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February 2012

BLAC Detroit
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FEATURES

“SPARKLE” GETS A MOTOWN MAKEOVER
The classic 70’s film originally shot in Harlem offers a new twist with its star-studded Detroit do-over

FROM X AND KING TO ARAB SPRING
Did the young people who became revolutionaries in the Arab Spring Movement in North African and Middle Eastern countries take notes from the American Civil Rights Movement?

DEPARTMENTS

DISCOVER
A new Detroit restaurant that doubles as a training ground for restaurateurs, a sweet Oak Park women’s clothing boutique and a novel website that celebrates HBCUs and Black Greek organizations

SOUND
Classic musician Rick Robinson takes his music to pubs and coffee shops

PROSPER
Financial adviser Glinda Bridgforth offers tips to stop impulsive buying

HOT OFF THE SHELF
New books published this month

HOMETOWN HERO
Vickie Thomas, president of the Detroit Chapter-National Association of Black Journalists explains her 30-30-30 plan

WEDDED BLISS
Celebrating the nuptials of local newlyweds

ACCESS DETROIT
The best events in and around the city