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SE Michigan Black History Month Festivities 2022

Joyful Black History Month! Here’s a list of some culturally rich and entertaining virtual and in-person events happening in Michigan this month in the name of Black history. And, don’t forget to support these...

DIA’s Exhibit, “The New Black Vanguard

The Detroit Institute of Arts is currently hosting The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, a “traveling exhibition feature more than 100 images by Black photographers that highlight the intersection of fashion,...

Black Historical Figures You Should Know: Albert H. Wheeler

We wanted to share some of the local Black historical figures that made a difference in Washtenaw County. Today, we talk about Albert Wheeler, the first black mayor, and first tenured Black professor at...

Black Historical Figures You Should Know: Rosa Letitia Byrd

“I like helping people.I like being part of organizations that do things, that make a difference in people’s lives.” -Rosa Letitia Byrd, Ann Arbor News, 1997 History is a funny thing. Sometimes, events can seem...

Support Black-Owned Businesses in Washtenaw County

Our black neighbors need our support. Let’s give it by supporting local black-owned businesses in Washtenaw County. This list will help!

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day : Local Holiday Events

Highlighted MLK Activities in Washtenaw County  Martin Luther King Jr. said in his 1963 book, Strength to Love,  "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort,...