Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Adeshola Makinde's 'Relevant' highlights civil rights protest signs of past and present at Playground Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:37 PM

Black Power! Police Brutality Must Go! Education For All! What has been made very clear in recent years is that the fight is not over and, frankly, it may be a very long time until we see environmental justice, racial and housing equality, an end to gender-based pay gaps,...

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Detroit fashion designer Quandell Wright walked for hours in Wyoming to get on Kanye West’s radar

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:32 AM

Quandell Wright’s Dearborn garage fashion studio is a masterpiece in messiness, functionality, and ambition. There’s a screen-printing press, a vinyl cutter, and a sewing machine all sitting stoically on makeshift desks. The clothing racks are full of Wright’s “William Palmer Homme” samples and merchandise. There are bikes hanging, a...

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Comedian and elder millennial Iliza Shlesinger might tell jokes about party goblins and lying boyfrieds at the Crofoot

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:17 PM

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned … or a woman in comedy with the power to drag a lying piece of shit ex-boyfriend with a Netflix movie that spills all the tea. Comedian Iliza Shlesinger has been making the transition from stand-up to big screen to streaming...

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Fleatroit Junk City hosts annual vintage and collectors market because you need more stuff

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 5:36 PM

Listen, we all love buying new shit, right? But how many clearly imperfect discounted frocks and misspelled "Live. Lauf. Love." wall art destined to be donated to our donation center of choice shortly after purchasing can we possibly impulse buy during our moment of zen at TJ Maxx? While the...

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

The 42nd Concours d'Elegance celebrates classic cars, auto design, and speed in Plymouth

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Have you ever seen the Black Ghost? As in the rare and totally famous triple-black Detroit-made 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE muscle car that would have Fast and Furious’ Dom Toretto fully torqued if you catch our Tokyo drift. Well, you may have your chance at the 42nd annual...

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Hotter Than July goes virtual for annual celebration of Detroit's Black LGBTQ+ community

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:52 AM

June might be the official Pride month, but in Detroit, July is considered Black gay pride month. Touted as the second-oldest event of its kind, Hotter Than July has celebrated Detroit’s Black LGBTQ+ community for more than 20 years. Hotter Than July festivities look a little different this year,...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Week-long BLKOUT Walls mural festival will beautify New Center and celebrate POC artists

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 2:36 PM

This is not your typical blackout we metro Detroiters are used to in the summer. The inaugural Black-produced BLKOUT Walls Festival is turning the spotlight on Black muralists, as well as the limited racial diversity and lack of sustainable compensation in the art world. The weeklong festival was conceived...

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Concert of Colors returns to Detroit next month with in-person and virtual programming

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 2:29 PM

The 29th annual Concert of Colors will return to Detroit this August.. The festival hosts a wide variety of musical artists covering a global range of musical styles and genres, and this year’s event will combine both in-person and virtual options, allowing festival goers to choose the best option...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Egyptian illustrator Deena Mohamed discusses translating her graphic novels

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:13 AM

For many writers and artists from marginalized groups, the pressure to always represent their community is exhausting. The categorization of their work as “African American Literature” when written by a Black writer or “Arab American Stories” when written by an Arab writer can be limiting for someone who just...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Flooding and expansion efforts close Motown Museum until 2022

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 4:33 PM

There ain't no mountain high enough to keep the Motown Museum from closing its doors for an entire year — and nearly two months early. According to The Detroit News, those looking to visit hitmaker Berry Gordy's legendary Motown headquarters-turned-time capsule, which is home to Motown artifacts, photographs, and...

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