August 15th is the 75th 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...
DEI is growing in prevalence in American culture and business, but what is it? DEI stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each organization might define these differently, but broadly, this is the type of work that helps to mend...
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...
In our house, Black history is not a month; Black history is EVERY DAY!   I understand that this is not the case in a lot of homes. Especially as we focus during Black History Month, I want to educate and...
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...
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...
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...
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Dear ex-Karen…

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Dear ex-Karen, I am so happy that you have decided to change your views and ways. YAY! But unfortunately, I will not be able to hold your hand through this process. Though progress is great, I can feel happy for your journey but...
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...
Parenting requires a lot of tough conversations, and a lot of ongoing conversations that we will continuously return to. I think we can all agree that we want our children to be kind, inclusive people. Starting a dialogue about...
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Where to Find Hot Cocoa Bombs In + Around Detroit

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*updated 1/26/23 Hot cocoa bombs are all the rage. Local bakers, chocolatiers, and cafes are taking drinking hot cocoa to another level. They turn your...