FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! How did your week go? We had a busy, full week of homeschooling. Last week, we started our fall homeschool season and it’s been quite the adventure with Zhen (my soon-to-be 9-year-old), my little boys, and baby Zaya! But I’m enjoying our moments together, too. In case you missed it… NEW ART EXHIBITION:… Read More Happy Friday!

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY, INTERVIEWS

Master P On Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Black Superheroes

By Allison Kugel Sitting among carved mahogany wood paneled accents and with displayed awards gathered from an unrivaled multi-hyphenate career, Master P began our conversation by allowing me to take the floor. Not surprisingly, he is a master delegator with a brilliant sense of when to shoot the ball and when to pass it. One… Read More Master P On Rap Feuds, Conscious Parenting, Black Superheroes

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

RECAP: Detroit Rocks the Runway’s Return to the Catwalk

After postponing the fashion show in 2020, Detroit Rocks the Runway made its return to the catwalk at the African World Festival! I connected with Piper Carter, coordinator of DRR, to learn more about how, in just a few short weeks, Detroit Rocks the Runway created an exciting and successful fashion show. September is known… Read More RECAP: Detroit Rocks the Runway’s Return to the Catwalk

ART, COMMUNITY, FEATURE STORY

East Canfield Village Art Park Unveils ‘Boy Holds Flower’ Sculpture by Austen Brantley

Over the weekend, I stopped by East Canfield Village to view the unveiling of “Boy Holds Flower,” a figurative sculpture created by Detroit artist Austen Brantley. The sculpture will be a permanent art installation at East Canfield’s new art park. The community has plans to start building the art park in the coming weeks. The… Read More East Canfield Village Art Park Unveils ‘Boy Holds Flower’ Sculpture by Austen Brantley

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

FOODIE EVENT: Detroit Black Restaurant Week (Summer Edition) Features Over 50 Restaurants

Detroit foodie lovers get ready. The summer edition of Detroit Black Restaurant Week (DBRW) starts today! The 10-day event will feature over 50 restaurants and include a food truck rally on three select dates. Check out all of the details below! DETROIT BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK (Summer Edition) WHAT: Detroit Black Restaurant Week (Summer Edition) WHEN:… Read More FOODIE EVENT: Detroit Black Restaurant Week (Summer Edition) Features Over 50 Restaurants

ART, COMMUNITY, FEATURE STORY

Bakpak Durden’s New Mural in Highland Park Raises Vaccine Awareness

Detroit artist Bakpak Durden recently partnered with Lysol to paint a mural in Highland Park. The street artwork was created to encourage citizens to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Earlier this summer, the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, and Lysol announced the “It’s Up to You” campaign to help raise vaccine awareness. Lysol teamed up… Read More Bakpak Durden’s New Mural in Highland Park Raises Vaccine Awareness

FEATURE STORY, WELL-BEING

Mental Wellness: Three Tips to Help You Find Balance and Peace in Uncertain Times

Today’s post is written by freelance writer Emelda De Coteau. Mental wellness is important now more than ever. Emelda suggests three mental wellness tips to help you find balance and peace during uncertain times: daily meditation, digital detox, and sound healing. By Emelda De Coteau We are living through times of deep intensity: a global… Read More Mental Wellness: Three Tips to Help You Find Balance and Peace in Uncertain Times

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Hot Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches at Custard Hut are a Must-Have Summer Treat

Have you been to any ice cream shops this summer? A few weeks ago, we visited The Custard Hut Detroit location for the first time and we loved it! The locally-owned business has two locations: Dearborn Heights and Detroit. Custard Hut Dearborn is located at 25947 West Warren Street and the Detroit restaurant is located… Read More Hot Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches at Custard Hut are a Must-Have Summer Treat

COMMUNITY, CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

FAMILY EVENT: 8th Annual Sidewalk Festival Hosted by Sidewalk Detroit

Sidewalk Detroit’s popular community festival is back! The 8th annual Sidewalk Festival is going to be a little different this year, though. The event has been expanded to four festival dates and will travel to four different Detroit neighborhoods. July 24, 2:00 – 8:00 P.M.: 12041 Dexter Ave, in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood (in partnership with… Read More FAMILY EVENT: 8th Annual Sidewalk Festival Hosted by Sidewalk Detroit

FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

Brighten Up Your Summer with These Four Bold Summer Makeup Looks

July weather has been unbearably hot at times, but don’t let that stop you from creating sizzling, summer makeup looks. Whether you’re opting for a creative eye look to compliment your face mask or you’re ready for a full look for a night out, my friend Tiffany has some great summer makeup ideas and tips… Read More Brighten Up Your Summer with These Four Bold Summer Makeup Looks