February 2018

Detroit Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley Talks New Book, Literacy and Legacy

The veteran reporter has spent decades fighting for social good, and her latest project, The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, is a collection of essays which aim to show that the effects of slavery remain.

Midwife and Doula Cynthia Jackson Births Babies at Home

Jackson tells us how she got into midwifery and why she says giving birth at home is a safe, viable option for all healthy women.

Eddy Senay’s 1972 Debut Album ‘Hot Thang’ Gets Rereleased with the Same Fire

The collection of funky, laid-back instrumentals gets a revival.

Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Gifts

… perfect for when roses and Russell Stover just won't cut it.

LeeAnne’s Luxury Bridal Boutique Proves You Don’t Have to Go Downtown for Upscale

This Grandmont-Rosedale shop offers everything from bridal gowns to mugs with a meaning.

UAW-Ford to Celebrate, Empower Women at Free Event

An annual event featuring speakers, workshops and mini spa services is set for Saturday, March 3 in Detroit.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Meet-and-Greet With Tiffany Haddish

Following her sold-out #SheReady show, breakout comedian Tiffany Haddish met and mingled with fans and signed copies of her book, on Jan. 6 at MGM Grand Detroit.

Detroit Proper: Raising ‘Radiant’ Children

Desiree Cooper explores the importance of fostering artistic creativity in our children.

BLAC’s Choices for Books to Help You Get ‘Woke’

Stay educated. Get motivated.

Jewelry Maker Karissma Yve’s brand Xenophora Creates Poetry in Metal

Her Detroit showroom displays one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces as thoughtful as they are beautiful.

Rhonda Greene, Executive Director of Heritage Works Helps Families Explore African Culture Through Music,...

Dance program helps students connect with mind, body and culture through the arts.

Comic Creator Arvell Jones Talks Black Panther’s Impact and Detroit Connection

When it hits screens on Feb. 16, Marvel's Black Panther will deal a rare double punch: A black superhero and a nearly all-black cast. For insight on the character's influence - and connection to Detroit - BLAC caught up with one of Marvel's first black illustrators.

Black Women are Dying from Birth-related Complications at a Higher Rate Than Non-black Mothers

Black women in the United States are at a disproportionately higher risk of dying during - or as a result of - childbirth. What's to blame? And what must be done to end this troubling trend here in metro Detroit?

Unraveling Culture: Is it OK for Black Americans to Wear Traditionally African Clothing

Is wrapping ourselves in African prints and designs an appropriate way to reclaim our heritage - or is it simply more American appropriation? Delving into the African/ African-American divide over 'authentic' fashion.

Wedded Bliss: Brynn Rosbury and Timothy Dew

Brynn is a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. Timothy also works at Beaumont as a dispatcher, as well as for the Dearborn Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic. They currently reside in Livonia and honeymooned in Barbados. Here, Brynn shares details from their wedding day.

JOURNi Co-founder Richard Grundy Helps Detroit Youths Find Tech Careers

JOURNi teaches coding and other technological skills to Detroit-area youths.

Everything You Need to Know This Flu Season From The Wellness Plan Medical Centers

With the flu season in full swing and as intense as it's been in years, BLAC sat down with The Wellness Plan Medical Centers' chief medical officer Dr. Tiffany Sanford to discuss the ins and outs.

A Detroiter in New York: My Trip to New York Fashion Week

Freelancer Ashleigh Garrison spends a weekend at NYFW.

Detroit Clothing Store Three Thirteen Plans a Grand Reopening

After thieves crashed through the Jefferson Avenue storefront, owner Clement "Fame" Brown Jr. prepares for a Detroit-style comeback.

Hepatitis A Mobile Vaccination Clinics to be Stationed at Gay Bars and Nightclubs

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services helps to combat the spread of the deadly hepatitis A disease amongst men who have sex with men.