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March Issue 2022

Women doing it for themselves. That behind every great man / There had to be a great woman / But in these times of change / You know that it's no longer true / So we’re comin’ out of the kitchen. These are the words so eloquently sung by Aretha Franklin...
BLAC Detroit February 2022

February 2022

“Lord, Lord, Why did You make me Black? Why did You make me someone — the world wants to hold back?” I remember reciting these words in elementary school, as we were learning the infamous poem by RuNett Nia Ebo — and not fully understanding what it meant. Attending an...

January 2022

WE GOT YOU. Like many, I grew up indulging in magazines that shared Black Culture, Fashion, Beauty, and Stories. Word Up! delivered all the posters of my teenage crushes plastered on my wall. Jet showed me the essence of Black beauty and that it was attainable. Essence, a personal favorite,...
A Leap Of Faith. PUBLISHER'S LETTER And just like that, the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, Han Solo uniforms have been dusted off, and Mariah Carey has emerged to grace us with as muchAll I Want for Christmas that we can handle.  It’s hard to believe that we’re near...
SPACE AND GRACE Last month, I talked about the beauty of revolution and change. Today, as we get the first year of our own revolution at BLAC under our belts, I’m reflecting on the scrapes and bumps along the way. Here, at the office, we often say, “We are not...

August 2021

This issue discover a few of our favorite Detroit businesses with The BLAC® List. Spend some time looking for Detroit landmarks with the gorgeous cover illustration from Mario Zucca and get your talking points together as we delve into Critical Race Theory. And, be sure to flip to page 14 to discover classic cocktails made with Black-Owned Spirits.
BLAC StyleMakers cover

July 2021

Our inaugural suite of BLAC StyleMakers on the cover, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, (Page 40). Explore the culture of non-monogamy (Page 44). You’ll also find watermelon-forward recipes (Page 14) and learn how artist Mario Moore uses the idea of space in his work (Page 20), among other offerings.

June 2021

We’ve got 10 pages of photos, shot by Lauren Jeziorski, that perfectly capture the spirit of the summer hangout, complete with the recipe for a boozy yet festive punch. Summertime also means travel, and we’ve got you covered from swimwear and other chic but easy suitcase staples, to where to eat, sleep, play and nuzzle up to nature across the Midwest.

May 2021

In May, we’re spotlighting Detroit’s Black entrepreneurs who all gave us beautiful insight into what fuels a business owner. This Mother’s Day, while we celebrate the mothers, we also want to acknowledge the millions of women who are struggling with infertility, an issue that affects Black women more often than white women. We check in with Black-owned wine brands and TLC reality stars, plus much more.
BLAC Cover April 2021

April 2021

We’re delivering eight pages of spring fashion, from florals to neon to denim. We also dive into the idea of inclusive fashion as the Black Lives Matter movement ushered in an era of reckoning felt across industries, fashion especially.

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