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Director, Sheldon Epps Authors “My Own Direction: A Black Man’s Journey In the American Theatre”

Theater and TV Director Sheldon Epps releases a new book that chronicles his journey in the arts, MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre.

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Nine Black Sex Influencers To Follow To Bring Your Freaky Out

Earlier this year, BLAC published a list of four Black sexologists that offer the best sex advice. It was one of our most popular posts because we know that Black sex educators are, and always have been, on the front lines of the sexual freedom.
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48th Annual Noel Night Is Back In Detroit With Performances and Magically Experiences, Dec. 3

With over 90 participating venues, this walkable holiday celebration also features free indoor and outdoor programming, holiday shopping, yuletide treats, caroling, family craft activities and artist demonstrations. Noel Night is free and open to the public. 

Black TV Shows To Watch With Powerful Thanksgiving-Themed Episodes

BLAC's expert TV-watchers are here to offer recommendations for what to stream over the long holiday weekend, and this list has something for every...

The Six Best Black Movies to Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

If you're like me, and Turkey Day gets overwhelming; grab the remote, your favorite snacks, a soft pillow and comfy blanket and join me on the couch for some good streaming this weekend.

Holiday Entertaining: How BLAC Is Hosting Stress Free And Locally

You’re going to master Detroit-themed holiday entertaining and gift giving this year. Photography by Pamela Lewis of Pamela Lewis Photography.

Dorinda Clark Cole Celebrates 20th Anniversary Concert Nov 26

The Dorinda Clark Cole 20th Anniversary Concert will be a celebration of this Detroit-born and bred iconic singer and pastor’s career, featuring some of...

Top 6 Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and giving thanks. But it's also a time when we can reach out to our communities and...

Therapist Turned Filmmaker, Nneka Owens Releases Transformative Mother-Daughter Documentary

‘Beauty From Ashes’ explores a topic that is rarely discussed: an intense depiction that explores complex relationships between mothers and daughters.

State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden Is Running for Michigan Supreme Court Judge; This Is What She Needs to Win

Because state Supreme Court candidates technically run as nonpartisan, Michigan voters who vote straight-ticket Democratic or Republican will miss state Supreme Court races unless they make a point to look out for them on the ballot. Look for Kyra Harris Bolden on your ballot.

Are Black Families Ready For “Gentle Parenting?”

With the generational trauma being largely recognized in Black communities, conversation about a form of parenting called "gentle parenting" is starting to take place...

10 Sexiest Places in Detroit for a Sweet Date on Sweetest Day

We’ve curated few of the sexiest places in Detroit to have Sweet Date on the day we lovingly celebrate as Sweetest Day here in the midwest.

Family Zoo Boo Fun This October At The Detroit Zoo

Zoo Boo fun for the family during the entire month of October at the Detroit Zoo with events that are set for the whole family.

Birth Detroit, a Premiere Black-Owned Birthing Center, Finds Home

Birth Detroit, Detroit's premiere Black-owned birthing center has found a home on the westside of the city.

BLAC Canna

How Many Non-Profits Does it Take for a City to Bring Equity to the Cannabis Industry? Grand Rapids Has Lost Count

Is there such a thing as having too many nonprofits?  Or having so many they work in conflict with each other?  Grand Rapids is...

Up in Smoke: The Business of Cannabis in Detroit is a Disaster

The state of Michigan recorded $163 million in recreational marijuana revenues last month. But in Detroit, there are 63 licensed dispensaries, and none sell...

Diddy Acquires Multi-State Cannabis Brands To Create Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Cannabis Company

Diddy himself posted in his Instagram page saying that his mission has always been to empower Black entrepreneurs.

My Two Weeks as a Cannabis Trimmer in Detroit

It’s a pretty funny story-- I started out trimming in the cannabis industry simply to find the best weed in Detroit. As a consumer...
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