November 2019

BLAC Nov 2019

When will we finally get our piece of the pie? As we prepare (prayerfully sooner rather than later) for a transition of power, the question of reparations has been reignited; in our cover story, we catch up with the debate. And, we visit the city’s best black- and women-led pie shops. Detroit’s Queen of Blues Thornetta Davis chats with us for the seventh and final installment of our BLAC Legends series, we remember our black LGBTQ seniors this holiday, local comedian “Delo” Brown finds the funny, plus much more.

We the People of Detroit

Monica Lewis-Patrick, President and CEO, We the People of Detroit

This Tennessean turned Detroiter spent much of her life fighting for human rights, so when she saw Detroiters struggling with water access she stood up for them.
Detroit Health Department

Detroit Health Department Offers Immunizations for All Ages

Immunizations are a key part of keeping a community healthy and the Detroit Health Department keeps families covered through their immunization program.
pie shops

Check Out These Black- and Women-Owned Pie Shops

What could be better than the flaky goodness of a fresh-baked pie?
BLACME

BLACME Debuts Line of Pro-Black Gear with a Higher Purpose

Snag a graphic tee, mug or makeup pouch emblazoned with words that recognize black power.
Shears & Shaves

Shears & Shaves Pampers Men and Women on The Ave of Fashion

This woman-run barbershop and spa levels up the luxury.
breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Hubs Open at Brilliant Detroit

Brilliant Detroit, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association and Evenflo Feeding team up for designated breastfeeding spaces for mom and baby.
Corner Ballpark

The Corner Ballpark Unveils Hank Greenberg Walk of Heroes Exhibit

The permanent installation celebrates Michigan's long athletic history.
wedded bliss

Wedded Bliss: Nichole Yvette Jenkins-Shepard & Lance Martin Hay Sr.

BLAC celebrates love and congratulates Nichole Yvette Jenkins-Shepard and Lance Martin Hay Sr. on their entrance into wedded bliss.
Delo Brown

Comedian Delorean “Delo” Brown Was Born to Be Wild

The native Detroiter recently appeared on Diddy's Funny AF.
LGBTQ seniors

Managing the Triple Threat of Being Black, Queer and a Senior

Over 65,000 LGBTQ seniors live in Michigan alone, and black members of the community are likelier to face discrimination in health care and senior housing, and isolation.
reparations

Catching up with the Reparations Debate

As we prepare for another transition of power, the conversation around reparations has been reignited and many are once again asking: When will we finally get our piece of the pie?
Thornetta Davis

BLAC Legends: Thornetta Davis

Detroit’s Queen of Blues talks barriers to access, her Kresge fellowship and the power of social media.
Alzheimer's disease

Ask the Expert: What are the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Ascension Medical Group physician Jenese Reynolds-Gibbs, M.D. tells us what to look out for and how to support our loved ones.
BLAC anniversary

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2012

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and recalling what we and the culture were up to in 2010, plus replaying our sit-down with Holly Robinson Peete.
Detroit Health Department

Detroit Health Department Welcomes New Chief Public Health Officer

Denise Fair accepted the role in early September and is already making strides to expand programming to keep every Detroiter healthy.