Culture, Feature Story

White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention

The NAACP announced today April Ryan, American Urban Radio White House Correspondent and political analyst, will moderate the NAACP’s Presidential Candidates Forum at the 110th National Convention on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 A.M. in Detroit. The forum will give the candidates an opportunity to discuss solutions to some of the most critical issues we… Read More White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup

Are you planning on attending the Tamia concert at Beacon Park this Saturday? The six-time Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter is headling the event and I know it’s going to be a great show! Last year, I saw Tamia perform at GM River Days in Downtown Detroit and her performance was SO GOOD! She sang quite a… Read More ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup

Culture, Feature Story

7 Presidential Candidates Confirmed to Speak at the NAACP Convention in Detroit

The NAACP recently confirmed seven 2020 presidential candidates will be speaking at the NAACP 110th National Convention in Detroit. Cory Booker, United States Senator Julián Castro, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Kamala Harris, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar, United States Senator Beto O’Rourke, Former Member of the United States House of Representatives Bernie… Read More 7 Presidential Candidates Confirmed to Speak at the NAACP Convention in Detroit

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Anthony White– Choir Director of the Detroit Youth Choir– Talks ‘America’s Got Talent’ and Inspiring Detroit Youth

I have been keeping up with the Detroit Youth Choir’s journey on NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent (AGT), and I am excited to see them compete in the finals!  If you’re not familiar with the story, the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC) competed on AGT and received the golden buzzer. The golden buzzer is a… Read More Anthony White– Choir Director of the Detroit Youth Choir– Talks ‘America’s Got Talent’ and Inspiring Detroit Youth

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

How Two Detroit Entrepreneurs are Encouraging Positive Workplace Culture for Women

Today’s post is sponsored by Northern Fashion, LLC. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! What is one negative quality a colleague has mislabeled you as having? For me, it would have to be two things: 1- Being called emotional. I’ve been called emotional… Read More How Two Detroit Entrepreneurs are Encouraging Positive Workplace Culture for Women

Culture, Feature Story

Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Give Remarks at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit

July is the month for the NAACP’s 110th National Convention in Detroit! So many keynote speakers are being added to the guest list, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Yesterday, the NAACP announced Speaker Pelosi will give remarks on July 22, 2019. “We are delighted to have Speaker Pelosi join us to address our… Read More Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Give Remarks at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit

Family Life

How I Used My DFCUPerks App to Save Money on Roadside Assistance

Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Lately, I’ve been sharing updates with you about my experience using DFCU Financial’s DFCUPerks app and other great benefits of the DFCUPerks checking account membership.  My DFCUPerks membership started in… Read More How I Used My DFCUPerks App to Save Money on Roadside Assistance

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

A Sunday Visit to Jazzin’ at the Vanity

On Sunday, Travis and I attended Jazzin’ at the Vanity in the Jefferson-Chambers neighborhood in Detroit. The music event was a free two-day jazz and blues festival that featured live performances from many talented music artists, delicious food from local vendors, a small marketplace, live art, and a kids’ zone for the little ones. Jazzin’… Read More A Sunday Visit to Jazzin’ at the Vanity

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Event Recap: Two Events at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019

Hi, friends! The last two days I have been enjoying my time at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019! This is the second year of the podcast festival and also my first time attending. So far, Travis and I have attended the Kick-Off Mixer at Marble Bar and Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories Podcast at MusicTown Detroit.… Read More Event Recap: Two Events at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019

Culture, Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

High Tea: Cannabis Tea Party Teaches Women the Health Benefits of Medical Cannabis

About two weeks ago, I was invited to a tea party called High Tea. Now, this wasn’t just any tea party. I guess you could call it a tea party with a twist (kind of like Painting with a Twist), only this tea party was all about marijuana! Did your eyes just widen at my… Read More High Tea: Cannabis Tea Party Teaches Women the Health Benefits of Medical Cannabis

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Detroit Podcast Festival Kicks Off This Thursday

I’m looking forward to attending the Detroit Podcast Festival this weekend! It’s the second year for the festival and it begins tomorrow afternoon.  The Detroit Podcast Festival is co-produced by Joy Mohammed and Erin Allen and it will feature a weekend of live, Detroit-based podcasts and storytelling events. Dates for the festival are Thursday, June… Read More Detroit Podcast Festival Kicks Off This Thursday

Culture, Feature Story

Retail Expo, Author’s Pavilion, Health Screenings, and Career Fair Will Be Featured at the 110th NAACP Annual Convention

Are you planning on attending the 110th NAACP Annual Convention? The event will be held at the Cobo Center on July 20 – 23. Families, students, professionals, and residents of Detroit and surrounding areas are invited to attend the NAACP’s annual convention. There will be hundreds of partners, companies, civic organizers, and vendors who will… Read More Retail Expo, Author’s Pavilion, Health Screenings, and Career Fair Will Be Featured at the 110th NAACP Annual Convention

Family Life

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Creates New, Interactive Walking Path for Expectant Mothers

If you’re a mom-to-be and currently planning your labor and birth, then you may find this information interesting. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital recently created an interactive walking path for expectant mothers who are in the early stages of labor. Madonna Ladouceur, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Harris Birthing Center at Huron Valley-Sinai Hosptial, believes the new walking… Read More Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Creates New, Interactive Walking Path for Expectant Mothers

Family Life, Feature Story

Detroit Families Celebrate 50 Years of Sesame Street at Sold-Out Road Trip Tour

Detroit families love their Sesame Street! Over the weekend, Sesame Street visited families at Lafayette Park in Detroit for the Sesame Street Road Trip Tour. The city was the fourth stop on the tour and it was held in celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary.  Because of the large response for tickets, parents were encouraged… Read More Detroit Families Celebrate 50 Years of Sesame Street at Sold-Out Road Trip Tour

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Sesame Street’s Elmo Visited Detroit Yesterday, Proclaimed June 20th as “Sesame Street Day”

Can you believe Sesame Street is celebrating 50 years? When I was a kid, Sesame Street was a television show that I greatly cherished. Now that I am a mother of five children, I love it even more because my own children are growing up with it, too! As part of Sesame Street’s 50th-anniversary celebration,… Read More Sesame Street’s Elmo Visited Detroit Yesterday, Proclaimed June 20th as “Sesame Street Day”

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show to Focus on Detroit and Diversity

Calling all photographers! The 2nd Annual ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show is coming to Detroit next month! Presented by the Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers (MAPP), the three-day conference will be held in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace from July 25th to the 27th. WHAT IS THE ROCK THAT PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE… Read More ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show to Focus on Detroit and Diversity

Art & Entertainment

MOCAD Will Host Interchange Art + Dinner Series This Summer

This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) will host their 6th Annual Interchange Art + Dinner Series. The series is part of MOCAD’s fundraiser and proceeds will aid in funding MOCAD’s commitment to the presentation of forward-thinking art and cultural events. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE DINNER EVENT a curated selection of… Read More MOCAD Will Host Interchange Art + Dinner Series This Summer

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Detroit Youth Choir’s Moving Performance on America’s Got Talent

Did you catch the Detroit Youth Concert & Performing Arts Company (DYC) on America’s Got Talent (AGT)? The Detroit youth choir performed beautifully, singing a rendition of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Can’t Hold Us” and are now headed to the finals! Founded in September 1996, DYC is a non-profit organization that serves the young… Read More Detroit Youth Choir’s Moving Performance on America’s Got Talent