February-2017

Closing the Black-Jewish Divide in Detroit

Fifty years after 1967, it’s time to reach across suburban borders

Will Michigan Ever Have a Black Governor?

Only twice in the state’s history have black candidates gone forward – and twice they failed. What must a black candidate do to win over the state?

Black-owned lingerie shop pops up in Detroit

Owner Sara Crutcher wants women of all sizes to feel confident without paying a pretty penny.

Eleven Detroit streets named after slaveowners

Many of Detroit's earliest settlers -- and most prominent families -- owned slaves during the city's earliest days.

Four of our favorite craft cocktails from a top Detroit bartender

KaTrell Thomas of the Detroit Optimist Society shares a few concoctions in time for Valentine’s Day

Meet the man behind a $10M Midtown affordable housing development

Before it was trendy, Detroit builder Julio Bateau has spent decades adding to the Midtown construction boom, with history – and people – at the top of mind.

BLAC STYLE: Artist Ingrid LaFleur’s luxe look

It’s ‘Detroit-style’: Glamorous, luxurious, flossy

Let’s revisit Frederick Douglass’ historic Detroit visits

The abolitionist made two historic visits to the area, lecturing on the dangers of white supremacy.

How this Detroit-area refugee organization lost its government funding

What’s next for organizations like Freedom House in the changing political climate?

REVIEW: Finishing James Baldwin’s incomplete sentences in pitch-perfect ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

30 years after his death, Baldwin still proves to be a man ahead of his time.

‘Firepower’ brings themes of manhood, masculinity to Detroit Repertory Theatre

The play about a black Washington, D.C. family makes its world premiere in Detroit

Oneita Jackson stings Detroit’s service industry in new book ‘Letters from Mrs. Grundy’

The columnist-turned tour-giving cab driver turned author has a message for the people of Detroit: Do better.

The black nun from Detroit whose story you don’t know

Sister Marie Lutgarde, believed to be the only black nun in a centuries-old convent, followed a path from westside Detroit to an order of lifelong service.

Behind the boards with Detroiter Krystalle Hill

This audio engineer fulfills her brothers’ musical dreams while making noise in her own right

A case for a White History Month

Whites need to acknowledge their agency in American slavery, too often the dominant narrative in Black History Month.

Luther Keith, Executive Director of Arise Detroit

Joining hundreds of Detroit’s nonprofit and neighborhood organizations, Arise Detroit aims to get all residents involved in bettering their communities.

32 books with Michigan ties to check out this season

From children’s books to devotionals, plenty of local authors have the write stuff

‘Married But Single Too’ brings stars to Music Hall

Carl Anthony Payne II of ‘Martin’ fame among black Hollywood headliners.

Thornetta Davis stole the show during the Super Bowl last night

Detroit's Queen of the Blues was featured in an ad for the Mike Morse Law Firm.

SEEN Photo Gallery: UNCF/DIAC MLK Celebration

The United Negro College Fund Detroit and the Detroit Inter-Alumni Council hosted its 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Shriners Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield.

Aretha Franklin says she’s retiring

The Queen of Soul says an upcoming album with Stevie Wonder will be her last.

VIDEO: #1967at50 with Jamon Jordan

Black Scroll Network founder and historian Jamon Jordan, takes us on a tour and shares stories from the 1967 rebellion.

Delores Bennett, pillar of Detroit’s North End, dies

The youth advocate and mentor is one of the few to have a city park named after her while still living