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Home Repair Grant for Home Owner age 62+ cc: @habitatdetroit

Home repair grants from $1000 to $15000

Note: grants are available on first come, first serve basis while funding last.

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“Must Read” #MichLit Author, @DesCooper, Know The Mother…. will touch the soul! #MotownMom

Detroit, Michigan, journalist and author, Desiree Cooper, has released her wonderful book of poems and prose with Wayne State Press called Know The Mother. A beautiful literary work of art that will touch the soul.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector-at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women-both black and white-find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives.

In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician’s wife’s thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: “Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn’t worth the price of abandoning her family, so she’d come back home. She’d risked it all for love.” With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper’s stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality.

Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Desiree Cooper is a former attorney, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and Detroit community activist whose fiction dives unflinchingly into the intersection of racism and sexism. Using the compressed medium of flash fiction, she explores intimate spaces to reveal what it means to be human. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Callaloo, Detroit Noir, Best African American Fiction 2010, and Tidal Basin Review, among other online and print publications. Her first collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, was published by Wayne State University Press in March 2016. Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for emerging black poets. She is currently a Kimbilio fellow, a national residency for African American fiction writers.

Check her out at descooper.com.

Buy your copy now : http://amzn.to/1VKxXTS

Connect with this author at:

http://www.facebook.com/descooper

(see upcoming events and signings on facebook) 

http://instagram.com/descooper

https://twitter.com/descooper

 

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

New Michigan Literary Network podcast w/guest @DesCooper, author of “Know the Mother” at http://tobtr.com/s/8790883.

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TOMORROW – Join The She Is Project with special guest history maker @gwenjimmere of @naturalicious1 #Detroit #MotownMom

TOMORROW – Join The She Is Project with special guest history maker @gwenjimmere of @naturalicious1 as we launch a new series of business educational initiatives designed to help you start, grow and flourish your businesses. First up, we are a partner of Detroit Entrepreneur Week and TechWeek, offering “Can I Get to Know You”, a fun and interactive work session that will teach you:
• effective tips and techniques for making business connections
• how to recognize and leverage potential beneficial relationships
• how to purposefully network and establish relationships for business purposes.
Register at http://ow.ly/4na3NA.See you next week!‪#‎DEW2016‬ ‪#‎TechWeek‬‪#‎FemaleEntrepreneurs‬ ‪#‎Detroit‬ ‪#‎TechWeekDetroit‬ ‪#‎Naturalicious‬

Free Tax Help Offline & Online in Metro #Detroit #MotownMom #WayneCounty #OaklandCounty @accountingaidsociety

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We assist middle to low-income households with local, state and federal tax filings and credits, including Earned Income Tax Credits, Homestead Property Tax Credits, Home Heating Credits and Child Tax Credits. Tax help includes: Read the rest of this entry

Event:BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer @msbeautifulanee 9/19 #MotownMom

 

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SPECIAL GUESTS: 

Rocke America’s Virtuous QueenDe’Nisha Sh’Lene of Saved In Style

We will be having a Fashion & Natural Hair Showcase, Entertainment & more!

Please SHARE & INVITE others!! REGISTER NOW 

The abstract art of head wrapping for beginners and those who want to either explore the idea of adorning their crowns, adding color or style, covering for health reasons, or just for a day hair won’t cooperate. This is for any female able to come and listen. In addition, the facilitator will be presenting some poetic pieces to inspire, empower, and motivate you as women of God. It will incorporate a Christian look at physical & emotional purity and the purpose of being a virtuous women. This will truly be an interactive bonding & growing experience with yourself and others unlike any other event you have attended.

We are including our young ladies also !!

Also, bring something to take notes, a variety of colors & styles of clean scarves, cotton t-shirts, satin bonnet, crochet cap, wig if needed or desired.

Any interested businesses, sponsors or women related vendors such as scarves, natural body products, etc. currently booking first come, first serve.

  Contact the Organizer

Contact: Natasha, Consulting by Anée

313.242.POEM
http://www.mybeautifulthoughts.netbeautfulThought

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If you’d like to support this event you can copy and paste this into your social media now!

Come2 “BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer” http://beyoutifulexpo1.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=discovery&utm_content=attendeeshare&utm_campaign=social&utm_term=listing @msbeautifulanee #motownmom 9/19th Metro #Detroit

 

 

 

 

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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet – Bob Dylan… #LiveLaughLove #motownmom #labw

Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show #Detroit Oct 4th @braiderswanted

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Sistah’s Braid Too! presents:

Braider’s Most Wanted

Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show

 

“Better Care, Better Hair”

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

6 PM – 10 PM

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235

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Our goal with Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show is to inspire local women and men who live in our communities to become entrepreneurs in this industry.  It is our hope that in the years to follow, that hair braiding and natural hair care salons will become representative of the people who live in the community.

