Friday, June 23, 2017

Detroit's Hush House shows why 'black history' is American history

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM

On a side street in Detroit is a little museum that tells a big story. It's called Hush House, but it also carries a mouthful of a subtitle: The Black World Community Museum and Leadership Training Institute for Human Rights. Hush House is run by two educators, the Rev....

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Why you need to watch TV show 'Playing House' featuring Detroit's Keegan-Michael Key

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Sweet friends, if you haven't watched the USA network's hilarious comedy Playing House then what are you even doing with you life?? We will give you a free pass since the show is highly underrated, but the third season premieres tonight and it's shaping up to be the best...

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Children who visit the Wright Museum this weekend will receive a free doll

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will give away a free doll to every child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old who visits the museum this Saturday morning as part of their I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls exhibit. The exhibit, which amasses...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kresge Artist Fellow winners announced, including former 'MT' staffer Allie Gross

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:18 PM

More than 750 local artists applied to be a 2017 Kresge Artist Fellow and to take home an unrestricted $25,000 prize, and today 18 winners were announced. The group is a reflection of both up-and-coming artists in Detroit as well as those who have already spent many years affecting change...

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Dan Gilbert named richest person in all of Michigan, because of course he is

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Tell us something we don't know, Forbes. The business publication released a list today of the richest person in every one of our fine states. As a surprise to no one (maybe besides Rich DeVos) the Daddy Warbucks of Detroit (yes, I am implying that Detroit is a orange-haired...

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Why the Detroit Historical Museum's new 1967 exhibit needs to be seen

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:04 AM

When it comes to looking back on what went down in Detroit in late July of 1967, the fable of the blind men and the elephant was never more apt. Depending on who you are – and where you live – chances are there are people who register what...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Royal Oak teacher will compete on 'Jeopardy!' next week to win the big bucks

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM

"America's Favorite Quiz Show" will once again star a local teacher. Nathan Flynn, a Royal Oak English teacher, will have the chance to answer a variety of popular culture, literature, history, and geography questions on JEOPARDY! on Wednesday, June 28. His appearance will come six weeks after Susannah Nichols,...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Harry Potter bar crawl is coming to Royal Oak

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:34 AM

With last month's "Pottercon" that went down at the Masonic Temple and a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room headed to Novi, we weren't too surprised to see that a Harry Potter bar crawl is happening in Royal Oak. Friends, it's time to grab your wands and prepare to drink because...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Michigan residents use this emoji more than any other

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The President of the United States is under federal investigation, there is a very real possibility that Russians influenced the U.S. election, and each week it seems there is some new terrorist attack. I mean, the world's not exactly on fire, but it's getting close. So, when things get heavy,...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Detroit poets seek to saturate the world in verse, host open mic night

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Sheezy Bo Beezy is a lot of things. Among them, he is the co-founder of the Detroit Poetry Society, but his artistry extends far beyond the written word. “I'm a musician first,” he says. “Before I was anything, I was a musician. But, I’m a dancer, I’m a community builder,...

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