December 2019


Our 2019 holiday gift guide is all about the little things. We’ve rounded up over 25 stocking stuffers, adorably compact and perfect for every personality on your list. We close out our 20th birth year with our last anniversary throwback, a look back at 2014 and our chat with Trick Trick. Desiree Cooper explains why doing yoga in white spaces has got us bent out of shape. We’ve combed the web for the prettiest gift-wrap, checked in with a newly opened family fashion house, plus much more.

Allandra Bulger

Allandra Bulger, Executive Director, Co.act Detroit

This Oakland University graduate has made a career of supporting nonprofits – and, in her newest role, she’s creating an environment where the city’s organizations support each other.
BLAC anniversary throwback

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2014

Celebrating BLAC’s 20th anniversary and recalling what we and the culture were up to in 2014, plus replaying our sit-down with Trick Trick.

‘Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections’ at the DIA

The exhibition opened Nov. 12 and displays art gathered from private collections.
Claudette Robinson

Claudette Robinson Co-Authors ‘Claudette’s Miraculous Motown Adventure’

The children's book is meant to teach youngsters about Motown and believing in miracles.
gift wrap

Pretty Papers for those Perfect Presents

Discover your new favorite gift-wraps, perfect for the holiday or year 'round.
DIA gala

SEEN: Detroit Institute of Arts Gala

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the DIA invited elegantly dressed guests to its annual fundraising gala celebration.
Strategic Community Partners

Strategic Community Partners Creates Coworking Space in Fitzgerald

The 2,000-square-foot facility offers workspace hubs, conference rooms and various programing.
holiday gift guide

The Little Things: Our Overstuffed Holiday Gift Guide

Stocking stuffers for every personality on your list.
The Upperow

The Upperow Luxury Fashion House Opens in New Center

The husband-and-wife team behind the label wanted to create their own idea of style.
Personal to Political

The Wright Prepares for ‘Personal to Political’ Exhibition

Starting Dec. 19, artists from Paulson Fontaine Press showcase works on intaglio prints.
wedded bliss

Wedded Bliss: Simone Toney and Robert Nunoo

BLAC celebrates love and congratulates Simone Toney and Robert Nunoo on their entrance into wedded bliss.

When Taking Yoga While Black, Finding Your Peace Can Be Stressful

Microaggressions and feelings of exclusion when doing yoga in white spaces has got us bent out of space.
Blessed Beginnings

Blessed Beginnings Learning Center Opens on Detroit’s East Side

The educational childcare center accepts kids aged 6 weeks to 5 years.