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

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

Family Life

Tzu Chi USA Offers Disaster Aid After Heavy Floods in Detroit

SOURCE: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation After severe floods in Detroit, Michigan, on April 30, 2019, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (also known as Tzu Chi USA), a volunteer humanitarian organization, will provide property owners and renters with emergency financial aid for completely destroyed or majorly damaged properties. We will be making these funds available, via… Read More Tzu Chi USA Offers Disaster Aid After Heavy Floods in Detroit

Culture

Sailors and Marine Show Off Their Michigan Hometown Pride While Serving on the U.S. 7th Fleet

Today’s blog post is brought to you by the United States Navy! I’m sharing this story for the men and women from Michigan who are serving aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet. As a wife of an Army Veteran, I proudly support our military, and it is my honor to share this sweet message with all… Read More Sailors and Marine Show Off Their Michigan Hometown Pride While Serving on the U.S. 7th Fleet

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Kee Mobile App: A New Source of Prosperity for Detroit

Presented by T1 By Thomas Herd Planning exciting activities and meeting like-minded people has never been easier in Detroit.  Now thanks to the popular local mobile application Kee App, users can immediately discover the city’s most unique and trending attractions, identify other people who share the same interests, and seamlessly plan and slot events in the… Read More Kee Mobile App: A New Source of Prosperity for Detroit

Culture, Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

When a Black Woman Walks Into a Room

Today’s post is a special guest post by Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She wrote this beautiful essay in honor of Black Women’s History Month. When a Black woman walks into a room, something happens.  For how could it not?  For… Read More When a Black Woman Walks Into a Room

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Introducing a Fresh Marketplace of Ideas to Detroit Amidst the Rebirth: An Introduction to the Kee Mobile App

Presented by T1 FROM KEE MOBILE APP FOUNDER, JENNA HAGE HASSAN The innovative Kee application was founded on our shared desires to connect people and facilitate a more efficient marketplace for business and consumers. This is what drives each member of our team to come in and give it their all every day—and this is… Read More Introducing a Fresh Marketplace of Ideas to Detroit Amidst the Rebirth: An Introduction to the Kee Mobile App

Art & Entertainment

Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition and Wild ‘N Out Live!

By Allison Kugel     In this personal and eye-opening interview with Nick Cannon, the multi-hyphenate and truly self-made multi-millionaire television personality – actor – musician – deejay – media mogul opens up about transcending his childhood circumstances to become one of the most successful forces in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a… Read More Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition and Wild ‘N Out Live!

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

By Allison Kugel     With an acting career spanning four decades and multiple awards and nominations, Regina King has effortlessly embodied countless memorable characters across the big and small screens. From thought-provoking films like Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Jerry Maguire and Ray; to lighter fare like the Legally Blonde and Miss Congeniality… Read More Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

MO POP Festival 2018: Interview with MO POP Producers Dan McGowan and Jason Rogalewski

By Kevin Alan Lamb     Only you can map the measurement for what you perceive as success in your life. If you love something I recommend you harness the passion to put in the energy and effort it takes to hold onto it, and keep it present in your day-to-day life. For the third… Read More MO POP Festival 2018: Interview with MO POP Producers Dan McGowan and Jason Rogalewski

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Kyle Richards’ Hollywood Upbringing and Producing American Woman

By Allison Kugel     Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild’s aunt; Kyle Richards has emerged as a Hollywood force as Executive Producer of the new hit television series, American Woman, loosely based on the colorful life of her late mother, Kathleen Richards. Kyle Richards, along with her sisters, Kathy… Read More Kyle Richards’ Hollywood Upbringing and Producing American Woman

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

By Allison Kugel     Hailed as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians of the past three decades, D.L. Hughley has never been afraid to dig into ethnic stereotypes, economic disparity, relationships, politics… nothing’s off limits. His words are explicit and paint an accurate portrait of societal contradictions and pain in fast forward. From… Read More D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

By Allison Kugel     Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise Vibration, his eleventh studio album, out September 7th. The first… Read More Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

By Allison Kugel     Gwen Stefani spent her childhood and adolescence in Anaheim, California, a suburban girl living just a stone’s throw from Disneyland. It was her older brother, Eric, who founded No Doubt, the hybrid ska/punk/rock band that would help Stefani make her way into the musical limelight with their 1995 breakout album,… Read More Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

Art & Entertainment

Craig T. Nelson Shares Set Secrets from Book Club and Incredibles 2

By Allison Kugel   From his early days on the comedy stage to playing lovable football fanatic, Hayden Fox, on the long-running television sitcom Coach and Zeek Braverman on the dramatic television series, Parenthood to countless legendary big screen roles, actor Craig T. Nelson’s career has been as versatile as it is prolific. Movie audiences… Read More Craig T. Nelson Shares Set Secrets from Book Club and Incredibles 2

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5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

When should teens start thinking about life after high school? Now! It’s never too early to have a conversation with your teen about preparing for a career and college. I started talking to Elijah and Michala about college and jobs once they started high school. It has been an ongoing conversation over the years. I… Read More 5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College