Ron Cassie

Ron Cassie is senior editor at Baltimore magazine. His work has appeared in Urbanite magazine, the Baltimore City Paper, Newsweek, and the Huffington Post, among others.

Changing lanes: Black women band together in the D.C. bike scene

A bike club for African American women takes off in Washington, D.C., as cycling gains momentum in communities of color nationwide.

Bike Party — a fresh new way to take back the streets

Born from the Critical Mass movement, these on-street bashes are revitalizing bicycle activism nationwide. The secret? More joy.

Diving deep: Susan Shaw, ocean crusader and environmental health pioneer

To see firsthand the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Susan Shaw donned a wetsuit and snorkel and dove into the blackened waters. What she saw horrified her -- and it’s not over yet.

What are we made of? One word: Plastics

This story originally appeared in Urbanite. In What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, McKay Jenkins sounds an alarm on the chemicals that we unknowingly ingest and inhale daily.Photo: J.M. GiordanoAfter the discovery of a tumor near …