August 2019

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. We’ve also got six tips on how to get the most of the college experience, sans dorm room. Our anniversary party continues with a look back at what BLAC and the culture were up to in 2007, Kresge Eminent Artist Dr. Gloria House recalls her life of advocacy, Tracy Reese unveils a sustainable collection, we salivate over a few peach-forward recipes, plus much more.

Breastfeeding

Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby, but compared to the national average, fewer black women are even giving it a go.
BLAC anniversary

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.
Always Make Your Bed

Danielle Hughes Authors Self-Help Book, ‘Always Make Your Bed’

She offers up "7 Principles to Dream It, Do It and Get What You Want Out of Life."
Trinity Film Festival

Detroit Proper: The World Knows Motown for Its Music but We Do Movies, Too

The city prepares for the Trinity International Film Festival, Aug. 14-18 at the Boll Family YMCA downtown.
Erebus Escape

Erebus Brand Opens Escape Room in Pontiac

The folks responsible for the popular haunted house offer a new, non-scary attraction.
First Fight

First Fight Animation Studio Brings Images to Life

The studio headed by Guy Allen and Andre Foster is responsible for the graphics in StockX's latest campaign.
hair care

Healthy Hair Matters Foundation Instills Self-Esteem in Teen Girls

HHMF provides life skills, mentoring, free hair care, all meant to lead and build well-rounded young women.
college

How to Get the Most Out of College While Living Off-Campus

You don't have to live in the dorms to be all you can be at college. Who wants that perfect college story anyway? Cliché.
Peach Recipes

Just Peachy: Your New Fave Recipes

August is National Peach Month. Follow these peach-forward recipes and add some swag to the humble fruit.
Gloria House

Kresge Eminent Artist Dr. Gloria House on Her Lifelong Advocacy

Kresge Arts celebrates this longtime Detroiter, professor, author and activist.
friendships

Navigating Cross-Racial Friendships

Allowing someone entry into our inner circles is not something we tend to take lightly, but when that someone is white, it can be an especially daring leap of faith.
PBS

New PBS Series, ‘Family Pictures USA,’ Explores America Through Photographs

The three-part series airs Aug. 12-13, and the crew stops into Detroit during Episode 2.
Riverside skate park

Riverside Skatepark Opens Downtown Near the Ambassador Bridge

The skate park is the latest phase of Riverside Park's $13.2-million revamp.
NAACP National Convention

SEEN: NAACP National Convention Spingarn Freedom Fund Awards Dinner

As a finale to its 110th national convention, the NAACP hosted the annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner on July 24, 2019 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese Introduces Sustainable Collection, Hope for Flowers

Responsibly-produced Hope for Flowers is available at Détroit is the New Black and Anthropologie.
Wedded Bliss

Wedded Bliss: Akelah Marie Burks & Javon Michael Reese

BLAC celebrates love and congratulates Akelah Marie Burks and Javon Michael Reese on their entrance into wedded bliss.
Dandy

Nelson Sanders’ Dandy Offers Custom Suits with a Detroit Flair

The classic man is looking to elevate Detroit style with custom, intentioned clothing.