July 2018

July 2018

What does black patriotism look like? We explore the nuance. Also inside is a profile of Khalilah Smith, MSU’s first black rodeo queen, a six-city, all-Michigan tour guide, plus more!

SEEN Photo Gallery: BravoBravo! 2018 Detroit Opera House Fundraiser

Michigan Opera Theatre invited philanthropic patrons to Detroit Opera House on June 1 to celebrate the legacy of musical talent and cuisine in Detroit. Guests dressed to impress and enjoyed three floors of music, dancing and refreshments from the area’s most popular bars and restaurants.

LCD Hot Opens in West Village, Offers Hot Yoga, Meditation and Pilates

Owner Amina Daniels isn't afraid of a little sweat.

Local Screenwriter Ken Nelson Jr. Pens Detroit-Set ‘Sincerely, Brenda’

Production on the film starts later this month.

The Wright and Author Randall Robinson Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

'The Year of Reparations: Repairing & Building Our Global Communities – The Centennial Celebration of Nelson Mandela' Kicks off on July 18.

‘Oh You Fancy! Black Hair & Fashion’ Exhibit Opens at The Wright

Explore our history in and influence on fashion and hair.

SisterFriends Detroit is Creating a Support Network for Pregnant Women and Their Families

This Detroit Health Department program connects women to resources and to each other.

Chene Park Manager Shahida Mausi Celebrates 15 Years at the Helm

The president and CEO of The Right Productions – Chene Park's managing entity – talks family and legacy.

Vacation Spots Right Here in Michigan

Who says you can't go home again?

Detroit Proper: Stopping Traffic in the Streets

Desiree Cooper reminds that human trafficking is not only an 'overseas issue' but that modern-day slaves walk our local streets.

MSU’s First Black Miss Michigan State Rodeo Queen Khalilah Smith Proves She’s No One-Trick...

It's rare to find African-Americans in the rodeo world, but Khalilah Smith has always been one for bucking the odds.

What Does Black Patriotism Look Like?

In a country built on protest, blacks are dubbed anti-American for taking a political stand – or a knee. African-Americans are just as patriotic as their white counterparts – and just as committed to the American experiment.

Lavender Mobile Spa Introduces a New Line of ‘Organic Body Cosmetics’

Lavender Mobile Spa allows you to unwind with professional spa services and products during your next luxury hotel stay or right at home.

Hustle & Brunch Event Hosts Local Women Looking to Build ‘Sisterships’

Pearls & Brown Girls' founder Shauntay Shipp wants to empower women and 'mend broken bonds.'

Husband-and-Wife Artist Duo Armageddon Beachparty Opens Gallery and Retail Shop in Midtown

The pair have a combined eye for the psychedelic and the whimsical and a commitment to the new Detroit.

Get Active with the NABJ’s 5K Run and Photo Auction

You don't need to be a journalist to get in on the fun.