September-2016

A Requiem for Baby Girl

Assessing Aaliyah’s legacy 15 years after we lost her is necessary, if heart-wrenching. Still, her spirit lives in the next generation of Detroit’s female artists.

Cosmic Slop Music Festival Forges ‘New Cultural Frontier’

Rock ‘n’ roll has long been seen as part of white culture, but thanks to Facebook and other social media outlets, black fans of this music can more easily connect.

Black-ish actress to play Melody in upcoming American Girl special

The Amazon Prime Video film is scheduled to be released this fall

New project aims to diversify Detroit’s theatre scene

Black and Brown Theatre casts and trains theatre artists of color

Shaun Robinson, Founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls

The Detroit native and television personality launches her foundation to empower young girls.

Artist Darold Gholston on overcoming blindness

Losing his eyesight didn't stop this Detroit artist from his craft

Detroit Proper: How WSU Press Preserves Detroit Culture

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

Finding her own path

Hand-picked by Oprah, a Winans family scion turns a new ‘leaf’ as a primetime showstopper

Local brand Head High Detroit aims to inspire customers

Owner Darius Beasley pairs his encouraging message with his brand's products

Naturally ILLustrated brings diversity to adult coloring books

Detroit designer Sherrie Savage bases her designs on natural hairstyles

Detroit artist Hubert Massey prepares for another monumental fresco

Detroit’s stories live through artist Hubert Massey’s fresco paintings. And, with perhaps his most impactful project yet – a sprawling piece at Cobo – he hopes to cement that storyline and build a legacy that’s only going to get larger.

Veterans of Violence

PTSD has long been associated with returning soldiers traumatized by the brutal reality of war. But that limited example is just one sliver of the larger population that suffers from the after-effects of a traumatic incident.

Meet pedicab driver Terry Walker

This pedicab driver gives a friendly face to alternative transportation in the Motor City

SEEN Photo Gallery: Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

Longtime Detroit performer and vocalist Kimmie Horne headlined this free Aug. 13 fest at Annie Lathrup Park in Lathrup Village, benefiting the Lathrup Village Community Foundation and the In-Accord AMAC Foundation Jazz Youth Program.

Detroit is overrun with lazy millennials who don’t know how to return bottles or...

If this is the future of New Detroit, we're in for a hell of a ride.

MECCA comic con celebrates black contributions to comics

Oftentimes comics can appear to be created mainly by and for straight white men, so it’s important to highlight the many other voices in the medium that often don’t get the attention they deserve.

Black Lives Matter Detroit members await trials after arrests

Representatives say the long-term goal is to pressure the Detroit Police Department to fire Joseph Weekley, the Detroit Police officer who shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

Senior year: How to stay motivated and finish strong

For high school seniors, the last year will be the time of your life -- but remember, that year is going to go by quickly. Here's how to stay focused.

Detroit’s Project Green Light announces expansion

Businesses can now enroll in the safety program for a lowered cost.

Here comes the Quicken Bro Express

The first of the QLINE streetcars arrives in Detroit this week.

The troubling context around Tupac’s infamous Red Wings jersey photo

The now-famous photo, sometimes used as a symbol of Detroit pride, was taken after a court hearing stemming from a sexual assault case

Bookies Bar & Grille co-owner on Tulsa shooting: ‘Listen to police…and don’t get shot’

"Get ready for the liberal media frenzy of BS," the bar owner says.