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Détroit Is The New Black moves operations to Corktown

03/16/16

Détroit Is The New Black moves operations to Corktown

The popular Detroit-based company also has plans for a downtown store

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What happened at Clique this weekend?

03/09/16

What happened at Clique this weekend?

The popular Detroit diner is the subject of a customer’s Facebook post alleging mistreatment from the restaurant’s staff

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The story behind Adina Howard's 'T-Shirt & Panties'

03/07/16

The story behind Adina Howard's 'T-Shirt & Panties'

Few know the sexy underground cut was written by future Oscar winner Jamie Foxx

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Seen Photo Gallery: Music Hall Benefit Concert with Chaka Khan

03/07/16

Seen Photo Gallery: Music Hall Benefit Concert with Chaka Khan

To knock down a $1.7 million debt, music fans stepped out and stepped up for a fundraiser to help Detroit’s Music Hall for the Performing Arts get back in the black at a Feb. 12 concert headlined by the R&B legend.

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Pistons Dancer Chandler Bryant, On and Off the Court

03/07/16

Pistons Dancer Chandler Bryant, On and Off the Court

This pro Detroit Pistons Dance team member busts moves of her own on the court

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R&B Pioneer Adina Howard Talks Feminism and New Music

03/07/16

R&B Pioneer Adina Howard Talks Feminism and New Music

What ever happened to Adina Howard, the R&B pioneer known for her sexed up songs in the ’90s? She took some detours—personally and professionally. But now she’s back and talking to BLAC about her brand of ‘feminism’ and a new album in the works.

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State Rep. Leslie Love on Her Role in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

03/07/16

State Rep. Leslie Love on Her Role in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

State Rep. Leslie Love hits the silver screen this month in her role as the Mayor of Metropolis in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Her hope? To be a superwoman, of sorts, for her district.

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Sheefy McFly: Detroit's Art Social Scene Hero

03/07/16

Sheefy McFly: Detroit's Art Social Scene Hero

He paints! He raps! He DJs! Sheefy McFly is Detroit’s art social scene hero.

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Detroit's Heidelberg Project Celebrates 30 Years

03/07/16

Detroit's Heidelberg Project Celebrates 30 Years

Detroit's controversial art installation marks a notable anniversary, surviving contempt at home, a series of fires and the very blight that inspired its creation three decades ago. Here, BLAC Detroit talks to its founder, Tyree Guyton about its evolution—and his own.

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How I Found My Love for Cass Tech

03/07/16

How I Found My Love for Cass Tech

Where Did Our Love Go" was a big hit for Motown legend Diana Ross, who graduated from a prestigious Detroit high school: Cass Technical High School. It's also something I used to wonder a few years back when that school, which I also attended, was being torn down. My grandmother, Estherline Johnston, was the first in our family to graduate from Cass High (before it become Cass Technical High), back in 1924. She died 10 years later, never seeing that almost all of her descendants would also go to Cass. Because I never met my grandmother, I never knew anything about her except her name. I never saw pictures or anything else to verify her existence; all I knew is that she went to Cass between 1920 and 1930. So when I went on a quest to find her, I found her senior class...

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