#MotownMom: “Detroit Water Shutoff: Thousands Are Struggling to Pay For Water” on YouTube

How many of you know are living in Detroit without any water and what have been their methods of getting water?

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#LateNight #MotownMom Confession: My kids never celebrated Halloween cuz I was a broke single mom.

Late Night #MotownMom Confession: My kids never celebrated Halloween cuz I was a broke single mom. I would just tell them it was the Devil’s Weekend & since we lived in Detroit they believed me & never asked.

It wasn’t that I was ashamed to be a single mom or even broke, I just knew I couldn’t spend money on three kids to dress them up.

I know what you’re saying, I could have easily made something up around the house. I’m creative.

Yeah, but I’m tired and I was not about to exert any energy on three kids, when I worked a full-time job, was a full time published author, head of the household and barely scrapping two pennies together to get heat.

Dressing the kids up for Halloween was the last thing on my list and I enjoyed my peace over their happiness.

I sometimes extended myself, if we had a car to take them to a church friendly function where they could get a bag of candy and have a go.

Otherwise, after Halloween, I’d wait for the costumes to become discounted and buy about twenty dollars worth put it in their dress-up trunk and let them use them throughout the year to just have fun around the house.

Do I feel any sort of guilt by having them miss out on things like that for their childhood?

Actually no.

My peace of mind was really more important and once my oldest was big enough to walk around and understand what Halloween really was, she actually took the youngest one out once or twice in the “nice” parts of Metro Detroit, but like me, she wasn’t into all that walking around and funny, the younger one wasn’t all into getting candy since I never had candy readily around the house.

On a side note, I’d also buy the discounted candy and use it for their Thanksgiving and Christmas bags.

Smart Mommy.

#Winning.

Watch “Ivanka Trump’s New Book: Offensively Frivolous | AM Joy | MSNBC” #motownmom

When she related Time Management from Beloved my stomach turned. 

I couldn’t in my right mind put my review online. 

#MotownMom: New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia


A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Michigan Medical Center led by David A. Williams, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN.

In the randomized clinical trial, 230 adults with fibromyalgia received one of three treatments, each of which was presented for eight weekly sessions to small groups of patients. The new therapy, which Lumley and co-developer Howard Schubiner, M.D., director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital, call Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), helps patients view their pain and other symptoms as stemming from changeable neural pathways in the brain that are strongly influenced by emotions. EAET helps patients process emotional experiences, such as disclosing important struggles, learning how to adaptively express important feelings — especially anger and sadness but also gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness — and empowering people to be more honest and direct in relationships that have been conflicted or problematic.

Read more: https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/09/21/new-wayne-state-research-findings-offers-hope-to-people-with-fibromyalgia-6159

Iyanla’s Most Powerful Pieces of Advice | Iyanla: Fix My Life | Oprah Winfrey Network on #motownmom

I saw her when she came to Detroit with Oprah back in 2014. 

When I say sister girl is life touching… Believe it!  

*   Be SelfFull – take care of self-first

  *   Don’t make someone else’s crazy about you

  *   Learn to trust yourself

  *   Be clear about your boundaries

  *   Respect people enough to tell them the truth

  *   State the facts, speak the truth

  *   when you see crazy coming, cross the street

#MotownMom: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017

CONTACT:

University of Detroit Mercy

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD

jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com

 

UPDATE: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1, 2017 – The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort of Boost. Applications are due Sept. 22and are available at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RK.

Boost is a nine-week program that provides existing business owners who are solving social problems within Detroit with resources to become financially sustainable and through mentoring opportunities.

The CSE will also host an information session for those with questions about the program on Thursday, Sept. 216-8 p.m. Advance registration is necessary. To register, please email jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com with the subject line: BOOST Informational Session. Please include your name and contact number in your email. This informational session will take place at 1917 American Bistro, located at 19416 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 48221.

CSE Boost 4 classes take place on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, located at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, 48221.

