2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

By Allison Kugel Raven-Symone’s alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit show, That’s So Raven, in 2003. Back then, Symone’s alter-ego played a teenager who could see into the future, and that extra-sensory ability often… Read More Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

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Catching Up with Coach D from Lifetime’s Hit T.V. Show ‘Bring It!’

You may recognize Dianna “Miss D” Williams from Lifetime’s hit television series Bring It— a reality show which documents Williams’ career as the founder and dance coach for The Dollhouse Dance Factory. Williams (or Coach D as her dance team calls her) is a successful, self-made businesswoman. She is a graduate of Jackson State University… Read More Catching Up with Coach D from Lifetime’s Hit T.V. Show ‘Bring It!’

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Hip Hop Artist Lando Chill Shares His Thoughts on His ‘Black Ego’ Album, Black Feminism, and Supporting Women’s Rights

For the past three months, I have been exploring new and seasoned music. From genres like hip hop and Neo Soul to indie music and even classic rock, I have kept an open mind in my music discoveries. I’m not sure why exactly I’ve been on this music kick, but it has turned into a… Read More Hip Hop Artist Lando Chill Shares His Thoughts on His ‘Black Ego’ Album, Black Feminism, and Supporting Women’s Rights

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#FridayVibes 4.12.19

What up doe. Happy Friday! This has been an off week for me because Zephaniah, my youngest baby, has been sick most of the week. I think the sudden weather change from warm to cold got the best of him. Thankfully, a lot of rest and love from Mommy and Daddy are helping my little… Read More #FridayVibes 4.12.19

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE, DETROIT

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

Last Saturday, I attended “Celebrate India” at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA). 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… Read More Photos from My Visit to “Celebrate India” at the DIA

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Detroit Singer C3 Talks New Song ‘Games’ and Inspiring Fans Through His Music

I’m sitting in my basement on the phone with new, up-and-coming Detroit singer Charles “C3” Laster III. The singer reached out to me via Instagram to share his new song “Games”. After listening to it one time on Spotify, I immediately DM’d C3 to ask if he’d like to do an interview for the blog.… Read More Detroit Singer C3 Talks New Song ‘Games’ and Inspiring Fans Through His Music

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Singer Sheléa Discusses Her New Projects: A Quincy Jones PBS Special and The Clark Sisters Biopic

SPECIAL NOTE: This piece was updated on 4/7/20 to reflect the date change of the new Clark Sisters movie, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which will premiere on Lifetime on April 11, 2020. If you haven’t heard of break out star ShelĂ©a, then you don’t know what you’re missing! She’s a beautiful person… Read More Singer ShelĂ©a Discusses Her New Projects: A Quincy Jones PBS Special and The Clark Sisters Biopic

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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

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Detroit Writer B. Van Randall Invites You to Be Part of His Next Comic Book Project

Remember when I wrote a 2-part interview series on Detroit writer B. Van Randall (Van)? Well, he has some exciting news to share with you. If you’re a comic book lover or have a loved one who is a big fan of comics, then you will love Van’s next creative project. Van created, wrote, directed,… Read More Detroit Writer B. Van Randall Invites You to Be Part of His Next Comic Book Project

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Mel B on Sex, Drugs, Abuse, & Her Epic Healing Journey

By Allison Kugel Melanie Brown aka Mel B has reigned supreme as the spiciest of her bandmates since bursting onto the entertainment scene as Scary Spice in 1996 with the group’s #1 hit Wannabe. With her wild hair, piercings and a raucous personality to match, she instantly began making headlines, and she never stopped. Her… Read More Mel B on Sex, Drugs, Abuse, & Her Epic Healing Journey

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

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

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

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 to write something… Read More The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

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

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 was still reading… Read More 5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

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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