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

INTERVIEWS

Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

When you’re an entrepreneur in the media industry, rebranding yourself can get a little tricky. First, there’s the risk of losing your readers/viewers, and second, rebranding can be a very long (and sometimes costly) process. Yet, sometimes, a new career shift can be a refreshing start to a new business endeavor. Meet Detroit entrepreneur Jenifer… Read More Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

Singer Sheléa Discusses Her New Projects: A Quincy Jones PBS Special and The Clark Sisters Biopic

SPECIAL NOTE: This piece was updated on 4/7/20 to reflect the date change of the new Clark Sisters movie, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which will premiere on Lifetime on April 11, 2020. If you haven’t heard of break out star Sheléa, then you don’t know what you’re missing! She’s a beautiful person… Read More Singer Sheléa Discusses Her New Projects: A Quincy Jones PBS Special and The Clark Sisters Biopic

ART

Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

Art & Entertainment

Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop

Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her… Read More Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop

CULTURE

Artist Rua Francis’ Experiential Interpretation of ‘What is Versus What is Seen’

Rua Francis’ art is shaped and influenced by her Mesopotamian and Assyrian heritage. This is evident in her artwork, as she infuses forms of Aramaic and Arabic arabesque and calligraphy art by combining the “elegant complexity of ink on paper”. Francis’ art style creates “an experiential interpretation of what ‘is’ versus what is ‘seen’ while… Read More Artist Rua Francis’ Experiential Interpretation of ‘What is Versus What is Seen’