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Green-thumbed Detroiters share their private gardens

08/02/17

Green-thumbed Detroiters share their private gardens

Gardening season is in full bloom, with pretty plants popping up all over the city. We visited the homes of three green-thumbed Detroiters to shine some sunlight on their off-the-beaten-path oases. Melvin and Evelyn Johnson East English Village, Detroit The Johnsons are both retired and proud empty nesters. They’ve lived in the East English Village neighborhood for almost 40 years, with Melvin gardening for about 25 of those. Every year he tries to do something different, but in 2017 property is filled with roses, hydrangeas, begonias and petunias. BLAC: What is your favorite part about your garden? MELVIN: My favorite part right now is the miniature petunias in the light post. I started doing that last year. It had been empty for years, then one day I was looking...

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Our favorite sandwich joints around Metro Detroit

08/02/17

Our favorite sandwich joints around Metro Detroit

Give one of these sammiches a try in honor of National Sandwich Month

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WSU Press publishes reprint of Hubert Locke's book "The Detroit Riot of 1967"

08/01/17

WSU Press publishes reprint of Hubert Locke's book "The Detroit Riot of 1967"

Originally published two years after the riots, Locke's book explores the details of the July events.

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Lady L sidelines stereotypes about black and women tattoo artists

07/18/17

Lady L sidelines stereotypes about black and women tattoo artists

The Ladies of Ink Tour stops at home for the Black Tattoo Art and Music Expo on July 23

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How Detroit got Detroited

07/06/17

How Detroit got Detroited

Why is Detroit still feeling the effects of the 1967 rebellion?

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Coach Jamal Roberts is getting more kids into the pool

07/06/17

Coach Jamal Roberts is getting more kids into the pool

This former Wayne State University swimmer has switched gears with the goal of getting more black kids serious about swimming

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Detroit dad and educator uses familiar beats to help kids learn math

07/06/17

Detroit dad and educator uses familiar beats to help kids learn math

Under the name Mr. E in the D, Emmanuel Smith creates relevant music to help students memorize math facts.

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Setting the record straight about Food Trucks

07/06/17

Setting the record straight about Food Trucks

Detroit's food truck craze is far from fanning out, but some of us are still on the fence about eating anything that comes out of a coach. Here we debunk some of the common food truck fears and myths, so you can get on this tasty ride.

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Seven ways to commemorate the 1967 rebellion this month

07/06/17

Seven ways to commemorate the 1967 rebellion this month

From tours and exhibits to family-friendly performances, here are some ways you can learn more during this 50 year anniversary.

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West Bloomfield mom starts cooking classes for kids

07/06/17

West Bloomfield mom starts cooking classes for kids

The Kitchen Crew focuses on teaching kids to use nutritious, unprocessed ingredients.

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