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The recent devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria left a vast number of citizens homeless, hopeless and in desperate need of help and aggressive action in Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean. The lives of these victims remain imperiled due to lack of food, water, everyday essentials, and even access to communication.  Activist, founder and…

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Thirty-four-year-old native Detroiter Crystal Smith was recently crowned a winner of the Food Network show “Chopped.” Smith was selected in February as one of the final cast members and was later flown out to New York in March to record the show. “Chopped” is a game show that challenges contestants to create a masterpiece of delicious and creative…

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John Singleton is back again with another masterpiece, but this time, our attention is drawn to the small screen. In “Snowfall,” his first TV series, Singleton delivers the unfiltered truth about the crack cocaine epidemic in the ’80s in L.A. The series explores the lives taken by the epidemic, the violence it brought, and how…

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In 2009, 11,341 unopened, untested and unprocessed rape kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage unit. Knowing that this leaves thousands of women in metro Detroit afraid and that justice has not been served, there’s been a nonstop effort in metro Detroit with the Michigan Women’s Foundation, to raise money to test each and every last one of the rape kits.

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Photo Credit: Regis and Kahran Bethencourt Regis and Kahran Bethencourt are soul mates who share a vision of the ideal picture of what real photography looks like. Originally from Atlanta, these two visionaries are the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With seven-plus years of experience, the dynamic duo has traveled the world, specializing in children’s photography.…

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Photo credit: Instagram – @kmichellemusic Chene Park of Detroit kicked off their second show of the summer season with Lloyd, Jeremih, and none other than the Southern bombshell and NAACP Image Award winner K. Michelle. On Friday, June 9, Detroit fans enjoyed an evening of R&B melodies while facing the beautiful horizon of the Detroit River. Sponsored…

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Ericka Winters, owner of Valley Girl Hair Collection, says “no more” to overpriced virgin hair extensions. Most women can relate to virgin hair companies that are not only overpriced but also sell poor quality extensions. Over the past six years, Winters has done her best to end this trend in Detroit. Valley Girl has earned a reputation…

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Credit: Instagram @chaneldomoniquecdm Detroit’s music scene has been very impressive over the last few years, keeping its reputation as the birthplace of Motown intact. Manager and womanpreneur Chanel Domonique has brought her A-game while managing Detroit’s most loved independent artists such as Icewear Vezzo. Now she wants to bridge the gaps within the industry by teaching…

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Photo Credit: Randi Rossario Since their launch in 2014, Oh So Radio has been the leading media source for the millennial demographic throughout the metro Detroit area. The independent internet radio broadcast company and marketing hub has been buzzing tremendously. It has become known for hosting the most talked about events in media, music and…

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Photo credit: Instagram – @ysfblog Attention all millennial business professionals in Detroit: Kaelin Hurst has a vision for fellow entrepreneurs. Hurst plans to bring all young business savvy professionals in Detroit together to create a platform for collaborating, networking, and building their brands. Hurst’s Y.S.F. blog (Yung, Saved, and Fabulous) presented the Visionary Panel: The Networking…

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Photo Credit: Instagram @ask_ap Most people in Detroit first met April Lockett on the radio. Starting off her career at Detroit’s Hot 107.5, April “AP” Lockett has expanded her platform tremendously as a multi media personality, TV host, voice over actress and more. She is a former producer and on-air talent for “The Rickey Smiley…

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Photo credit: Kristina Mitchell for Steed Media Native Detroiter La’Britney Franklin, set the bar in Detroit for all underground female singers this past weekend. With an incredible stage presence, amazing choreography, sassy vocals, and massive sex appeal, there’s no question that Franklin has plans to appear on the Billboard music charts very soon. Franklin is well…

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Singer, songwriter and Def Jam recording artist Bibi Bourelly is moving up on the music charts again, but this time, with her own voice. The 22-year-old songstress is known in the music industry for her strong pen game. She’s co-written some of your favorite jams such as Rihanna’s hit single “B—h Better Have My Money,”…

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