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UAW-Ford Donates Free ID Kits to Detroit Students

10/06/17

UAW-Ford Donates Free ID Kits to Detroit Students

Thanks to these 50,000 kits, Detroit Public Schools Community District parents have better odds of getting their children home safely if the unthinkable happens.

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City Election 2017

10/04/17

City Election 2017

BLAC sat down with all of the candidates to get their opinion on the issues that matter to you. Follow the appropriate link to go straight to that candidate's interview.     Mike Duggan, mayoral candidate. Read Mayor Duggan's interview here.    Coleman Young II, mayoral candidate. Read Coleman Young II's interview here.    Janice Winfrey, city clerk candidate. Read Clerk Winfrey's interview here.    Garlin Gilchrist II, city clerk candidate. Read Garlin Gilchrist's interview here.    Janee Ayers; Brenda Jones; Beverly Kindle-Walker; Mary D. Waters, city council candidates. Read the...

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SEEN Photo Gallery: Coleman A. Young: 99 Years

10/04/17

SEEN Photo Gallery: Coleman A. Young: 99 Years

On the evening of Sept. 13, attendees gathered at the home of Marvin and Maxine Beatty to celebrate the legacy of Coleman A. Young and to support tomorrow’s leaders, organized by the Coleman A. Young Foundation.

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Joshua D. Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of Volunteer Detroit

10/04/17

Joshua D. Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of Volunteer Detroit

Aiming to get Detroiters involved in servicing their community, Volunteer Detroit hosts direct service opportunities open for all to lend a hand.

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Baron Warren Gives Young Men Fresh Haircuts And An Even Fresher Outlook

10/04/17

Baron Warren Gives Young Men Fresh Haircuts And An Even Fresher Outlook

Motivational speaker Baron Warren's Cuts and Coaching combines haircuts with personalized guidance.

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Special Effects Makeup Artist Ashley Valentina

10/04/17

Special Effects Makeup Artist Ashley Valentina

This local makeup artist gives blood and guts a gory name. Find out what prompted her to move from wedding makeovers to special effects.

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If You're Looking for an Anime-zing Time, Youmacon is the Place to Be

10/04/17

If You're Looking for an Anime-zing Time, Youmacon is the Place to Be

Over 20,000 anime lovers, gamers and "cosplayers" will flood Cobo Center and downtown Marriott.

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The Lighter Side of the 2017 Detroit Election

10/04/17

The Lighter Side of the 2017 Detroit Election

Let's skip the standard politics for a moment. BLAC tossed candidates a few fun questions to get their take on music, food, time travel and more.

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Mayor Mike Duggan Makes His Pitch for a Second Term

10/04/17

Mayor Mike Duggan Makes His Pitch for a Second Term

What will he do the second time around? Here's what he had to say about his plans for the city.

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District 7: Gabe Leland vs. Regina Ross

10/04/17

District 7: Gabe Leland vs. Regina Ross

Comprised of Detroit's west side, District 7 (Warren, Joy Road) incumbent Gabe Leland will be challenged by Regina Ross. Leland is a seasoned politician and Ross is currently serving as the program director for Wayne State University and for Detroit Public Schools. BLAC chatted with both candidates to discuss the challenges facing Detroit and their district.    Gabe Leland Age: 34 Education Background: Central Michigan University (Public Administration with a focus in Community Development) Bio: Leland is the current city council member, elected in 2013. He served as a House Representative from 2004 until 2010, during such time, Leland worked on the M-1 Rail legislation, brought important infrastructure dollars to Detroit, helped homeowners...

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