March 2019

March 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month, meet a dozen black women who are are shaking up the status quo, from artists to business owners to social activists. We also take a look at Detroit radio’s past and future and ask: Where have all the black radio stars gone? We’ve got ideas on how you can spend Opening Day if you forego Comerica Park, plus much more!

A Community Collecting

‘A Community Collecting: Art from Northwest Detroit’ Prepares for Marygrove College

It's the brainchild of Live6 Alliance's Detroit Neighborhood Arts (DNA) Project featuring Monica Brown, Felle, Asia Hamilton, Darryl Smith and Megan White.
breast cancer screening

Ask the Expert: When Should I Start Breast Cancer Screenings?

African-American women are more likely than Caucasian women to get an aggressive type of breast cancer that often comes back after treatment.
Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas on the ‘Crazy Chaos’ of Roller Derby

She's the only black skater in the Detroit Roller Derby and she's in it for the action and the "sense of sisterhood," and hoping for more inclusivity.
Detroit radio

A Look at Detroit Radio’s Past and Future

In the early 2000s, the landscape of black radio in Detroit began to slip and transform. Where have all the black radio stars gone?
Science of Grief

Detroit Proper: With Community, Sorrow is Easier to Bear

Science Gallery Detroit prepares for its second "The Science of Grief" public event on March 27 at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The New Mona Lisa

Art Exhibit ‘The New Mona Lisa’ Reimagines Di Vinci’s Masterpiece

The pieces by Douglas Jones and curated by Asia Hamilton are on display at the Norwest Gallery of Art in Detroit until April 5.
Detroit Tigers home opener

Detroit Tigers Opening Day Outside of the Ballpark

Ticket shmicket. We've got your parties and hangout spots during the Detroit Tigers' home opener against the Kansas City Royal on April 4.
Ain't I A Woman?

Ain’t I A Woman? Sisters Who are Doing it for Themselves

The ladies on our list are authors, community leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and social activists, and that's but a mere drop in the bucket of badassness.
Fusion Kitchen and Cocktails

Fusion Flare Kitchen & Cocktails Opens in the Joy Community

The eatery fuses American and soul food with founder and operator Mashelle Sykes at the helm.
LeCulture Café

LeCulture Café Serves Up Elevated Comfort Food

The eatery has settled into Detroit Black Bottom neighborhood with offerings like Mamba Chicken Pasta and Seafood Overload Mac & Cheese.
Alvin Ailey

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Detroit

The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary by performing five productions over three days, including fan favorite 'Revelations.'
Social Club Grooming

Social Club Grooming Company Elevates the Neighborhood Barbershop

The newest spot, headed by husband-and-wife owners, sits inside The Siren Hotel and offers great haircuts and engages with the community.