.@NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in #Detroit #motownmom cc @DETROITNAACP ‏#LivingWhileBlack July 20-24, 2019.


Contact: Austyn Ross

Email: aross@naacpnet.org


NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit

NAACP to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, education equality & more


BALTIMORE — Thousands are expected to gather in Detroit to commemorate the NAACP’s 110th National Convention from July 20-24, 2019. With the theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the convention will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith-leaders, entertainers, and young leaders for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to problems like police brutality, racism, #LivingWhileBlack, voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering and sexual violence and mental health in the Black community.


“Much has changed since the creation of the NAACP 110 years ago, and as we highlight these achievements during this year’s convention, we cannot forget that we’re still tirelessly fighting against the hatred and bigotry that face communities of color in this country,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO. “With new threats emerging daily and attacks on our democracy, the NAACP must be more steadfast and immovable than ever before to help create a social-political atmosphere that works for all.”


Among the key events, the Presidential Candidates Forum, CEO Roundtable, LGBTQ, Legal and legislative workshops will bring together some of the brightest minds in the Black community and help hone strategies for moving forward in the face of growing racism and an all-out assault on civil rights in this country.


Other highlights include the awarding of the prestigious Spingarn Medal, the NAACP ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) final competition and awards ceremony, and a career fair.


More information about the 2019 NAACP National Convention, including a schedule of events and registration details, can be found here.


Press interested in covering the convention may apply for credentials here.



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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena #motownmom Registration is now open for the July 17 session


Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena
Registration is now open for the July 17 session



The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena presented by the team’s valued partner, St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals. Grab your yoga mat and enjoy four hour-long sessions each led by a certified instructor this summer. Men and women of all skill levels and experience are welcome!




These remaining free yoga sessions are being held from 6 -7 p.m. in Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena on the following dates:


  • Wednesday, July 17:  Led by Lila Lazarus
  • Thursday, August 1:  Led by Tommy Mack
  • Monday, August 26:  Led by Courtney Welch

How Do I Participate?

You may now register for the yoga session being held on Wednesday, July 17. Click here to sign up. Each session is open to the first 450 people who register. Please look out for future emails to register for the other upcoming sessions.



Don’t Forget




Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stay healthy this summer and enjoy time at Little Caesars Arena. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Colleagues may park for free in the Little Caesars Arena Garage. Please register using your company email address to receive a QR code that will grant you access to the garage.









The Wiggles

(Detroit, MI) – The Wiggles are proud to announce their biggest U.S. tour in nearly a decade. The Wiggle’s Party Time Tour! will support their new Party Time! album, which releases on June 28th. The tour will arrive in Detroit on Monday, August 26th for a 6:30 PM show at the Fox Theatre.

The Party Time Tour! will be the first chance for most of America to see in-person the first-ever female Wiggle, Emma (the Yellow Wiggle), who has become an international sensation. Emma, Lachy, Simon, and Anthony will hit the stage with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and a brand-new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!

As featured on the upcoming Party Time! album, parents and children alike can dance and sing along to classics like “Hokey Pokey,” “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” “Skip To My Lou,” and “Simon Says.” Other show highlights include:

  • Joining Emma as she performs Irish, ballet and other bow-tiful dancing.
  • Listening to Anthony play his guitar, banjo and bagpipes.
  • Doing the actions with Simon as he sings “Simon Says”, and if Lachy falls asleep, calling out “Wake up Lachy!” because we need him for the show!

Tickets for The Wiggle’s Party Time Tour! are on sale now.  All tickets are $45 and are available via www.thewiggles.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Fox Theatre Box Office, select retail locations, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Children under 12 months are free. Check the venue website andwww.thewiggles.com for the most up to date information, as well as exciting show announcements.

The Wiggles are more popular now then they have ever been in their 28-year history. They are watched daily on platforms like Hulu, and in nearly 60 million homes on NBC’s Universal Kids network, and streamed on The Wiggles YouTube channel which has nearly 400,000 subscribers and more than 650 million views!

