BLAC 20

BLAC, the Power of 20

April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of BLAC Detroit Magazine, formerly African American Family Magazine. For 20 years, we've empowered and amplified the voice of the community, taking care to spotlight those in oft-forgotten corners, like transgender black youth (May 2017), and celebrate the city's beloved heroes and change-makers, like Grace Lee Boggs (October 2016). As you've grown and evolved over the years, so have we, but we remain staunch in our commitment to our readers and to delivering stories that are impactful to our people.

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. Audre Lorde

We Got Swag!

Rock a BLAC T-shirt or hoodie and remind everyone everywhere that you honor Black Life, Arts and Culture. Available in men and women’s cuts and sizes.

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The Best - and Worst - of BLAC

We all go through that awkward adolescent phase and baby, we tried it with some of these covers. Some are great and others are laughably bad, but they're history - yours and ours. Check them out, but please, be gentle with us.

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: The Kickoff to a Year-Long Series

We're celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and looking back at 1999, the year that started it all.

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback:  Looking back at 2002

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and remembering what we and the culture were up to in 2002.

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BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2003

Celebrating BLAC’s 20th anniversary and remembering what we and the culture were up to in 2003, plus at look back at our interview with the Kilpatrick family.

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Kicking it Back to 2005

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and remembering what we and the culture were up to in 2005, plus remembering our sit-down with Detroit's up-and-coming anchorwomen.

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BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2007

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and recalling what we and the culture were up to in 2007, plus replaying our sit-down with John Mason.

BLAC's 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2009

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and recalling what we and the culture were up to in 2009, plus replaying our sit-down with KEM.