One beautiful thing that came out of 2020 was the appreciation of small businesses! We rallied around the importance of putting our money into our communities, supporting our friends and our neighbors.  As a black woman, I’d like to tell...
February is Black History Month, a time to learn about and celebrate the rich history and achievements of the Black community in America. Over the years, many wonderful books about the movements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom...
If we have learned anything over the past year, it's that we as humans have a lot of unlearning and a lot of educating—of ourselves and of our children—to do. It's time to dedicate ourselves to understanding the past...
As much as we hope our lives matter in the United States and in the world at large, they truly do not. Black lives do not and will not matter unless we intentionally make them matter. Our lives will...
We live in a diverse world. There are many cultural clusters in the areas in and around metro Detroit. In fact, the largest single immigrant group in Metro Detroit comes from India. This weekend, on Saturday, we celebrate Diwali. I have...
It's been a couple weeks since we published this post and we wanted to provide you with an update. We are listening and learning and have added a few more accounts here. We implore you to take the time...
August 15 is the 73rd anniversary of India’s liberation from British rule. The metro Detroit area has a relatively large minority population of Indian immigrants who celebrate Indian Independence Day, similar to how we Americans celebrate the Fourth of July....
Why is it so hard to talk about racism? Or to acknowledge that it really exists. Before George Floyd’s death and the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice, our team here at Detroit Mom had already started having...
For Black women, the knowledge of who “Karen” is and why “she” is a threat to Black lives everywhere is thoroughly understood. However, for White women, the answer may not be so clear. You’ve probably heard the phrase “don’t...
As protests against racial injustice and in support of Black Lives Matter continue across the country, more and more people are looking to educate themselves on the subject of antiracism. But, it can be overwhelming to choose from all of...
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Tips for Kayaking In Metro Detroit

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There’s no shortage of water trails and kayak rentals in Metro Detroit. So how do you decide which is best for you? Every summer...