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10 Black Musical Artists We’re Looking Forward to Seeing on Stage This Year

We've curated a list of our favorite artists that are going on tour. For example, fresh off of the success of her second studio album, SZA will embark on the highly-anticipated SOS Tour in February. The 19-date run will hit cities such as Detroit, Toronto, DC, New York, Atlanta, and several others.. For a bit of nostalgia, Janet Jackson and New Edition both start their separate tours, titled Together Again and The Legacy Tour.

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BLAC Fridays Playlist: Mentorship

Ain’t much changed over here, BLAC is still celebrating the life and work of great artists and this New Year Same You playlist hits.

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Six Best Black Nail Techs in Memphis

While there are many nail artists and technicians in the industry, Black nail techs are genuinely in a league of their own.
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The BLAC List: 11 Black-Owned Vacation Rentals

we are delighted to recommend some black-owned home vacation rentals that provide the homely, cozy, relaxing, and safe experience we all desire when traveling. We will look at some of the best places to stay across many different states to give you a wide array of options as you venture out on your next trip.

150 Of Detroit’s Grandale Families Receive New Winter Boots, Socks from Toyota

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, more than 150 family members from The Salvation Army (TSA) Detroit Grandale Corps Community Center neighborhood on Detroit’s west side received new insulated winter boots and socks to help shield families from the cold. 

Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

The family meal has become a bit of a lost art in the modern age, where life moves at breakneck speed, long work schedules are juggled, screens are glued to everyone, and activities and other commitments fill up the “off” hours.

Ample Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Metro Detroit

On Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, Detroit and the nation will honor the world's greatest Civil Rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on nationally...

Mysteries Unraveled Behind Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

Each and every family has something that is a holiday tradition but where do many holiday traditions and fixtures come from? What is the origin of Santa Claus? How did candy canes come about? Did people always kiss under a sprig of mistletoe?

5 Black-Owned Board Games to Play With Friends & Family

Big ones. Small ones. We’re talking board games and card games and games where people have to sit and games where people have to stand. That means it’s a perfect time to share the best black family (or friend) games!

Playwright, Je’McClain Premieres ‘What About Christmas? Saturday Dec 17 At Detroit’s Senate Theater

Independent filmmaker, Je’McClain is making a name for herself on the silver screen, debuting her latest attention-grabbing Holiday film, “What About Christmas? “, on...

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...

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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...

NFL Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson Follows Entrepreneurial Dream

National Football League Hall of Fame Inductee Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions follows his entrepreneurial dreams.

Unlocking Social Equity in Cannabis

Social equity does not work? But why?  For some strange reason, we have begun to interchange the words equity and equality. And, yes, they do...
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