Former MT writer Biba Adams is Model D's new Editor at Large

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Biba Adams.

Last year, we were thrilled to hire Detroit-based journalist Biba Adams, who told us working at Metro Times was her "dream job"... and then just weeks later the pandemic hit, forcing us to make difficult staff cuts. Even worse, Adams lost three family members to the pandemic.

Fortunately, "Biba the Diva" landed on her feet, quickly getting a gig at national outlet TheGrio while continuing to contribute stories to Metro Times, including a story out today about a new FX documentary on hip-hop, which is one of her passions.

It was always our hope to be able to rehire her as soon as possible. But now Adams has a new home for her writing.

Today, local outlet Model D announced that Adams will serve as its new Editor at Large.

"I am so excited to write stories of the inspiration and resilience of Detroit that lives in its art, culture, and history," said Adams, a longtime contributor to Model D. "This city has so much beauty to still be uncovered and understood."

Adams has also written for Real Detroit Weekly, where she had a hip-hop column in the early 2000s, as well as, Ebony, Visit Detroit, VIBE, and more. Last year, she penned a Metro Times cover story about the latest record by rapper Royce da 5'9", the Grammy-nominated The Allegory.

Our loss is Model D's gain. We're happy for you, Biba.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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