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#MotownMom: Foreclosure Case, Enabling Low-Income Detroiters in Foreclosure to Keep Their Homes for $1,000 | LAST DAY TO APPLY!

Eligible Homeowners Must Apply Immediately to be Approved by July 13 Deadline

Detroit homeowners who are currently in tax foreclosure and believe they are qualified should apply immediately, as they must be approved by July 13, to meet requirements of the Wayne County Treasurer. For assistance, contact the United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) at (313) 963-3310, ext. 339.

Thank you to ACLU of Michigan, MorningSide Community Organization (CDAD Member!) and everyone that worked hard to make this settlement possible!

DETROIT— Detroit homeowners with incomes below or near the federal poverty line will be able to avoid tax foreclosure and stay in their homes for a cost of $1,000, under terms of a legal settlement approved today by the Detroit City Council. The agreement also makes it less burdensome for residents to apply for a city program exempting low-income homeowners from taxes they cannot afford. The settlement resolves MorningSide Community Organization v. Sabree, a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Michigan, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and Covington & Burling LLP, on behalf of seven Detroit homeowners and four neighborhood associations.

“We are excited to partner with the City of Detroit and community organizations to craft a creative settlement that will prevent thousands of Detroiters from losing their homes to tax foreclosure,” said Michael J. Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan. “It is a win for homeowners unfairly facing loss of their homes, and a win for the city, which will have fewer abandoned properties in residential neighborhoods. This agreement will hopefully mark the beginning of the end of the worst tax foreclosure crises since the Great Depression.

Detroit Foreclosure Prevention Workshops to apply for 2018 Poverty Tax Exemption (PTE)



#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.


GM, Detroit chamber launch $150,000 neighborhood nonprofit grant program via @sherriwelch @crainsdetroit

Last year, when General Motors Co. put out a request for proposals for the city of Detroit, it received about 100 grant applications mostly from grassroots community groups with important causes.

The groups had heart and were looking to address critical causes, but they weren’t sharing the metrics and social outcomes the car maker requires of its grantees, said GM Chief Philanthropic Officer Lori Wingerter. As a result, those groups didn’t move through the granting process

However, this left Wingerter thinking about what the company could do to help, and that led to joint development of a new neighborhood grant program with the Detroit Regional Chamber.

GM is granting $150,000 to help the Chamber fund the pilot NeighborhoodHub Community Grant program which would provide $30,000 grants to a community group in each of five Detroit neighborhoods.

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o/t #MotownMoms: Did you know Indiana Installed ‘Safe Haven Baby Boxes’ for Abandoned Newborns

by Daniella Silva  ( this article was originally published on nbcnews last year)
Monica Kelsey and the town of Woodburn, Ind., dedicated the first Safe Haven Baby Box of its kind on in 2016  of April 26.

Indiana has installed two “baby boxes” where mothers can anonymously drop off unwanted newborns as an extension of the state’s safe haven law.

Two Safe Haven Baby Boxes were opened to the public recently at Indiana fire stations as part of an initiative to give mothers in crisis a secure place to surrender their babies, said Monica Kelsey, a volunteer firefighter and founder of the nonprofit that created the boxes.

“I was abandoned as an infant back in 1973, so I’ve always been very close to the safe haven law,” she told NBC News on Thursday.

The first box was installed last week on the exterior wall of the fire department in Woodburn, near Fort Wayne, where Kelsey volunteers. When a person opens the baby box, a call is immediately placed to 911, and fire and medical personnel are dispatched to the scene.

The box is padded and climate controlled to keep the baby warm while still allowing air circulation, Kelsey said, and automatically locks once a person leaves the child and shuts the door.

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  1. What do you think and should these come to Detroit? Would this cut down on newborns being killed or dying because they were left in the elements?





DETROIT, MICHIGAN—910AM Superstation, Detroit’s only black talk radio station, welcomes Rev. Al Sharpton with his show “Keeping it Real”.


“Rev. Al Sharpton is the most iconic civil rights leaders of our time!  I have known Rev. Al Sharpton for 30 years and I look forward to him joining our 910AM Superstation family,” says Kevin Adell, CEO.


“I’m excited about a big return to the Greater Detroit market. It is especially important at this point in our nation’s history to reach everyone with correct information and a megaphone. Kevin Adell and his team has done that at 910AM superstation and I’m glad to partner with them starting Monday.” states Rev. Al Sharpton


You can hear Rev. Al Sharpton on 910AM Superstation Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pmbeginning Monday, March 26, 2018.









