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My Favorite Art Pieces from CCH Pounder’s QUEEN Art Collection

The last art exhibition I visited in Detroit was at the end of February to see the QUEEN exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. QUEEN is a personal art collection from actress CCH Pounder which features a beautiful collection of African, African American, and African Diaspora art. Pounder is a four-time Emmy-nominated Guyanese-American actress… Read More My Favorite Art Pieces from CCH Pounder’s QUEEN Art Collection

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop

Two Sunday’s ago, I took the kids to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) to see Jehetto’s Workshop– a unique puppet show created by Pennsylvania artist Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins. The event was part of the DIA’s Black History Month celebration. The night before our visit, I had told Zhen, Zechariah, and Zephaniah we were going… Read More A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop

DETROIT

An Artsy Valentine’s Day

An Artsy, Detroit Valentine’s Day at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Viewing the art exhibit “Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections”. February 14, 2020 “Were we born in Africa?” she asked me as she peered at a collage art piece depicting what appeared to be three women standing on an African… Read More An Artsy Valentine’s Day

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Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

We finally had the opportunity to visit the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context art exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The Crossing Night art exhibit opened on October 25, 2019, and the last day will be on February 2, 2020. It’s a must-see if you haven’t had a chance to… Read More Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

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Happy December!

How do you entertain yourself when you’ve got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Hulu binge? When I have a few hours to myself, I love to watch classic Disney Christmas movies like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and other Christmas cartoons from my childhood. I remember when I was a… Read More Happy December!

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the award recipients who were honored at the 2019 Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony! On November 6th, Travis and I attended the special event, which was held at the MGM Grand in Downtown Detroit. Detroit Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMS personnel were recognized for going “Above & Beyond” the… Read More Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

November is truly the month of “all the feels” because I have another heartwarming story to share with you today! Have you heard of Gigs for Digs? A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend the 5th annual Gigs for Digs benefit at the Detroit Opera House. The charity event benefited SAY Detroit… Read More A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

Detroit Comedian Tirrell McCoy’s Good Medicine Entertainment Offers Feel-Good Comedy with a Dose of Inspiration

“Laughter is good like a medicine,” said Detroit comedian Tirrell McCoy. I was chatting with him about his latest production “Roland on the Floor Laughing with Good Medicine Entertainment” (also called ROFL W/GME) at Noah’s Event Venue in Southfield, Michigan. Tirrell invited Travis and me to attend the comedy dinner theater night on October 21st. … Read More Detroit Comedian Tirrell McCoy’s Good Medicine Entertainment Offers Feel-Good Comedy with a Dose of Inspiration

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT, Family Life, FEATURE STORY

Our Homeschool Field Trip to Watch ‘Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet’ at the DIA

A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I took the kids to see Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit. Roadside Wedding Banquet is a Taiwanese musical play celebrating the Taiwanese cultural tradition of roadside banquet celebrations. The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan performed Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet and it… Read More Our Homeschool Field Trip to Watch ‘Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet’ at the DIA

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

Meet TEDxDETROIT Labs’ Three Inspiring Women

TEDxDetroit returns for its 11th year on Wednesday, November 6th! The annual conference will be held at the Masonic Temple beginning at 8 A.M. and concluding at 6 P.M. Are you planning on attending? You can get ticket information here if you’re interested. TEDxDetroit brings together the area’s leading thinkers, designers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists… Read More Meet TEDxDETROIT Labs’ Three Inspiring Women