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MOCAD Announces 4 New Art Exhibitions for the Summer 2019 Season

What’s good, friends? Today, I’m sharing with you the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s (MOCAD) summer 2019 art exhibition season. Check out the summaries of the upcoming exhibitions. Dates for each exhibit is listed at the end of this post. Peace + Blessings– Jennifer MOCAD’s SUMMER 2019 SEASON For its summer 2019 season, MOCAD presents… Read More MOCAD Announces 4 New Art Exhibitions for the Summer 2019 Season

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Dilla Youth Day 2019 Youth Performance Show Celebrates Young Performing Artists

On Sunday (2/10), Travis and I took the kids to watch the Youth Performances at Dilla Youth Day. Founded by Piper Carter, Dilla Youth Day celebrated its 8th year this past Sunday. The annual youth event was held for the fourth year in a row at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.… Read More Dilla Youth Day 2019 Youth Performance Show Celebrates Young Performing Artists

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Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored with Legacy Award

Michigan Legacy Art Park will present Detroit artist Charles McGee with the 2019 Legacy Award in recognition of a lifetime of achievements and influences as an artist, teacher, advocate and global citizen. The award will be presented as part of the Legacy Gala, the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit Michigan Legacy Art Park. The annual event, presented again by… Read More Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored with Legacy Award

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Dr. Sabrina Jackson Asks Six Detroit Men to Share What Men Really Want

A pastor, a comedian, and a journalist walk into a movie theater. They sit down to discuss the age-old question: what do men want. It sounds like an introduction to a corny, bar joke, doesn’t it? It’s actually three out of the six professions of the all-male panelists for Dr. Sabrina Jackson’s “Movie Night with… Read More Dr. Sabrina Jackson Asks Six Detroit Men to Share What Men Really Want

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Mel B on Sex, Drugs, Abuse, & Her Epic Healing Journey

By Allison Kugel Melanie Brown aka Mel B has reigned supreme as the spiciest of her bandmates since bursting onto the entertainment scene as Scary Spice in 1996 with the group’s #1 hit Wannabe. With her wild hair, piercings and a raucous personality to match, she instantly began making headlines, and she never stopped. Her… Read More Mel B on Sex, Drugs, Abuse, & Her Epic Healing Journey

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Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s blog post is the second part to my interview with Detroit writer B. Van Randall.   The Ghetto Nerd aka B. Van Randall– or as his family and friends call him, Van– is the creator and writer of the new graphic novel series Therians The Awakening.  The Detroit writer decided to try… Read More Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

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The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s interview is part one in a two-part blog series with Detroit writer B. Van Randall the creator of Therians The Awakening.  When I discover a new Instagram account, one of the things I like to do is read the person’s or company’s bio. I just love when people take the time… Read More The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

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Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the artists… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

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5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

By Jennifer Hamra Tomorrow is Election Day and if you find yourself frantically searching online for last-minute tips about voting, you are not alone. Many Americans are still researching voter’s information about candidates and various issues. In fact, last night I was talking to my husband Travis about Election Day and he told me he… Read More 5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

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Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

What’s up, Detroit!  I’m excited to share with you my post about my experience at Light Up Livernois 2018! It seems like I’ve experienced a lot of firsts over the past few weeks: Murals in the Market Eastern Market After Dark MOCAD’s Intersection Series Now I can add my first Light Up Livernois to my list… Read More Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

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Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

By Allison Kugel Born of a revolutionary bloodline to activist filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles, you could say that Mario Van Peebles was born to make films that nudge our social consciousness and encourage us to answer questions we hadn’t thought to ask. An actor, director and writer, Mario Van Peebles’ first foray into acting was… Read More Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

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10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Fall! The fall season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s boot and sweater season. Do you have any sweater trends your loving right now? I’ve been perusing various fashion sites like Who What Wear, Nordstrom, and Target to stay in the know with all of the fall trends. From a… Read More 10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

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All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)