Denise “Dody” Johnson Station Manager

20733 W.10Mile Road

Southfield,MI 48075

Phone 248-278-0910   Fax  248-350-2531

#MotownMom: Lovers Only To Source from Farm Field Table & Other Michigan Artisans


Lovers Only to Source from Farm Field Table as Well as Other Michigan Artisans

Ahead of its March opening, the Capitol Park restaurant shares details on its ingredients and menu


Proprietor Eli Boyer, Co-Chefs Justin Tootla and Jennifer Jackson

(DETROIT, MI; March 1, 2018)— The team behind Ferndale’s successful seafood spot Voyager aims to highlight Michigan’s wealth of local artisans at their upcoming Capitol Park restaurant Lovers Only. Proprietor Eli Boyer alongside Co-Executive Chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla worked carefully to select quality ingredients for each element of their menu: from the meat to the buns, ice cream, and more.

Collaborating closely with butcher Farm Field Table, Chefs Jackson and Tootla created a customized meat grind for Lovers Only’s burgers using 100% pasture-raised Michigan beef. Dry-aged chuck, brisket, and short rib creates a combination of umami, meatiness, richness, and complexity that results in the ultimate marriage of flavor and texture for their burgers. Those burgers include the Classic Smash on a sesame potato roll with a 6 oz.  patty, onion, mayo, and mustard and the Burlington on a brioche bun with a 6 oz. patty, dijonaise, raw and cooked onions, pickle relish, and Wisconsin-style cheddar cheese sauce. Lovers Only will also serve a handful of other sandwiches, including The Extern with cold fried chicken with house slaw and white bbq sauce.

Along with Farm Field Table’s selection of family farm-raised meats, Lovers Only will source their buns from Brown’s Bun Bakery and Alharamine International Foods, milk from Guersney Farms Dairy, ice cream from Calder Dairy for their milkshakes, and bologna and hot dogs from Sy Ginsberg.

“Michigan is home to so many incredible artisans and family-owned companies: from butchers like Farm Field Table that work to highlight small producers and farms to businesses like Sy Ginsburg that have been perfecting their recipes for generations. We want to be a burger joint for Detroit, so naturally we’re partnering with the best local purveyors possible,” says Proprietor Eli Boyer.





#MotownMom: DIY – How to Make: Black Panther Shuri Disney Princess | CUSTOM DOLL | PLUS Wakanda Lab

I’m almost tempted to go with this tutorial because the ones they have out are horrible. They don’t do justice to Shuri or the actress who played her.


#Lawnguru is like Uber for your Lawn… Use my code “sylviarox5” for $5 discount #MotownMom (ad) For more details, view here

Being a single mom in the city, it’s really hard to have a dependable person to cut your lawn, when you want it cut.

Now that my son is not around as much, it’s even more difficult and I can’t trust everyone to come out and do a good job.

So when I found the LawnGuru services through Amazon home and business services I was in like Flynn… (I actually don’t know what that means), but I was in love.

I downloaded the Lawnguru app from my Google Play services (because Androids rule) and then I added my property and a credit card. It was really simple. Since my lawn grows when it wants to, I wasn’t locked into a contract. I could step up a one time use when I wanted and then I requested service.

It really feels like Uber for lawn care because depending on the weather and my bank account, I can’t always cut the lawn.

Having this service assures me I can get the lawn cut when I need it cut and keeping my property looking good.

P.S. They also do snow removal also

I highly recommend this service and please use my code “sylviarox5” for $5’s off your next service.

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MoviePass somehow just got even cheaper

200+ Mashable by Peter Allen Clark  /

If you’ve ignored all of your friends and still haven’t subscribed for MoviePass, because you’re convinced that the absurdly low price will drop even further. Well, you clever bastard, you were right.

MoviePass has a new limited time offer that drops the staggeringly low price of their service from $10 per month to $7.95 per month (with a $19.95 processing fee). Of course, with the service you can see one movie a day at participating theaters, and have more in common with everyone you work with.

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#MotownMom: Baskin Robbins: Free Polar Pizza Samples on February 9!

Money Saving Mom by Gretchen  /

Stop by Baskin Robbins on February 9, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive a free sample of their popular Sweetheart Polar Pizza!

This offer is valid at participating Baskin-Robbins locations. I would recommend calling your location before going to make sure they are participating.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!