Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

by Jennifer Hamra     Have you seen the new romantic drama Love Is ___? It’s featured on Oprah’s OWN channel and many fans are lovin’ this new African American-based television show. Loosely based on the real-life marriage between producers Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), Love Is… Read More Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

By Allison Kugel     Hailed as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians of the past three decades, D.L. Hughley has never been afraid to dig into ethnic stereotypes, economic disparity, relationships, politics… nothing’s off limits. His words are explicit and paint an accurate portrait of societal contradictions and pain in fast forward. From… Read More D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke     Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

Art & Entertainment, Community

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

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

Family Life

Ivylocs Teaches Children to See the Beauty of African American Culture

On August 28th, 2016, my husband and I attended Hug Day Detroit in Detroit’s Eastern Market. There were many amazingly, talented artists and various vendors selling art, jewelry, clothing, and other products at the event. We came across Danielle Carin Dunn’s table where she was holding a meet and greet and selling her first novel… Read More Ivylocs Teaches Children to See the Beauty of African American Culture

Motherhood

Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

August 2016   The month of August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each year women across the United States and the world celebrate and share their journey of breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding advocacy groups, lactation consultants, peer coaches, and other breastfeeding supporters plan many events to raise awareness and support to educate women and the public about… Read More Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week