RAMBLING ROSE: Langston Hughes Literary Forum & Book Fair at Shiloh Baptist Church


Hello my dear friends. I hope everything is well with you. Honey Child! February will be a busy month. It is not only Black History Month, during which I believe everybody and their mother is doing something special, but it is also Valentine’s Day month too.

The month kicks off in style with the second Charm City Langston Hughes Literary Forum and Book Fair, which will be held on Saturday, February 1 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church Family Center, 2100 N. Monroe Street from 1-5 p.m. I know this will be a biggie! Why? It will be educational, entertaining, interesting, informative, fun, and family friendly. To put the icing on the cake, it is FREE!


Dr. Walter Gill will be signing his book titled, “Teaching in Urban America: A Formula for Change”,


Professor Larry Gibson will serve as moderator for a panel discussion with Dr. Monique Akassi; Dr. Dolan Hubbard; and A. Dwight Pettit at the 2nd Langston Hughes Literary Forum & Book Fair.

Lou Fields, the founder & CEO of Black Dollar Exchange and founder & former president of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce and author of “Maryland Black Facts Book: 1634-2010” is the host of this prestigious event.

If you like some down-home blues, then you need to check out Nadine Ray & The Allstars Blues Band on Saturday, February 1st from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the world famous Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington Street.

Dr. Donna T. Hollie, historian & educator with the Baltimore Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society is hosting the 6th Genealogy Expo on Saturday, February 1 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Northwood Pratt Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. Here you can learn about the many aspects of researching your family’s roots.

Black History Month will also include Morgan State University Women, who will present a “Town Hall Meeting” on Sunday, February 2 at 3 p.m. in the Morgan’s Little Theatre, Room 133 of the University Student Center. Guest speaker will be Maryland State Senator Joan Carter Conway who represents Maryland’s 43rd District. The Northwood Elementary School Choir will provide entertainment. For more information, go to website: www.morgan.edu. Or call Flossie Windley at 410-655-2025 or Alice Downs at 410-323.8824.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and out of time. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Check out my website: www.rambling-rose.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.