January-2016

8 Ways to Observe Black History Month in Metro Detroit

Celebrate Black History Month in metro Detroit with special exhibits, plays, library programs and more.

Detroit Based-Furniture Designer Andre Sandifer Talks Style

Move over, Eames. This Detroit-based furniture designer is bringing a fresh focus to furniture without compromising style.

The Gray Way: Herman Gray’s Lifelong Mission

It was a surprise to many when the longtime Children's Hospital of Michigan executive and well-respected pediatrician left to become the president and CEO of United Way. But to him, it was just another chapter in his lifelong mission of trying to improve the lives of Detroiters.

Educational Inequality

Some argue that our schools are more segregated than ever, especially in urban, lower-income areas like Detroit. And the effects are taking their toll on Black children. But is that the whole story of our educational divide?

Finding a Purpose: Amina Daniels Discusses Live Cycle Delight

This Detroiter didn't let an accident change her life or her dream of opening an exercise studio. Will her vision become a reality in 2016?

National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Honors Minority Car Dealers

An invite-only event before the North American International Auto Show recognizes several auto brands and their commitment to minority car buyers.

Khary Turner, Executive Director of the Coleman A. Young Foundation

It's all about improving the prospects of young Detroiters and the city itself. That's the mission of the Coleman A. Young Foundation that starts teaching kids as young as 11 how to make the most of their life—from eating well to getting an education.

Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

In honor of National Soup Month, try one of these delicious soups from local restaurants like DISH Detroit and J. Alexander's.

Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2016

Want to read more in 2016? Here are six suggestions to get you started.

Seen Photo Gallery: Coleman A. Young Portrait Ceremony

The former Detroit mayor was honored Nov. 19 with a rededication of his image that once hung at Cobo Hall, now at home in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

Seen Photo Gallery: Tux & Chucks

This fifth annual charitable fundraising event paired up classy attire with Converse All Stars Nov. 27 at the MGM Grand Detroit Grand Ballroom.

Seen Photo Gallery: Black Santa Event

More than 400 kids had their photos taken with a Santa who is a reflection of them during BLAC Detroit’s special Dec. 12-13 events in Ferndale and Lathrup Village.

MLK Day 2016 Events in Metro Detroit

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a chance to reflect on MLK's efforts, along with ours. These local events are prime picks for contemplation—and celebration.

Detroit Public Schools’ Last-Minute Bid to Save Its Image

Can a tour of the district's top schools do anything to help the series of 'sickouts' that has shed light on the deplorable conditions in the overall district?

Dazed Magazine Releases Documentary, “Vogue, Detroit”

LGBT youths are affected by homelessness at alarming rates because of a likelihood to be isolated from families. This film highlights what brings the community together.