About The Wiggles

The Wiggles, the world’s #1 preschool entertainers, performed over 350 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone.  The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents.  Over the last year The Wiggles toured around the world including Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Canada and performed to over 330,000 fans, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group! After performing five sold out shows in Perth, The Wiggles set a record for the most number of tickets sold to any artist at the venue (including artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Pink!) The Wiggles TV show was snapped up by Netflix, taking it into over 190 countries around the world as well as Hulu, Treehouse and Universal Kids in North America. The Wiggles have sold over 30 million DVDs and CDs, and 8 million books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information about the tour, visitwww.thewiggles.com. Keep in touch with the latest information via Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewiggles/ Instagram:www.instagram.com/thewiggles/, and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWiggles.

Enjoy your Saturday & Watch “#MotownMomMusings Interview with @JanayaBlack, Creative Entrepreneur” on YouTube

#Detroit River Days & The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally #motownmom June21-23 #riverfront

Detroit River Days presented by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns June 21-23, 2019

This one of a kind festival takes place along the Detroit Riverfront in West Riverfront Park – the future site of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s Riverwalk with activities on land and water. Experience all the Riverwalk has to offer, from the jet-ski demos to live music, sand sculptures, delicious eats and much more!

Admission to River Days is $5 to support the non-profit Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and all paid admission attendees receive a wristband and $3 in food coupons to use at event food trucks. River Days is FREE to enter on Friday between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Any one between ages of 13 and 17 need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult 25 or over at all times.

Any one age 12 and under need to be with a parent/guardian/family member OR an adult age 21 and over at all times.

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Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas and Son Jalin Host FREE Triple Double Camp with Harper Woods Schools #motownmom Metro #Detroit

Contact: Sherrie Handrinos
Phone: 734-341-6859
Email: sherriehandrinos@gmail.com

Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas and Son Jalin Host FREE Triple Double Camp with Harper Woods School District

HARPER WOODS, MI – June 11, 2019:  The Harper Woods School District is bringing world renowned motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas, and his son, Jalin Thomas, a four-year Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Manager, to Harper Woods High School for the launch of a FREE Triple Double Academy Camp to help Metro-Detroit kids develop skills and positive character traits for success, both on and off the court!

Jalin Thomas, an MSU graduate who has taken his basketball experience under Head Coach Tom Izzo to new heights with his own non-profit, is teaming up with his Father to provide a unique two-day learning experience for boys and teens ages 10-15, courtesy of the Harper Woods School District.
The Free Camp will be held June 24-25, 2019, from 9am-3pm each day at Harper Woods High School (20225 Beaconsfield St,) in Harper Woods, Michigan.
This unique Father-Son Triple Double Academy Camp reaches far beyond basic instruction, to cover the informational skill sets, both on and off the court, necessary to reach the ultimate level of basketball.  The components covered during the course of the two-day Harper Woods camp will include basketball oriented drills, test preparation, character development, and business moral designed to help boys and teens launch a path for their future and stay sharp over the summer months.
“We’re thrilled to offer this extraordinary Triple Double Academy Camp to our young student athletes free of charge,” said Steven McGhee, Superintendent of Harper Woods School District.  “Our district motto is ‘Excellence Above All’ and the kind of education, encouragement and tools Jalin and Dr. Thomas are bringing to our students with this program, aligns perfectly with mission to help students achieve their highest potential academically, socially and globally.”
The camp’s activity is based on structural basketball instructions from professional individuals, test prep that challenges the inner student athlete off the court to help improve test scores and proper studying habits.  The camp also includes character development and life skills sessions, where successful self-made entrepreneurs, like Dr. Eric Thomas, who has inspired millions world-wide with his viral YouTube videos and weekly podcasts, provide information on topics including improving the brand of the athlete as it relates to learning, proper social media etiquette, being an athletic entrepreneur, proper investments, and critical thinking.
“Our goal is to stress the importance of capitalizing on all beneficial aspects the game of basketball has to offer,” said Dr. Eric Thomas.  “Basketball in today’s society takes more than just being a great athlete.  Jalin has put together an amazing program with regard to this, and I couldn’t prouder to work with him on this mission.”
All campers at the Triple Double Academy Camp on June 24-25 will be provided with lunch, a backpack, notebook, writing utensil, t-shirt and hydration.  Registration is open to males ages 10-15.  Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register visit www.tripledoublecamps.com.
For media inquiries and more information, please contact Sherrie Handrinos at SherrieHandrinos@gmail.com  or 734-341-6859.
Dr. Eric Thomas (left) and Jalin Thomas – Triple Double Academy Camp
About Harper Woods School District
Harper Woods School District offers a safe and caring learning environment created to help students achieve excellence academically, socially, and globally, from pre-school through high school. The District’s innovative programs provide students with the technology and tools necessary to continually reach their highest potential, starting at an early age.  With an outstanding staff of educators and administrators, Harper Woods’ students learn to respect one-another and set goals and expectations for themselves, in an empowering academic environment.
Harper Woods Schools not only offer superior educational learning opportunities to students of all ages in four district schools, they offer sports programs for grades K-12, an International Baccalaureate program to Explore the World of Careers for grades 6-8, and a College and Career Institute for grades 9-12, where students can earn college credits and learn a trade to shape their career.   For more information visit https://www.hwschools.org/

