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.

Cities

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.

Cities

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.

Pollution

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.

Living

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 his hip, McKay Jenkins, married, father of two, began investigating the manufacturing and consumer use of synthetic chemicals, particularly those in everyday products such as plastic bottles, cosmetics, toys, carpets, and cell phones. His search eventually lead to a book, published by Random House in April, called What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World. Jenkins, a professor …

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