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Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Corktown – Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is in store for an exciting event this coming weekend (May 20, 2017)! Spring Into Corktown is a new event created by Erin Gavle, owner of Eldorado General Store and founder of Spring into Corktown, which celebrates community and welcomes the […]

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. […]

All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017

All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017

On Sunday (5/7/17), Travis and I attended the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition. The Detroit-famous shopping extravaganza was held at Eastern Market. It was our second time attending an All Things Detroit event, the first being in March. I was excited to attend this event […]

Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Get a Jump Start on 18 Markets Opening This May!

Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Get a Jump Start on 18 Markets Opening This May!

It’s that time of year again! Farmers’ market season is back, and I am SO excited about it! I love going to the Metro Detroit farmers’ markets! I remember going to the farmers’ market in Atlanta with my dad. He’d buy peaches, watermelon, peanuts and other delicious […]

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan   *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.    

Happy Veterans Day from Good Life Detroit!

Happy Veterans Day from Good Life Detroit!

“Our veterans left everything they knew and loved and served with exemplary dedication and courage so we could all know a safer America and a more just world.  They have been tested in ways the rest of us may never fully understand, and it is […]

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit (Part 2)

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit (Part 2)

On Tuesday, I introduced you to the GIVE Club. Today I am sharing with you the second part to my two-part story of the GIVE Club. The nonprofit organization focuses on serving communities in Detroit and the metro area. They are making a great difference […]

GIVE Club Serves Detroit on Make a Difference Day

GIVE Club Serves Detroit on Make a Difference Day

The first time I drove down Third Avenue in Detroit, I noticed there was a large group of people gathered around in a vacant lot. There were tents up and a few shopping carts. I looked to my right and saw the homeless shelter. That’s […]

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Have you heard of Rosie the Riveter? In today’s time, Rosie is a very popular costume for women. I have also seen women empowerment campaigns and groups use Rosie the Riveter as a symbol. Rosie is seen as a symbol of “girl power”, promoting great strength for […]

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love my head wraps! Since moving to Detroit, I have collected an assortment of wraps. Detroit is very popular for the head wrap fashion style because many men and women wear head wraps for […]

Ivylocs Book Series Teaches Children to See the Beauty of African American Culture

Ivylocs Book Series Teaches Children to See the Beauty of African American Culture

When challenges come as they may, I tell myself: ‘I WILL find a way!’ Meet Ivylocs! She’s a professional problem solver who loves to help others. She uses critical thinking skills to examine a problem, create a plan, and then execute the plan. She doesn’t […]

Detroit Black Breastfeeding Summit Supports Moms

Detroit Black Breastfeeding Summit Supports Moms

So now that National Breastfeeding Month has come to an end, what happens now? When I attended the Black Breastfeeding Summit at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum in Detroit, I was thinking about this. I was wondering what happens after breastfeeding month ends. […]



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