Watch “The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2019” on YouTube

I’m really excited about these movies although I don’t know about the Will Smith ones. How do you feel?


Romance and Healthy Relationship’s Series February 10, 2018 hosted by @batchelordavis Group LLC

Romance and Healthy Relationship’s Series

Thinkers Co-Working Space and Lofts

14346 E. Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI

February 10, 2018

Featuring Leslie Griffin, Certified Life and Relationship Coach

 Hasani and Shelbi Ali, authors of Fasting: How to make your love electric

Romance authors spin tales of love, lust and happily forever after, however when the reality of life hits, washboard perfect abs, that rich bank account, nice car or that fabulous life may not be able to keep up the fire in a relationship. Learn how to have a healthy relationship, appropriate boundaries and find out what it means to have a true covenant relationship. If you’re struggling to find the right one come and learn what questions you should be asking to help you find him or her.

$10 admission per person

Refreshments will be provided

Healthy salads prepared and available by Leslie Griffin

Hosted by the BatchelorDavis Group, LLC      or 313- 829-2859





U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Ben Carson, Secretary

Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410

HUD No. 18-007                                                                                           FOR RELEASE

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(571) 249-8586



296 local projects working to prevent and end homelessness

            WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $70.3 million to support 296 homeless housing and service programs in Michigan.  The Continuum of Care grants announced today provide critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the state.  View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

The HUD funding announced today is part of a record $2 billion being awarded to more than 7,300 local housing and service programs nationwide.

“HUD stands with our local partners who are working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “We know how to end homelessness and it starts with embracing a housing-first approach that relies upon proven strategies that offer permanent housing solutions to those who may otherwise be living in our shelters and on our streets.”

This funding is critical in our efforts to end homelessness across Michigan as we know it,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Joseph P. Galvan. “Rapid rehousing ensures that homelessness is a brief, rare and non-recurring event for individuals and families.”

This year, HUD is continuing to challenge state and local planners to support higher performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting their local challenges, often shifting funds from existing projects to create new ones that will have a more substantial and lasting impact on reducing homelessness.

Last month, HUD reported homelessness crept up in the U.S., especially among individuals experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.  HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of .7 percent since last year. Homelessness among families with children declined 5.4 percent nationwide since 2016, local communities report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness and Veterans increased.  HUD’s 2017 homeless estimate points to a significant increase in the number of reported persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness, particularly in California and other high-cost rental markets experiencing a significant shortage of affordable housing.

HUD estimates there were 553,742 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night nationally in 2017, and increase of .7 percent since last year. In addition, Veteran homelessness increased by 1.5 percent, chronic homelessness increased by 12.2 percent and family homelessness declined by 5.4 percent.

Across the nation, local homelessness planning agencies called ‘Continuums of Care’ will organize volunteers to help count the number of persons located in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and living unsheltered on the streets.  These Continuums of Care will report these one-night ‘point-in-time counts’ later in the year and will form the basis of HUD’s 2018 national homeless estimate.


HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and  You can also connect with HUD on social media  or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

#MotownMom: Everybody’s getting “Sump’n for #Christmas2017

Happy Holiday from #MotownMom & watch Sump’n Claus – SNL skit.

My 5 reasons I love My digital entertainment.How are you feeling about @Netflix’s price change?

I was there when it was 7.99. I like the longevity that I have. 

I still think Comcast is the devil and ten dollars is actually worth what Netflix’s offers. 

I actually enjoy paying a bill for digital entertainment.

I have patience. So if I don’t see if at the movie theater I’ll be seeing the movie here eventually.

Who else has Bright with Will Smith?

How do you feel about this?

#MotownMom: Keeping Water when you don’t have any… #urbanliving #WaterCrisis #Detroit

As a mom living in Detroit, I do understand when utilities are hard to come by, especially as a single parent. Water was a key thing for us on a day to day basis and when we didn’t have any by way of the landlord not paying the bill or the pipes freezing, we had to find a way to get it.

As Detroit Water Crisis worsens and obtaining water because harder to come by, we have to keep in mind the safety of keeping water long term.

I found this handy video to help store water and if you want to help people store water, you can easily put this all together just from items at Walmart or even


55-gallon barrels:

* Amazon link:

Other items:

* Water preserver:

* Bung wrench:

* Siphon hose:

* Pool shock:

If it’s a small family or a single person, you can also just buy a container with a hand pump. I’d buy two containers and switch out the containers to fill one and then use the other. That way you have a steady water supply. This is great for an elderly person someone else is helping out to keep clean water in the house or even in their room.

DISCLAIMER: This video description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.

I hope this helps. I’m going to spend 2018 using this channel as a way that I survived as a single mom, especially when we became homeless to survive, including food, bathroom procedures and keeping warm when you have no heat.

Yes, we went through that.

If you want to know other ways to live cheaply or how we survived, just post in the comments and I’ll make a post or create a video.

And don’t forget to subscribe and share.

Watch “Preschool “twins” take a stand against discrimination” on #motownmom

University of Detroit Mercy resets tuition to reflect a more precise cost of attendance

University of Detroit Mercy resets tuition to reflect a more precise cost of attendance

Published tuition rate for undergraduate returns to 2008 levels, provides clearer picture

of tuition costs before scholarships, financial aid awarded

DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy announced today that it would significantly lower its published tuition price to give more precise cost information to students and families. The goal is to encourage more academically talented students and their families to take a closer look at Detroit Mercy.

