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Photo by Avel Chucklanov As the granddaughter of four devout Christians, I know a thing or two about church. My brother and I lived in Ohio but spent summers in Georgia bouncing between both sets -- on one side, a now-retired minister of...
I was just a toddler when Roe v. Wade was signed into law. In my lifetime, I have only known reproductive freedom that rightly afforded me agency to make deeply personal and private decisions about my body. To have that freedom should not be a luxury -...
The return of Broadway productions to Detroit stages couldn’t be better headlined than with this weekend’s premiere showings of BLUE, a dynamically moving play run by Black women and highlighting actors and dancers native to the D itself. 
In the heart of Midtown arises a new residential development named Woodward West. We caught up with the developer, Chris Jackson, to get an update on what else he's been up to since BLAC featured him in 2012. The article has been edited...
From books to movies, there’s no shortage of stories that spotlight Detroit, but things have been relatively quiet on the video game front. A notable exception is 2018’s Detroit: Become Human by the French studio Quantic Dream. But the latest installment in Detroit’s gaming canon is homegrown....
Students across Detroit are looking ahead to another academic year. Some will go to a four-year college, but that’s not the path for everyone. And in the mid-to-post COVID world, where most vocational fields are experiencing a steep skills gap, that’s perfectly fine. “There’s...
Late July to early August is prime for hot, super sunny days in Michigan. Staying hydrated helps with the heat, but we should also be protecting our skin from the sun's rays, something that Ascension Medical Group family physician Dr. Victoria Cohen says melanin-rich people tend to...
Founded in 2020, Southfield-based nonprofit A Girl Like Me Inc. has quickly created a safe, nonjudgmental space for girls and women. By offering mentorship, resources and education, they support teenage mothers and other girls and young women, ages 11 to 25. “It’s been a great response,” says...
Critical race theory is an academic movement that has recently gained widespread attention because of its framing by some Republicans and conservative groups in restricting the teaching of America’s past and present. Though, the principles of critical race theory are not new. It was first explored in...
While there’s a myriad of classic Black TV shows, one of my favorites is “My Wife and Kids” -- an American sitcom that premiered in 2001 and follows the life of an upper middle-class Black family in Stamford, Connecticut. From witty banter to comedic relief and relatable...
Photo by erik reardon on Unsplash While the hashtag #SupportBlackBusinesses has recently taken storm in some corners of Twitter and Instagram, this call to action isn't new. Black economic power is deeply rooted in our history, so much so that it’s...
Warren Evans
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans recalls his life back in Idlewild, the childhood that helped make him, and the legacy he wants to leave behind.
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