This Friday, Freedom House Detroit is hosting the Voices of Freedom Festival and you’re invited! This special event is being held to raise money to benefit people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Canada. With your support, you can help Freedom House reach its financial goal of $100,000 to continue to support survivors… Read More HAPPENING FRIDAY: Voices of Freedom Festival
There are three weekends left to view Womxnhouse Detroit. Have you been yet? It’s an art exhibition and artist residency located in the childhood home of Asia Hamilton (artist and founder of Norwest Art Gallery). Last weekend, Zhen and I attended the art exhibit as part of our mommy-daughter date day. She loved it so… Read More Womxnhouse Detroit is a Moving and Powerful Art Exhibition You Don’t Want to Miss
Did you get a chance to go to DLECTRICITY a couple of weekends ago (September 24 – 25)? I attended the second day of the two-day night festival and I really enjoyed the experience! I first heard about DLECTRICITY in 2017, but the 2021 event was my first time seeing it in person. (I wasn’t… Read More PHOTOS: DLECTRICITY 2021
Busy, busy, busy. Life as a mom of six means I’m always busy with the kids, running errands, making appointments, and other home life tasks. Not to mention, I also homeschool three of my young children so having a lot of downtime can often feel like it’s nonexistent. But despite all of that busyness, I… Read More A Fall Mommy-Daughter Date Idea
Get ready for fresh hot cider, tasty caramel apples, and all the pumpkin spice you could ask for because Cider in the City is returning to Beacon Park. The fall festivities completely transform the park and bring everything you’d find at a country orchard, to the heart of Detroit for everyone to enjoy. It’s a perfect opportunity… Read More Cider in the City Returns to Beacon Park on October 9th
Eminem’s new restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti opened today in Downtown Detroit. The concept restaurant is based on the famous opening lyric of the Detroit rapper’s Grammy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself.” “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy // There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti // He’s nervous, but on the surface he… Read More Eminem’s New Restaurant ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’ Opens Today
Here are four fall races coming up in October (…which starts this Friday! Can you believe it?!). Race for the Cure and LUNG FORCE Walk are happening this weekend, while the inaugural Run the D will be next Saturday. And make sure you save the date for Hot Cider Hustle happening October 31st! Get all… Read More Four Fall Races Coming Up in October
On Saturday, I attended The Opening Artist Talk featuring Stickwork by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty. As part of this year’s Detroit Month of Design, the art event was held at Eliza Howell Park in Detroit’s Brightmoor community. Stickwork is a collaborative effort with Eliza Howell Park Partnership, Sidewalk Detroit, the City of Detroit, The… Read More Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stickwork’ is a Magical Experience for All Ages
Happy Friday! Fall didn’t waste any time getting here because as soon as September 22nd hit, the weather has been much cooler. Last night, I had to turn our heat on low because it was so cold in the house! The autumn weather has also put me in the mood to just be a homebody,… Read More Happy Friday!
If you have plans to attend Motor Bella tomorrow or this weekend, make sure you stop by the Dunamis Clean Energy Partners (DCEP) booth! Founded by Detroit-native Natalie King, DCEP is the first Black woman-owned electric vehicle charger manufacturer in the United States. In August, Dunamis Clean Energy Partners was one of fifteen Black- and… Read More HAPPENING AT MOTOR BELLA: Meet the First Black Woman-Owned Electric Vehicle Charger Manufacturer
Happy first day of fall! Today, Zhen got a little weepy when I told her it’s the first day of fall and summer is now over. “I’m not ready for summer to end,” she whispered wiping a fallen tear from her cheek. I gave her a hug and reminded her of all the fun things… Read More So long, Summer.
Happy Friday! How did your week go? We had a busy, full week of homeschooling. Last week, we started our fall homeschool season and it’s been quite the adventure with Zhen (my soon-to-be 9-year-old), my little boys, and baby Zaya! But I’m enjoying our moments together, too. In case you missed it… NEW ART EXHIBITION:… Read More Happy Friday!
Here’s your chance to meet Bone Thugs N’ Harmony ahead of their concert tonight! Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs and special guests will be onsite at New Standard Cannabis in Hazel Park from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. BONE THUGS N’ HARMONY MEET AND GREET WHAT: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet WHEN: TODAY, September 14th… Read More HAPPENING TODAY: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet at New Standard Cannabis
Where do you love to eat brunch? A few weeks ago, I met up with my friend Jaslyn for brunch at Babo Detroit. She’s a brunch connoisseur and knows all of the best places to brunch in Detroit. The first time Jas and I connected was about two years ago. We had brunch at La… Read More Sunday Brunch at Babo Detroit
This summer, I enjoyed attending outdoor city events and festivals with my family and friends. From the BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival and African World Festival to community block parties and two (out of four) Sidewalk Festivals, our summer was a busy one! So busy, in fact, that I didn’t get a chance to share on… Read More Photos from My Visit to the 2021 African World Festival
Summer is winding down and the first day of school is right around the corner. There are many organizations hosting back-to-school events in Detroit and the metro area to help students and their families prepare for the new school year. Here are five back-to-school events you may like. A few of the events were shared… Read More Five Back-to-School Events in Detroit and the Metro Area
Detroit foodie lovers get ready. The summer edition of Detroit Black Restaurant Week (DBRW) starts today! The 10-day event will feature over 50 restaurants and include a food truck rally on three select dates. Check out all of the details below! DETROIT BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK (Summer Edition) WHAT: Detroit Black Restaurant Week (Summer Edition) WHEN:… Read More FOODIE EVENT: Detroit Black Restaurant Week (Summer Edition) Features Over 50 Restaurants
Detroit painter Richard Lewis’ solo art exhibition is now open. “Works In Progress” officially opened on Friday, August 13th at the Galerie Camille. The art exhibit will be open until September 11, 2021. It features a collection of family stories and Richard’s favorite movie scenes. “The show is called ‘Works in Progress’ because I usually… Read More NOW OPEN: Detroit Artist Richard Lewis’ “Work In Progress” Solo Art Exhibit
Sharing a few photos from the Motor City Car Crawl and brunch in Detroit at The Jagged Edge! Oh, how I have missed going to brunch in the city. After my friend Jas introduced me to Detroit’s brunch scene, I have been hooked ever since! Of course, after COVID hit, our dining out experience has… Read More Brunch at The Jagged Fork and Checking Out the Motor City Car Crawl
I’m excited Detroit’s African World Festival (AWF) is back this summer! Do you plan on going to the event? It’s the 38th year of the AWF and it will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from Friday, August 20th to Sunday, August 22nd. WHAT: 38th Annual African World Festival… Read More Detroit’s African World Festival is Back!