BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors in one Maryland county announced Wednesday that they’ve charged several drug dealers with murder after eight people died from overdoses. Governor Larry Hogan was at the announcement, and hopes other states will follow the lead. The state’s attorney blames the dealers after eight people died from drug overdoses. Family who’ve lost loved…
Cobey Williams better known as “Shussh” is a Baltimore Native who is all too familiar with the rough streets of this city. Like many Baltimoreans growing up, he grew up in a single parent home. Although he grew up without a male figure to pave the way he didn’t let it detour him from from his dreams and aspirations. Shussh was always in to music, fashion, and the arts. He started to pursue rapping and writing music at age 12, and proceeded in recording with a local label “Baltimore’s nest”which was a collection of some of the best young talent in the city and experienced a split just years after. At the age of 15, Shussh got tangled in the street life and began hustling to support himself and his music career and eventually dropped out of school. With no luck or progress he returned to school…
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Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home is an enchanting memoir about Sheri Booker‘s experiences working in the Albert P. Wylie funeral home in West Baltimore. This coming-of-age story was birthed at the death of her favorite aunt.
Booker’s grief took an unexpected turn when she was asked to take up a summer job working in the funeral home. There she did everything possibly conceivable related to the funeral business, everything but embalming. She walks us through the tales of coaching families through the process of burying an innocent child killed by a stray bullet to writing the obituary of a major drug dealer to crashing a hearse in the middle of a procession. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out an excerpt from Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home.
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