May-2017

These six Detroiters are making it in Hollywood

Is it something about the water – or maybe it’s the Faygo pop – that makes Detroiters so talented? We asked six rising stars how their Motown roots helped them make their mark.

22 year-old opens Southfield salon catering to women with cancer

Tiana Bell was inspired by her mother's battle with breast cancer

Jaeellebee Cakes & Sweets bakes up eye-popping goods

Six years ago Jessica Barnes took a baking class with her mom, today she's running her own baking business

Why We Need to Stop ‘Whupping’ Our Kids

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

Meet these Movement first-timers you should see at the festival this year

Kai Alcé, TT the Artist and Sheefy McFly join the lineup

Get to know Detroit harpist Pat Terry-Ross

This long-time Detroit harpist has lifted people up with her music, inspired students and has recently garnered a big prize of her own.

A look inside Detroit’s black transgender community

Being trans is tough – even in today’s more tolerant climate. But being black and trans is even tougher. But instead of hiding, a wave of local black trans advocates are waging their own civil rights fight – standing tall and pushing back.

James Henderson, Executive Director of Arts & Scraps

Using recycled industrial materials to enhance educational experiences, Arts & Scraps is dedicated to expanding science, technology, engineering and math education for metro Detroit’s students.

Lizzo wants to make Detroit feel ‘Good As Hell’

The positively ratchet pop singer and rapper performs at El Club on June 10

Artist Rashaad Newsome looking to cast ‘self-identifying’ black women for upcoming performance

The performance will be staged as part the Dlectricity festival in September