I am the Activist who took the “Heartwarming” Picture of the Soldier and Little Girl in Baltimore

I’m the girl that took the picture of the soldier and child in Baltimore that went viral. I meant to capture a sad moment, one of wasted resources and failure. Who knew that so many people think all of our … Continue reading I am the Activist who took the “Heartwarming” Picture of the Soldier and Little Girl in Baltimore

This is Baltimore

Today at Penn North is a lot different than Tuesday. ** Since I originally posted this, I was (very briefly) interviewed on CNN to discuss how I feel about the first picture  and I have composed my thoughts in a blog entry— basically, not happy. Obviously I’d love if you read my thoughts, but let me sum up the problem by saying I’m a white girl from DC who is invited to go on national news programs to discuss life in West Balto. ** Follow my Facebook and Twitter. You can subscribe to my blog here.  Continue reading This is Baltimore

The Week in Review – August 15

This was a pretty busy week for the news, but most of it has been depressing. Ferguson, MO went from being treated like a war zone to being under the control of Ron Johnson, who told the Post, “When I see a young lady cry because of fear of this uniform, that’s a problem…We’ve got to solve that.” The police officer who killed Michael Brown has been identified as Darren Wilson. Robin Williams passed away, and people saw that as good reason to send pictures of his body (photoshopped or real) to his daughter on Twitter. Because people can be evil. The … Continue reading The Week in Review – August 15