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Go ahead, treat yourself to salt

03/09/17

Go ahead, treat yourself to salt

Here are some sweet-and-salty Nigerian recipes that embrace one of the world's oldest ingredients.

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Sarah Elizabeth Ray, Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks

03/08/17

Sarah Elizabeth Ray, Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks

The forgotten story behind integrating the Bob-Lo Boat

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New chicken and waffle restaurant opens in Detroit

03/07/17

New chicken and waffle restaurant opens in Detroit

Mighty Wing Shop serves up Detroit’s biggest waffles

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One-man show about Emmett Till comes to Clinton Township

03/07/17

One-man show about Emmett Till comes to Clinton Township

Award-winning actor Mike Wiley performs his one-man show in Metro Detroit for the first time this month with Dar He, the story of slain black teenager Emmett Till whose tragedy was a turning point in the civil rights era. The meaning behind the title of Wiley’s show stems from a comment from Emmett’s uncle Mose Wright, who identified the murderers of his nephew in court by pointing to them and saying, “Dar he.” 14-year-old Emmett was visiting relatives in Mississippi from Chicago when he was accused of whistling at a white woman inside a store. He was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the woman’s husband and brother; photos of his battered body from his open-casket funeral galvanized black Americans at the time. Wiley, 44, grew up in southwest...

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The Shrine of the Black Madonna celebrates 50 years

03/07/17

The Shrine of the Black Madonna celebrates 50 years

Fifty years after inception, the Shrine of the Black Madonna stands strong – and Bishop Albert Cleage’s vision for blacks is still clear.

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Five Detroit artists to watch out for

03/07/17

Five Detroit artists to watch out for

Meet the future of music right now.

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BLAC STYLE: All eyes on the Big Fashion Guy

03/07/17

BLAC STYLE: All eyes on the Big Fashion Guy

More than 22,900 Instagram followers – catch up, tech luddites, this is the new measure of impact these days – can’t be wrong. @thebigfashionguy knows how to put together a look. Only recently have we begun to see atypical depictions of male fashion outside of monotone big-and-tall catalogues; IMG, one of the world’s largest modeling agencies, announced a plus-size male model division, while fashion-forward brands like ASOS are beginning to feature larger men in ads. Michael-Anthony Spearman, who blogs, vlogs and consults under the @thebigfashionguy brand, was far ahead of the curve. BLAC: How do you describe your personal style? MICHAEL: It’s barbershop quartet with a little Detroit flair to it. I like that old-school blend of 1960s but...

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On wheels: These Detroiters are bringing their business to the road

03/07/17

On wheels: These Detroiters are bringing their business to the road

A mobile barbershop and a mobile boutique take their business across the region.

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How can we get more black women in STEM fields?

03/07/17

How can we get more black women in STEM fields?

We’ve talked about preparing our children for numbers-focused fields for years, but numbers of degree-holding blacks aren’t growing.

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Can Detroit’s 1960s-era sound be preserved?

03/07/17

Can Detroit’s 1960s-era sound be preserved?

Memories of riots and rebellion need to include musical heritage

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