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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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Sweets and Coffee: Two Metro Detroit Shops to Visit

03/07/16

Sweets and Coffee: Two Metro Detroit Shops to Visit

Donyell Farrah-Teal is proud to call herself an "organitarian." It’s a way of life that differentiates her bakery, Piece of Cake Cafe in Southfield, from many others. All the delicious delights—many vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free or all of the above—are made from natural ingredients, including the popular Millionaire Bar, which consists of oatmeal, organic raw honey, organic peanut butter and is topped with Italian chocolate. This is one of Farrah-Teal's favorite treats, but the sweet potato spice cookie and pretzel cake aren't shabby, either. She says the benefits are well worth the couple extra nickels. "It costs in your health if you're not taking care of your body." Visually, Farrah-Teal wanted to incorporate her love...

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Four Family-Friendly Books with Metro Detroit Ties

03/07/16

Four Family-Friendly Books with Metro Detroit Ties

Whether you're a small fry or a seasoned reader, these new family-friendly titles are sure to offer a good mix of both.

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Commemorating the Detroit Urban League's 100 Years of Helping

03/07/16

Commemorating the Detroit Urban League's 100 Years of Helping

The Urban League celebrates a centennial of history and progress in metro Detroit.

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Our Auntie Rosa: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

03/07/16

Our Auntie Rosa: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

Sheila McCauley Keys seeks to preserve the life and legacy of civil rights activist -- and her aunt -- Rosa Parks in new book

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