Art & Entertainment, Community, GLD

Let’s Change the African American Storyline to Reflect More Positive Aspects of the Community

  Clayling Woods has a story to tell and she wants to share it with all who are willing to hear. The Detroit native is a playwright who loves creating stories for the theater which reflect the African American community. “We need true stories,” she told me during our interview. “That’s what my endeavor is: to… Read More Let’s Change the African American Storyline to Reflect More Positive Aspects of the Community

Community

Mack is Alive

“Mack is ALIVE!” Artina Hardman shouted into the microphone. The crowd cheered and clapped their hands as Hardman continued to talk about the importance of coming together as a community. Soulful R&B music flowed through the speakers as children laughed and danced around. People greeted one another with a smile and warm hug. Food tables… Read More Mack is Alive

Community, Current, Family Life, Family-friendly Events

Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Happy Monday, Friends! How was your weekend? We had a chill weekend with relaxing on Saturday and then a family outing at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) on Sunday. Going to the library is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and we like to visit other libraries in the greater Detroit area.… Read More Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Community, Interviews, Style

Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

My daughter Michala and I have a great love for thrift store shopping. It’s our mom-daughter thing that we enjoy doing together. Our fondness for thrift stores began when we lived in Tennessee. There was a Goodwill store about four miles from our house. We would visit the Goodwill regularly, especially when the store had… Read More Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

Community, Family Life

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Let’s talk about healthcare! I know healthcare and health insurance can be a touchy topic these days, especially with the spike in insurance premiums. Trust me, my husband and I are feeling the pinch, too. But healthcare is an important topic that everyone… Read More Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Community

Memorial Day: Not Just a Celebration of Summer – Honor the Fallen

Memorial Day Weekend in the United States is celebrated as the unofficial beginning of summer. Many people across the country plan cookouts, trips to the beach or lake, and attend summer parties. But Memorial Day means so much more than a celebration of summer. Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember military men… Read More Memorial Day: Not Just a Celebration of Summer – Honor the Fallen

Community, Detroit Events, Interviews

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 spring season. Today we’re sharing a mini-interview with Erin to… Read More Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Community, Detroit + Metro Detroit Events, Interviews, Metro Detroit Events

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. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of… Read More Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy