This Friday, Freedom House Detroit is hosting the Voices of Freedom Festival and you’re invited! This special event is being held to raise money to benefit people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Canada. With your support, you can help Freedom House reach its financial goal of $100,000 to continue to support survivors… Read More HAPPENING FRIDAY: Voices of Freedom Festival
Happy Friday! How did your week go? This week was challenging for me. However, I’m proud of myself for pushing through it and I’m ready to relax this weekend. If you are feeling down or having a tough time, my dear friend Emelda shared these three wonderful tips on how we can take good care… Read More Happy Friday!
There are three weekends left to view Womxnhouse Detroit. Have you been yet? It’s an art exhibition and artist residency located in the childhood home of Asia Hamilton (artist and founder of Norwest Art Gallery). Last weekend, Zhen and I attended the art exhibit as part of our mommy-daughter date day. She loved it so… Read More Womxnhouse Detroit is a Moving and Powerful Art Exhibition You Don’t Want to Miss
By Allison Kugel The first thing I noticed when I sat down with Jewel was her beautifully sculpted cheekbones and trademark smile, but I was instantly redirected toward her glow; a warm and welcoming glow emanating from that same place where, no doubt, her poetic music and lyrics originate. I wanted to learn more. It… Read More Jewel on the Surprising Talent That Made Her a Music Superstar
Detroit’s been buzzing about Eminem’s new restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti. Have you tried it yet? I visited the restaurant on the second day of its grand opening so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you on what I think of it! THE SHORT ANSWER: As a mom of six who cooks spaghetti often, I would… Read More I Tried Eminem’s New Restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti and Here’s What I Think
Did you get a chance to go to DLECTRICITY a couple of weekends ago (September 24 – 25)? I attended the second day of the two-day night festival and I really enjoyed the experience! I first heard about DLECTRICITY in 2017, but the 2021 event was my first time seeing it in person. (I wasn’t… Read More PHOTOS: DLECTRICITY 2021
Busy, busy, busy. Life as a mom of six means I’m always busy with the kids, running errands, making appointments, and other home life tasks. Not to mention, I also homeschool three of my young children so having a lot of downtime can often feel like it’s nonexistent. But despite all of that busyness, I… Read More A Fall Mommy-Daughter Date Idea
Happy Friday! October and spooky season are here! I’ve been noticing a lot of trunk or treat events popping up in the metro area. Facebook is a great place to find a local trunk or treat event if you’re looking! And here are five easy, DIY Halloween costume ideas if you need a quick costume… Read More Happy Friday!
Get ready for fresh hot cider, tasty caramel apples, and all the pumpkin spice you could ask for because Cider in the City is returning to Beacon Park. The fall festivities completely transform the park and bring everything you’d find at a country orchard, to the heart of Detroit for everyone to enjoy. It’s a perfect opportunity… Read More Cider in the City Returns to Beacon Park on October 9th
If you’re a fan of Detroit artist Désirée Kelly’s artwork, then you will love her latest art piece. The award-winning artist recently completed a new mural in Detroit for the No Kid Hungry “Rebuilding” Campaign. The mural is located at 1009 Cass Ave. in Detroit if you’d like to go check it out. Along with… Read More Désirée Kelly’s New Mural for No Kid Hungry Sheds Light on Child Hunger
Eminem’s new restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti opened today in Downtown Detroit. The concept restaurant is based on the famous opening lyric of the Detroit rapper’s Grammy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself.” “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy // There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti // He’s nervous, but on the surface he… Read More Eminem’s New Restaurant ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’ Opens Today
Here are four fall races coming up in October (…which starts this Friday! Can you believe it?!). Race for the Cure and LUNG FORCE Walk are happening this weekend, while the inaugural Run the D will be next Saturday. And make sure you save the date for Hot Cider Hustle happening October 31st! Get all… Read More Four Fall Races Coming Up in October
On Saturday, I attended The Opening Artist Talk featuring Stickwork by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty. As part of this year’s Detroit Month of Design, the art event was held at Eliza Howell Park in Detroit’s Brightmoor community. Stickwork is a collaborative effort with Eliza Howell Park Partnership, Sidewalk Detroit, the City of Detroit, The… Read More Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stickwork’ is a Magical Experience for All Ages
Happy Friday! Fall didn’t waste any time getting here because as soon as September 22nd hit, the weather has been much cooler. Last night, I had to turn our heat on low because it was so cold in the house! The autumn weather has also put me in the mood to just be a homebody,… Read More Happy Friday!
If you have plans to attend Motor Bella tomorrow or this weekend, make sure you stop by the Dunamis Clean Energy Partners (DCEP) booth! Founded by Detroit-native Natalie King, DCEP is the first Black woman-owned electric vehicle charger manufacturer in the United States. In August, Dunamis Clean Energy Partners was one of fifteen Black- and… Read More HAPPENING AT MOTOR BELLA: Meet the First Black Woman-Owned Electric Vehicle Charger Manufacturer
Happy first day of fall! Today, Zhen got a little weepy when I told her it’s the first day of fall and summer is now over. “I’m not ready for summer to end,” she whispered wiping a fallen tear from her cheek. I gave her a hug and reminded her of all the fun things… Read More So long, Summer.
Happy Friday! How did your week go? We had a busy, full week of homeschooling. Last week, we started our fall homeschool season and it’s been quite the adventure with Zhen (my soon-to-be 9-year-old), my little boys, and baby Zaya! But I’m enjoying our moments together, too. In case you missed it… NEW ART EXHIBITION:… Read More Happy Friday!
By Allison Kugel Sitting among carved mahogany wood paneled accents and with displayed awards gathered from an unrivaled multi-hyphenate career, Master P began our conversation by allowing me to take the floor. Not surprisingly, he is a master delegator with a brilliant sense of when to shoot the ball and when to pass it. One… Read More Master P On Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Black Superheroes
After postponing the fashion show in 2020, Detroit Rocks the Runway made its return to the catwalk at the African World Festival! I connected with Piper Carter, coordinator of DRR, to learn more about how, in just a few short weeks, Detroit Rocks the Runway created an exciting and successful fashion show. September is known… Read More RECAP: Detroit Rocks the Runway’s Return to the Catwalk
Here’s your chance to meet Bone Thugs N’ Harmony ahead of their concert tonight! Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs and special guests will be onsite at New Standard Cannabis in Hazel Park from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. BONE THUGS N’ HARMONY MEET AND GREET WHAT: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet WHEN: TODAY, September 14th… Read More HAPPENING TODAY: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet at New Standard Cannabis