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#MotownMom: Donuts for Diaper Drive via @WayneMetroCAA #Detroit #WayneCounty

Bring diapers or a donation and enjoy assorted donuts, coffee and juice. Learn about the diaper need in Wayne County.



#MotownMom: Baltimore Ravens Lineman Carl Davis Hosts Cleanup Day for Kids in #Detroit via @Trenchwork94


Contact: Sherrie Handrinos



Baltimore Ravens Lineman & Detroit Native Carl Davis Hosts Cleanup Day in Detroit


DETROIT, MI- Baltimore Ravens lineman Carl Davis is back in Detroit to help make a difference in the lives of kids in his hometown.  The 26-year-old NFL pro has three events planned to uplift inner-city kids this offseason, starting with a badly needed renovation of his old football stomping grounds.

Davis will kick-off his hometown give back with a Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8am-2pm, to revitalize the dilapidated football field and surrounding area adjacent to his childhood alma matter; McKenzie Elementary-Middle School.

McKenzie’s football field, located at 10147 West Chicago in Detroit, was built for the former MacKenzie High School, but shortly after the field was completed the high school was torn down, and the field was left for vandals.

Davis, who has already begun recruiting Cleanup Day volunteers, is looking for at least 100 volunteers on May 5 to help him clean up debris, make repairs and revitalize the football field at McKenzie for K-8 athletes.  Anyone wishing to volunteer to help Carl on Cleanup Day can sign up via email at

“It’s important to me that children in Detroit know that they matter to me,” said Davis. “Here’s a whole group of kids and young athletes attending my old school (McKenzie), with a football field right next to them, that have to travel all over the city for field time, because the field is completely unusable in its present state.  The Cleanup Day restoration is one way I can help create better opportunities for these kids to succeed, while letting them know they are cared about and supported.”

The 6’5, 327-pound Baltimore Ravens defensive end will also be hosting a free Youth Football and Education Camp for local kids on June 23, 2018, and a free Community Day on June 30, 2018, at the newly renovated field.

Davis, who grew up on Detroit’s west side, founded his own non-profit, called the Trenchwork Foundation, in 2017 to focus on community redevelopment in Detroit, and create healthy living, educational, and community opportunities for children in his hometown.

For media inquiries or more information contact Sherrie Handrinos at or 734-341-6859.


About the Trenchwork Foundation

The Trenchwork Foundation was founded by Baltimore Ravens’ defensive end Carl Davis in 2017. Carl came from one of Detroit’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.  During his early childhood the area was healthy and thriving, but due to the loss of jobs, the increase in crime, and lack of other essential resources, people began to flee the city.  From this came Carl’s inspiration for the Trenchwork Foundation, with a mission to “Build a Community” and to rejuvenate Detroit’s toughest areas into a thriving community full of opportunities.

Davis is very active and passionate about giving back to the Baltimore and Detroit communities.  In the past year, Davis and the Trenchwork Foundation have brought Baltimore Ravens players and police officers together to visit schools and community centers in West Baltimore to talk with kids to help build a better relationship between the community and the police, donated and sponsored new equipment, book bags and gear to the Westside Steelers of Detroit, donated gym bags and book bags to Cody High School students in Detroit, and, along with Brandon Jackson, founder of Greatness Camp, partnered for a Day of Service that entailed providing a local Walmart shopping spree and lunch for Detroit area youth, and distributing backpacks and donations to the area Police Athletic League football teams.

For more information please visit


EVENT REMINDER: Tech Startup Hosts Free Run for Office Bootcamp for Potential Candidates in #Detroit | #motownmom

CONTACT: Mason Harrison, 209.743.9439 (

Tech Startup Hosts Free Run for Office Bootcamp for Potential Candidates in Detroit

Crowdpac’s experts will teach the secrets to crowdfunding a campaign ahead of filing deadline

DETROIT, MI — Today, the nonpartisan political crowdfunding startup Crowdpac announced a free evening bootcamp on March 29th in Detroit designed to teach citizens how to run for office and win in the digital age. The program will feature a panel of experts who will walk citizens through the process of exploring a campaign using the latest technology that is helping thousands of candidates run for office across the country.

Michigan’s April 24th filing deadline is rapidly approaching, but there’s still plenty of time for candidates to explore a run for office. Crowdpac’s platform was recently profiled by NPRFast Company and Roll Call for the way it applies innovative crowdfunding technology to help first-time candidates fund their campaigns.

“The single-biggest challenge any candidate faces when they run for office is raising money,” said Mason Harrison, Crowdpac’s Head of Communications. “In this seminar, we’ll teach citizens the basics of exploring a run for office and raising the money they need to actually win.”

Crowdfund Your Run for Office will be held at WeWork Merchant’s Row, located at 1449 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Networking, drinks, and refreshments will begin at 5:30 PM followed by an interactive presentation and discussion from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. While the event is free, space is limited and RSVPs are required to attend. Visit for ticketing information, or to learn more.


WHAT: “Crowdfund Your Run for Office – How to crowdfund your campaign and win in the digital age”

WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2018

TIME: 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm [networking, drinks & refreshments, 5:30 pm  / program, 6:00 pm ]

WHERE: WeWork Merchant’s Row, 1449 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

TICKETS: FREE (Space is limited, RSVP at


About Crowdpac

Crowdpac is a non-partisan political crowdfunding platform with sites in the US and the UK.

#MotownMom: Eye on Detroit – #MeToo: What Now? March29th @ University of Michigan #Detroit Center

The #MeToo movement has caused significant reverberations across a variety of industries. The question now is how to proceed? Join us for a conversation on this topic and more.
March 29th from 6pm to 8pm
University of Michigan Detroit Center

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


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


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
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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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

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

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

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 Also, follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at

#MotownWriters: In case you were wondering when the #Eclipse2017 happens in #Detroit…

Someone asked me as if I knew it. I googled it and found this.

I’m glad cause I’ll be off of work, but I’m kind of reminded about the movie, Night of the Comet.

Now I know a comet and eclipse are two different things. Yet, their both astrological events that happen and just like the movie everyone is excited to view them.

I’m a writer. A fiction writer at that so I tend to believe in the crazy than the realistic.

Just saying…

Sizzle & Sip w/@IAmDrSabrina @ThePplExpert ‏#Detroit August 31st & 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.

Detroit Enterprise Academy Hosts Free Family Fair Saturday via @DEnterprise_NHA @KelliBrooke_S


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Detroit Enterprise Academy Offers Free Family Fun Fair


Detroit Enterprise Academy invites the community and students to a Free Family Fun Fair offering a great opportunity to enjoy a day outside in the summer.

The event is scheduled for 4 p.m.July 21, at Milliken State Park. Families will be able to hear about the school’s personalized instruction, moral focus in the curriculum and the extracurricular programs.

In addition, interested families will be able to sign up for tours of the school and apply for admission.

Detroit Enterprise Academy is a free public charter school that serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.


                         WHO:             Detroit Enterprise Academy

WHAT:           Free Family Fun Fair

WHEN:          4 p.m.July 21, 2017

         WHERE:        Milliken State Park

         Contact:       Kelli B. Smith
616-464-2235 (office), 616-295-4241 (cell)



Detroit Enterprise