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Dear Black Detroiters: The opioid epidemic is our problem.

08/02/17

Dear Black Detroiters: The opioid epidemic is our problem.

Do not file this issue under #whitepeopleproblems.

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How the Detroit Vs Everybody brand is reaching beyond the city

08/02/17

How the Detroit Vs Everybody brand is reaching beyond the city

After five years, the iconic Detroit Vs Everybody clothing brand is swapping out the D for other cities and groups. Is it diluting its power – or bolstering it?

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BLAC STYLE: Miya Hooks serving up looks

08/02/17

BLAC STYLE: Miya Hooks serving up looks

Miya Hooks uses her diverse and eclectic style to express herself through clothes and accessories. Finding the fine line between sexy and classic, the chef by day/fashionista by night is known for wearing head-turning outfits that are sure to inspire you to dive deeper into fashion. BLAC: How do you describe your personal style? MIYA: It depends on what mood I'm in. I can go from retro hippie to girly to sexy – it just depends on what I am feeling. I am in chef’s clothes majority of the time. When I have the opportunity to actually showcase my style, I take it. BLAC: Where do you like to shop? MIYA: Most of my clothes are from Pitaya in Royal Oak. I have this long floral dress from there. It’s very vintage, very classically pretty. Its coral but...

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Torri Lynn Ashford's multifaceted approach to performance

08/02/17

Torri Lynn Ashford's multifaceted approach to performance

This performer and educator teaches kids the importance of body language and communication, both on and off the stage

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started High School

08/02/17

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started High School

A recent grad looks back – and has this advice for incoming and current students

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Sydney James is bringing color to Detroit's communities

08/02/17

Sydney James is bringing color to Detroit's communities

As a newly minted 2017 Kresge Arts Fellow, artist Sydney James gains recognition for her work painting murals across the city.

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SEEN Photo Gallery: Concert of Colors 2017

08/02/17

SEEN Photo Gallery: Concert of Colors 2017

Local musical artists took over Midtown, performing everything from jazz and blues to rock and afro-fusion, at the 25th Annual Concert of Colors on June 16 at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

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Green-thumbed Detroiters share their private gardens

08/02/17

Green-thumbed Detroiters share their private gardens

Gardening season is in full bloom, with pretty plants popping up all over the city. We visited the homes of three green-thumbed Detroiters to shine some sunlight on their off-the-beaten-path oases. Melvin and Evelyn Johnson East English Village, Detroit The Johnsons are both retired and proud empty nesters. They’ve lived in the East English Village neighborhood for almost 40 years, with Melvin gardening for about 25 of those. Every year he tries to do something different, but in 2017 property is filled with roses, hydrangeas, begonias and petunias. BLAC: What is your favorite part about your garden? MELVIN: My favorite part right now is the miniature petunias in the light post. I started doing that last year. It had been empty for years, then one day I was looking...

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Our favorite sandwich joints around Metro Detroit

08/02/17

Our favorite sandwich joints around Metro Detroit

Give one of these sammiches a try in honor of National Sandwich Month

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WSU Press publishes reprint of Hubert Locke's book "The Detroit Riot of 1967"

08/01/17

WSU Press publishes reprint of Hubert Locke's book "The Detroit Riot of 1967"

Originally published two years after the riots, Locke's book explores the details of the July events.

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