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....
This week has been a sacred one for Muslims. The first 10 days of the month of Zul-Hijjah in the Islamic Calendar are considered to be the 10 most important days of the year. The tenth day of this...
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...
Juneteenth. Ironically, as a Black woman, the history surrounding this amazing day was not told to me as a young girl…not even by my family. What was largely shared and celebrated was the 4th of July Independence Day as THEE...
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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Staycation in Detroit: Become a Tourist in Your Own City

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A staycation in Detroit starts with packing a bag and getting excited that you get to see your city in a new light. There's...