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
Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday so far. Do you have anything special planned for the next few days? We’re going to tune into The Wright’s Kwanzaa festivities over the next few days. Each day during Kwanzaa, The Wright will stream a special program at 7… Read More Happy Holidays!
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to test drive the new 2021 Chevy Suburban. Chevrolet also gifted me a holiday gift card so we were able to do some Christmas shopping and enjoy a family holiday event! I thought it would be a fun experience for the kids, too. We’re a one-vehicle family… Read More Test Driving the All-New 2021 Chevy Suburban
I recently discovered a new Detroit street fashion brand called the Bleed Collection. Have you heard of it yet? The Bleed Collection features a “Bleed Detroit” line that shows love for Detroit. A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk to Bleed Collection’s founder Gary Pearson and learn more about his streetwear… Read More Bleed Collection Founder Gary Pearson on Sharing Detroit Love and Positivity
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa is just a few days away! Are you planning a special celebration with your family? We celebrate Kwanzaa and have a few things planned for the kids this year. We like to do DIY Kwanzaa crafts, read books about the special holiday, and support Black-owned businesses in Detroit. A couple of years… Read More Celebrate Kwanzaa (Virtually) at The Wright