July-2012

Suicide and African Americans: A Secret Epidemic Unveiled

In Detroit and beyond, the Black community tends to close its eyes and lips to suicide, although hard numbers tell a different story. Maybe it's time to talk about this tragic and taboo topic.

President Obama, Gay Marriage and the Black Church: Detroit Opinion

It's a dilemma for Black ministers and the church community: They've preached against homosexuality, but now, the president has expressed support. Where does this leave LGBT folks of faith?

BLAC List: Detroit Urban Ice Cream Stores

Cool off with a cone – or cup – of the tastiest ice cream the D has to offer. From chains to independent spots, check out BLAC's 2013 roundup of ice cream shops all around Detroit.

Woodward Avenue People and Places, from Detroit to Pontiac – PHOTOS

B.L.A.C. Detroit took a summer trip along the iconic southeast Michigan road. From food and spas to ballrooms and rock climbing, discover what we found!

Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan business leaders and politicians unite

Seen Photo Gallery: BravoBravo at the Detroit Opera House

The venue broke records with its 13th annual fundraiser

Q&A with Jerry Pinkney, Famed Kids Book Illustrator

The artist's work is on display in 2012 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Read his exclusive B.L.A.C. Detroit interview.

Depression and Suicide in African Americans: Symptoms and Getting Help

From adults to kids, these problems impact the Black community—but are often silenced. Here's what to watch for, and how you can help someone in trouble.

Ford Motor Co. at the BET Awards 2012

Ford made a big splash at last night's show. But is the company really making money?

Taking a Trip to Chicago

Chicago offers an exciting and affordable weekend jaunt

Natural Beauty Maven

Detroit native offers line of natural products for natural hair

Giving Back

Adult learners honored for literacy achievements

Ford Blue Oval Scholarship Awards

More than 130 metro Detroit high school students honored

Help Detroit Police Find Missing Woman

Ruth Harris, 78, has been missing since June 27

Predicting at the Pump

A proven formula helps you anticipate gas prices

Business Builder

Chris Jackson creates new jobs in the city

Online Campaign Aims to Raise Money for Family of Adaisha Miller

Miller was shot and killed when an off-duty police officer's gun discharged after she hugged him

Barclays Rips off its Customers-Your Bank Probably Does, Too

If "everyone does it," we should all be aware.

Want your MTV? Complain to Viacom Instead of DirecTV

Miss television as you know it? You’ve probably got DirecTV and are on the losing end of Viacom’s attempt to rob the company blind

Style: Parisian Nights

Glam it up for hot summer soirées with lace, pearls and stilettos

MISSING: Dalair Person, Jr.

Person, 16, was last seen Saturday, July 1.

Could You Afford a Michael Clarke Duncan-Sized Heart Attack?

If you’re a famous actor like Michael Clarke Duncan, then medical bills are probably not a problem. But what if you’re not?

Jerry Pinkney Exhibit at the Charles Wright Museum

CHW Museum exhibit celebrates the work of artist Jerry Pinkney

Always Hair 4 U Salon, Southfield

Local cosmetologist helps women with cancer look good and feel better

Party Bus

Ferndale entrepreneur puts movement back in Motown