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BLAC September 2019
In our cover story, we examine our infatuation with fast fashion. The allure is simple: On-trend clothes can be had cheaply and easily making us feel like we're players in the fashion game, but at what cost?
BLAC August 2019
We talk a lot about interracial romantic relationships, but what about platonic relationships that cross culture lines? BLAC invited a group from the community to chat about friendship and race for our cover story.
July 2019
In our cover story, we take a look at the historical atrocities and more recent injustices that have cultivated a distrust and skepticism of the medical industry amongst black America. The remedy may be simple: More black people in white coats.
BLAC Detroit June 2019
For Black Music Month, we asked popular Detroiters - Huel Perkins, Rochelle Riley, Shaun Robinson - to pick their must-have tracks on any quintessential black playlist.
May cover
We honor our human mothers, but have we forsaken our earth mother? We're taking a look at climate change and its devastating effects on poor communities and communities of color. Experts say if we keep down this destructive road, it'll be us who first feel the heat. Desiree Cooper...
April 2019
We celebrate BLAC's 20th anniversary by looking back at 1999, our first year in this magazine game. In the fourth installment of our BLAC Legends series, we chat with UAW Vice President Rory Gamble on the future of the union, and we take a look at the fight for Planned Parenthood's Title X funding, plus more! 
March 2019
In honor of Women's History Month, meet a dozen black women who are are shaking up the status quo, from artists to business owners to social activists. We also take a look at Detroit radio's past and future and ask: Where have all the black radio stars gone? We've got ideas on how you can spend Opening Day if you forego Comerica Park, plus much more!
BLAC February 2019
We take a look at Detroit's infatuation with fur. We've got new Detroit date night inspiration. And George N'Namdi of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit talks about what a piece needs to whet his appetite.
January 2019
We've got a roundup of lesser-known Detroit educational programs, your travel guide to the hottest destinations to escape the cold, Bags to Butterflies gives once-incarcerated women new hope, plus much more!
December 2018
Our annual holiday gift guide is exploring Christmas Past, Present and Future. We sat down with MGM Grand Detroit senior vice president Juliette Okotie-Eboh and with former Los Angeles Chargers Joe Barksdale.
November 2018
With church attendance and religious affiliation on a steady decline amongst young people, we wonder: Will millennials be the saviors of the black church - or its crucifiers? And we profile African Ancestry and look at how its DNA tests are connecting us to our tribes, and we do away with the same old Thanksgiving blah blah blah and instead reimagine an updated meal.
March 2018
We wonder whether we'll turn out for the midterm elections. We're kicking off our BLAC Legends series with WCCCD chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery, a pair of paranormal investigators guide us through a few of Detroit's most haunted locations.

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