DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Happy Friday!

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!

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY, INTERVIEWS

Wu-Tang’s RZA Talks Second Chances and Cut Throat City Film

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

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD

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

ART, FEATURE STORY

The Wright Museum Joins the World of Arts & Culture in Mourning Beloved Detroit Artist Charles McGee

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

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY, INTERVIEWS

Five Questions with Detroit Blogger Jess McKenzie

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

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

10 Most Anticipated African American Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List

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

FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

Happy Holidays!

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!

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Bleed Collection Founder Gary Pearson on Sharing Detroit Love and Positivity

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

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Happy Friday!

How was your week? This week has been pretty busy with us getting ready for Christmas. I can’t believe it’s next week! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If you’re still looking for last-minute gift ideas, here’s my “Favorite Detroit Things List” that I shared last night. It features sixteen Detroit small businesses I… Read More Happy Friday!

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event

Have you gone to see any holiday light displays yet? So far, we’ve been to two holiday light events in the metro area: the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and Light Up Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. The kids loved both events! The Beacon Park Christmas lights were their favorite event because they… Read More Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts

One of my favorite holiday traditions in Detroit is shopping at the Eastern Market Holiday Market. I remember our first time visiting the Holiday Market in 2015. It was our first year living in Michigan and Travis and I signed up for the Feet on the Street Holiday Market Tour in Eastern Market. (That was… Read More Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts

FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As a spokesperson for Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, I’m excited to share with you our holiday gift shopping experience! All opinions are my own and you can read Good Life Detroit’s disclaimer policy here. If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas, then Great Lakes Crossing… Read More Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Happy Friday!

How was your week? We had a busy week with getting our minivan fixed (so many unfortunate events happened with our old van), visiting Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (so fun!), and working on homeschool lessons. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Giving Tuesday fundraiser event, which I detail down… Read More Happy Friday!