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Lady L sidelines stereotypes about black and women tattoo artists

07/18/17

Lady L sidelines stereotypes about black and women tattoo artists

The Ladies of Ink Tour stops at home for the Black Tattoo Art and Music Expo on July 23

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How Detroit got Detroited

07/06/17

How Detroit got Detroited

Why is Detroit still feeling the effects of the 1967 rebellion?

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Coach Jamal Roberts is getting more kids into the pool

07/06/17

Coach Jamal Roberts is getting more kids into the pool

This former Wayne State University swimmer has switched gears with the goal of getting more black kids serious about swimming

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Detroit dad and educator uses familiar beats to help kids learn math

07/06/17

Detroit dad and educator uses familiar beats to help kids learn math

Under the name Mr. E in the D, Emmanuel Smith creates relevant music to help students memorize math facts.

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Setting the record straight about Food Trucks

07/06/17

Setting the record straight about Food Trucks

Detroit's food truck craze is far from fanning out, but some of us are still on the fence about eating anything that comes out of a coach. Here we debunk some of the common food truck fears and myths, so you can get on this tasty ride.

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Seven ways to commemorate the 1967 rebellion this month

07/06/17

Seven ways to commemorate the 1967 rebellion this month

From tours and exhibits to family-friendly performances, here are some ways you can learn more during this 50 year anniversary.

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West Bloomfield mom starts cooking classes for kids

07/06/17

West Bloomfield mom starts cooking classes for kids

The Kitchen Crew focuses on teaching kids to use nutritious, unprocessed ingredients.

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Blow dry bars are about to make waves in Detroit's hair care industry

07/06/17

Blow dry bars are about to make waves in Detroit's hair care industry

And yes-- we can get in on the trend too.

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Belle Isle brings mother nature back to Detroit

07/06/17

Belle Isle brings mother nature back to Detroit

After falling to the wayside during an economic low, this beloved gem has been restored to its former glory and is offering nature-based fun in the heart of the Motor City.

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BLAC STYLE: Ashton Swinton's androgynous approach to style

07/06/17

BLAC STYLE: Ashton Swinton's androgynous approach to style

Though he’s usually wearing all black, Ashton Swinton says he loves toying with texture. Whether it’s mesh or leather, nothing is really off-limits when it comes to his androgynous style. You might see him around town fearlessly rocking a dress or some serious shades, but usually you can find him mixing up a craft cocktail at your favorite bar. BLAC: How do you describe your personal style? ASHTON: I like to switch between men’s and women’s clothes. I like to confuse people. Often kind of bondage and fetish-y. I’m often in all black, but I like to play with texture. BLAC: What is a signature element to your look? ASHTON: This earring. I kept leaving this (flash drive) everywhere, so I was just like ‘I’m just going to throw it on...

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