Happy International Women’s Day! I’ve been blogging for almost six years now and I’m happy to say I have had the pleasure of connecting with many inspiring women. In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share a few blog posts I have written featuring some of those amazing women I have had the… Read More International Women’s Day: Inspiring Quotes from Amazing Women I Have Connected With These Past Few Years
Are you always glued to your phone scrolling through social media? In today’s blog post, freelance writer Jai Marie discusses why unplugging from social media is good for your mental health and personal relationships. She shares a few tips on how you can take a break from social media to protect your peace and stay… Read More Six Reasons Why Unplugging from Social Media and Technology is Good for Your Mental Health
In honor of Women’s History Month, Detroit restaurant EastEats announces its collaboration with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle. Special thanks to EastEats for sharing the news with GLD! Photography by Jimmy Goldfinger March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the owners of EastEats are handing their restaurant over to a few of the women keeping… Read More EastEats Collabs with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle During Women’s History Month
Just in time for Women’s History Month, Detroit entrepreneur Renee Nesbitt is hosting a pop-up shop for business professionals. On March 13, 2021, the Building Bosses Boutique Pop-Up Shop will take place at 14400 Wyoming St. in Detroit. Professionals will have the opportunity to network with other business professionals and shop at the new boutique.… Read More Level Up Your Business Fashion Style at the Building Bosses Boutique Pop-Up Shop
Today’s blog post is a guest feature by freelance writer Ariana Robinson. In her post, Ariana shares a few ways we can continue to celebrate Black History and support Black Americans beyond Black History Month. Wrapping up this February, I want to wish everyone a Happy Black History Month– but our celebration doesn’t end here.… Read More Six Ways to Celebrate Black History All Year
Have you been to The Pose Experience yet? If you love creating Instagram-worthy images for your social media, then this is a photo experience for you! As a creative who is always looking for artistic ways to create new content, I really enjoyed visiting the new event space. Located in Southfield, Michigan, The Pose Experience… Read More See Why The Pose Experience Selfie Museum is an Instagram-Worthy Hot Spot
Celebrate the closing of Black History Month with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Detroit Restaurant Weekend! The members of the Metro Detroit alumni chapters are hosting the event to support Sigma-owned restaurants during the pandemic. This is a wonderful opportunity for Detroiters and beyond to support these great locally-owned and Black-owned businesses! As a self-proclaimed Detroit… Read More Phi Beta Sigma Restaurant Weekend: BGLO Restauranteurs Turn the Heat Up for Black History Closeout
In today’s post, the founder of Pray with Our Feet and freelance writer Emelda De Coteau shares insight on the importance of Black mental health care. She offers a few resources and tips for Black women who are seeking support. I’m so excited to have Emelda join Good Life Detroit each month, sharing a well-being… Read More Black Mental Health Matters Now More Than Ever
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it was listening to the audiobook version of Elaine Welteroth’s memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say). Have you read it yet? The audiobook is SO good. Elaine narrates her memoir and her parents… Read More Happy Friday!
Let’s be real– dating in your 30s and beyond can be challenging. You’re a little older and (hopefully) a little wiser so your approach to dating is going to be different from when you were in your 20s. It’s quite possible you may have experienced a committed relationship or an “entanglement” or two. Hey– we’ve… Read More Relationship Advice: Five Ways to ‘Prepare and Position Yourself for the Right One’
In just 21 minutes, Detroit-born hip-hop artist P8tience captures joy and racial heartache on his latest album KuhlerBlahynd — pronounced color blind. “They still beating us like Rodney King. They can’t beat us. They want to shoot us. They can’t shoot us. They take us behind bars and say we died of our own hands.… Read More Hip-Hop Artist P8tience Captures Joy and Racial Heartache on Latest Album ‘KuhlerBlahynd’
A new Black History Month art exhibit called “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” is now on display in Downtown Detroit. Ten high school students from the Detroit School of Arts were chosen to feature their artwork at the 1413 Woodward Avenue storefront. It’s part of an art competition sponsored by Bedrock and hosted by the… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Artwork in the Detroit School of Arts’ Black History Month Art Competition
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it’s seeing Zaya reach her next milestone. She is almost crawling now. (So hard to believe!) She’s been getting up on her knees and making very small movements forward. It’s cute to watch her move around. Right now, she’s just moving in… Read More Happy Friday!
As leader of the legendary multi-platinum selling rap group, The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, or Bobby, as he is known to close friends and colleagues, had a particular way of putting beats to razer-sharp lyrics that made you feel part of a song’s creative process. Fans feel RZA’s music, both from Wu-Tang and his solo and… Read More Wu-Tang’s RZA Talks Second Chances and Cut Throat City Film
If you love hanging out at bookstores and libraries, then you may enjoy MOCAD’s latest art exhibition called the Black Art Library. Curated by art educator Asmaa Walton, the art exhibit features a lovely collection of books dedicated to Black art. Over the weekend, I took my daughter Zhen with me to view the exhibit.… Read More Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD
One of the most respected figures in Detroit’s art community, Charles McGee, has passed away at the age of 96. McGee, who grew up in poverty in South Carolina, moved to Detroit at the age of 10. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, McGee studied art for one year in Barcelona, which he’s… Read More The Wright Museum Joins the World of Arts & Culture in Mourning Beloved Detroit Artist Charles McGee
One of the many things I enjoy about blogging is meeting other creatives. I’m a strong believer in the popular phrase “community over competition” because it has helped me grow as a writer and form new friendships. Last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., I connected with Jess McKenzie, a graphic designer who… Read More Five Questions with Detroit Blogger Jess McKenzie
ON TODAY’S POST: The most anticipated African American Books 2021 Book List recommended by the Detroit Public Library. Add these great forthcoming books to read by Black writers to your 2021 reading list! What books are on your 2021 reading list right now? Last year, I set a reading goal for myself to read twenty… Read More 10 Most Anticipated African American Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List
How are you doing? Last week, I had planned to share new content, but after last Wednesday’s horrific mob attack on Capitol Hill, I decided it was best to reschedule my posts for a later date. It was difficult staying focused last week. Did you feel this way, too? I normally don’t share political posts… Read More How are you doing?
Short-term New Year’s Resolutions are important to make during times of uncertainty. Check out these 20 short-term goals to help you stay focused in 2021! Happy New Year, my friends! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2021? Last year, was without a doubt a hard year. I’m hopeful for good things to happen… Read More 20 Achievable, Short-Term New Year’s Resolutions