Detroit Mercy’s Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset will reset undergraduate tuition from $41,158 to $28,000 beginning the fall of 2018. The new price of $28,000 gives students and their families a more accurate cost of attendance at Detroit Mercy before scholarships and financial aid are awarded.

Over the last two years, Detroit Mercy has conducted extensive research on its tuition and the cost of other university competitors, as well as surveyed hundreds of prospective students and parents. Those analyses indicated that a tuition reset will not only increase prospective students’ awareness of the transformative, high-quality value of a Detroit Mercy education, but also attract and enroll even more academically talented students who may not have considered applying because of the published tuition price.

“By resetting our tuition to a price from a decade ago, we are responding to the concerns of students and families who want assurance that a high quality college education is affordable and attainable,” said Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi, president of Detroit Mercy. “I know from conversations with parents and school officials that students are interested in Detroit Mercy, but the previous tuition price prevented them from seriously exploring the university.”

As Detroit Mercy’s tuition for 2018-2019 returns to its 2008 cost, the University will continue to provide generous scholarships and financial assistance to students. The Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset will be available to all new and current students enrolling in Detroit Mercy’s traditional undergraduate programs beginning in the fall of 2018.

This initiative comes at a pivotal time for students interested in obtaining a high quality, Catholic, values-based education. Research indicates that from 1982 to 2012, the cost of college throughout the U.S. increased more than 1,120 percent. Moreover, studies show that U.S. college graduates incurred an average debt of $37,172 in 2016.

For those reasons and others, Detroit Mercy believed that a bold move was necessary to help students make well-informed decisions about the colleges they were considering.

Detroit Mercy’s transformational educational and extracurricular experience will remain exactly the same. Additionally, this reset will assist both “high-need” and  “low-need” students and families better understand the full-time undergraduate rate they will pay before scholarships and financial aid are awarded.

“The Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset will also make it possible for federal and state grant dollars to go even further for students who qualify for the maximum need-based aid,” said Deborah Stieffel, Detroit Mercy’s vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “And the tuition reset also makes Detroit Mercy a more viable option for students who do not qualify for need-based aid and are often forced to overlook private Catholic higher education simply because of the high ‘sticker price,’ ” she added.

This reset comes at a perfect time in the history of the university and city. Over the last two years, Detroit Mercy has had record enrollment numbers, a higher academic profile for the entering class in 2017-18 and an increase in many national rankings. This includes a #19 rank on the 2018 U.S. News and World Report’s Annual Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Detroit Mercy is the only Michigan school ranked in the top 20. Additionally, the University earned a No. 12 rank for Best Colleges for Veterans in the Midwest Region and was ranked No. 32 nationally for Best Value Schools.

Furthermore, since 2011, the university’s endowment has doubled and on Oct. 26, Detroit Mercy celebrated the public launch of a $100 million fundraising campaign, which has raised more than $78 million thus far. Also in October, Detroit Mercy, along with The Kresge Foundation and the City of Detroit, broke ground on the Ella Fitzgerald Park and HomeBase Community Center in Northwest Detroit, which will house Live6 Alliance, an economic development organization co-sponsored by the university that is focused on the revitalization of the McNichols-Livernois neighborhood in Detroit.

“It is our expectation that this reset, coupled with other positive university initiatives on and around our campuses, will attract even more students who not only want to attend the University but also be a part of Detroit’s renaissance and make a lasting impact on the community,” Garibaldi said.

The Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset is part of a larger, comprehensive series of initiatives at Detroit Mercy that will

  • further demonstrate renewed commitment to innovation;
  • reinforce the university brand to help build the boundless future of students; and
  • help more academically talented students and their parents better understand published tuition rates in order to make a well-informed decision to enroll at Detroit Mercy.

To learn more about the Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset, please visit, call 313-993-1245 or email today.

For media interested in more, please contact the Marketing & Communications Department at 313-993-1254 or email


About University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today’s University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941.  The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. For more information, please visit

The Awakening of Women

Awesome and inspiring read! Thanks #Michigan Author!

Weam Namou

The Awakening of Women

My niece, Sandy Naimou, is a yoga instructor, speaker and one of the board members at the Theosophical Society in Detroit. She invited me to speak in December about a topic that I dearly love; the roles of powerful women in ancient Mesopotamia.

I’m not a historian, but I studied this topic thoroughly when I wrote my four-part memoir series Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School. So, I’m aware of my rich lineage and of the fact that priestesses and princesses thrived in ancient Mesopotamia and made great contributions to the cradle of civilization including poetry, peaceful governance, and beer! Female freedom sharply diminished in that region when secular males acquired more power and religious beliefs evolved leading to the habitual pattern of, in Scarlet O’Hara words, “War! War! War!”

That region has suffered nonstop violence because of many factors, especially the…

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Hello #Detroit, Get on the waiting list with @DistrictDetroit | #MotownMom #DistrictDetroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest and most exciting sports and entertainment developments happening in the country. We’re planning new mixed-use developments around Detroit’s world-class sports and entertainment venues, including the new Little Caesars Arena. Throughout 50 blocks, we are creating new shops, restaurants, bars, office space and residential offerings in a vibrant area that is already attracting millions of visitors a year.

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