June 2020

BLAC_0620-Cover

Like all of you, we’re trying to make sense of George Floyd’s killing and wade as gracefully as is possible through the aftermath. We asked writers, activists and elected officials to pen op-eds from their unique perches. We also take a look at how technology has kept us connected during quarantine, visit two new shops on the Avenue of Fashion – one serving sweet treats, the other hot sneakers – and check in with a pair of ladies in law, plus much more.

Black Lives Matter

United in Strength

Writers, activists and elected officials pen op-eds to try and make sense of George Floyd, police brutality, protests and what comes next.
social technologies

Credit Social Technologies with Keeping Us Hanging on During Quarantine

They’ve kept us connected to one another, granted us public spaces to share and grieve, allowed those of us lucky enough to be able the ability to work from home – and then, when all else failed, helped us dance it out.
Juneteenth

Virtual Juneteenth Celebrations

Join these virtual Juneteenth events and have a digital jubilee.
Detroit Heals Detroit

Sirrita Darby, Executive Director, Detroit Heals Detroit

This high school educator has dedicated her career to helping Detroit youths confront and heal trauma.
DMC

DMC’s Game Changer

Audrey Gregory, the Detroit hospital system’s new CEO, is breaking the traditional mold of hospital leadership – and improving our community and state along the way.
hair art

Kristina “The Glam Tech” Beaty Spins Strands of Splendor

The hair sculptor is determined to make us see hair art as a legitimate artform in its own right.
Ruby's Natural Hair Care

Ruby’s Natural Hair Care is a Family Affair

The family-run business of hair and skin care pays homage to the family matriarch.
Ascension Michigan

Why Has COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacted African Americans?

African Americans are more likely to have preexisting conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, putting them at a higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.
lawyers

Minority Women-Owned The Rippy + Sheikh Law Firm PC Upsets the Status Quo

Lawyers Jasmine Rippy and Ameena Sheikh are all about a different kind of practice.
Lana's Bake Shop

Lana’s Bake Shop Opens Third Location on the Avenue of Fashion

The family-run bakery is committed to providing unique sweet treats, safely.
Fahrenheit 313

Fahrenheit 313 Settles in on the Avenue of Fashion

Fred Paull II heads this sneaker exchange and retail shop.
Father's Day

Posing with Pops

We asked our social media friends to send in their favorite pictures with their dads, and you guys delivered.