Register your Camper for Camp Africa Summer today! @TheWrightMuseum #motownmom Save your child’s spot in one of our summer sessions NOW!

Save your child’s spot in one of our summer sessions!
Hello Camp Africa Parents!
The Charles H. Wright Museum is excited to announce the 2019 SUMMER Camp Africaprogram!
Camp Africa is a free week-long day camp open to children ages 7 – 12, featuring activities centered around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Campers will be able to explore the wonders of African American history and culture while learning key core subjects to help them grow as learners.
Camp Africa Summer will be held in five sessions, each lasting for one (1) week from July 8 – August 9, 2019, 8 AM – 3 PM daily.
Are there minimum age requirements to enroll in Camp Africa Summer?
Each camper must be at least seven (7) years old, and no older than twelve (12) years old to participate.
Will there be food provided?
Yes, campers will receive lunch. Due to serious food allergies, peanut products (whole peanuts, peanut butter, etc.) are not permitted on the premises.
Does registration cover all days of the program?
Registration covers the week that you have registered for only. Campers will not be admitted into additional sessions of Camp Africa Summer.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For additional questions, comments, and concerns, contact Yolanda Jack at (313) 494-5820.
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History | 315 East Warren AvenueDetroit, MI 48201

Scholl will soon be out in #Detroit… but hunger won’t | Support #DRMM #motownmom @DetroitRescue

Give Now

Dear Sylvia,

In a few weeks, school will break for summer. For many families, this is the start of vacations and family adventures. But for many of the children and youth in your community, the end of school is the beginning of hunger

This is a critical need that we know is coming, and your generous help is needed to ensure vulnerable boys and girls have the food and support they need through the summer months.

Without you and me in their corner, the poorest kids in our community simply won’t get enough to eat when school is out. Their normal meals aren’t available! So they, and their desperate parents, will turn to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) for meals, help, and hope.We can’t possibly prepare for this important need without you. Summer can be a difficult time for the Mission, because giving drops when many of our supporters are away on vacation…

Please make a gift now to raise the $789,750 needed to ensure every hungry, hurting soul who comes through the Mission doors will receive the meals, shelter, and other life-changing help they need this summer.

Thank you for giving generously to provide the meals and emergency services that will keep families and hungry kids fed and safe over summer!

May God bless you,

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Chad Audi


Help families and individuals
in desperate need this summer!



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Nessel to file on behalf of #Detroit kids’ cause in literacy case #motownmom @detroitnews #literacy #detroitreads

Mackinac Island — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said she will file in opposition to the governor’s position in a lawsuit alleging that the state deprived Detroit students of their right to literacy due to deplorable conditions at the facilities and dwindling numbers of teachers and textbooks.

At the Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday, Nessel told The Detroit News that while her office has a duty to represent the governor she also is an independently elected official with an obligation to represent the people of the state of Michigan.

She intends to file parens patriae, or on behalf of the residents of Michigan, “to do what I think is best for them personally.”

read more https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/05/30/nessel-file-behalf-detroit-kids-cause-literacy-case/1283702001/