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Video shows man pointing gun, hurling gay slurs at man in front of Detroit liquor store

07/13/16

Video shows man pointing gun, hurling gay slurs at man in front of Detroit liquor store

The video was posted Tuesday night on Twitter, followed by another video of men expressing their disgust for gays.

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OPINION: Populux, the first casualty of New Detroit

07/11/16

OPINION: Populux, the first casualty of New Detroit

If throwing a rock and hiding your hands is the new norm for businesses in Detroit, then we've got a lot of work to do.

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OPINION: Rallying together not a cure, but a start of a much-need conversation on police-community relations

07/09/16

OPINION: Rallying together not a cure, but a start of a much-need conversation on police-community relations

Exercising our political power is the only way we can defeat an oppressive system. It’s educating ourselves on this country’s history and exercising our right to vote.

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Someone tell Populux to hire a social media manager

07/08/16

Someone tell Populux to hire a social media manager

The venue’s official twitter account got a little too political last night

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Getting an HIV test is ridiculously easy and necessary

07/07/16

Getting an HIV test is ridiculously easy and necessary

Watch a video of BLAC's editor getting an HIV test done.

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Ex-Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee sounds off on recent police killings

07/07/16

Ex-Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee sounds off on recent police killings

“I was born a black man, I’m going to die a black man.”

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Black Men, It’s Time To Talk About Rape

07/07/16

Black Men, It’s Time To Talk About Rape

This month, Black men in Detroit are going to begin a long-overdue conversation about the role that they can play in ending sexual violence. Led by Detroit businessman Roderick Rickman, Black men will put their arms around the women in our community, increasing awareness about sexual violence, and raising money to end the backlog of untested rape kits in Wayne County. “I’m the eleventh of 12 children and I have six sisters,” says Rickman, CEO of Rickman Enterprise Group, an environmental and industrial services company. “We’re blessed that we haven’t had to deal personally with rape or sexual violence. But anger and all kinds of emotions come to mind when I think about the possibility of that happening in my family. I can’t even process...

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Longtime General Motors design chief Ed Welburn retires, reflects on his career with the automaker

07/07/16

Longtime General Motors design chief Ed Welburn retires, reflects on his career with the automaker

More than 40 years after becoming GM’s first Black designer, Ed Welburn reflects on a legacy left behind, and a future he helped shape

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Ypsilanti-native Neisha Neshae talks her growing career

07/07/16

Ypsilanti-native Neisha Neshae talks her growing career

Neisha Neshae has been through it. From growing up in foster care away from her mother—who was in prison—to dropping out of high school and surviving abuse, the journey hasn’t been easy for this 19-year-old Ypsilanti native. Now on the cusp of her stardom, just co-signed by Timbaland, Diggy Simmons and Young Dolph, Neshae is translating her pain into song, scoring a viral hit, “On a Cloud.” “Cloud” has racked up more than 1 million hits across various web media, largely through SoundCloud, the millennial-era launch pad for many artists. We caught up with Neshae during a break in her ever-growing schedule. How does it feel coming from the small town of Ypsilanti? When people ask where I’m from, I still say Ypsilanti. But it’s...

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How Podcasts are letting every voice be heard

07/07/16

How Podcasts are letting every voice be heard

In a time when viral videos, Twitter rants and Instagram models flood the web, it’s much more easier for everyday people—for better or worse—to have their voices heard. But a smarter medium can help cut through the clutter. Podcasts have seen a surge in popularity over the past couple years; a study by Edison Research estimated the podcast audience to be around 57 million listeners. To help you navigate through the extensive swarm of shows on the web, we’ll get you started with these three Detroit-based shows to listen to. Black Bottom Radio Hosts: A’ron and Noelle Site: BlackBottomArchives.com Tackling serious topics like colorism and finance, as well as lighter ones like Beyoncé and relationships, Black Bottom tries to always...

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