March-2016

Detroit’s Heidelberg Project Celebrates 30 Years

The controversial art installation marks a notable anniversary, surviving contempt at home, a series of fires and the very blight that inspired its creation three decades ago.

Commemorating the Detroit Urban League’s 100 Years of Helping

The Urban League celebrates a centennial of history and progress in metro Detroit.

R&B Pioneer Adina Howard Talks Feminism and New Music

What ever happened to Adina Howard, the R&B pioneer known for her sexed up songs in the ’90s? She took some detours—personally and professionally. But now she’s back and talking to BLAC about her brand of ‘feminism’ and a new album in the works.

State Rep. Leslie Love on Her Role in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

State Rep. Leslie Love hits the silver screen this month in her role as the Mayor of Metropolis in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Her hope? To be a superwoman, of sorts, for her district.

To The Bone: An excerpt from Desiree Cooper’s New Book ‘Know The Mother’

A searing serving of flash fiction from Detroit writer Desiree Cooper’s new book, Know the Mother.

Four Family-Friendly Books with Metro Detroit Ties

Whether you're a small fry or a seasoned reader, these new family-friendly titles are sure to offer a good mix of both.

Sheefy McFly: Detroit’s Art Social Scene Hero

He paints! He raps! He DJs! Sheefy McFly is Detroit’s art social scene hero.

Pistons Dancer Chandler Bryant, On and Off the Court

This pro Detroit Pistons Dance team member busts moves of her own on the court.

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost 15 percent of Michigan households struggle with getting food on the table. Forgotten Harvest has been tackling this issue, along with food waste issues, since 1990.

Heaven Is But a Book Away

Authors Char Goolsby and Traci Ricks debut their book and brand “Finding Heaven”, providing a safe space for children to just be children

Our Auntie Rosa: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

Sheila McCauley Keys seeks to preserve the life and legacy of civil rights activist -- and her aunt -- Rosa Parks in new book

Seen Photo Gallery: Music Hall Benefit Concert with Chaka Khan

To knock down a $1.7 million debt, music fans stepped out and stepped up for a fundraiser to help Detroit’s Music Hall for the Performing Arts get back in the black at a Feb. 12 concert headlined by the R&B legend.

Seen Photo Gallery: Sphinx Competition Reception

The Sphinx Competition, which marked its 20th anniversary in February, brings out the best and brightest in young Black and Latino classical string talent from across the country.

The story behind Adina Howard’s ‘T-Shirt & Panties’

Few know the sexy underground cut was written by future Oscar winner Jamie Foxx

What happened at Clique this weekend?

The popular Detroit diner is the subject of a customer’s Facebook post alleging mistreatment from the restaurant’s staff

Détroit Is The New Black moves operations to Corktown

The popular Detroit-based company also has plans for a downtown store

Boyz II Men visits Detroit for a good cause

The classic R&B band performs at the Goodwill's "Harmonies and Hope" fundraiser

Former NFL player says Mt. Clemens bartender called him racial slur

A New England Patriots running back says his receipt was labeled ‘black guy’ and was also called the n-word

Live in Detroit? Here’s how your child can get free college

A new program will make higher education in reach for students across the city

Viola Davis moves forward with producing Kym Worthy-inspired series

The legal drama “Conviction” could be coming to TNT soon

The Supremes’ ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ preserved in the Library of Congress

The Motown hit is "historically significant to American society."

Dear everyone, no famous celebrities are moving to Detroit

For the love of resurrected holy Jesus, please stop spreading false information.

Detroit Sickle Cell Pediatrician receives National appointment

Wanda Whitten-Shurney will serve on an NIH board addressing Sickle Cell Disease in the US