January-2017

A peek into our autonomous car future

How soon we'll see driverless vehicles, and what role Michigan plays in moving us forward.

50 years later, is it “Detroit riots” or “Detroit rebellion?”

Detroiters still debate on which term is more apt for describing the city’s definitive culture shift

How Detroiters are finding a higher calling through higher education

Now more than ever, mid-aged blacks are turning to the seminary to reach a more divine purpose while simultaneously trekking on enlightened career paths

New networking group for plus-sized Detroit-area professionals launches in February

Called The Plus Size Problem, it strives to to bring aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals of every industry together while providing them with valuable resources and empowerment.

Amid Detroit’s latest renaissance, Highland Park wants in on the action

Mayor Hubert Yopp shares his big ambitions with BLAC on returning the city to excellence

New play digs into life of slain dancer Tamara ‘Strawberry’ Greene

The stage production is centered around a long-alleged party at the Manoogian Party thrown by ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

New museum celebrates WGPR, America’s first black TV station

Reminisce on ‘The Scene’ and other classic Detroit TV programming

Exhibit at Flint museum puts city’s black women in the spotlight

Photographs capture beauty from the troubled region

7 ways to celebrate the MLK holiday in Detroit

Events at the Wright Museum, the DIA and more

Is this 17-year-old Cass Tech senior Detroit’s next Olympian?

Mycah Slade finds her footing on the fencing mat.

Nearly 9,000 cars were stolen in Detroit in 2016

Carjackings were down, but nonviolent car thefts went up, according to Detroit Police.

Danielle Jackson, Chief Academic Officer at University Prep Schools

Helping serve thousands of Detroit’s students and families, Jackson’s community-oriented approach to education is helping shape the city’s future.

New tour service lets Detroit-area couples see wedding venues all at once, at a...

MiWedding Tours launches with two tour dates, easing the stress of picking a venue for your special day.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Midnight Golf Christmas Reception

The Midnight Golf Program celebrated its board members, alumni and current students at the 15th annual Christmas Reception at MGM Grand Detroit on Dec. 15.

Macy’s in Eastland Center is closing at the end of 2017

The store closing is the latest blow for the troubled Harper Woods mall, and is among three Macy's store closings statewide.

What we’ll miss most about the Obama White House

Michigan’s top legislators share their tributes to the 44th president

Issa Rae to speak at University of Michigan on MLK day

The Golden Globe-nominated actress will participate in a sit-down discussion with Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman.

VIDEO: #1967at50 with Genevieve and Johnny Bellamy

Historian and storyteller Genevieve Bellamy and her husband Johnny Bellamy share their memories of Detroit in 1967.

Detroit author releases children’s book of positive affirmations

The author will be holding a release party this weekend.

There’s a movie about Flint coming out and it won’t have a black lead

Instead, Cher will produce and star about the flick, airing on Lifetime of all places.

The Limited is closing six Metro Detroit stores on Saturday

Another mall retailer bites the dust.

Wright Lassiter III officially named CEO of Henry Ford Health System

He joins a handful of black executives at or near the top of local health-care organizations.

MSU student looks to challenge Duggan for Detroit mayor’s seat

The self-described millennial says it’s time for a young voice of the city