To date, entrepreneurs in the Boost program have impacted over 16,000 lives and raised nearly $1 million in funding. CSE Co-Director Derrin Leppek said that Boost, “is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to sharpen their business model and increase the chance of sustainability with experts and access to the nationally ranked business school at Detroit Mercy.” The CSE and programs like Boost are just one of several ways Detroit Mercy promotes the Jesuit and Mercy values and ethics, which represent the core of the institutional and college mission.

Applicant ideas must be well beyond the conceptualization phase and have had generated some revenue in their enterprise. The business must also provide a solution to an economic, social and/or environmental issue within metro Detroit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds should apply. Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RKAs a reminder, the deadline to complete the online application is Sept. 22, 2017

For more information and/or to schedule an interview with program Co-Director Derrin Leppek contact:

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD

jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com

313-993-1189

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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 http://www.udmercy.edu.

Sizzle & Sip w/@IAmDrSabrina @ThePplExpert ‏#Detroit Sept 28th

Grab your girlfriends and join Dr. Sabrina for an evening to information, questions asked & answered a little shopping and some spirits at GreenBliss at 19359 Livernois with the first topic “insecurities” #drsabrinaspeaks #sizzlingtalk#thepeopleexpert #GreenBliss #Sizzle@Sip — at GreenBliss Lifestyle & Wellness.

You’re invited to @BlackGirlsCODE:#Detroit Chapter Launch Meet&Greet Sep12th via @DetroitImpact91 ‏#motownmom

@BlackGirlsCode

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48202

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              Join us as we kickoff the official launch of Black Girls CODE Detroit!

We’re excited to return to the city of Detroit to establish an official Black Girls CODE Chapter and invite you to attend our upcoming Meet and Greet:
  • Explore sponsorship and partnership opportunities with Black Girls CODE
  • Sign your tech divas up for our upcoming workshops and explore STEM resources for parentse
  • Mingle, network, and engage in meaningful conversations over llight refreshments
  • Sign up to volunteer at a Detroit Chapter event
Who are we?
  • Black Girls CODE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for girls of color, ages 7-17 to become tech innovators and creators. Through workshops and enrichment events, our tech divas engage in robotics, web design, game development, virtual reality, 3-D printing and more. To date we have educated and introduced computer programming to more than 8,000 girls of color (Black, Latina and Native American) and are on a quest to train one million young women by 2040. In essence we are a MOVEMENT to change the face of technology for women and girls of color!
Can’t attend but want to support Black Girls CODE?
  • Join our Mailing List HERE and/or register to be a volunteer HERE. Follow our event page to signup for our next Detroit event HERE.

                                 JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Together we can #ChangeHerPath

    THANK YOU to our Detroit Chapter platinum sponsor, General Motors!

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Black Girls CODE

#MotownMom: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017

CONTACT:

University of Detroit Mercy

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD

jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com

 

UPDATE: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22

Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1, 2017 – The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort of Boost. Applications are due Sept. 22and are available at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RK.

Boost is a nine-week program that provides existing business owners who are solving social problems within Detroit with resources to become financially sustainable and through mentoring opportunities.

The CSE will also host an information session for those with questions about the program on Thursday, Sept. 216-8 p.m. Advance registration is necessary. To register, please email jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com with the subject line: BOOST Informational Session. Please include your name and contact number in your email. This informational session will take place at 1917 American Bistro, located at 19416 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 48221.

CSE Boost 4 classes take place on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, located at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, 48221.

To date, entrepreneurs in the Boost program have impacted over 16,000 lives and raised nearly $1 million in funding. CSE Co-Director Derrin Leppek said that Boost, “is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to sharpen their business model and increase the chance of sustainability with experts and access to the nationally ranked business school at Detroit Mercy.” The CSE and programs like Boost are just one of several ways Detroit Mercy promotes the Jesuit and Mercy values and ethics, which represent the core of the institutional and college mission.

