After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Cara Delevingne has a lot of acting jobs now It's more likely that you know Cara Delevingne from seeing her modeling in the pages of "Vogue," or from her appearance in [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Entertainment|

The Lynch-Pin of Comedy

Across 1 Get ready for a trip to P-town 5 Gin diluter 10 Low-quality meat 14 Sea bordering Kazakhstan 15 He repealed DADT 16 Where to get off in gay Paree 17 Funny thespian Lynch [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

House Into ‘Home’

BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS While some houses may be sold on features alone (pool, garage, backyard), it takes a realtor to sell a "home," says Christopher Ayers of Shain Park Realtors in Birmingham. "A house [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Guides, Home|

Moving Forward To Home Sweet Home

BY AJ TRAGER James and Teddy Washington recently moved to Brightmoor. While living at their previous home they faced constant harassment and threats and say that moving to the new place is like night and [...]

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The Beauty Of Natural Imperfections

BY AJ TRAGER Paul Hickman is the owner and founder of Urban Ashes, a unique furniture and frame manufacturer that employs Michigans transitional and disabled labor force to create frames and moulding from recycled and [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Guides, Home|

Evergreen Antiques Offers Uniqueness

BY BTL STAFF Owner Jim Cyr and partner Cindy O'Flynn BERKLEY - Love of antiques and attention to unique value is reflected in the ever-changing inventory at Evergreen Antiques. Owner Jim Cyr has been in [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Guides, Home|

JTCC Celebrates 21 Years Of OUTfest

BY BTL STAFF ANN ARBOR - The Jim Toy Community Center will host OUTFest, a celebration of the LGBT community and its accomplishments, Oct. 2-3 in the Kerrytown District and Braun Court to celebrate National [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Michigan, News|

On The Road Again

By Alfredo D. Smith National Black Justice Coalition As I watched the trees go by on the road home to Detroit, I took in the beautiful scenery and began to reflect on my experiences during [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|


By Victor D. Harrell National Black Justice Coalition She-roism was the foundation of my experience during the National Black Justice Coalition's Leadership Summit, "Out On The Hill (OOTH)." At every section of this event, women [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Bring Your ‘A’ Game

By David Nelson, Jr. National Black Justice Coalition I had another awesome experience this year at National Black Justice Coalition's "Out On The Hill" 2015 conference. Out On The Hill is a national, black, LGBT [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Positive Thoughts: Viral Fatigue

By Jeff Berry I recently attended the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's 25th National Convention in San Francisco. NLGJA's first convention took place in the city by the bay in 1990, so this year's [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Transmissions: Stonewalled

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith Director Roland Emmerich has released his latest disaster movie. This time, though, rather than space aliens blowing up American landmarks, or a freak ice age freezing American landmarks, or even Godzilla [...]

By |2015-10-01T09:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|