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As earth dwellers like you, we know about The Slap. It’s taken over so much of this week’s online discourse that to not address it immediately would be ridiculous. But as the Academy decides what, if anything, will be done about that, we’ve determined to consider some of the...
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has withstood a monumentally difficult task with fortitude this week. Thoroughly qualified for the role of Supreme Court Justice, she has had both her intellect and integrity challenged on a national stage by sitting US Senators whose competence and incorruption are on record as questionable...
March Madness has kicked off with all the pressure and excitement that the “rise and fly” “do or die” nature of the college basketball tournament brings. There have already been major surprises—like the Lady Bison of Howard University clenching their first tournament win—and mind blowing upsets—like St. Peters knocking...
There’s an exodus of women leaving the workforce right now -- and we’ve got more about that in “The Moment” below, but in Detroit, entrepreneurs and community leaders have formed Black Leaders Detroit and raised more than $325,000 for Black-led businesses. It’s cooperative economics at work and you oughta know...
This week’s headlines are filled with firsts and a bit of the unconventional. As both science and society continue to expand around the use of cannabis, we were excited to take a journey with journalist Darralynn Hutson as she experienced the work life of a weed trimmer throughout Detroit....
There’s a chill in the air because the seasons have changed...and it’s the time when folks look for hayrides, corn mazes and a fun scare. This week’s playlist is all about tapping into that mood and is perfectly paired with an essay from Jasmine Graham on Black folk horrors. Beyond that,...
Hey ya'll. It's been a heavy news week. Images of border patrol agents using a whip-like cord to round up Haitians for mass deportation went viral, despite the fact that they were seeking asylum from a country that has recently been devastated by both natural disaster and extreme political instability. We...
Oh, happy day! We feel like shouting this Friday, ya’ll! But rather than make a joyful noise in the church house, Sierra Allen examines the ways many Black millennials are redefining church and their own spiritual journeys. Our BLAC Friday playlist is a nod to that, with some of our...
Our social media feeds were inundated this week with the smiles of brilliant Black children wearing backpacks, fresh cuts and intricately braided styles—all set for the start of what we hope is a safe, healthy and engaging new school year. But just the day before, we took a collective gasp at...
When it doesn't even get dark until 10, the nights get long and full of good trouble -- and we've got the soundtrack for it, plus a deeper dive on exploring relationships outside the monogamy paradigm. We took a little break last week, and there's been no shortage of...
What didn’t go down at the BET Awards?! We’re still recovering from Taraji P. Henson and Lil Nas X’s looks, not to mention Cardi B’s head-turning pregnancy announcement. Speaking of style, we went looking for the best of it in Detroit and found the BLAC StyleMakers -- it’s almost too much...
Happy BLAC Friday! The weather is warm, outside is open and we are ready to be back in the streets. This week, we give you our summer bag essentials to keep your skin moisturized and glowing as the weather gets warmer. While you might be sitting in the office...
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