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Ponyride Market returns for summer 2017

06/07/17

Ponyride Market returns for summer 2017

As the Corktown home to dozens of artists and small businesses, Ponyride has become an important community space for Detroit makers and creatives. This summer, they’re expanding their reach by introducing a summer series of their popular Ponyride Market. “This is a first, but we intend for this to be an annual event,” says Erin Patten, Ponyride’s director of retail and marketing. “Hopefully it will be a long-standing tradition at pony ride.” The Ponyride Market provides a space for the Ponyride residents and other small businesses to sell and promote their products. Their annual holiday market, held in December, typically attracts 2,000-3,000 people each year. “We had so much success with one weekend. Why not offer this to our makers...

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Young, Gifted and Black #2k17

06/07/17

Young, Gifted and Black #2k17

Ten talented teens from the class of 2017

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Artist Rashaad Newsome looking to cast 'self-identifying' black women for upcoming performance

06/01/17

Artist Rashaad Newsome looking to cast 'self-identifying' black women for upcoming performance

The performance will be staged as part the Dlectricity festival in September

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Lizzo wants to make Detroit feel ‘Good As Hell’

06/01/17

Lizzo wants to make Detroit feel ‘Good As Hell’

The positively ratchet pop singer and rapper performs at El Club on June 10

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A look inside Detroit's black transgender community

05/03/17

A look inside Detroit's black transgender community

Being trans is tough – even in today’s more tolerant climate. But being black and trans is even tougher. But instead of hiding, a wave of local black trans advocates are waging their own civil rights fight – standing tall and pushing back.

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SEEN Photo Gallery: Austen Brantley Black and White Opening Reception

05/03/17

SEEN Photo Gallery: Austen Brantley Black and White Opening Reception

Sculptor Austen Brantley kicked off his most recent exhibition, Black and White, with a reception at Détroit is the New Black on April 15 in Detroit. Show runs until May 24.

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BLAC STYLE: Leah V's confident look

05/03/17

BLAC STYLE: Leah V's confident look

Leah V refuses to be fit into a box. Just a few scrolls through her Instagram and you’ll see her clad in everything from plaid to faux fur, metallic, even camo – all topped off with a meticulously wrapped hijab. As a blogger, model and body-positive activist, her style might not fit a label, but her confidence always slays. BLAC: How do you describe your personal style? LEAH: My personal style changes with my mood. Today I felt like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But sometimes I like to be high-fashion glam, I like to be vintage, I like ’60s. I don’t have a set style but I do like to shock people or start a conversation. BLAC: Where do you like to shop? LEAH: I shop pretty cheaply because I’m a broke blogger. I hit any store with a good clearance...

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James Henderson, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps

05/03/17

James Henderson, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps

Using recycled industrial materials to enhance educational experiences, Arts & Scraps is dedicated to expanding science, technology, engineering and math education for metro Detroit’s students.

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Five brunches you'll actually want to take your mom to

05/03/17

Five brunches you'll actually want to take your mom to

Detroit’s brunch options have expanded wildly over the years – to the point where it can be a little overwhelming. To help you navigate the hectic brunch scene this Mother’s Day – that’s May 14, recall – here’s our list of eateries fit for any bougie mama, so your Sunday can run smoothly. Reservations highly recommended! Seva Tucked behind the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, this vegetarian import from Ann Arbor serves up meatless brunch options like its General Tso’s Cauliflower or the California Scramble from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit 313-974-6661 or sevarestaurant.com The Block After you’ve ordered your boozy breakfast drink of choice, choose from this black-owned...

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S&S Intimates in Dearborn specializes in hard-to-find bra sizes

05/03/17

S&S Intimates in Dearborn specializes in hard-to-find bra sizes

Meet your fairy bra fitters: Sharhona Anderson and Shedra Rashad. These bosom buddies have run Dearborn’s award-winning S&S Intimates since July 2014. The ladies united over a shared headache. Both larger breasted, they were on a quest to find undergarments with proper support and just the right fit. “Not being able to find cute things that look nice in our size was a big inspiration behind starting our business,” Rashad says. S&S has that covered on all fronts. The inviting store is filled with dainty racks of alluring pieces. Their specialties include hard-to-find bra sizes and matching sets in all sizes, along with expert fitting, customizing and tailoring. The pair’s passion is matched by professional smarts. S&S combines...

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