October-2017

The Lighter Side of the 2017 Detroit Election

Let's skip the standard politics for a moment. BLAC tossed candidates a few fun questions to get their take on music, food, time travel and more.

SEEN Photo Gallery: Coleman A. Young: 99 Years

On the evening of Sept. 13, attendees gathered at the home of Marvin and Maxine Beatty to celebrate the legacy of Coleman A. Young and to support tomorrow’s leaders, organized by the Coleman A. Young Foundation.

Baron Warren Gives Young Men Fresh Haircuts And An Even Fresher Outlook

Motivational speaker Baron Warren's Cuts and Coaching combines haircuts with personalized guidance.

Special Effects Makeup Artist Ashley Valentina

This local makeup artist gives blood and guts a gory name. Find out what prompted her to move from wedding makeovers to special effects.

The Farmer’s Hand Stocks Its Shelves With Real Food Made By Real People

Meet the women behind this Corktown spot, which offers locally sourced foods and specialty products.

Joshua D. Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of Volunteer Detroit

Aiming to get Detroiters involved in servicing their community, Volunteer Detroit hosts direct service opportunities open for all to lend a hand.

Incumbent Janice Winfrey Competes To Keep Her Job As Detroit City Clerk

Winfrey, currently running for her fourth term as Detroit's city clerk, tells BLAC why she's still the best person for the job.

Free Mammograms Help Local Women Prioritize Health

The screenings, offered to hundreds of women by UAW-Ford, emphasize the importance of early breast cancer detection.

Hopeful Garlin Gilchrist II Competes For The Job of Detroit City Clerk

Gilchrist tells BLAC why a fresh perspective is just what this position needs.

Caribbean Escape at River Bistro

This new Caribbean-and-soul eatery, which opened in the Grand River and Rosedale district, takes your taste buds on a trip.

Detroit Vegan Soul West Remixes Beloved Flavor

Whether you're vegan or not, this local eatery offers tasty options for all diners.

Local Pastry Chef Crystal Smith Competed on TV’s Chopped and Won

The 'Chopped' champ dishes on her success.

Desiree Cooper: Women’s Convention in Detroit Seeks to Build Coalitions

The Cobo Hall event might be an important step to reclaiming black women’s place in the feminist movement.

If You’re Looking for an Anime-zing Time, Youmacon is the Place to Be

Over 20,000 anime lovers, gamers and "cosplayers" will flood Cobo Center and downtown Marriott.

Mayor Mike Duggan Makes His Pitch for a Second Term

What will he do the second time around? Here's what he had to say about his plans for the city.

Mayoral Hopeful Coleman Young II Wants to be Detroit’s New Mayor

Here's what Coleman Young II had to say about the city and his mayoral run.

District 4: Latisha Johnson vs. Andre Spivey

Political newcomer Latisha Johnson challenges incumbent Andre Spivey for city council member.

District 5: Mary Sheffield vs. Jewel Ware

Jewel Ware, the current Wayne County Commissioner for District 2, tries to unseat current District 5 council member Mary Sheffield.

District 1: James Tate vs. Tamara ‘Liberty’ Smith

The District 1 city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

District 2: Roy McCalister Jr. vs. Virgil Smith

The District 2 city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

District 6: Tyrone Carter vs. Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

The retired Wayne County Sheriff's Office lieutenant Tyrone Carter challenges the first Latina Detroit city council member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez.

District 3: Scott Benson vs. Russ Bellant

The District 3 city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

District 7: Gabe Leland vs. Regina Ross

Political newcomer Regina Ross hopes to unseat city council incumbent Gabe Leland.

At Large: Janee Ayers, Brenda Jones, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Mary D. Waters

The at-large city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

Detroit City Election 2017

We interviewed the mayoral, city clerk and city council candidates.