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A Detroiter in New York: My Trip to New York Fashion Week

02/16/18

A Detroiter in New York: My Trip to New York Fashion Week

Freelancer Ashleigh Garrison spends a weekend at NYFW.

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Everything You Need to Know This Flu Season From The Wellness Plan Medical Centers

02/16/18

Everything You Need to Know This Flu Season From The Wellness Plan Medical Centers

With the flu season in full swing and as intense as it's been in years, BLAC sat down with The Wellness Plan Medical Centers chief medical officer Dr. Tiffany Sanford to discuss the ins and outs.

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JOURNi Co-founder Richard Grundy Helps Detroit Youths Find Tech Careers

02/07/18

JOURNi Co-founder Richard Grundy Helps Detroit Youths Find Tech Careers

JOURNi teaches coding and other technological skills to Detroit-area youths.

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Wedded Bliss: Brynn Rosbury and Timothy Dew

02/07/18

Wedded Bliss: Brynn Rosbury and Timothy Dew

Brynn is a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. Timothy also works at Beaumont as a dispatcher, as well as for the Dearborn Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic. They currently reside in Livonia and honeymooned in Barbados. Here, Brynn shares details from their wedding day.

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 Detroit Proper: Raising 'Radiant' Children

02/07/18

Detroit Proper: Raising 'Radiant' Children

Desiree Cooper explores the importance of fostering artistic creativity in our children.

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Unraveling Culture: Is it OK for Black Americans to Wear Traditionally African Clothing

02/07/18

Unraveling Culture: Is it OK for Black Americans to Wear Traditionally African Clothing

Is wrapping ourselves in African prints and designs an appropriate way to reclaim our heritage - or is it simply more American appropriation? Delving into the African/ African-American divide over 'authentic' fashion.

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Black Women are Dying from Birth-related Complications at a Higher Rate Than Non-black Mothers

02/07/18

Black Women are Dying from Birth-related Complications at a Higher Rate Than Non-black Mothers

Black women in the United States are at a disproportionately higher risk of dying during - or as a result of - childbirth. What's to blame? And what must be done to end this troubling trend here in metro Detroit?

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Midwife and Doula Cynthia Jackson Says Birthing at Home is the Better Option

02/07/18

Midwife and Doula Cynthia Jackson Says Birthing at Home is the Better Option

Jackson tells us how she got into midwifery and why she says giving birth at home is a safe, viable option for all healthy women.

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Comic Creator Arvell Jones Talks Black Panther's Impact and Detroit Connection

02/07/18

Comic Creator Arvell Jones Talks Black Panther's Impact and Detroit Connection

When it hits screens on Feb. 16, Marvel's Black Panther will deal a rare double punch: A black superhero and a nearly all-black cast. For insight on the character's influence - and connection to Detroit - BLAC caught up with one of Marvel's first black illustrators.

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UAW-Ford to Celebrate, Empower Women at Free Event

02/07/18

UAW-Ford to Celebrate, Empower Women at Free Event

In the midst of a busy life, sometimes women need a day just for them. That’s what UAW-Ford (https://uaw.org/uaw-auto-bargaining/fordcontract/) has in mind as it stands in solidarity with women once again to bring back its Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Event for a second year. It happens Saturday, March 3 at the UAW-Ford National Program Center in Detroit, inviting women to spend a day getting pampered, being inspired and obtaining valuable resources. “Sometimes we’re so busy taking care of our families, so busy working, that we don’t always take time for us. That’s what I want this day to be about,” says organizer Ruth Golden, UAW-Ford’s diversity and inclusion coordinator. “If you’re always busy with your kids and...

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