BLAC is back and all digital again in May! Amid the constant doom and gloom, local COVID-19 survivors share their stories (Page 18). And we answer the – rhetorical? – question about why this virus has been so ruthless to the Black community. Spoiler alert: because racism (Page 22). We marvel at the practical splashed with spiritual cocktail that is “mother wit” (Page 14), peek inside a few new reads from Black women authors (Page 11), shout out the groups working hard during this crisis (Page 10), plus much more! #BLACdetroit
Disparities exist all through Black America that we can blame for why COVID-19 has its foot so aggressively on our necks.
As a child, both of this millennial’s parents were imprisoned. Now grown, she’s created an organization that provides children of the incarcerated with essential resources meant to break the cycle of generational incarceration.
Get involved with these local organizations and nonprofits that are working for the community during this crisis.
How one woman’s daughter taught her to love her natural hair.
Passed down from our ancient foremothers, “mother wit” is where practicality meets spirituality.