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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Victory for LGBTQ Rights in Jackson

BY BTL STAFF Jackson Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson ruled this morning to accept a consent order between Jackson Together and the City of Jackson that finally allows the city's non-discrimination order to take affect. [...]

By |2017-04-11T09:00:00-04:00April 11th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Lady Gaga. Photo: KathClick Dueling stars are born (one of them Lady Gaga) Here's a rule you can count on in the entertainment business: everybody wants to remake "A Star [...]

By |2017-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2017|Entertainment|

The Temple Beth El, a Detroit Gem, to Be Restored

photo: S2_WORSHIP_BRF_Bethel_2514.jpg caption: Photo courtesy of Bethel Community Transformation Center The historic Jewish synagogue Temple Beth El on Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be transformed into a modern performing arts destination, an interfaith worship space [...]

By |2017-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2017|Guides, Worship|

Freedom House Funding Restored

Program Manager TJ Rogers said Freedom House will refine a plan that decreases their reliance on government funds going forward. BTL File Photo: Andrew Potter. A technical error in grant application scoring by the [...]

By |2017-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Transmissions: Not Safe

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH As I write this, I am packing and planning my trek to Orlando, Florida for the 2017 LGBT Media Journalists Convening. While I should only need concern myself with how to [...]

By |2017-04-06T09:00:00-04:00April 6th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|