An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
By: Kimberly Bryant
When I was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. I remember being excited by the prospects, and looked forward to embarking on a rich and rewarding [...]
Revolutionary ART Presents: Say it Loud!: Supporting Black & Brown Artists in Michigan
Doors at 6:00pm, 18+, $3 suggested donation
All proceeds will go to Heartside Art Gallery http://www.facebook.com/HeartsideGalleryAndStudio
Networking & Dialogue begins at 6:00pm Ends at 8:00pm
Hosted by Rev ART Founders: Johannah Jelks & Georgia Taylor
Music will Be Provided By- Michigan Black Expo URBRadio
Rev art Break out [...]
In just a few short years, SuperDre has brought her unique sound and contagious stage energy to packed dance floors and events across the nation.
Releasing her funky, minimal techno sound on her boutique label, Bass Candi, SuperDre thrives in the live environment delivering most of her sets on turntables along with midi controllers, an art [...]
Motor City Rising celebrates the deep and rich human tapestry of a city as it literally rises from the ashes. The interconnecting stories of the creative thinkers, artistic innovators and Detroit residents trying to survive in a once great industrial city are all interconnected and prove that nothing is as powerful and tenacious as the [...]
By Alison Cross
Note: Earlier this year, we ran an interview with Alison about the corner store she and her brother launched in 2011. Now, we’ve invited her back to share her own perspective on the store.
Convenience store. Bodega. Corner store. Call it what you will, the one thing you cannot call most corner stores is [...]
Matt Vande Bunte | firstname.lastname@example.org 02/01/2012 6:45 AM
GRAND RAPIDS – After-school programs are in line for a checkup with a $765,000 grant that will focus on gathering reliable data and improving program quality.”
Grand Rapids is one of nine cities nationwide that will share $7.8 million from The Wallace Foundation in New York. Details on how [...]
Brandon Jessup,Chairman and CEO,Michigan Forward was announced as the 2011 recipient of the “Critical Thinking” Award presented by Freedom Institute during Freedom Weekend at their National Town Hall Meeting.
By: Steve Carmody
Flint mayor Dayne Walling being interviewed by Michigan Radio in his campaign office
(photo by Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio)
Flint’s mayor takes his oath of office today. What happens next is up to Governor Snyder. Incumbent Dayne Walling won a four year term as Flint’s mayor last week. He’s already been serving as Flint’s mayor [...]
By: Bill Johnson
Free Lance Journalist
This letter serves as an introduction of Collin Foster Mays. Collin is a young, fresh and emerging talent who is destined to leave an indelible mark on Michigan’s political landscape.
Collin is a 2008 graduate of West Bloomfield High School. He is currently a junior at Western Michigan University with [...]
By: Shawn Wright
Bobby Smith, 27
Founder, En Garde Detroit
Why he lives in metro Detroit: Enjoys the work ethic and possibilities of making a difference. “I love working hard and a good fight. … I stay in Detroit because I believe in Detroit.”
Claim to fame: Founded En Garde Detroit, a Detroit-based social entrepreneurship business that sells fencing [...]