In celebration of Black History Month, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History compiled a list of 54 must-read African American books. The book list is divided into three categories: adult fiction, nonfiction, and children & young adult African American literature. You can scroll down to see The Wright’s recommended reading list. My… Read More 54 Must-Read African American Books Recommended by The Wright
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
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
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
NEW to Good Life Detroit is “Weekend Vibes!”– a round-up featuring a brief list of four community + lifestyle happenings! Want a shout out in “Weekend Vibes!”? Email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org! THE RETURN OF THE CLARK SISTERS The two-time Grammy-award winning group The Clark Sisters are back with a new single called “Victory”! The song… Read More Weekend Vibes!
Have you ever been to an urban farm? On Sunday, Travis and I visited an urban farm for the first time. We took the kids to a Harvest Festival at D-Town Farms in Detroit. It’s located on 14027 W. Outer Drive at Plymouth and W. Chicago. The weekend of September 21-22, D-Town Farm hosted its… Read More Visiting a Detroit Urban Farm: D-Town Farm
Hi, friends! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather this weekend! Soon it will turn cold and dreary so enjoy the sunshine and warmth while you can. Speaking of getting out and about in Detroit, did you happen to make it out to the Detroit Youth Choir’s (DYC) Homecoming Celebration yesterday? Or did you watch… Read More DYC Homecoming Celebration + a BIG $1M Surprise
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!)
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
What’s a homeschool mom of five like me doing hanging out at a marijuana festival you ask? No, I’m not having a midlife crisis. Haha. I guess you could say I’m on a roll (no pun intended) with learning more about cannabis. I find cannabis health benefits fascinating; CBD and THC have helped me with… Read More What’s a Mom Like Me Doing at a Cannabis Festival?
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
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!
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
Last week, I attended the NAACP’s Presidential Candidate’s Forum and I was very excited to be there. I was excited to see some of the candidates I’ve been following on social media and I was also looking forward to meeting candidates who were new to me. I’ll be real with you– I’m still trying to… Read More 4 Things to Keep in Mind When Discussing Politics
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!)
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
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
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
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said something to me that caused me to dig deep into my creative side as a blogger. We were at the Detroit Podcast Fest (DPF) mixer at Marble Bar and she mentioned how I am a storyteller because I am a blog writer. Of course, I’m… Read More What Makes You a Storyteller?
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