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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

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Stacey Abrams to Speak at Clarence Mitchell Luncheon During NAACP’s 110th National Convention

SOURCE: NAACP Today the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced that politician, lawyer and author Stacey Abrams will be speaking at the prestigious Clarence Mitchell Luncheon during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention in Detroit on July 22. “Stacey Abrams may have become a household name during the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race but… Read More Stacey Abrams to Speak at Clarence Mitchell Luncheon During NAACP’s 110th National Convention

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Here Are the Winners of the Inaugural Detroit City of Design Competition!

Last week, Design Core Detroit announced the winners of the first edition of Detroit City of Design Competition. Design Core Detroit received 26 submissions from local and international design teams. The designers were from 31 UNESCO Cities of Design and were invited to prototype design solutions for Detroit neighborhoods that address safety and walkability. Supported… Read More Here Are the Winners of the Inaugural Detroit City of Design Competition!

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C-SPAN Reveals Detroit History and Highlights Authors on C-SPAN Cities Tour: Exploring the American Story

If you are a history buff and you love learning about Detroit’s history, then you may find C-SPAN’s upcoming documentary special of interest. The weekend of June 15 – 16, C-SPAN will feature special programming on Detroit. From discussions on Henry Ford and the Motor City to Detroit’s literary and jazz music scene, a variety… Read More C-SPAN Reveals Detroit History and Highlights Authors on C-SPAN Cities Tour: Exploring the American Story

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NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit

SOURCE: NAACP BALTIMORE — Thousands are expected to gather in Detroit to commemorate the NAACP’s 110th National Convention from July 20-24, 2019. With the theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the convention will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith-leaders, entertainers, and young leaders for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to problems like police brutality,… Read More NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit