April 2019

April 2019

We celebrate BLAC’s 20th anniversary by looking back at 1999, our first year in this magazine game. In the fourth installment of our BLAC Legends series, we chat with UAW Vice President Rory Gamble on the future of the union, and we take a look at the fight for Planned Parenthood’s Title X funding, plus more!

Charity Davidson

Charity Davidson and Teach For America-Detroit Breaks Down Socioeconomic Barriers

The org utilizes a network of teachers to provide education, support and opportunity for students.
Black Comedy

The Best Comedy Spots in and Around Detroit

Get out and laugh a little at these local comedy clubs and bars.
Bernita Bradley

Bernita Bradley on Insecurity in ‘The Girl in the Alley’

The author and founder of Enroll Detroit has turned her pain into purpose.
The Cochrane House

The Cochrane House is Your Home Away From Home

The luxury inn opened last year in Detroit headed by sisters Francina and Roderica James.
Nicole Bien-Aime

Voluptuous Bien’Aime Boutique Offers Plus-Size Clothes for Stylish Women

Owner Nicole Bien-Aime is about inclusivity and modern fashion.
The L.I.V.E. Outreach

The L.I.V.E. Outreach Empowers Girls in the Foster Care System

The nonprofit org aims to provide basic resources and teach financial literacy to help girls transition to independent living.
Plymouth United Church

Plymouth United Church of Christ Celebrates 100 Years

The Renaissance Choir will perform at the Charles H. Wright Museum on April 19.
Homework Hotline

Detroit Public Schools Community District Introduces a Homework Hotline

The hotline is available Monday through Thursday to help parents with the nightly homework routine.
Dr. Kishawn Kole-James

Dr. Kishawn Kole-James Provides the Superior Oral Care You Deserve

Dreaming of straighter teeth? Superior Orthodontics offers professional and personalized oral care that can give you a smile that will change your life.
Marsha Henderson

Dr. Marsha Henderson, M.D. is Putting Patients First

The doctor and the team at the family-owned Hamzavi Canton Dermatology offer a patient-centered approach to skin and hair care.

Ask the Expert: What About the Recent Measles Outbreak?

Measles can lead to ear infections, dehydration, pneumonia and death.

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: The Kickoff to a Year-Long Series

We're celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and looking back at 1999, the year that started it all.
Rory Gamble

BLAC Legends: Rory Gamble

Bringing – and keeping – people together has been his role since joining the UAW in 1974. Now that the political ground has shifted, the organization is finding new ways to communicate with its members.
Title X

Detroit Proper: Title X and the Fight for Women’s Health Issues

Planned Parenthood is in a fight to keep the federal funding that so many low-income men and women depend on for basic reproductive and sexual health care.
Classical Roots

SEEN Photo Gallery: 41st Annual Classical Roots Celebration

Composer and professor of music Robert A. Harris and philanthropist Dr. William F. Pickard were honored during this black-tie affair.
Dr. Curtis Ivery

SEEN Photo Gallery: WCCCD’s Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Central Educational Complex Dedication and Naming...

Wayne County Community College District held a dedication and naming ceremony for the new Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Central Educational Complex on March 14 at the Downtown Campus atrium.