Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

We finally had the opportunity to visit the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context art exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The Crossing Night art exhibit opened on October 25, 2019, and the last day will be on February 2, 2020. It’s a must-see if you haven’t had a chance to… Read More Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

Family Life, Feature Story

How to Support Teens Struggling with Insecurity and Low Self-Confidence

By Phillip Andrew Barbb Whether we look back on our teenage years with an “I miss those days” or a “thank goodness it’s over” mentality, we all remember the difficulties of adolescence. Teenagers are up against academic expectations, adventures in dating, athletic performances, navigating various social groups, constant social media distraction, concerns regarding body image,… Read More How to Support Teens Struggling with Insecurity and Low Self-Confidence

Family Life, Feature Story

Plan Your Next Party Celebration with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Today’s post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you! The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean planning for other exciting celebrations has come to an end. The Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, for example, are just a few weeks away. Are you planning any party celebrations… Read More Plan Your Next Party Celebration with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

T-Boz on TLC’s Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’ life is one filled with overcoming insurmountable odds and finding blessings in unexpected places. Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of seven and spend much of her childhood in and out of hospitals due to episodes with the potentially fatal condition. She was told she wouldn’t make… Read More T-Boz on TLC’s Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

You may recognize Detroit entrepreneur Dr. Sabrina Jackson for her work on Detroit’s “911 People with Dr. Sabrina” on FOX 2 and “The Essentially Sabrina Show” on 910 AM Superstation, but did you know she is also diving into the fashion world? Fondly known in Detroit as “The People Expert”, Dr. Sabrina is excited to… Read More Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Before you start making lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety. The National Cyber Security Alliance created a holiday shopping safety tip guide to help keep your gift purchases safe this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, 73 percent of consumers plan to… Read More 8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Lindsey Vonn’s Incredible Climb and View from the Top

By Allison Kugel The new HBO documentary, Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (the documentary premiered on November 26th), is anything but that for the Olympic gold medal winner and former World Alpine Ski Racer. While 2019 was her final push down the slopes as a professional ski racer, Lindsey Vonn The Brand, is coming into… Read More Lindsey Vonn’s Incredible Climb and View from the Top

Detroit City Guide, Family Life, Feature Story

Happy December! A December Holiday Greeting for You

How do you entertain yourself when you’ve got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Hulu binge? When I have a few hours to myself, I love to watch classic Disney Christmas movies like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and other Christmas cartoons from my childhood. I remember when I was a… Read More Happy December! A December Holiday Greeting for You

Culture, Feature Story

Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the award recipients who were honored at the 2019 Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony! On November 6th, Travis and I attended the special event, which was held at the MGM Grand in Downtown Detroit. Detroit Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMS personnel were recognized for going “Above & Beyond” the… Read More Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Family Life

Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Today’s post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you! ‘Tis the season to make everything merry and bright! BJ’s Wholesale Club’s got you covered on your holiday needs. From fresh-baked holiday goods to exciting gift ideas, BJ’s is your one-stop-shop this holiday season. Last week, I visited the… Read More Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Culture, Feature Story

On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Sabina invited me to a special event called “A Peace Symposium: Building Communities Across National, Cultural, and Religious Boundaries” at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Greater Detroit hosted the event and welcomed women from the community from all faith… Read More On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Four New Broadway Shows Coming to Detroit in 2020 (Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!)

Hello, Broadway Lovers! Broadway In Detroit recently announced four Broadway blockbusters are coming to the Fisher Theatre starting early March 2020! Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday, November 29. The Naked Magicians | March 6 & 7, 2020 | Tickets start at $39 Fiddler on the Rook | March 10 – 15,… Read More Four New Broadway Shows Coming to Detroit in 2020 (Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

November is truly the month of “all the feels” because I have another heartwarming story to share with you today! Have you heard of Gigs for Digs? A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend the 5th annual Gigs for Digs benefit at the Detroit Opera House. The charity event benefited SAY Detroit… Read More A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talk so we were really excited to go! Wrapping up its 11th year, TEDxDetroit is held each November and it features inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, educators, musicians, world travelers, community leaders, and many other… Read More An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams

By Allison Kugel Vanessa Williams is a creature unlike any other. It’s as though she came here to impart the ins and outs of living life on one’s own terms. From unwitting societal lightning rod during the 1980s to multi-platinum selling recording artist; and Broadway, film and television star, Vanessa Williams slayed the male-dominated Hollywood… Read More The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams