December 2018

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 for the second installment of our BLAC Legends series, also with former Los Angeles Chargers Joe Barksdale. And learn how your favorite Christmas traditions came to be, plus much more!

BLAC Legends: Juliette Okotie-Eboh

The MGM Grand Detroit senior vice president talks life, work, growing up in Detroit and the joys of motherhood.

YumVillage Prepares for a New Restaurant

The pop-up turned food truck is committed to bringing people together over a good meal.

SEEN Photo Gallery: The 2018 Detroit Institute of Arts Annual Gala

On Nov. 3, philanthropic Detroiters gathered at the DIA for its annual fundraising gala, themed "Splendors of India and Asia." During, guests enjoyed beautiful works of art, rich textiles, gourmet food, cocktails, music and entertainment, capped by the unveiling of the museum's new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing.

Bell Global Justice Institute President and CEO London Bell on Education and Human Rights...

This grassroots organization is seeking to bridge local and international issues.

Online Beauty Boutique Bamboo Beauty Offers Plant-Based Hair and Body Care

Responsible grooming products made with the health and beauty of black women in mind.

Mixology Teacher Sheka Benson Talks the Ins and Outs of Bartending

The owner of Detroit Mixology Professional Bartending School is passing along 10 years of wisdom.

The Most of Christmas Past…Present…and Future: Our 2018 ‘Spirited’ Holiday Gift Guide

BLAC's picks of gifts that recall the past, anticipate the future, or live smack in the moment.

Christmas Customs, Unwrapped: A Look at How Our Favorite Holiday Traditions Came to Be

We're unwrapping the hodgepodge of Christian, secular and pagan practices that we associate with Christmas, like why candy canes are shaped like, well, canes, and how Santa found residence at the North Pole.

Caribbean-Inspired Norma G’s Settles into the Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood

The famed food truck graduates to a sit-down brick-and-mortar.

Detroit Proper: A Hard Look at Mass Shootings and Everyday Violence

It's a problem that continues to plague our community.

Former Los Angeles Charger Joe Barksdale Prepares to Release EP

The Detroit native gets busy on and off the field.

Dr. Pauline Furman Releases New Book, ‘When God Shows Up on the Couch’

The psychotherapist combines science and her Christian faith.

Ask the Expert: Should I Become an Organ Donor?

Health advice from Ascension Michigan.

Lovelogical Aims to Promote and Enhance Nonbiological Relationships

The organization offers support, gift ideas and workshops around Detroit.

Big Green Builds Student-Run Learning Gardens at Underserved Detroit Area Schools

They're teaching lasting lessons in nutrition and cultivating healthy habits.

12 Holiday Urban Legends

Let's separate fact from fiction.

McDonald’s Helps to Lead Detroit’s Neighborhood Rebirth

Approximately $10 million in new construction, technology and training planned.

BLAC and Michelle Obama Go Viral!

We caught her as she surprised a group of Wayne State University students.