Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Save the Date: Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Weekend

Hey, Detroit Tiger Fans! An exciting celebration is scheduled for early September in honor of the Tiger’s 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary. The event is in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank.   Here are the special events you can look forward to in September:  Friday, September 7 – Detroit Tigers vs. St.… Read More Save the Date: Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary 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

Family Life

Apply for a Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by April 27th!

The Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation invites graduating high school students to apply for an educational scholarship in connection with Michigan’s largest youth-centric event, Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD). Students can submit an application and essay prior to the April 27 deadline. Students graduating from a public, parochial, private, or charter school who have been accepted into a… Read More Apply for a Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by April 27th!

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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Grilled Roasted Shrimp with Southwestern Sauce

Happy Friday! Are you entertaining this weekend for the Super Bowl? Travis and I will probably stay home and cook homemade appetizers and our favorite desserts. We’re not big football fans (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!), but I think we’ll watch some of the game and check out the Super Bowl Halftime Show. On Monday, I… Read More Grilled Roasted Shrimp with Southwestern Sauce

Art & Entertainment, Paid Sponsored Post

How I Incorporate Real Places into My Novels

Experience Detroit Vintage Coffee and Tea House in My New Novel Ex-Ray If you are a reader of fiction, you may be one who enjoys entering a fantasy world where everything in the story is derived purely from the writer’s imagination. Alternatively, you might love being transported into someone else’s world and becoming a fly on… Read More How I Incorporate Real Places into My Novels

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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

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

Art & Entertainment

How Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart Inspired My Entrepreneurial Journey

Today’s post is a guest contribution from Angel Livas, Founder & Board Chair for The Woman Behind the Business. Angel shares her experience at The Woman Behind the Business Bahamas Retreat where gospel recording artist Tasha Page-Lockhart performed and also shared her personal life journey with other female entrepreneurs.      A “Different” Retreat For… Read More How Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart Inspired My Entrepreneurial Journey

Food

Detroit Bartender Adil Yamin Shares His Violet Beauregard Scotch Cocktail Recipe

  If you’re looking for a special cocktail to make at your next holiday party, look no further. Detroit bartender Adil Yamin has the perfect scotch cocktail for you— The Violet Beauregard. Adil is featured on Auchentoshan’s new, interactive cocktail website. It’s really cool, too. The new site gives you the chance to learn how… Read More Detroit Bartender Adil Yamin Shares His Violet Beauregard Scotch Cocktail Recipe

Art & Entertainment, Artist Spotlight, Interviews

Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist

    When I arrived at the Basement Burger Bar in Downtown Detroit, Apropos– Detroit-based singer and songwriter– greeted me with a hug. It was my first time meeting the singer, but it was like we had been longtime friends. He was friendly and eager to share with me his story about his new solo… Read More Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist