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Monday, July 6, 2020

Stunning photo shows Indigenous women posing where Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue stood

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 9:13 AM

Local photographer Rosa María Zamarrón went viral over the Fourth of July weekend for her shots of Indigenous women standing at the former site of Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue. As of Monday morning, a photo showing four women in colorful, traditional Jingle Dresses standing at the pedestal of the statue...

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Jennifer Hudson is a goddamn vision as Aretha Franklin in the new 'Respect' teaser trailer

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM

During Sunday night's virtual BET Awards, performer Jennifer Hudson gave us a taste — or two — of what we can expect when her long-awaited Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, drops later this year. Following her performance of Franklin's 1972 gospel-infused rendition of “Young, Gifted, and Black,” Hudson dazzled as...

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Detroit writer's memoir 'The World According to Fannie Davis' to be adapted for feature film

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 1:38 PM

A true-life Detroit story about race, family, defiance, and an underground numbers racket will be heading to the big screen. The film rights to Bridgett M. Davis' celebrated 2019 memoir, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers, have been acquired by Searchlight Pictures,...

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Detroit Institute of Arts among these cultural institutions to reopen next month

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 11:50 AM

The last three months have felt a lot like Henry Fuseli's “The Nightmare,” but Thursday's announcement that Detroit's cultural institutions will be reopening next month, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, has strong “The Wedding Dance” vibes (minus the erect codpieces). After months of being closed to the public...

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Feminist Nevertheless Film Festival goes virtual for second annual celebration

Posted By on Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Online stalkers, the disintegrating American Dream, wage discrimination, self-inflicted confinement, and a mother who spontaneously pukes toy blocks. No, this isn't an existential dating profile bio — it's a fraction of the feminist Nevertheless Film Festival's programming, which is going digital next month for its second annual event. This...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Streetwear on a mission — The Wealthy Brand to reopen its Oak Park storefront this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

After several months of relying solely on online sales due to coronavirus, Detroit-based luxury streetwear company The Wealthy Brand is eager to open its doors for what owners Kuddles Hopkins and Rashad Hosea are billing as a relaunch and reimagining. “We have to do a lot more work ourselves...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Henry Ford announces reopening and new dates for delayed Marvel exhibit

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:33 PM

Thanos, you're canceled. Despite his best finger-snapping efforts — and, well, the villainous and ever-surreal coronavirus pandemic — the Henry Ford's massive Marvel legacy exhibit will finally make its Midwest debut next month. Originally scheduled to open on March 28, just two weeks after the state was practically shut...

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Royal Oak movie theater will defy state order to reopen for Juneteenth film series

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Daddy Glantz is going full rebel for a good cause. Royal Oak's Emagine theatre will reopen on Friday, June 19 — despite not being able to legally do so under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's statewide reopening plan — for a weeklong festival highlighting Black cinema and films that present “compelling...

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Wakanda forever: Michigan Black cosplay group will celebrate Juneteenth in costume

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Everything changed for Blerds — that's Black nerds — after Marvel released 2018's megablockbuster Black Panther, the first feature film dedicated to a Black superhero. Well, almost. Sure, in 1994 Damon Wayans slipped on some spandex for the superhero comedy Blankman; 1997 found Michael Jai White as demonic assassin Spawn;...

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Detroit art collective teams up for virtual variety hour to benefit Black-led organizations

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 9:55 AM

The married couple and creative duo behind Woodbridge's Armageddon Beach Party Store & Lounge, Elena Smyth and Aubrey Smyth (aka Kozma and Motu, aka Detroit’s “ambassadors of psychedelia”) have teamed up with with a digital nightclub and Haus of Moneje, a queer-Black-run production house to produce a virtual benefit...

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