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BLAC Fridays Take a Bow
When we ask you, our reader,  to ‘take a bow’; we’re using it figuratively to say that you deserve to be praised. This week we want to give flowers to you; our BLAC readers and content creators right now.This weekend we invite you to take that much needed bow...
This week’s headlines are filled with firsts and a bit of the unconventional. As both science and society continue to expand around the use of cannabis, we were excited to take a journey with journalist Darralynn Hutson as she experienced the work life of a weed trimmer throughout Detroit....
There’s a chill in the air because the seasons have changed...and it’s the time when folks look for hayrides, corn mazes and a fun scare. This week’s playlist is all about tapping into that mood and is perfectly paired with an essay from Jasmine Graham on Black folk horrors. Beyond that,...
Oh, happy day! We feel like shouting this Friday, ya’ll! But rather than make a joyful noise in the church house, Sierra Allen examines the ways many Black millennials are redefining church and their own spiritual journeys. Our BLAC Friday playlist is a nod to that, with some of our...
Our social media feeds were inundated this week with the smiles of brilliant Black children wearing backpacks, fresh cuts and intricately braided styles—all set for the start of what we hope is a safe, healthy and engaging new school year. But just the day before, we took a collective gasp at...
If you’re anything like me, you’re planning to make the most of this summer. After spending the last year indoors, I am looking forward to spending as much time outside as possible.  The hair has been braided, the outfits have been bought and the toes have been painted white in...
When “Verzuz” launched early in the pandemic, its broadcasts were anything but slick: artists struggled to use Instagram Live, had shoddy wifi connections or showed up late and unbothered. More than a year later, it has evolved into a full production, complete with corporate sponsors and acquisition by Triller...
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