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Sometimes you need to burn some sage, clear the air, and summon your inner warrior. Singer/songwriter Ideeyah (pronounced Idea) teaches listeners how to release the warrior with her debut album, Brave. Released on the indie label EVRY Music, the album delivers an indulgent soundscape of soul, electronica, jazz and rock. The Detroit native’s vocals conjure courage…

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Stretch Money Photo Courtesy of Novacane Music Group Summer is almost here and the music is as epic as the barbecues. You and your fam will have to hook up the ribs, but Detroit hip-hop legend Stretch Money has your playlist covered with his new album, Time Is Money. True hip-hop fans will appreciate his dope delivery…

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ONCELOGIX: CEO Trinity Manning, COO Rod Brown, CFO Ty McLaughlin courtesy: ONCELOGIX   OnceLogix is a Black-owned health care software company that provides innovative solutions. They service almost 450 companies in several states, a majority of which are also minority-owned. Based out of North Carolina, CEO Trinity Manning, COO Rod Brown, and CFO Ty Mclaughlin are…

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Some say that you shouldn’t get your honey where you get your money. In her debut novel, A Pleasure Doing Business, writer Victoria Townsend reveals what happens when people ignore this advice. The native Detroiter gave rolling out a glimpse into what led her to pen this scintillating page-turner. What do you want readers to know about Victoria…

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“You know how your cousins are.” Sound familiar? You have either heard or said this about a janky product or poor customer service at a Black-owned business (BOB). All businesses encounter common issues, but the impact is greater for BOBs. Our history is filled with the reality of facing stereotypes, unfair biases, and unethical and illegal…

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The Detroit NAACP hosted their 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner at Cobo Center in Detroit earlier this week. Possibly the largest fundraising dinner in the world, there were almost 10K citizens, dignitaries and politicians present. Keynote speaker Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a rousing speech which supported this year’s theme, “A New Era, The…

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Photo credit: Sterling Photography Singer, songwriter and actress Beth Griffith may be new to you, but she has been in the music industry since she was in the womb. Her father Johnny Griffith, was the legendary and multi-Grammy® Award-winning pianist and keyboardist. He was an original member of the Funk Brothers, the in-house band for…

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  Broadway is back in Detroit with Motown the Musical. Rolling out recently caught the show at the historic Fisher Theatre. Giving an intimate view of Berry Gordy‘s trials and triumphs, it tells the true story behind an entertainment industry mainstay. Over 40 classic hits birthed by the multimillion-dollar machine are performed with synchronized dance routines and vibrant…

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Photo credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media Congresswoman Maxine Waters has established a stellar legacy. Known for her unwavering courage, she has championed countless domestic and international causes. Her tenure of almost 40 years in public service is not an accident. She has purposely broken barriers with her no-nonsense, no-holds-barred style, and despite disparaging remarks…

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Source: Facebook Kirby Gwen Middays can be a struggle. Fortunately, Detroiters have radio personality Kirby Gwen to motivate them through the monotony. As host of “Middays and Mascara,” Gwen’s infectious energy engages listeners from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on FM 98 WJLB. In addition to her on-air duties, she supports local businesses, kicks it…

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Photo Credit: Chimere Sheffield   Detroit teens Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall drop dope bars and beats on their infectious dance jam, “Juju On That Beat.” The viral sensations have set YouTube on fire with over 150 million views, earning it a Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Music Video nomination. Rolling out recently joined the #Zaymovement and chopped…

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America is long overdue for a paradigm shift in race relations. “Shots Fired” is an unprecedented 10-hour series that aims to spark that shift. Created and executive produced by husband and wife team Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious”, “Get on the Bus”) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”, The Secret Life of Bees”), the show is set…

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The NorthEnd Collective is Detroit’s newest shopping and art destination. Located in midtown Detroit, the eclectic retail space celebrated its grand opening, Saturday, February 4. Boasting 2000 square feet of fashion fused with art, it’s named after its historic location. The collective is comprised of four Black women-owned businesses; Purple Love LLC, an accessory boutique;…

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Source: Facebook University of Michigan Issa Rae shared her “awkward Black girl” magic during the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium at the University of Michigan. Held Jan. 16 at Hill Auditorium, the theme focused on Sounds of Change. Rae joined award-winning journalist and keynote speaker Amy Goodman and candidly spoke about several topics including her desire…

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From birth, the stars aligned to create DJ Mel Wonder’s destiny. Born Melanie Marlena Jackson, her middle name comes from Marlena Shaw, a jazz singer who is often sampled in hip hop music. Jackson, who resembles Nina Simone, was raised around music, a history that made her future in the industry fate. Rolling out resumes our Fierce…

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