Applicant ideas must be well beyond the conceptualization phase and have had generated some revenue in their enterprise. The business must also provide a solution to an economic, social and/or environmental issue within metro Detroit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds should apply. Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RKAs a reminder, the deadline to complete the online application is Sept. 22, 2017

For more information and/or to schedule an interview with program Co-Director Derrin Leppek contact:

Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD

jdaniels@harrietspeaks.com

313-993-1189

###

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 http://www.udmercy.edu.

Details For @LCA_Detroit Preview Week; From Sept5th to Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Arena Sept12 #Detroit

Olympia Entertainment Announces Details For Little Caesars Arena Preview Week Leading Up to Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Arena on Sept. 12

… Events Scheduled from Sept. 5-10 to Offer First Looks Inside Home of Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and World-Class Entertainment Events … 

(DETROIT – August 16, 2017) Olympia Entertainment today announced details surrounding Little Caesars Arena Preview Week. Events and activities will take place from Sept. 5-10 to provide fans, partners and community members chances to see the state-of-the-art home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and world-class entertainment acts – culminating with the official Grand Opening of Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 12, as Detroit’s-own Kid Rock plays his first of six shows to open the more than 20,000-seat arena.

“It’s thrilling to open our doors and welcome our fans and neighbors to experience this world-class venue for the first time,” said Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “We can’t wait to share the many engaging, memorable spaces and innovative technologies that will allow Little Caesars Arena to provide one of the greatest fan experiences in all of sports and entertainment.”

As part of Little Caesars Arena’s Preview Week, there are several opportunities to preview the state-of-the-art and innovative centerpiece of The District Detroit:

Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Ribbon Cutting

This ceremonial event signifies the venue’s readiness to open and expresses thanks to the thousands of our community members and others involved in planning, design and construction of Little Caesars Arena. Fans and community members are encouraged to join the ceremonial ribbon cutting by live streaming the historic moment Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. on DistrictDetroit.com.

Friday, Sept. 8 – Charity Premiere: Hard Hats & Helping Hands

This exclusive fundraising event – the first ever at Little Caesars Arena – benefits the work of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that invests in our community’s future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation. Celebrating the culmination of construction at Little Caesars Arena and the positive impact that this world-class facility is already having on our community, Hard Hats & Helping Hands will offer its attendees an unprecedented insider’s look at Little Caesars Arena and exclusive access to unique areas throughout. Attendees will enjoy the spectacular multimedia components of this state-of-the-art arena, a self-guided tour through unique clubs, bars and players-only areas, and more. It’s sure to be a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event that will help make our community a better place for all. For ticket information, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Community Sneak Peek

The public is invited to a free tour of the Little Caesars Arena’s Via concourse and enjoy a look into the arena bowl from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The tour will highlight the building’s unique deconstructed design concept, the world’s largest seamless centerhung scoreboard and the Via’s larger-than-life projection screen jewel skin surrounding the arena bowl. To comfortably accommodate community members, attendees will be asked to book a scheduled time slot. Further details on how to obtain free admission will be announced later.

Sunday, Sept. 10 – Hockeytown 5K

The second annual Hockeytown 5K will take participants throughout the city of Detroit, The District Detroit and will conclude on Woodward Ave. outside Little Caesars Arena. Starting at $50, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, registration is now open at DetroitRedWings.com/Hockeytown5K.

In addition to the public events at Little Caesars Arena, Preview Week will also include private tours for Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons season ticket holders, partners and suite holders.

About Little Caesars Arena

Home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions, the new Little Caesars Arena will feature a dramatic arena bowl, proximity to the action and great sight lines. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons and Detroit’s incredible musical heritage, Little Caesars Arena will also feature state-of-the-art technology and fan amenities.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions – The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

About Olympia Entertainment Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company is one of the country’s most diverse sports and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the Midwest. The company operates Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, owns and operates the Fox Theatre and the intimate City Theatre, along with booking and operating Joe Louis Arena and booking Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six™ member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.

Other Ilitch companies include Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods.

To learn more about Olympia Entertainment, visit www.OlympiaEntertainment.com. Also, follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at facebook.com/OfficialOlympiaEntertainment.