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November 2012

BLAC Detroit
Table of Contents

 

FEATURES

LA-VAN’S PLANS
Out of prison and back in Detroit, millionaire restaurateur La-Van Hawkins says he’s ready to give the city an economic boost and become a billionaire

DYING BEFORE TIME
Why older Detroiters are dying prematurely compared to other Michiganians

THE FAB FOUR
Detroit chefs share the best ways to dish up mac & cheese, collards, candied yams and cornbread

HEAVY B
Boxer Johnathon Banks’ next heavyweight boxing bout

DEPARTMENTS

DISCOVER
A sassy Detroit clothing line, a new skincare store, an organ donation campaign, karate kids fighting cancer and artistically recycled furniture

STYLE
Fabulous fur
Indian-inspired jewelry

SOUND
Dem Warren Boyz, a teen gospel preaching/singing duo, go global

HOMETOWN HERO
Alison Vaughn’s journey from flight attendant to career clothier

SEEN
Detroit Cheesecake Bistro’s grand opening bash
DIA’s Summer of ’62 soiree

NATIVE
Meet “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Janae Wallick
CNN’s Clyde Anderson helps get your money right

DESTINATIONS
Berkeley, Calif., has surprising soul

ACCESS DETROIT
The best events in and around the city

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