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

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 immediatelyΒ knew I had to share the story on the blog. I think it’s […]

6 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

6 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Happy Thursday! This week went by incredibly fast, didn’t it? Maybe it’s because my week was so busy with Zhen’s birthday on Monday and then Halloween on Tuesday. I feel like we’ve been […]

The Made Man Honors African-American Male Leaders in Detroit

The Made Man Honors African-American Male Leaders in Detroit

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a good weekend and are feeling inspired to start a new week. Speaking of inspiration, an exciting community event is happening tomorrow at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, The Made […]

5 Reasons Festivals are the Perfect Place for Street Photography

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 […]

Spring Into Corktown Celebrates Community and Springtime

Spring Into Corktown Celebrates Community and Springtime

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head down to Corktown on Saturday, May 20th for an exciting, new event – Spring Into Corktown! Help beautify Corktown with Motor City Makeover. Don’t miss the unveiling of the Nordin Brothers’ new art object. Take a […]

Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017

Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, my husband and I attended the Cinco de Mayo Detroit parade in Mexicantown. We’ve only been to Mexicantown twice– both times to eat out at two different restaurants. I googled the location for the parade, but it turned out we […]

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

I enjoy exploring the city and taking photographs of city life and from time to time I share my photographs on the blog. For today’s post, I am sharing photographs of the Soul Roll, not to be confused with the Slow Roll. It was my […]

Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant

Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant

Detroit urbex is very popular. Many people love exploring Detroit’s abandoned buildings, houses, and other structures. These buildings and homes have such rich history. I mean, let’s be honest, Detroit has a lot of abandoned buildings and decay. From historical churches to automobile plants, you […]

15 Things I’ve Learned About Detroit

15 Things I’ve Learned About Detroit

I have lived in the greater Detroit area for a year and a half now. Since moving here,Β I have learned quite a bit about my new home. For example, it took me a while to understand this, but Detroit and Metro Detroit are connected but […]

Detroit’s African World Festival Celebrates Culture and Heritage

Detroit’s African World Festival Celebrates Culture and Heritage

A few weeks ago, my daughter Michala (14) had expressed an interest in learning more about our African American culture. Since we homeschool, I had suggested that we add African American studies to our Fall school curriculum. Fast forward to August 17th, I’m on Facebook […]


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