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Exclusive, Sensory-Friendly Screening for Individuals with Sensory Needs on Saturday, June 4

On Saturday, June 4, join Emagine Entertainment for a unique sensory-friendly screening of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” This special program is designed to ensure an enjoyable experience for individuals with sensory needs and their supporters. The movie theater will have specific modifications made to the environment, including lowered sound and lighting levels, and elimination […] The post Exclusive, Sensory-Friendly Screening for Individuals with Sensory Needs on Saturday, June 4 appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
THEATER & DANCE

Pregame Laughs with Detroit Women of Comedy’s Headline Acts

Like you, we’re excited to laugh with the brightest comedians at Detroit Women of Comedy starts tomorrow. To warm up our bellies for the two-day nonstop laughs, we met with two of the event’s headline acts: Simply Shanell and T Barb. Just before they get on stage this May 20 and 21, 2022 at Planet […] The post Pregame Laughs with Detroit Women of Comedy’s Headline Acts appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Detroit Excursion Futbol Club: Changing the Face of Soccer

About two decades ago, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports gave the MLS an “F” for gender representation in its 2003 Racial and Gender report card. Women were less than 25 percent in the entire sport: from players up to general managers. This was the first failing grade ever given since the report […] The post Detroit Excursion Futbol Club: Changing the Face of Soccer appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
DETROIT, MI

Bask is Sights and Sounds inside the “Paradox of Harmonics” Exhibit at MOCAD

Nep Sidhu’s first solo exhibit in the U.S., “Paradox of Harmonics,” is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) now until September 11, 2022. The Toronto-based artist dedicates the exhibit to his Sikh religion. Sidhu uses Afrofturist and Sikh practices to reveal how the power of sound can act as a space […] The post Bask is Sights and Sounds inside the “Paradox of Harmonics” Exhibit at MOCAD appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
DETROIT, MI

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II to Launch “Caring for MI Future”: $100 Million Investment in Child Care

On Monday, May 16, 2022, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, will join Michigan Department of Education State Superintendent Michael Rice and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Orlene Hawks to launch the “Caring for MI Future” plan. To help the nearly half of all Michigan families who live in communities without enough child care options, the ”Caring for MI Future“ plan sets a bold goal to […] The post Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II to Launch “Caring for MI Future”: $100 Million Investment in Child Care appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Motor City Singers’ Space Unplugged: Community Songwriting Project Kickoff Celebration Concert

It’s finally here! The Motor City Singers’ Space Unplugged: Boa Me Begins kickoff celebration concert is happening on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. This event marks the beginning of a five-month community songwriting project led by Detroit-native culture creator Ben Will and Motor City Sings, a 501©3 nonprofit organization that utilizes music to […] The post Motor City Singers’ Space Unplugged: Community Songwriting Project Kickoff Celebration Concert appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
DETROIT, MI

Summer 2022: Preparing Your Yard for Summer Fun

Summer is just around the corner, and, that means, it’s time to start preparing your yard for all of the fun activities you’ll be enjoying there! From swimming to barbecuing, you’ll want to make sure your yard is ready for action. BLAC has you covered with several ways to prepare your yard for summer fun. […] The post Summer 2022: Preparing Your Yard for Summer Fun appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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The BLAC List: Detroit Area Black-Owned Landscaping Companies

Detroit is home to a number of Black-owned businesses, including several landscaping and lawn care companies. By supporting these businesses, we can help to promote economic growth and opportunity in our community. Here are just a few of the Black-owned landscaping and lawn care companies in the Detroit Metro area: Powell & Son LLC Serves […] The post The BLAC List: Detroit Area Black-Owned Landscaping Companies appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Riding for Wellness: Annual Motofest Ride and Festival to be held in Detroit June 4th

On Saturday, June 4, 2022 Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, Inc. (SEED), will welcome bikers, patrons and supporters back for Detroit’s “MotoFest2022.”  The theme of the annual motorcycle ride and festival is “Wellness Begins at Home” and will highlight the importance of resources and opportunities to bring financial and physical wellness to our communities.  In […] The post Riding for Wellness: Annual Motofest Ride and Festival to be held in Detroit June 4th appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Twyla Carter Becomes First Black Woman and First Asian American to Helm The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) announced the appointment of Twyla Carter as attorney-in-chief and chief executive officer. Carter, a national leader in public defense, civil rights and access to justice work, becomes the first Black woman and first Asian American to serve in this role in the 145 year history of the organization. “I am […] The post Twyla Carter Becomes First Black Woman and First Asian American to Helm The Legal Aid Society appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Friday the 13th: Just Another Day

Do you believe in superstitions? Do you think Friday the 13th is unlucky? If so, you’re not alone. But where did this fear of Friday the 13th come from? And why do some cultures consider it to be a day of good luck? Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in many Western cultures. […] The post Friday the 13th: Just Another Day appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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Puerto Rico, Island of Tropical Breezes!

The sights. The sounds. The experiences. There’s no place quite like San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our group of five arrived on the island after a late-afternoon flight from Detroit Metro Airport and catching a connecting flight out of New York’s JFK Airport. Once we had checked into our hotel: the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, […] The post Puerto Rico, Island of Tropical Breezes! appeared first on BLAC Detroit Magazine.
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