On Saturday (9/15/18), we attended the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival. It was held just outside of Highland Park on Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit. The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Detroit’s Past, Present and Future Through the Lens of a Camera” and the festival featured various photography exhibits from organizations such as the… Read More A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival
Hey, Detroit! Are you looking for inspiring ways on how you can enhance your creativity? Well, the Fifteen Seconds community event just may be what you need. Known as Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival, Fifteen Seconds is making a special trip to Detroit for the first time! The business conference is a 2-day experience designed… Read More The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!
September is another big month of festivities in Detroit. This month marks the celebration of design aka the Detroit Month of Design Festival, and we’ve got a list of eleven events you may really love! The Detroit Month of Design Festival is a city-wide celebration of art, creativity, and design. Throughout the month of September,… Read More Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival
Last night, I attended the Aretha Franklin tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at Chene Park in Detroit. It was a beautiful tribute to the Queen of Soul and one I will never forget. On August 16, 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. To say the Aretha Franklin tribute… Read More “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin
While Arthur Ashe gained fame for his brilliance on the tennis court, it was his commitment to advancing causes such as civil rights, education and ending apartheid in South Africa that cemented his status as an American icon. Acclaimed historian and USF St. Petersburg professor Ray Arsenault has written the first comprehensive biography of Ashe, charting his transformation from a shy African-American boy… Read More Acclaimed Historian Writes the First Comprehensive Biography of Tennis Legend and Civil Rights Icon Arthur Ashe
Hi, friends! Well, the results are in and Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock has announced the final four contestants and we’ve got the list of finalists you! Neighborhood Grocery: MegBruitt and Raphael Wright Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with a small footprint, full-line grocery stores in Detroit,… Read More Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!
Happy Friday! How did your work week go? Did you accomplish any of your goals this week? I think I made great progress on my work goals. I’ve been feeling very inspired to continue working on a few creative projects I have going on at the moment. Travis made a BIG accomplishment this past week:… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/10/2018)
Last Tuesday, I was invited to attend Good Pitch Local Detroit at The Eastern. If you haven’t heard of Good Pitch before, it’s an international program that is an initiative of Doc Society, – a nonprofit organization that connects documentary filmmakers, journalists, and storytellers to businesses and community leaders. From my understanding of Good Pitch, they… Read More Good Pitch Local Detroit Connecting Storytellers to Change Makers
Everybody is looking for that perfect way to earn a little extra money in our current gig economy. But what are the top ways people are earning extra money in order to not only get by but actually thrive? Here are six ways to start your own side hustle to pocket some extra cash to… Read More Top 6 Side Hustles for the Gig Economy This Summer
Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD) is one day away and the kids and I are excited to attend the big annual event! This year will mark thirty-six years for Michigan’s largest youth day event. Can you believe it?! It will be our first time attending MDYD (because we’re kinda new here, remember?). I was trying… Read More Detroit Business Leader Edward Deeb Honored with Belle Isle Street, and We Can’t Wait to Attend Our First Metro Detroit Youth Day!
Calling all entrepreneurs, dreamers, and innovators! The 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock is returning for an eighth year with a $50,000 prize, courtesy of Comerica Bank. Entrepreneurs with a retail concept looking to open a brick and mortar location in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck can now submit their business plans. “The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is… Read More Less Than Two Weeks Away to Enter Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
My introduction to the great work of Dr. Maya Angelou was when I was a teenager. I had checked out her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings from my school library because I wanted to know more about Maya Angelou. I had been reading a few works by African American writers such as Ernest… Read More The Legacy of Maya Angelou Carries on with African American Expressions and Caged Bird Legacy LLC’s Curated Line of Products
The New Yorker shared a pretty cool video about Detroit history called “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then and Now”. Since I’ve only been living in Michigan for three years, I found the video to be very informative. I have no clue what Detroit looked like past 2015! Every time I am in the downtown… Read More “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then & Now” – The New Yorker’s Short Video Tour of the Motor City
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
On Friday, June 8th, I attended the Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon at Comerica Park. The special luncheon was sponsored by Comerica Bank and the invitees included former Negro Leagues players, former Detroit Tiger Torii Hunter, and select community leaders from Metro Detroit. It was a lovely luncheon and I was happy to have been included… Read More Honoring the Greats at the Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon
Happy Friday, friends! This weekend is the Detroit Tigers will host the 16th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend. The Tigers have many exciting activities planned for the annual celebration including honoring former Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter. It’s an annual tradition which marks the longest-running three-day celebration of its kind in Major League Baseball. Below, you can check… Read More Detroit Tigers Host 16th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend
Hi, friends. I wanted to take the time to reach out to all of you and let you know you are loved. I heard about the recent death of fashion designer Kate Spade and it hurt my heart. I am always very saddened to hear of anyone who has died by suicide. It is a stark… Read More Sending You Thoughts of Hope & Love
As we prepare to enjoy the holiday weekend, let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is a day to honor the brave men and women who died serving our country. Just like many other Americans, I consider Memorial Day Weekend a celebration of summer beginning and a time to be together with… Read More Remember to Honor the Fallen This Memorial Day Weekend
Yesterday I visited the Microsoft Store at The Somerset Collection to attend a special program for the New Paradigm College Prep (NPCP) school. Select students from the Detroit-based school attended a special workshop called “Code a Talking Robot with Ohbot”. The workshop is part of Microsoft Store’s five new STEM summer camps. The summer camps equip… Read More Detroit Lions’ Tight End Luke Willson Surprises Detroit Students at Microsoft Store’s STEM Workshop
If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)