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BLAC STYLE: Leah V's confident look

05/03/17

BLAC STYLE: Leah V's confident look

Leah V refuses to be fit into a box. Just a few scrolls through her Instagram and you’ll see her clad in everything from plaid to faux fur, metallic, even camo – all topped off with a meticulously wrapped hijab. As a blogger, model and body-positive activist, her style might not fit a label, but her confidence always slays. BLAC: How do you describe your personal style? LEAH: My personal style changes with my mood. Today I felt like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But sometimes I like to be high-fashion glam, I like to be vintage, I like ’60s. I don’t have a set style but I do like to shock people or start a conversation. BLAC: Where do you like to shop? LEAH: I shop pretty cheaply because I’m a broke blogger. I hit any store with a good clearance...

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James Henderson, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps

05/03/17

James Henderson, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps

Using recycled industrial materials to enhance educational experiences, Arts & Scraps is dedicated to expanding science, technology, engineering and math education for metro Detroit’s students.

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Five mom-approved brunches for Mother's Day

05/03/17

Five mom-approved brunches for Mother's Day

Detroit’s brunch options have expanded wildly over the years – to the point where it can be a little overwhelming. To help you navigate the hectic brunch scene this Mother’s Day – that’s May 14, recall – here’s our list of eateries fit for any bougie mama, so your Sunday can run smoothly. Reservations highly recommended! Seva Tucked behind the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, this vegetarian import from Ann Arbor serves up meatless brunch options like its General Tso’s Cauliflower or the California Scramble from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit 313-974-6661 or sevarestaurant.com The Block After you’ve ordered your boozy breakfast drink of choice, choose from this black-owned...

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S&S Intimates in Dearborn specializes in hard-to-find bra sizes

05/03/17

S&S Intimates in Dearborn specializes in hard-to-find bra sizes

Meet your fairy bra fitters: Sharhona Anderson and Shedra Rashad. These bosom buddies have run Dearborn’s award-winning S&S Intimates since July 2014. The ladies united over a shared headache. Both larger breasted, they were on a quest to find undergarments with proper support and just the right fit. “Not being able to find cute things that look nice in our size was a big inspiration behind starting our business,” Rashad says. S&S has that covered on all fronts. The inviting store is filled with dainty racks of alluring pieces. Their specialties include hard-to-find bra sizes and matching sets in all sizes, along with expert fitting, customizing and tailoring. The pair’s passion is matched by professional smarts. S&S combines...

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Why We Need to Stop ‘Whupping’ Our Kids

05/03/17

Why We Need to Stop ‘Whupping’ Our Kids

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

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Get to know Detroit harpist Pat Terry-Ross

05/03/17

Get to know Detroit harpist Pat Terry-Ross

This long-time Detroit harpist has lifted people up with her music, inspired students and has recently garnered a big prize of her own.

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22 year-old opens Southfield salon catering to women with cancer

05/03/17

22 year-old opens Southfield salon catering to women with cancer

Tiana Bell was inspired by her mother's battle with breast cancer

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Cornetta Lane is connecting people through stories and cycling

05/03/17

Cornetta Lane is connecting people through stories and cycling

Storytelling have always been important to Cornetta Lane. And so it was natural that she fell back on the power of stories to help heal after her father was shot and killed by his wife in 2015. She looked to Satori Shakoor, founder of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, to help craft a narrative of her father’s life and of her loss. “The art of crafting that story, going from my Rolodex of memories, helped connect me to him,” she remembers. The experience made her determined to preserve many more stories from Detroit’s Core City neighborhood, where Lane, 29, grew up. “Stories have a way of connecting us we never knew existed,” says Lane, who earned a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Wayne State University in the hopes of becoming...

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Meet these Movement first-timers you should see at the festival this year

05/03/17

Meet these Movement first-timers you should see at the festival this year

Kai Alcé, TT the Artist and Sheefy McFly join the lineup

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Jaeellebee Cakes & Sweets bakes up eye-popping goods

05/03/17

Jaeellebee Cakes & Sweets bakes up eye-popping goods

Six years ago Jessica Barnes took a baking class with her mom, today she's running her own baking business

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