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

@BlackGirlsCode

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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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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Black Girls CODE

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#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.

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.

How to keep your kids and yourself safe when gunshots are fired around your house #MotownMom Musings #UrbanLife #Detroit

 

On Facebook and a friend in Detroit says she just heard shots fired outside her home and then immediately said it’s time to freaking move.

I hate to break it to people, crime is not just in the urban areas anymore. Matter of fact, the more I look at the news (which has been something new to me recently) the more it seems it’s safer in Detroit.

As a long time Detroiter and lover of the city, my children and I have a protocol which I implore all single parents to develop and make sure it’s stuck to no matter what.

As single parents, we don’t have the luxury of just getting up and moving out of the city, and we have to teach the children how to cope with the environment and to stay safe.

Single Mom’s Safety Tips: When you hear shots fired around your home, what should you & your kids do? 

  1. Do not go to the window. Please enforce this with your children. Don’t open the doors, don’t even peek out the curtains or blinds.
  2. Shut off lights inside the house you’re not using, but put on lights outside of the house to keep people from hiding around your house. Add motion lights on the outside of your home especially in spots you can’t see if you have to look out of a window. Also, invest in a camera system outside of your home. One in the back and home in the front. I suggest the Blink system for about $200. Best investment ever.
  3. If the gunshots sound close enough it’s okay to call 911, say shots were fired, give them the street and cross-street and if you don’t want to give them your address just tell them at the beginning, middle or end of the block. If you see anything let them know that too. You don’t have to leave your name or number, but at least do your part in reporting it.
  4. Afterwards, do something that calms you. Read, write, watch a funny movie to take your mind off the stress

In your community, what do you do when shots are fired?

Watch “Detroit makes housing affordable with tiny homes” #motownmom

Watch “Detroit makes housing affordable with tiny homes” #motownmom

“10 Movie Sequels You Didn’t Know Were Coming In 2018” & #MotownMom’s two cents on them.

Now that you’ve seen the video, this is my take on those movies that are coming.

 It’s no secret I’m a movie buff and i had to use my blog to express my love. We’ll go through my love on another post. 

10 Movie Sequels You Didn’t Know Were Coming In 2018

  • Bad Boys sequel – love them two. Cant wait.
  • Insidious – I was terrified and didn’t watch a lot of the first movie
  • because I wouldn’t look at it through the fingers over my eyes.
  • The Purge – but I’m worried they might just be corny with a lot of B actors.
  • Disenchanted – I love her annoying happy self (Amy Adams)
  • The Strangers 2 – I was scared of this first movie. Gonna love this one too.
  • The Equalizer 2 – I loved Denzel. I watched this first movie over and over again.

I’m not really looking forward to seeing:

  • Maze runner 3 – the first one was okay. The second one was torture.
  • Goosebumps – I did like it but it really doesn’t scream sequel

What they shouldn’t have even thought about making

  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Mamma Mia

Which one are you looking for?

#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…

#MotownMom #MovieReview Naked aka GroundHog day for the Marrying Kind @Netflix wsg @ItsBMcKnight ‏@MarlonWayans ‏

 

I watched Netflix, Naked last night to past the time while I worked.

Like I said, it was to pass the time. It wasn’t an A lister but it was entertaining enough to say I’d give it 4 stars.

The time loop that Rob (Marlon Wayans) gets stuck on the very day of his wedding gets elongated but then I have to say it’s a fresh take on the groundhog and you really have to see it to the end to see the meaning to the madness.

The extra bonus was Brian McKnight.

I love him. I’ve always loved him, so that was just a cherry on top of a really good sundae, but only because I’d love Brian McKnight to sing at my wedding to #mademynight.

I’d highly recommend it a sunny/ rainy/ bored afternoon watch.

Watch “Key & Peele – Menstruation Orientation – Uncensored” on #Motownmom

This shud be a requirement to watch for all men