We let the rhythm move us with this issue. In honor of Black Music Month, we asked popular Detroiters – Huel Perkins, Rochelle Riley, Shaun Robinson – to pick their must-have tracks on any quintessential black playlist. Check out their picks and then listen to the complete playlist courtesy of Spotify. Federal Judge Denise Page Hood met us at 24 Grille in Detroit for the fifth installment of our BLAC Legends series. Desiree Cooper takes a gander at what some black activists call “hood feminism,” we join Jessica Nabongo on her quest to become the first black woman to visit every country, Sugar & Spice Salon caters to the kids, plus much more.
What else but music can as easily shake awake a party as it can those butterflies that fluttered for your first love? Then there are those songs that transcend the individual experience to reverberate within the whole of black culture.
Celebrating BLAC’s 20th anniversary and remembering what we and the culture were up to in 2003, plus at look back at our interview with the Kilpatrick family.
The writer, photographer and world wanderer is on track to make history, and documenting each step of the journey.
When the white, middle-class idea of women's rights just ain't seasoned enough.
African-Americans have the highest overall death rate from heart disease of any ethnic group in America.
An early interest in politics inspired this forward-thinker to use data and technology to advocate for progressive policy changes in Michigan.
Created by Rise Up North, the educational tool uses materials from Wayne State University’s Reuther Library and other sources to make sure we remember our history.
The new Facebook Messenger program blends education and technology and allows users to access post-secondary information in an instant.
The black-centric lifestyle brand sets up for a temporary showcase.
The kids’ salon has everything a little diva needs to get glam, from chocolate facials to glitter tattoos.
Millennial mom Darian Cook focuses on pure ingredients and building self-esteem.
The collective includes musicians, photographers, filmmakers, producers and the like.
Detroit artists and art collectors meet at Noni’s Sherwood Grille to grub and share pieces.