ART, 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, 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

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

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

2019 Blog Posts, 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

2019 Blog Posts, 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

2019 Blog Posts, Detroit City Guide, Family Life

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

2019 Blog Posts, Culture

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

2019 Blog Posts, 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

2019 Blog Posts, Culture

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

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment

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!)

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment

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

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide

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

2019 Blog Posts, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

10 Things We Loved About the Forbes Under 30 Summit

Hi, friends! It’s been about two weeks since we attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit and we’re still walking on air! Now that we’ve had some time to process everything (because there were so many wonderful experiences to take in), I’m excited to share with you all that we loved about the Forbes Under 30… Read More 10 Things We Loved About the Forbes Under 30 Summit

2019 Blog Posts, Family Life

Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)

Today’s blog post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights officially opened last weekend and we are excited to start grocery shopping at the new wholesale club! Have you been yet? Travis and… Read More Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)