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

Art & Entertainment, Community, GLD

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… 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… 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

Community

Mack is Alive

“Mack is ALIVE!” Artina Hardman shouted into the microphone. The crowd cheered and clapped their hands as Hardman continued to talk about the importance of coming together as a community. Soulful R&B music flowed through the speakers as children laughed and danced around. People greeted one another with a smile and warm hug. Food tables… Read More Mack is Alive

Community, Current, Family Life, Family-friendly Events

Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Happy Monday, Friends! How was your weekend? We had a chill weekend with relaxing on Saturday and then a family outing at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) on Sunday. Going to the library is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and we like to visit other libraries in the greater Detroit area.… Read More Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Community, Interviews, Style

Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

My daughter Michala and I have a great love for thrift store shopping. It’s our mom-daughter thing that we enjoy doing together. Our fondness for thrift stores began when we lived in Tennessee. There was a Goodwill store about four miles from our house. We would visit the Goodwill regularly, especially when the store had… Read More Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

Art & Entertainment, Artist Spotlight, Paid Sponsored Post

Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop

Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her… Read More Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop

Art & Entertainment, Paid Sponsored Post

Interview with Cheryl Robinson, Detroit Native and Author of Until Ray

Today’s blog post is a feature interview with contemporary women’s fiction writer Cheryl Robinson. Cheryl is a Detroit native and recently released her novel Until Ray, which is also set in the City of Detroit. Until Ray will be part of a trilogy and the first book is available for a free eBook download! Read… Read More Interview with Cheryl Robinson, Detroit Native and Author of Until Ray