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Monday, February 19, 2018

Black Panther-inspired costume contest planned for Jerk X Jollof's El Club pop-up

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:08 PM

The release of Marvel Studio's Black Panther was heralded by rave reviews and met with record-breaking box office sales. The film, rich in Afrofuturistic design and visuals, has inspired hashtags like #WakandaForever — which moviegoers have used to show off garb that pays homage to not only the film,...

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Alleged Trump mistress Stormy Daniels is coming to a Detroit strip club

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump, will perform at a Detroit strip club next month... allegedly. According to a tweet posted today, Daniels added a slew of new dates to her tour, including a stop at Detroit club Truth on March...

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Friday, February 16, 2018

A local photographer offers a rarely seen view of Detroit in new series on display in Ferndale

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:17 PM

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... drone? The latest collection from photographer (and chief technology officer for Henry Ford Health System), Brian Day explores an angle of Detroit that is often overlooked — the upside down. "Perceptions of Detroit have evolved dramatically over the years, both with...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hamtramck museum will celebrate the city's unsung black history

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Normally, when you think of Hamtramck history, it's not unusual to focus on the high concentration of Polish people that used to set it apart as an ethnic enclave. “A Touch of Europe in America” was the old city slogan, and as late as the 1990s the city was...

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Detroit-based, black-owned lipstick brand The Lip Bar lands on Target shelves

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Mirror, mirror on the wall, WTF this shade doesn't match my skin, like, at all! Fear not, The Lip Bar is here! The Detroit-based company that promises an array of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free lip candy for all skin tones and lifestyles has just scored a bullseye of a deal....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Why are actors from The Wire in a Detroit park rendering?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:28 PM

In case you blinked and missed a tweet from Crain's Detroit Business writer Kirk Pinho, take a gander right now. We'll fill you in on the details. OK, details: The rendering is one of many provided by design firms competing for the job of designing a new riverfront park west...

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You have one more chance to see West African folklore brought to life through puppetry

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:10 AM

With the closing of PuppetART Theatre's downtown location last year, and the moving of the troupe's performance space and museum to a temporary spot in Southfield, it seemed as though the magic of puppetry would no longer have a place in downtown Detroit. Fortunately, some other local institutions have stepped...

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Author Shaka Senghor to speak at Southfield Public Library

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:52 AM

In 1991, Detroiter Shaka Senghor went to prison on a 19-year sentence for a murder committed during his drug-dealing days. He was only 19, and a father of two. But Senghor did not remain in prison. After receiving a letter from his son, Senghor turned his life around. His memoir, Writing My...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Revisit the Obama years with former White House photog Pete Souza at The Henry Ford

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 2:11 PM

If a picture is, in fact, worth a thousand words, then the work of photojournalist and former chief official White House photographer for both presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama could fill anthologies. Souza, who captured Obama’s most private moments, gave us the now iconic image of the president...

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Ferndale's Detroit Comics is closing

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:07 PM

After more than a decade in business, the owners of Ferndale's Detroit Comics announced in a Facebook post on Monday that it will soon close its doors for good. Reached by phone, owner Brian Kelly says "it was a lot of different reasons" that led to the decision to...

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