July-2017

Linda Smith, Executive Director of U-SNAP-BAC

The foreclosure crisis is impacting residents in all corners of Detroit, but U-SNAP-BAC has been working for 30 years to increase quality of life on the east side – and to ensure people have the opportunity and resources to stay there.

Black Tattoo, Art and Music Expo heads to Eastern Market for second year

The expo, which celebrates black artists, takes place on July 23.

West Bloomfield mom starts cooking classes for kids

The Kitchen Crew focuses on teaching kids to use nutritious, unprocessed ingredients.

Detroit dad and educator uses familiar beats to help kids learn math

Under the name Mr. E in the D, Emmanuel Smith creates relevant music to help students memorize math facts.

Did Detroit’s Police Force Learn Anything from the Summer of ’67?

Over 50 years later, our boys (and girls) in blue are determined now more than ever to continue keeping the peace.

Setting the record straight about Food Trucks

Detroit's food truck craze is far from fanning out, but some of us are still on the fence about eating anything that comes out of a coach. Here we debunk some of the common food truck fears and myths, so you can get on this tasty ride.

How Detroit got Detroited

Why is Detroit still feeling the effects of the 1967 rebellion?

Seven ways to commemorate the 1967 rebellion this month

From tours and exhibits to family-friendly performances, here are some ways you can learn more during this 50 year anniversary.

BLAC STYLE: Ashton Swinton’s androgynous approach to style

hough he’s usually wearing all black, Ashton Swinton says he loves toying with texture. Whether it’s mesh or leather, nothing is really off-limits when...

How UAW-Ford is cleaning up and giving back

UAW-Ford’s Community Cleanup Day helps beautify Detroit’s Sampson Webber Leadership Academy on Saturday, July 29. Read all about it and get involved.

Belle Isle brings mother nature back to Detroit

After falling to the wayside during an economic low, this beloved gem has been restored to its former glory and is offering nature-based fun in the heart of the Motor City.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Aretha Franklin at Detroit Music Weekend

Aretha Franklin took the stage for a free community performance at Detroit Music Weekend on June 10 in downtown Detroit.

Coach Jamal Roberts is getting more kids into the pool

This former Wayne State University swimmer has switched gears with the goal of getting more black kids serious about swimming

Lady L sidelines stereotypes about black and women tattoo artists

The Ladies of Ink Tour stops at home for the Black Tattoo Art and Music Expo on July 23

WSU Press publishes reprint of Hubert Locke’s book "The Detroit Riot of 1967"

Originally published two years after the riots, Locke's book explores the details of the July events.