September 2019

BLAC September 2019

In our cover story, we examine our infatuation with fast fashion. The allure is simple: On-trend clothes can be had cheaply and easily making us feel like we’re players in the fashion game, but at what cost? We sit down with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans for the sixth installment of our BLAC Legends series – spoiler alert: He thinks The Avenue of Fashion could become the next Black Bottom – we’re recalling NASA’s would-be first black astronaut, going mini donut crazy, plus much more.


Ask the Expert: How Can I Lower My Stress Level?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in America, and black women's anxiety tends to more chronic and the symptoms more intense.
Warren Evans

BLAC Legends: Wayne County Executive Warren Evans

The Wayne County executive discusses how not to trample on Old Detroit, racial prejudice and protecting the city’s Hispanic and Arab communities.

BLAC’s 20th Anniversary Throwback: Flashing Back to 2009

Celebrating BLAC's 20th anniversary and recalling what we and the culture were up to in 2009, plus replaying our sit-down with KEM.
fast fashion

Calculating the True Cost of Cheap, Fast Fashion

A trend-driven culture makes fast fashion cheap and easy, but at what cost?
Ed Dwight

Detroit Proper: Edward Dwight and a Dream Deferred, but Reincarnated

Dwight was supposed to be NASA's first black astronaut, but destiny – and racism – had other plans.
Life Juice

Life Juice Bar and Cafe Serves Up Raw Cold-Pressed Juice

Owner Rhondell Love hopes to change the way Detroit consumes fruits and veggies.
Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Honors Those Fallen

Lansing commemorates fallen officers from the Detroit Police Department and elsewhere across Michigan.
MY Dream BIG Club

My Dream BIG Club Prepares for its Inaugural Conference

The husband-and-wife team behind this millennial-focused club is calling all dreamers to Greektown Casino on Sept. 14.

Quan Blunt, Farm Manager, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Experience with food insecurity and a drive to help others inspired this born-and-raised Detroiter to work toward ending hunger in the city.
Fash Bash

SEEN: Fash Bash 2019

On Aug. 15, the Detroit Institute of Arts invited the city’s most stylish and philanthropic to its annual fundraiser.
The Breakfast Loft

The Breakfast Loft Opens in Rivertown

Restaurant owner, 24-year-old Micah Jenkins, is determined to create a chic but comfortable vibe with black Detroit at the center.
Beauty products

Your New Fave Beauty Products

Local beauty artist Cassandra Ward offers up her makeup bag must-haves.