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Jason Wilson, Founder and President of CATTA Says It's OK for Young Men to Express Emotion

04/04/18

Jason Wilson, Founder and President of CATTA Says It's OK for Young Men to Express Emotion

Absent fathers are the stuff of billboards, public service announcements and broken homes – especially in the black community. Jason Wilson can personally relate. That’s why he uses the memory of his own emotional pain as a compass to guide others. Specifically, young boys. Wilson, a native Detroiter, started the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy, or CATTA, in 2008. Taking its name from a cave in the biblical story of King David, the Cave of Adullam was a refuge for the embattled future king of Israel, who later found support from a group of 200 who came be known as “David’s Mighty Men.” The symbolism isn’t lost on Wilson, as he has – through martial arts instruction – created his own group of mighty men. Now...

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Local Podcast 'On the Go with Tiffany Patton' Secures National Syndication Through iHeartRadio

04/04/18

Local Podcast 'On the Go with Tiffany Patton' Secures National Syndication Through iHeartRadio

The host talks her unique path and what's up next.

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Check Out BLAC's Round-Up of the Best Spots to Hear Live Poetry in Detroit

04/04/18

Check Out BLAC's Round-Up of the Best Spots to Hear Live Poetry in Detroit

Poet, host and scene staple Joel Fluent Greene connects us to the spoken word.

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In These On-Trend Boots, You Can Splash Right Through the Rainy Season

04/04/18

In These On-Trend Boots, You Can Splash Right Through the Rainy Season

We've got galoshes galore.

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Detroit Proper: It's Time to Talk About Grief

04/04/18

Detroit Proper: It's Time to Talk About Grief

Desiree Cooper explores how black Americans can begin to lift the gag order on grief and start to heal.

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Detroit Red Wings Offensive Defenseman Trevor Daley Talks Love of Sport, Family and Bending History's Arc

04/04/18

Detroit Red Wings Offensive Defenseman Trevor Daley Talks Love of Sport, Family and Bending History's Arc

The National Hockey League has only toted a handful of black players in its lifetime – the Red Wings have been no exception – but Trevor Daley is a chink in the armor of exclusive tradition.

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Some Black Locals Practice Non-Traditional, Non-Protestant Faiths

04/04/18

Some Black Locals Practice Non-Traditional, Non-Protestant Faiths

Since blacks are multifaceted in lineage, dress and culture, what's wrong with accepting a multitude of beliefs?

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Local Couples Trade Traditional Date Nights for Board Game Nights

04/04/18

Local Couples Trade Traditional Date Nights for Board Game Nights

While some people are content to indulge in Monopoly or backgammon, these black couples are embracing gaming night as the ultimate alternative to dinner and a movie.

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13-Year-Old Nya Simoné Wrangles Detroit-Area Youth for a Concert and Showcase, 'Make US Known: We Lit!'

04/04/18

13-Year-Old Nya Simoné Wrangles Detroit-Area Youth for a Concert and Showcase, 'Make US Known: We Lit!'

BLAC named the teenager and bassist Hometown Hero for her commitment to changing the narrative surrounding Detroit youth.

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'The Science of Grief' at the DIA Explores Healing, Personal Transformation

03/20/18

'The Science of Grief' at the DIA Explores Healing, Personal Transformation

This 14-hour community conversation and performance hopes to help us better approach and deal with grief.

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