Today’s blog post is sponsored by Priority Health. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Summer is in full swing and we’ve been enjoying many Detroit festivities and outdoor adventures! The weather hasn’t been too bad this summer, either. I was pleasantly surprised… Read More 6 Tips for Staying Sun Smart This Summer
Detroit artist Judy Bowman has arrived, and she accomplished it in only four years! After taking a long hiatus from her art career, Mrs. Bowman decided to pursue her passion for art again. In just a matter of four years, the retired school teacher is making a name for herself as an artist. Thanks to… Read More Detroit Swag: Interview with Detroit Artist Judy Bowman
The Michigan Renaissance Kickoff Party was the highlight of my Sunday (8/4/19) and I am excited about the 2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival (Mich Ren Fest) season! The first time we attended a Mich Ren Fest event was our first year in Michigan. It was a magical experience and we instantly fell in love with the… Read More A Magical Time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party
I’m so excited for the African World Festival (AFW) at The Wright in Detroit! We attended AFW a couple of years ago and had a great time. The festival was 3 days long and I had gone to AFW on each day. That’s how much I loved it! Here’s a blog post I shared about… Read More Counting Down the Days to the 37th Annual African World Festival!
Last week, I attended 313 in the D– Matrix Human Services’ annual summer fundraiser– and you guys…it was my first Detroit rooftop party! My friend Becky (co-founder and co-host of The D Brief) invited Travis and me to Matrix’s party. Most importantly, though, the event was all for a good cause: to support the Osborn… Read More 313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award
Yesterday, Travis and I took the kids to Eastern Market Art Park to hang out for a little bit. I had noticed the new art park while I was at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party. My kids love art and city parks so I thought they’d love to see the new park. We brought… Read More Our Children Deserve Better
Today’s blog post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! How’s your summer been going so far? Have you had a chance to attend any summer events or do some shopping? So far, this summer has been a blast… Read More How I Use My DFCUPerks App When I’m on the Go
Last Friday, I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) to view a new art exhibit called The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. It’s a fascinating exhibit which highlights the traditional Aboriginal Australian ceremony from centuries ago and how the Aborigines honored their loved ones who passed away.… Read More The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots
Last week, I attended the NAACP’s Presidential Candidate’s Forum and I was very excited to be there. I was excited to see some of the candidates I’ve been following on social media and I was also looking forward to meeting candidates who were new to me. I’ll be real with you– I’m still trying to… Read More 4 Things to Keep in Mind When Discussing Politics
This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Have you heard the news? BJ’s Wholesale Club is coming to the metro Detroit area this Fall! The Massachusetts-based warehouse club is opening two new stores– one in Madison… Read More 10 Reasons Why You Should Get a BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership
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
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!)
Today’s blog post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! I love fashion, especially when I can get a good deal on my favorite styles. When you have a big family like I do, saving money is essential to… Read More How to Save Money on Summer Fashion with DFCUPerks
How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? We don’t have a vacation planned for this summer, but we do plan to explore new (to us) places in Detroit and (hopefully) up north. Travis has been busy with full-time summer classes at… Read More Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)
The NAACP announced today April Ryan, American Urban Radio White House Correspondent and political analyst, will moderate the NAACP’s Presidential Candidates Forum at the 110th National Convention on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 A.M. in Detroit. The forum will give the candidates an opportunity to discuss solutions to some of the most critical issues we… Read More White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention
Are you planning on attending the Tamia concert at Beacon Park this Saturday? The six-time Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter is headling the event and I know it’s going to be a great show! Last year, I saw Tamia perform at GM River Days in Downtown Detroit and her performance was SO GOOD! She sang quite a… Read More ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup
The NAACP recently confirmed seven 2020 presidential candidates will be speaking at the NAACP 110th National Convention in Detroit. Cory Booker, United States Senator Julián Castro, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Kamala Harris, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar, United States Senator Beto O’Rourke, Former Member of the United States House of Representatives Bernie… Read More 7 Presidential Candidates Confirmed to Speak at the NAACP Convention in Detroit
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
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said something to me that caused me to dig deep into my creative side as a blogger. We were at the Detroit Podcast Fest (DPF) mixer at Marble Bar and she mentioned how I am a storyteller because I am a blog writer. Of course, I’m… Read More What Makes You a Storyteller?
The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival (DKF) is this weekend and my kids are SO excited to attend! Zhen, my 6-year-old daughter, has been asking me just about every day this week if today’s the day for the festival. She has a mermaid kite from last year that she plans to fly at the DKF… Read More The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival is This Weekend!