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January 2022

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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

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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.
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July 2021

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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

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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.
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May 2021

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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.
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April 2021

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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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March 2021

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For our cover story, we ventured to Palmer Woods and to a midcentury home built in 1959, the first residential project by the late architect Irving Tobocman who designed 400 structures across the world before he died in 2017. Over the years, the current homeowners filled the space with works of art collected during their travels and pieces of sentimental significance.
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February 2021

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We shout out just a few of the Black women that helped to usher Vice President Kamala Harris to the White House, and consider what her achievement means to the women of today and tomorrow.
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January 2021

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In our January issue, we sit down for a Q&A with Michigan's first Black lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist. And we call on data and local therapists to stress the importance of addressing our mental health in an authentic way.
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December 2020

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To cap the year of the bizarre, we thought we’d recall the spirit of seasons past. By now, we’d be in full fashion swing with holiday parties, fundraising galas and charming stage shows to attend. There will be none of that, but we thought why not play dress up anyway with 13 pages of lavish looks?
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