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, 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

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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, 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

Culture, Feature Story

20 Black History Month Events Happening in Detroit (February 22 – 28)

What’s good, friends? We are in the final days of the celebration of Black History Month. Do you have any plans to celebrate with your family and friends? My family and I are going to be attending a few events this weekend and next week, like the African American Read-In at the Southfield Public Library… Read More 20 Black History Month Events Happening in Detroit (February 22 – 28)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Dilla Youth Day 2019 Youth Performance Show Celebrates Young Performing Artists

On Sunday (2/10), Travis and I took the kids to watch the Youth Performances at Dilla Youth Day. Founded by Piper Carter, Dilla Youth Day celebrated its 8th year this past Sunday. The annual youth event was held for the fourth year in a row at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.… Read More Dilla Youth Day 2019 Youth Performance Show Celebrates Young Performing Artists

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s blog post is the second part to my interview with Detroit writer B. Van Randall.   The Ghetto Nerd aka B. Van Randall– or as his family and friends call him, Van– is the creator and writer of the new graphic novel series Therians The Awakening.  The Detroit writer decided to try… Read More Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s interview is part one in a two-part blog series with Detroit writer B. Van Randall the creator of Therians The Awakening.  When I discover a new Instagram account, one of the things I like to do is read the person’s or company’s bio. I just love when people take the time… Read More The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the artists… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

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5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

By Jennifer Hamra Tomorrow is Election Day and if you find yourself frantically searching online for last-minute tips about voting, you are not alone. Many Americans are still researching voter’s information about candidates and various issues. In fact, last night I was talking to my husband Travis about Election Day and he told me he… Read More 5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

Culture

Take a Look Inside the Transformation of Corktown’s Favorite Restaurant Brooklyn Street Local

Today on the blog, we’re taking a look inside the newly renovated Brooklyn Street Local, one of Corktown’s favorite restaurants! RL Concetti, interior design strategists based in Detroit, was very kind to share with Good Life Detroit their story of how they planned and redesigned Brooklyn Street Local. I hope you enjoy today’s post!  A… Read More Take a Look Inside the Transformation of Corktown’s Favorite Restaurant Brooklyn Street Local

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Last Friday, I attended a very special artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drummer and band member of The Roots), Chef Max Hardy (owner and chef of Detroit’s River Bistro), and dream hampton (filmmaker and writer). It was the eighth… Read More My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

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

Culture

The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!

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!

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival

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