As we dust ourselves of awards season, we wonder: When the #BlackSoExcellent why the #OscarsStillSoWhite? Also in March, we check in on the city’s 2020 census preparation and meet the people and orgs working to settle nerves and bust myths. We round up our favorite popcorn shops and sample some off-kilter flavor combos, visit two exhibits that are the epitome of arts and culture, meet a Highland Park native who believes a stitch in time saves nine – and neighborhoods, plus much more.
Experts point to a rising trend of NBA and NCAA recruiters seeking and developing elite, white players from Europe and elsewhere outside of the States instead of nurturing homegrown, African American talent. Are our boys slowly being squeezed out?
Don’t believe the sunshiny hype. Spring ain’t here yet.
Pieces from the actress’s personal collection celebrate black womanhood.
Nike’s second woman of color designer, Cheresse Thornhill, displays her work alongside local sneakerheads.
Lance McGhee is capitalizing on the city’s booming esports industry.
The D Loft Café brings together the city’s “food-preneurs” for growth and networking.
The Dirty Show returned to the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit two weekends in a row to deliver the area’s largest erotic art exhibition.
Owner Kristine Ferguson wants to create a neighborhood space for women to learn and hang out.
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.