Culture, Feature Story

Detroit Lions’ Tight End Luke Willson Surprises Detroit Students at Microsoft Store’s STEM Workshop

Yesterday I visited the Microsoft Store at The Somerset Collection to attend a special program for the New Paradigm College Prep (NPCP) school. Select students from the Detroit-based school attended a special workshop called “Code a Talking Robot with Ohbot”. The workshop is part of Microsoft Store’s five new STEM summer camps. The summer camps equip… Read More Detroit Lions’ Tight End Luke Willson Surprises Detroit Students at Microsoft Store’s STEM Workshop

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

Culture

#FinalThoughts: Make a Change

Hi, friends! I loved Joseph Ellick’s article on “Make a Change”. Written primarily for a college-based audience, Joseph’s thoughtful words can also be applied to other life situations. I hope you feel encouraged today with Joseph’s encouraging advice on making a change in your life! Special thanks to Joseph Ellick for sharing his article on… Read More #FinalThoughts: Make a Change

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5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

1. All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally (Mother’s Day Celebration) Still looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for Mom or that special woman in your life? All Things Detroit will host their Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 6th at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travis and I attended last year’s event and… Read More 5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

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15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

Do you have any plans to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year’s campaign is “End Plastic Pollution”. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22nd, as it marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Former Senator of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded… Read More 15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

Culture

“Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” is a Must-See Documentary

I watched a very interesting documentary yesterday. It’s called “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” and it’s about the key battles in the Civil Rights Movement. If you are into watching documentaries and learning more about the Civil Rights Movement, then I recommend watching “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America”. I learned a few… Read More “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” is a Must-See Documentary

Culture

“How Many Times Have You Had a Man or Boy Tell You There’s Something You Couldn’t Do?”

“Do you feel any added pressure of being a woman in a male-dominated sport?” This was the question a student from Detroit International Academy for Young Women (DIA) asked professional race car driver Christina Nielsen. I raised my eyebrows and nodded my head at the young lady’s question because it is something I have also… Read More “How Many Times Have You Had a Man or Boy Tell You There’s Something You Couldn’t Do?”

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6 Signs You Are Working In a Toxic Work Environment

From time to time, we all dread the new work week. Comics and memes are jokingly exchanged on social media because everyone has “a case of the Mondays”. Unfortunately, though, many people actually dread going to their jobs every single workday— not just on Mondays. When this happens, it is a strong sign that your… Read More 6 Signs You Are Working In a Toxic Work Environment

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Here’s How You Can Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Your Family

 Do you have plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a special day to honor and recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. Every year on the holiday, I like to plan a family activity or take my children to an event in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.… Read More Here’s How You Can Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Your Family

Culture, Family Life, Style

The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!

Barbie is getting a hijab! And I think that’s wonderful news. When I read the story about Ibtihaj Muhammad, American Olympian fencer, being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, I immediately knew I had to share the story on the blog. I think it’s very important to create toys which highlight our beautiful, diverse… Read More The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!

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5 Reasons Festivals are the Perfect Place for Street Photography

Street photography is one of my greatest passions. I love capturing candid moments of city life. You can get very creative with street photography and create photographs in your own style. I know there are certain “rules” when it comes to street photography, but I feel like if you capture an image or moment that really… Read More 5 Reasons Festivals are the Perfect Place for Street Photography

Beauty, Culture

We Rock Dope Hair: Naturally Flyy Detroit’s Celebration of Culture and Natural Beauty

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, my family and I attended We Rock Dope Hair: A Natural Hair Experience. We Rock Dope Hair is presented by Naturally Flyy Detroit, founded by sisters Jennifer Thomas and EttaFlyy Espy Thomas. Jennifer was very kind to extend an invitation to Good Life Detroit to attend the event. On today’s post, I share… Read More We Rock Dope Hair: Naturally Flyy Detroit’s Celebration of Culture and Natural Beauty