July-2016

There’s a new hip-hop radio station in Detroit, but it’s not what you expect

105.1 The Bounce will play "throwback hip-hop and R&B," zeroing in on tunes from the 1990s and 2000s.

Longtime General Motors design chief Ed Welburn retires, reflects on his career with the...

More than 40 years after becoming GM’s first Black designer, Ed Welburn reflects on a legacy left behind, and a future he helped shape

How three young professionals came together to address mental health in our community

African Americans are more likely to suffer from mental illness, but less likely to seek help. Why? Cultural stigma, access issues and a misguided “buck up” mentality are big factors getting in the way. But two local therapists are trying to change our thinking and our lives.

Removing the Stigma

We have pills, condoms, education and other measures to prevent HIV or to ensure those infected with it live just as long as someone without the virus. And yet Blacks are still infected with HIV at a much higher rate in Detroit than other populations and we’re less likely to own our status. Here’s a look at why and what needs to change.

Detroiter Joe Doughrity rises from set of Boyz n the Hood to Hollywood power...

25 Years after "Boyz N The Hood," Detroiter Joe Doughrity -- who worked as a production assistant on the classic film fresh out of film school -- refelects on its producion and his own inner-city opus.

Behind the scenes with WDIV’s Evrod Cassimy and Rhonda Walker

WDIV’s morning team talk about their instant rapport, stifling laughs and being a different kind of newscast.

Alison Vaughn, Founder of Jackets for Jobs

For 16 years, Jackets for Jobs has helped Detroiters who need it most, find clothes to help them get employment and improve their lives

SEEN Photo Gallery: Cars and Stars

The Music Hall’s annual black-tie fundraiser, Cars and Stars, welcomed Motown’s own Smokey Robinson to the bedazzled night on June 10.

SEEN Photo Gallery: DIA Prince Tribute

The Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a massive tribute to The Purple One on June 10, where fans danced the night away to the music legend’s never-ending vault of tunes.

City of Detroit turns development efforts toward westside neighborhood

A new initiative looks to boost the Fitzgerald area near Six Mile and Livernois.

Ex-Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee sounds off on recent police killings

“I was born a black man, I’m going to die a black man.”

Getting an HIV test is ridiculously easy and necessary

Watch a video of BLAC's editor getting an HIV test done.

Someone tell Populux to hire a social media manager

The venue’s official twitter account got a little too political last night

OPINION: Rallying together not a cure, but a start of a much-need conversation on...

Exercising our political power is the only way we can defeat an oppressive system. It’s educating ourselves on this country’s history and exercising our right to vote.

OPINION: Populux, the first casualty of New Detroit

If throwing a rock and hiding your hands is the new norm for businesses in Detroit, then we've got a lot of work to do.

Video shows man pointing gun, hurling gay slurs at man in front of Detroit...

The video was posted Tuesday night on Twitter, followed by another video of men expressing their disgust for gays.

New Detroit bridal boutique helps find the perfect gown for you

Wedding expert Keasha Rigby says 'yes' to Detroit.

New book re-examines Coleman Young’s influence over Detroit

Author and historian Ken Coleman publishes “Forever Young: The Coleman Reader,” the first book written about the Detroit mayor in more than 20 years.

Detroit actors Vance, Key, Tomlin earn Emmy nominations

Other nominees include "Black-ish" co-stars and nods for "Empire," "How to Get Away With Murder" and "Luther."

You can see Shakespeare in the park for free this weekend

Bring a chair, a blanket and catch a free performance of The Merchant of Venice

Ballroom dance flash mob at Paradise Valley fest to raise awareness on black mental...

Dancers will storm the Hart Plaza and break out into smooth ballroom steps. At the end of the dance, they’ll discuss the importance of mental health and wellness.