November-2017

Detroit Proper: Exploring the History and Implications of Watermelon as a Racist Stereotype

The author wonders when a typically sweet fruit goes sour.

The Gift of Mentorship: How Baker College’s Dean of Business Gives Back to the...

Dr. Cleamon Moorer Jr. talks narrowing the education and opportunity gap.

The Men of Mariners Inn Use Poetry to Overcome Drug Addiction

Mariners Inn's poets find a brotherhood, artistic expression through words

Detroit Rapper Moses the God Talks New Album, Finding Her Voice

MTG tells us why 'With or Without You' is in a league of its own.

Top Charities in Metro Detroit That are Under the Radar

Giving back is top of mind during the holiday season and, for many Detroiters, year round. Here are some smaller nonprofits worthy of your dollars and time.

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Talks ‘Soul Food’

New stories explore 'soul-cleansing' narratives for the holiday season.

First Class Committee Riffs on Detroit-Style Apparel

Founder Terrance Jones offers a loving tribute to the city

Motor City Black Age of Comics Swoops into Action

The annual convention spotlights African-American fandom, lesser-known creators

Little Black Dress Charity Soiree Promises a Good Time for an Even Better Cause

A portion of the proceeds will go toward combatting child abuse

Restoring Dignity to the Homeless

A major gift from UAW-Ford transformed the Pope Francis Center in 2013. Today, it’s serving more homeless people than ever before.

Barbara Willis, Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has serviced Detroit’s homeless population for 108 years, offering shelter and other crucial assistance.

Support for Families of Kids in Special Ed

Discover how Michigan Alliance for Families, a federally funded Parent Training and Information Center, provides all the tools you need to navigate Michigan’s special education system.

Old Money, New Swag: Fresh-Faced Models Hit MGM Grand Detroit in Vintage Garb

BLAC shot models Christiane Staten (right) and Starr Adedugbe (left) at MGM Grand Detroit, draped in vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Meet Two Detroit Area Couples Who Have Adopted Through the Michigan Foster Care System

In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we get to know local families who've opened their hearts and homes and adopted through the foster care system – and help you learn how to become an adoptive parent, too.

10 Keys to College Success

Local experts weigh in on what new college students should do to help ensure success and graduation.

6 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

Follow this advice from local and national experts to get the most financial aid possible for your college-bound son or daughter – or yourself.

7 Tips for Transitioning to College

For potential students looking to start college years after finishing high school, these tips can help make the transition easier.

Too Big. Too Small. Just Right: Picking the College Campus That’s Perfect for You

What College Campus Environment is the Best Fit for You?

Wedded Bliss: Tasha Pittman and Brian Mangenje

BLAC celebrates black love.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Horatio Williams Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala

On the evening of Sept. 30, attendees gathered at the Horatio Williams Foundation headquarters in Detroit for a fundraiser gala to celebrate 10 years of service to metro Detroit youth and allowed the organization to continue that hard work and dedication.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Alpha Kappa Alpha – Lambda Pi Omega ‘Flourishing at 40’ Anniversary...

The Lambda Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, aka AKA-LPO, celebrated 40 years of sisterhood and service in metro Detroit. Members and the public gathered at Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit Sept. 30 for this dressed-up affair.

SEEN Photo Gallery: 2017 Wright Gala – Kaleidoscope of Human Color

On Oct. 7, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History invited elegantly dressed attendees to a celebration of diversity in human culture and color. Dinner and dancing ensued as Detroit's resilience and rich history took center stage.

Skinnytees Launches Pro-Detroit Leggings

The online fashion retailer's Detroit Has Legs Leggings feature a collage of recognizable Detroit buildings, sculptures and sites.