Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Detroit Youth Choir’s Moving Performance on America’s Got Talent

Did you catch the Detroit Youth Concert & Performing Arts Company (DYC) on America’s Got Talent (AGT)? The Detroit youth choir performed beautifully, singing a rendition of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Can’t Hold Us” and are now headed to the finals! Founded in September 1996, DYC is a non-profit organization that serves the young… Read More Detroit Youth Choir’s Moving Performance on America’s Got Talent

Culture, Feature Story

Stacey Abrams to Speak at Clarence Mitchell Luncheon During NAACP’s 110th National Convention

SOURCE: NAACP Today the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced that politician, lawyer and author Stacey Abrams will be speaking at the prestigious Clarence Mitchell Luncheon during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention in Detroit on July 22. “Stacey Abrams may have become a household name during the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race but… Read More Stacey Abrams to Speak at Clarence Mitchell Luncheon During NAACP’s 110th National Convention

Family Life

Michigan Science Center Hires Christian Greer as President, CEO

Last week, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) announced its new president and CEO. Christian Greer is a seasoned STEM professional with nearly 30 years of experience across numerous museums and science centers. He has served in leadership positions at Adler Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Shedd Aquarium, where he… Read More Michigan Science Center Hires Christian Greer as President, CEO

Art & Entertainment, Culture

Here Are the Winners of the Inaugural Detroit City of Design Competition!

Last week, Design Core Detroit announced the winners of the first edition of Detroit City of Design Competition. Design Core Detroit received 26 submissions from local and international design teams. The designers were from 31 UNESCO Cities of Design and were invited to prototype design solutions for Detroit neighborhoods that address safety and walkability. Supported… Read More Here Are the Winners of the Inaugural Detroit City of Design Competition!

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

By Allison Kugel Raven-Symone’s alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit show, That’s So Raven, in 2003. Back then, Symone’s alter-ego played a teenager who could see into the future, and that extra-sensory ability often… Read More Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Femology– Detroit’s First Female-Focused Co-working Space to Open Downtown Headquarters This Fall

SOURCE: The Bee Agency Detroit’s first female-focused co-working space, Femology, is slated to open its doors to the new Downtown Detroit headquarters that will be 6x the size of their current 500 sq. foot founding space Fall 2019. The new space will include a wellness/fitness room and yoga area, state of the art podcast room,… Read More Femology– Detroit’s First Female-Focused Co-working Space to Open Downtown Headquarters This Fall

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Catching Up with Coach D from Lifetime’s Hit T.V. Show ‘Bring It!’

You may recognize Dianna “Miss D” Williams from Lifetime’s hit television series Bring It— a reality show which documents Williams’ career as the founder and dance coach for The Dollhouse Dance Factory. Williams (or Coach D as her dance team calls her) is a successful, self-made businesswoman. She is a graduate of Jackson State University… Read More Catching Up with Coach D from Lifetime’s Hit T.V. Show ‘Bring It!’

Culture

C-SPAN Reveals Detroit History and Highlights Authors on C-SPAN Cities Tour: Exploring the American Story

If you are a history buff and you love learning about Detroit’s history, then you may find C-SPAN’s upcoming documentary special of interest. The weekend of June 15 – 16, C-SPAN will feature special programming on Detroit. From discussions on Henry Ford and the Motor City to Detroit’s literary and jazz music scene, a variety… Read More C-SPAN Reveals Detroit History and Highlights Authors on C-SPAN Cities Tour: Exploring the American Story

Culture, Feature Story

NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit

SOURCE: NAACP BALTIMORE — Thousands are expected to gather in Detroit to commemorate the NAACP’s 110th National Convention from July 20-24, 2019. With the theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the convention will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith-leaders, entertainers, and young leaders for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to problems like police brutality,… Read More NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Check Out Who’s Performing at Beacon Park Detroit’s Free Summer Concert Series

Hi, friends! Beacon Park Detroit recently announced their FREE Summer Concert Series. Here are the headlining performers for the music series: June 15: Nashville-based indie rock group Moon Taxi wsg The War and Treaty July 21: Grammy nominated R&B singer, Tamia August 17: Thomas McClary Commodores Experience Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. with local DJs spinning music and opening acts… Read More Check Out Who’s Performing at Beacon Park Detroit’s Free Summer Concert Series

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Warmth Detroit’s Katie Boyce Talks Sustainable Fashion and Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Speech Pathologist Katie Boyce has lived in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan with her husband for three years now. She keeps a very busy schedule and often works long hours. To help her find relaxation from her career, she started knitting. “Right now, it’s truly therapeutic for me,” Katie explained to me during our phone conversation. “I’m… Read More Warmth Detroit’s Katie Boyce Talks Sustainable Fashion and Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Hip Hop Artist Lando Chill Shares His Thoughts on His ‘Black Ego’ Album, Black Feminism, and Supporting Women’s Rights

For the past three months, I have been exploring new and seasoned music. From genres like hip hop and Neo Soul to indie music and even classic rock, I have kept an open mind in my music discoveries. I’m not sure why exactly I’ve been on this music kick, but it has turned into a… Read More Hip Hop Artist Lando Chill Shares His Thoughts on His ‘Black Ego’ Album, Black Feminism, and Supporting Women’s Rights

Family Life

Tzu Chi USA Offers Disaster Aid After Heavy Floods in Detroit

SOURCE: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation After severe floods in Detroit, Michigan, on April 30, 2019, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (also known as Tzu Chi USA), a volunteer humanitarian organization, will provide property owners and renters with emergency financial aid for completely destroyed or majorly damaged properties. We will be making these funds available, via… Read More Tzu Chi USA Offers Disaster Aid After Heavy Floods in Detroit