FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

Happy Friday!

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!

ART, FEATURE STORY

Womxnhouse Detroit is a Moving and Powerful Art Exhibition You Don’t Want to Miss

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

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Jewel on the Surprising Talent That Made Her a Music Superstar

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

FEATURE STORY, FOOD

I Tried Eminem’s New Restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti and Here’s What I Think

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

FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

Happy Friday!

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!

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Cider in the City Returns to Beacon Park on October 9th

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

CULTURE, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Désirée Kelly’s New Mural for No Kid Hungry Sheds Light on Child Hunger

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

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY, FOOD

Eminem’s New Restaurant ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’ Opens Today

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

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stickwork’ is a Magical Experience for All Ages

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

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

HAPPENING AT MOTOR BELLA: Meet the First Black Woman-Owned Electric Vehicle Charger Manufacturer

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

FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

Happy Friday!

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!

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY, INTERVIEWS

Master P On Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Black Superheroes

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

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

RECAP: Detroit Rocks the Runway’s Return to the Catwalk

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

DETROIT

HAPPENING TODAY: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet at New Standard Cannabis

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