, self-development, and self-love to young girls.