Culture, Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share my thoughts on my breastfeeding journey. There are many misconceptions regarding breastfeeding toddlers and it is my hope my story can encourage other mamas out there who are planning to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding! READ: “WHY WE SHOULD CELEBRATE BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK” DISCLAIMER: This post… Read More Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Photographing the Woodward Dream Cruise from My Minivan

Did you go to see the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend? Travis and I took our three little ones to the Dream Cruise. It was actually an accident that we happened to attend the event. We were driving down Big Beaver in Troy (Michigan) and next thing we knew we were stuck in one-lane traffic.… Read More Photographing the Woodward Dream Cruise from My Minivan

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10 Detroit Businesses Win 2019 Commerce Design Detroit Awards

Congratulations to the ten Detroit businesses that won the Commerce Design Detroit Awards! Design Core Detroit and American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter (AIA Detroit) announced the winners and selected the businesses from a group of 20 finalists. The Commerce Design Detroit Awards honors local, small businesses that have opened or renovated their business in… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win 2019 Commerce Design Detroit Awards

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Counting Down the Days to the 37th Annual African World Festival!

I’m so excited for the African World Festival (AFW) at The Wright in Detroit! We attended AFW a couple of years ago and had a great time. The festival was 3 days long and I had gone to AFW on each day. That’s how much I loved it! Here’s a blog post I shared about… Read More Counting Down the Days to the 37th Annual African World Festival!

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The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots

Last Friday, I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) to view a new art exhibit called The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. It’s a fascinating exhibit which highlights the traditional Aboriginal Australian ceremony from centuries ago and how the Aborigines honored their loved ones who passed away.… Read More The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots

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NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)

My first experience at the NAACP Annual National Convention has been amazing so far! As soon as I received news Detroit was the hosting city for the annual convention, I knew I had to go. I am enjoying making connections and learning more about important issues. So far, the overall experience has been very enriching… Read More NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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