‘Check Your Blind Spots’

By | 2018-08-31T11:12:56-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Michigan, News|

In an instant, a snap judgment can change everything; a negative one, even more so. In the case of Kiri Stewart, an openly transgender woman, an angry reaction could mean bodily harm. So, for her, hypervigilance is often a necessity. That's why when she went to Flagstar bank to apply for a mortgage, she steeled herself for the worst.

Man arraigned in shooting of trans woman in Detroit

By | 2018-08-29T16:27:59-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Deonton Rogers was arraigned in 3rd Circuit Court in Detroit on August 15. The 29-year-old was accused of pulling a gun on a trans woman in a gas station on the city’s west side and shooting her while in a scuffle, Rogers is charged with discharging a firearm causing serious injury, felonious assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, fourth-degree child abuse and ethnic intimidation based on gender and a felony firearms violation.

Michigan Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Series

By | 2018-10-10T14:50:53-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Michigan, News|

As BTL continues the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination series, we hear from Highland Park Mayor Hubert Yopp who was sworn in on Jan. 1, 2016 for a second non-consecutive four-year term. Yopp has a varied background of experience with over 40 years in the operation and administration of local government, serving in various positions in Highland Park, including Highland Park Police and Fire Manager for 31 years and Highland Park City Council for four years.

Power Couples

By | 2018-08-29T16:05:41-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

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Royal Oak Barktoberfest Starts Sept. 15

By | 2018-08-29T16:02:56-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce invites attendees to discover Barktoberfest, a fall festival for dogs and dog owners. Centered around locally-brewed craft beer and music, this dog-friendly event is designed to bring together the community.

Arts, Beats & Eats Continues for 21st Year

By | 2018-08-29T16:00:53-04:00 August 29th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

This year marks the 21st annual Ford Arts, Beat & Eats festival. Presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, this year there will be more than 200 performances that will be held across 9 stages located in downtown Royal Oak. Attendees are welcome to attend from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Last year, the festival hosted nearly 400,000 visitors and raised $350 thousand for local charities.