Monthly Archives: November 2011

Baltimore, Nov. 18, 2011 — Last Rites: Death & Remembrance in Maryland (Street Memorials) Five months ago on this spot, two Pigtown teenagers, 17-year-old Emerald Smith and her best friend, 16-year-old Courtney Angeles, were crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard, just before midnight, when they were mowed down in a hit-and-run accident. The two were transported to Maryland Shock-Trauma where they died a short time later. Within hours, a […]

“Funk in the trunks”

“Funk in the trunks” My tribute to Smokin’ Joe Frazier upon his passing in November 2011

Baltimore, Nov. 16, 2011 – Last Rites: Death & Remembrance in Maryland (Color Line Persists In Funeral Industry) This month, we’re looking at some of the customs and traditions in Maryland that have to do with how we remember those who’ve died In today’s installment of “Last Rites: Death & Remembrance in Maryland,” WYPR’s Sunni Khalid reports on the history of African-American funeral homes in Baltimore. “…You better stop knocking on my […]