Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, it was difficult to fit in with my complexion, to say the least. I went to Detroit Public Schools and Grosse Pointe Public Schools. Most of the time I only seemed to...
There is something to be said about solidarity. When we come together, it’s empowering and impactful. It creates unity and vision.  Right now, our community needs solidarity and support more than ever. Our Black friends, family, and community members need...
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...
I am no expert on race, and I will never claim to be an expert in racial issues in America. I am simply a mom who cares about injustice and strives to love my friends well. And I hope...
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...
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...
April is Autism Acceptance Month, so you may have seen posts or campaigns highlighting what it means to be Autistic or neurodivergent. I’d like to start by saying I am not an expert on neurodiversity. I happen to be...
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 parents, we tend to simplify things for our kids and try to shelter them from the hard, often uncomfortable, conversations. We downplay differences because we think by not pointing them out and discussing them, kids might not notice...
Many white women are now asking how to be antiracist. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery has them realizing that “not being racist” and the phrase, “kindness begins in the home,” are not enough. Luckily, LaTashia...
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One of the nation’s biggest Halloween displays is right here in Metro Detroit! The small town of Romeo gets extra spooky every year and...