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SEEN Photo Gallery: The 30th Anniversary Detroit Heart Ball

12/06/17

SEEN Photo Gallery: The 30th Anniversary Detroit Heart Ball

The American Heart Association invited community and philanthropic leaders to the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit on Oct. 27 to celebrate the many lives improved and saved through the association's work.

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SEEN Photo Gallery: Black Family Development President's Dinner & Dr. Gerald K. Smith Humanitarian Award Presentations

12/06/17

SEEN Photo Gallery: Black Family Development President's Dinner & Dr. Gerald K. Smith Humanitarian Award Presentations

MGM Grand Detroit hosted Black Family Development Inc.'s annual celebration of service to metro Detroit on Oct. 26.

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The Magic Johnson Foundation Teams With UnitedHealthcare to Provide Holiday Meals to Local Families

12/06/17

The Magic Johnson Foundation Teams With UnitedHealthcare to Provide Holiday Meals to Local Families

Consider it the ultimate holiday drive-through. That was the case when the Magic Johnson Foundation and UnitedHealthcare teamed up to spread a little cheer to Michigan families in need last month. When recipients pulled up to Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, volunteers loaded their vehicles with all the trappings of a great holiday meal plus toys, books and essential living items. It was part of the fourth annual Holiday Hope program, which Magic Johnson started in Detroit in 2014 and has since expanded to Lansing and Flint. This year, nearly 5,000 families were served during the one-day event held in advance of Thanksgiving. “Since 2014, Holiday Hope has served nearly 30,000 Michigan residents with nearly $2 million worth of food, turkeys, toys, coats and personal care...

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Sounds of the Holiday Season

12/06/17

Sounds of the Holiday Season

BLAC put together what we think is the essential holiday playlist to get you in that festive mood. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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The Fresher Brand Opens New Royal Oak Location

12/06/17

The Fresher Brand Opens New Royal Oak Location

The sassy streetwear brand opens its latest brick-and-mortar in the hip suburb.

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Danielle North, Owner of Kidz Kingdom

12/06/17

Danielle North, Owner of Kidz Kingdom

Think quick: Name a popular spot in Detroit solely for children. While Detroit is enjoying a resurgence with many new businesses cropping up nearly every day, one segment of the population doesn’t seem to get as much attention – namely, its youngest citizens. As far as Danielle North was concerned, there simply weren’t enough safe, clean, fun spaces for her children to access in Detroit. So she created one and called it Kidz Kingdom. Celebrating its grand opening in 2016, the indoor playground was recently licensed to serve as a child care center, too – Monday through Friday. It also hosts private birthday parties on the weekends, a big draw for parents wanting options in the city. “I was born and raised in the city of Detroit,” North says....

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Detroit City Chess Club Inspires Local Youth

12/06/17

Detroit City Chess Club Inspires Local Youth

When a group of Detroit girls earned first place in a national chess championship last year, the pride and confidence they felt was profound. Getting retweeted by Snoop Dogg? That was just icing on the cake. The all-girls team from University Prep Science & Math in Detroit took part in the tournament with the Detroit City Chess Club, one of the top-performing chess organizations in the country. The group continually makes headlines for winning titles in local, regional, state and national competitions. “We won national titles over the year and, when the all-girls team won, it received more press than probably all of them put together,” says Kevin Fite, the founder and head coach of the Detroit City Chess Club. “We’ve got some great kids.”...

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Cigarden Owner Monique Henderson Helps Us Explore the Evolution of Cigar Culture

12/06/17

Cigarden Owner Monique Henderson Helps Us Explore the Evolution of Cigar Culture

Cigar culture is shifting to include women and younger purveyors. Here's your primer to puffing like a pro.

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Farmington Area Artist of Residence Stephen Mack Jones leads Young Playwrights Program

12/06/17

Farmington Area Artist of Residence Stephen Mack Jones leads Young Playwrights Program

The author and award-winning playwright teams up with the city of Farmington Hills to get youths more involved in the theater.

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Immaculate Collection: Our Dazzling Holiday Gift Guide

12/06/17

Immaculate Collection: Our Dazzling Holiday Gift Guide

BLAC put together our picks for the sparkliest, shiniest holiday gifts for her, him and home.

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