 

If you have questions, contact Mz. Crystal at (248) 372-1738.

 

For vendor and sponsor opportunities, please call Jamar at (601) 870-2744. 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!braidersMostWanted

 

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Mother’s Monday: A Mother Never Forgets by @DeannaKahler #MotownMom

I’m a proud mom of a wonderful daughter who joined my family through adoption. But that’s only part of my story. The truth is there were two before her. I was pregnant twice and sadly lost both babies as a result of miscarriages. Like many women, I will never forget these unborn babies or the experiences I had. They will be a part of me always. Since October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time discuss how losing a baby affects a woman and how we can all be more understanding and supportive to these grieving moms.

There are truly no words to describe what it feels like to lose a child. It’s a devastating, heartbreaking experience that you never forget. I remember feeling sad, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed and very alone. What made it most difficult is that friends and family often didn’t understand the depth of my pain. They failed to realize that although I never saw, met or held my babies that they were still very real to me. They were my children, and I will remember them always. Many women who miscarry feel the same way. So, how can you better support them during this difficult time? Here are some tips for helping a woman who is dealing with a pregnancy loss: Read the rest of this entry

“2013 Empowerment Weekend” October 11-12, 2013 in #Detroit | FREE event! #motownmom #mwn

 

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) and Wayne County Community College District – Northwest Campus Presents SAFE’s 2013 Empowerment Weekend

“Strengthening survivors of domestic violence, their families and our community”

DETROIT, MI – September 4, 2013  Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is presenting its signature free community event “2013 Empowerment Weekend” October 11-12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient.  Wayne County Community College District – Northwest Campus has partnered with SAFE to ensure that this weekend is a success.
SAFE’s O.P.E.N. (Opportunity, Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Networking) for Business Conference is designed to support survivors of domestic violence in starting their own micro-enterprise. Key topics include starting, growing and sustaining a business along with supplementing current earnings to become self-sufficient and safety planning. This conference will be held October 11, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at a confidential location for 100 survivors of domestic violence.  To maintain participant confidentiality, location information for this event will only be given to registered attendees
SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is one of the signature events of SAFE’s Empowerment weekend and it will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Wayne County Community College Northwest District Campus at 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan. SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is a free event open to men and women.  Free workshops will highlight topics such as healthy living on a budget, stress reduction, job seeking tips, domestic violence awareness and personal finance.  Other highlights include a free lunch sponsored by Whole Foods Market Detroit for the first 1,000 attendees with beverages provided by Sam’s Club’s Southfield, Michigan Club, health screenings, community resources, interviewing and resume tips, free massages and sample packs from various sponsors.  Over 750 people attended the last Expo and over 1,200 community members are expected to attend this year.
SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient while implementing strategies to keep survivors of domestic violence safe from further abuse.  Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 730 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness in the community regarding domestic violence while equipping community members with information and resources to help them to live healthier, safer lives.
“SAFE’s Empowerment Weekend events have a proven record of helping members of our community connect with resources and information that they have utilized to help themselves and their families.”  Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.
For more information, contact SAFE’s conference hotline at 888.225.0326 or visit newsafestart.org for details about SAFE’s Empowerment Weekend, registration, sponsorship and media opportunities.
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Kalyn Risker
Executive Director
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
 
269 Walker Street #721
Detroit, Michigan 48207
 
 
Rise Above Your Expectations 

http://meetwith.me/kalyn – Easily schedule a meeting with me online

EVENT: Real Moms of Detroit-Brightmoor SEPT 14TH 1PM @WNNDetroit

Event Details

Real Moms of Detroit Expo: Brightmoor

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WIN Network: Detroit wants to celebrate you! Join us this summer for the Real Moms of Detroit Expo!

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Real Moms of Detroit, check out what we have in store for you at the Expos:

  • Vendors with local resources in your neighborhood
  • Giveaways!
  • Beauty pampering and massages
  • A cooking demonstration
  • Refreshments
  • Special session for men
  • Games and crafts for kids

Bring the whole family! It’s the summer event that everyone will be talking about!

Rosedale Park Baptist Church
14179 Evergreen Rd
Detroit, MI 48223

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Please register by clicking here and share this post with other metro Detroit moms!

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