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

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

Culture, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

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

Culture, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Culture

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!

Culture

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

Culture, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Warmth Detroit’s Katie Boyce Talks Sustainable Fashion and Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Speech Pathologist Katie Boyce has lived in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan with her husband for three years now. She keeps a very busy schedule and often works long hours. To help her find relaxation from her career, she started knitting. “Right now, it’s truly therapeutic for me,” Katie explained to me during our phone conversation. “I’m… Read More Warmth Detroit’s Katie Boyce Talks Sustainable Fashion and Worldwide Knit in Public Day

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

Culture

Help Save Endangered Manatees at Harrison Township’s Save the Manatee 5K

Every year, a half-hour north of Detroit, more than 1,000 people show up to support a creature that most of them have never seen in person. This week, Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth Verkest in Michigan and Orange City Mayor Gary Blair in Florida have proclaimed their towns as “Sister Cities” to honor and protect a… Read More Help Save Endangered Manatees at Harrison Township’s Save the Manatee 5K

Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Photos from My Visit to “Celebrate India” at the DIA

Last Saturday, I attended “Celebrate India” at the Detroit Institute of Art. The event was a beautiful celebration of Indian culture. The event featured art and crafts, dancing, films, henna, literature, music, yoga and more. “Celebrate India” was presented by the DIA and the Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures as part of the Arts… Read More Photos from My Visit to “Celebrate India” at the DIA

Culture, Feature Story

Cooking with Que Shares 8 Simple Tips on Transitioning to a Plant-based Life

Veganism isn’t just a fad– it’s a lifestyle. Despite the recent increase in its popularity in the media, plant-based living has been around for a long time. According to The Vegan Society, evidence of people choosing to avoid animal products can be traced back over 2,000 years. Not too long ago, my family made the… Read More Cooking with Que Shares 8 Simple Tips on Transitioning to a Plant-based Life

Culture, Feature Story

How Celebrities & Organizations Are Positively Encouraging Plant-Based Living

With the rise of veganism, more people are starting to adopt a plant-based lifestyle for health and spiritual reasons. Many years ago, veganism was thought to be an extreme way of life and you found more negative commentary on the subject than positive. But in today’s time, we are seeing a more positive acceptance of… Read More How Celebrities & Organizations Are Positively Encouraging Plant-Based Living

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

Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

All of the Beautiful Queens at the Wrapped In Love Headwrap Workshop

Last Sunday, I attended the Wrapped In Love headwrapping workshop at the Detroit Public Library. The headwrap group is founded by Love Rose. She stayed busy at the event with wrapping styles for ladies and teaching them how to create styles on their own. Despite how busy the workshop was, Love Rose stayed smiling throughout… Read More All of the Beautiful Queens at the Wrapped In Love Headwrap Workshop