CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

I Vote Because…

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday in our state of Michigan, as well as Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington. Are you planning on voting? We all have a candidate and national/local issues that are important to us so this is not a post to advocate for a particular candidate. Instead, I thought I’d share a… Read More I Vote Because…

DETROIT GUIDE, 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

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

54 Must-Read African American Books Recommended by The Wright

In celebration of Black History Month, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History compiled a list of 54 must-read African American books. The book list is divided into three categories: adult fiction, nonfiction, and children & young adult African American literature. You can scroll down to see The Wright’s recommended reading list. My… Read More 54 Must-Read African American Books Recommended by The Wright

DETROIT GUIDE, FEATURE STORY

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

FAMILY

How to Support Teens Struggling with Insecurity and Low Self-Confidence

By Phillip Andrew Barbb Whether we look back on our teenage years with an “I miss those days” or a “thank goodness it’s over” mentality, we all remember the difficulties of adolescence. Teenagers are up against academic expectations, adventures in dating, athletic performances, navigating various social groups, constant social media distraction, concerns regarding body image,… Read More How to Support Teens Struggling with Insecurity and Low Self-Confidence

SPONSORED POST

Plan Your Next Party Celebration with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Today’s post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you! The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean planning for other exciting celebrations has come to an end. The Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, for example, are just a few weeks away. Are you planning any party celebrations… Read More Plan Your Next Party Celebration with BJ’s Wholesale Club

ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURE STORY

T-Boz on TLC’s Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’ life is one filled with overcoming insurmountable odds and finding blessings in unexpected places. Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of seven and spend much of her childhood in and out of hospitals due to episodes with the potentially fatal condition. She was told she wouldn’t make… Read More T-Boz on TLC’s Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

2019 Blog Posts, LIFESTYLE

Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

You may recognize Detroit entrepreneur Dr. Sabrina Jackson for her work on Detroit’s “911 People with Dr. Sabrina” on FOX 2 and “The Essentially Sabrina Show” on 910 AM Superstation, but did you know she is also diving into the fashion world? Fondly known in Detroit as “The People Expert”, Dr. Sabrina is excited to… Read More Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

2019 Blog Posts, Women's Lifestyle

8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Before you start making lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety. The National Cyber Security Alliance created a holiday shopping safety tip guide to help keep your gift purchases safe this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, 73 percent of consumers plan to… Read More 8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT GUIDE

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

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Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Today’s post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you! ‘Tis the season to make everything merry and bright! BJ’s Wholesale Club’s got you covered on your holiday needs. From fresh-baked holiday goods to exciting gift ideas, BJ’s is your one-stop-shop this holiday season. Last week, I visited the… Read More Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Sabina invited me to a special event called “A Peace Symposium: Building Communities Across National, Cultural, and Religious Boundaries” at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Greater Detroit hosted the event and welcomed women from the community from all faith… Read More On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT GUIDE

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