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Baltimore Mourns Activist Kevin Zeese Dead at 64

Kevin Zeese at a Protest Action in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bill Hughes) Members of Baltimore’s social justice community were stunned to learn on Sunday, September 6th, of the sudden death of activist par excellence, Kevin Zeese. He was only […]

Baltimore Mourns Activist Kevin Zeese Dead at 64

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Kevin Zeese at a Protest Action in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bill Hughes) Members of Baltimore’s social justice community were stunned to learn on Sunday, September 6th, of the sudden death of activist par excellence, Kevin Zeese. He was only […]

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Maryland Regiment’s History (Book Review)

When the vessel, the Pride of Baltimore II, “America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador,” sails into the waters of Baltimore’s outer harbor, it passes two land-based forts. On its port side is

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2016 DNC USA, Photo by Doug Christian/BPE I’m getting that deja vu feeling about this year’s presidential election. It is a very uncomfortable experience, to say the least. I vividly recall

The Best of Baltimore’s Monuments & Iconic Aspects

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Book Review: The Man From Missouri: Harry S. Truman

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Edward Snowden and Oliver Stone: Rebels against the establishment

Film director Oliver Stone is in a class by himself. He has dared to go into the political minefields where only a few other Hollywood-based moviemakers have ventured. Perhaps,

Branch Rickey got the Jimmy Breslin treatment

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Hamilton vs Burr: The bloody Feud

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New York City: My fondest memories

Back in the late 50s, I made my first trip to New York City, aka “The Big Apple.” To make it even more special for myself, I  made the

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