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As an actor, I often see it during casting calls. I have had experiences where it was clear they wanted my vibe, but not my skin tone.


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‘HAIRarchy’ Exhibit Celebrates Black Hair

Running through March 1, the Norwest Gallery of Art exhibition explores the culture of black hair.
Pelle Pelle

What Happened to Pelle Pelle?

The homegrown brand that solidified itself in Detroit and hip-hop culture may be no longer.
Black History Month

Chef Max Hardy and Friends Prepare for Black History Month Dinner Parties at Frame...

Chefs Hardy, Cedric Andrews and Taz have put together a culinary celebration that melds black history and modern dining.
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Freelancer and Filmmaker Jasmine Espy Shares Her Battle Over Hidradenitis Suppurativa

After years of frustration and misdiagnoses, Espy got control of the debilitating skin condition. Now she’s chronicled her journey in a documentary, ‘My Gold Lining.’
Mothering Justice

Danielle Atkinson, Founder and Executive Director, Mothering Justice

A lifelong passion for advocacy led this mom of six to form an organization that empowers mothers of color to fight for economic equity.
Washtenaw County African American Genealogy Society

The Washtenaw County African American Genealogy Society Helps Us Trace Our Roots

Cheryl Garnett and Omer Jean Winborn says this area is rich in African American history.
Martin Luther King Jr.

SEEN: Wayne State University’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Luncheon

On Jan. 21, WSU invited the community to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.