CULTURE

Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve attended my friend’s two art exhibitions, but I wanted to share a few photos from my visit. Last year, I had featured an interview with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker introducing you to his world of art. I first met Errin at a Mack Alive event in Detroit.… Read More Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

CULTURE, INTERVIEWS

Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death

By Allison Kugel One conversation with rapper Rick Ross will have you questioning the definitions of success, wealth and opportunity; how to identify opportunity, how to achieve success and how to maintain it while keeping your soul and bodily faculties intact. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, rose to prominence in 2006 with his breakout… Read More Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death

CULTURE, INTERVIEWS, Women's Lifestyle

Piper Carter Talks Photographing Erykah Badu and the Advice She’d Give Women Photographers

The 2nd Annual ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show starts tomorrow. Are you going? The three-day conference will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan from July 25th to the 27th.  I plan on attending the conference and learning more about what ROCK THAT has to offer. Although I’m not a… Read More Piper Carter Talks Photographing Erykah Badu and the Advice She’d Give Women Photographers

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

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!)

CULTURE, INTERVIEWS

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

CULTURE, INTERVIEWS

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

CULTURE

#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

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

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

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

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 Sheléa, then you don’t know what you’re missing! She’s a beautiful person… Read More Singer Sheléa Discusses Her New Projects: A Quincy Jones PBS Special and The Clark Sisters Biopic

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

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