Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

By Allison Kugel     With an acting career spanning four decades and multiple awards and nominations, Regina King has effortlessly embodied countless memorable characters across the big and small screens. From thought-provoking films like Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Jerry Maguire and Ray; to lighter fare like the Legally Blonde and Miss Congeniality… Read More Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

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

Art & Entertainment

Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”

Summer has been keeping me very busy with taking my kids to all of the fun city activities and festivals. Sometimes it seems like the kids get to have all of the fun more than the grownups, right? Take the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for example. It’s filled with so many educational and fun activities for the kids. We visited the… Read More Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Last night, some of music’s legendary singers and songwriters were honored at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The annual event took place in New York City at the Marquis Hotel. The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) President/CEO Linda Moran and co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff celebrated and… Read More Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is right around the corner. The Best of Detroit 2018 party is set for Friday, June 29th and I am excited to attend my first one! Have you bought your tickets yet? If you’re new to Detroit like me, then you’re in for a real treat.… Read More Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

By Allison Kugel     Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise Vibration, his eleventh studio album, out September 7th. The first… Read More Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

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Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

By Allison Kugel     Gwen Stefani spent her childhood and adolescence in Anaheim, California, a suburban girl living just a stone’s throw from Disneyland. It was her older brother, Eric, who founded No Doubt, the hybrid ska/punk/rock band that would help Stefani make her way into the musical limelight with their 1995 breakout album,… Read More Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

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Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

When I think of all of the television shows I grew up watching, Degrassi is one TV show that definitely sticks out in my mind. Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989) and Degrassi High (1989-1992) left a lasting impression me, so much so, that I shared my love for the Canadian teen shows with my own daughter… Read More Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

Art & Entertainment

Logan Browning Gets Candid About the Series ‘Dear White People’

By Allison Kugel     Her beauty is luminescent, her conviction fierce. It’s a potent combination and why actress Logan Browning’s portrayal of student activist Sam White in the Netflix hit series Dear White People has struck a chord with audiences. The series, based off the 2014 movie of the same name, also created by… Read More Logan Browning Gets Candid About the Series ‘Dear White People’

Art & Entertainment, Motherhood

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

By Allison Kugel     Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

Art & Entertainment

The Advice Actress Jenia Tanaeva Gives Moms Who Want to Achieve Their Dreams

Dreams really do come true when we keep our faith and work hard toward our goals. Jenia Tanaeva is a perfect example of this. From living in the communism regime in Russia to moving to America as a single mom of two girls, Jenia’s story is a real-life modern Cinderella story, only it’s the single… Read More The Advice Actress Jenia Tanaeva Gives Moms Who Want to Achieve Their Dreams