February-2013

Romantic Retreats In and Around Detroit

If you’ve been dreaming of recapturing that loving feeling or doing something besides dinner and a movie, plan a getaway with your sweetheart to celebrate the season of love.

Honoring Rosa Parks

The Henry Ford Museum remembers and celebrates civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, with a Day of Courage.

Classical Music Competition and Conference Takes the Stage

The nonprofit Sphinx Organization promotes and enhances diversity in the arts with inaugural conference and competition.

The Obama Effect

Although they remain pregnant with expectation, for many African Americans, President Barack Obama offers hope, inspiration and motivation.

Seen Photo Gallery: 17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

The 2013 Urban Wheel Awards brought together celebrities, politicians and business leaders at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

Happening Hamtramck

This tiny town surrounded by Detroit, with its diverse mix of folks and flavors, is gearing up for a green future.

Q&A with Detroit Jazz Musician Deon Yates

B.L.A.C. Detroit speaks with saxophonist Deon Yates about his music, when he fell in love with jazz and what he hopes 2013 will bring.

Native Detroiter Eric Thomas is a Motivational Master

Eric Thomas used the power of motivational speaking to pick himself up when the odds were against him. Now, he shares his message in a YouTube series with 5 million-plus views and a recent book.

John Green’s Passion for Black History

Black history enthusiast, John Green, shares his passion and purpose.

Style: Southern Comfort

Sophisticated looks when it's time to slow down.

Whitney Houston: The Voice, The Music, The Inspiration

Producer and longtime friend Narada Michael Walden's book offers insider perspective and lots of photos

Valentine’s Day Love Declarations

BLAC gives readers a chance to publicly display affection for their sweethearts.

Hamtramck Stadium

Hamtramck Stadium is a piece of Black history in Hamtown.

‘My Brother Marvin’ Pays Tribute to Slain Soul Singer

The Fisher Theatre show aims to shed light on the life of the legendary Marvin Gaye

Kiehl’s Natural Cosmetics Brand Brings Skin Emporium to Metro Detroit

Explore the premium skincare boutique at Somerset Collection.

Spoil ’Em Rotten Sells Cool Clothes For Kids

Metro Detroiter opens children's boutique to set an example for her own children.

The 10 Worst Pickup Lines

From dumb to all-out odd, a list of things you should NEVER say if you’re hoping to make a connection

Black History Month Events at Detroit Institute of Arts

BLAC Detroit's "Best Bet" for Black History Month's final weekend.

Best Vegetarian Spots in Detroit

In honor of American Heart Month, BLAC Detroit searches for the city's top vegan and vegetarian-friendly eateries.

‘The Lion King’ Leaves Audiences Roaring at the Detroit Opera House

This Tony-Award winning show, based on the Disney classic, entertains audience members of all ages with extravagant costumes, beautiful songs and much more

Facing the Music: Michael Winans Jr. Reflects on Music and Mistakes

Music producer Mike Winans Jr., spoke with BLAC Detroit in Sept. 2012, just days before he was charged in multimillion dollar investment scheme.

5E Gallery in Detroit’s Historic Corktown District

Corktown's hip-hop hub emphasizes the value of knowledge through art workshops, a youth program and music.