When you’re planning your giving in 2023, consider these 1 0 local nonprofits making a real positive impact right here in metro Detroit.


Brilliant Detroit

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Established in 2015, Brilliant Detroit provides a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in Detroit’s neighborhoods and create s a unique delivery model for early childhood development by supporting the entire family for better young reader outcomes.

The organization leverages underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in their o wn neighborhoods, building what it refers to as kid success families and neighborhoods . There, families with children 0 - 8, have what they need to be school ready, he...

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There are many ways to face the winter doldrums.Some turn to freshly-brewed coffee, others to in-season citrus fruits or warm and smoky mezcal. No matter your liquid approach, there are plenty of ways to beat back the cold weather blues—and here's where to start.This piece originally appeared on Liquor.com.

1. Cafe Panama

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You can serve this creamy mugful hot or cold, but the cozy factor crescendos when it’s stirred together on the stovetop. Espresso, coconut milk and cacao-infused rum will ease you into your new year with a smooth, subtle jolt of caffeine. Get the recipe for the Cafe Panama.

2.Grapefruit Negroni

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What better way to end 2022, than with good vibes and great moments.

On December 22, 2022, Beautiful Machine Magazine, Griffin Plastic Surgery, and Believe 313 Staffing hosted "Gifted" our annual end-of-the-year celebration presented by Courvoisier.

Held this year at Chroma, the venue was beautiful and the energy was incredible.

The evening started with Drake Phifer setting the pace, then DJ Natasha Diggs took the energy to another level. Her unique blend of music kept the dance floor packed and our guests wanting more.

The food was catered by Brickhouse Bakery and it was amazing! Xperiences Unmatched provided the 360 photo booth and of course, Courvoisier provided the cocktails.

We collected co...

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Baptist minister and social activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for justice in the United States. King's leadership played a pivotal role in ending entrenched segregation for African Americans and to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read on to discover more facts about the life and legacy of the civil rights icon.

1. King's Birth Name Was Michael, Not Martin
King was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result,...

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Hunter Phelps was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in May of 2021, where she majored in business administration and minored in entrepreneurship. Hunter loves entrepreneurship and is a serial entrepreneur. In 2018, through her involvement with U of M’s optiMize student incubator program, she became the founder of Terry Lu Naturals, a natural hair and skin care company that creates dual-use products for men and women. Since then, she has worked hard to build up her brand and creates amazing products for her customers.

Hunter is also the founder of Phelps Room Designs, a new and upcoming romantic room decor...

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Class is in session.

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In partnership with our friends at Ralph Lauren.

Preppy style is all about tailored, timeless pieces—smart knitwear, tweed jackets, and crisp button-downs included. The light dims on the aesthetic every few years, but in recent seasons, it's finding new life all over again. Alongside the boom of Y2K fashion and the resurgence of Gossip Girl, the masses are yearning for sophisticated pieces that transcend a specific trend cycle. Think: oversized blazers cinched atop stirrup leggings, crewneck pullovers layered over button-downs, and varsity sweatshirts paired with loafers and plaid coats.

Whether you’re an innate prepster or just a fan of the trend, continue r...

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“Jealous or Justified is a monthly segment where we ask our readers to analyze the situation of someone who has asked for our help to see if the person is being Jealous or are they Justified in feeling the way they feel.

Please keep in mind that the term “Jealous” can mean many things in the context of this segment. It doesn’t and won’t always mean jealous in its true meaning. Perhaps the person is just in their feeling a bit too much.



So, my wife and I have been married for over four years. She has two children from another relationship and the father of the two children is deceased. We have just one child together.

The family has always been my wife’s numbe...

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Circa December 2018 Detroit Tour

Seven years ago, I boarded a plane from Miami, FL to visit Detroit in the middle of winter to search for amazing food. Since then, I have found that and so much more. I’ve torpedoed down a metal slide, hosted a fundraiser for victims of a domestic terrorist, judged a food and dessert competition, attended a black-tie celebrity ball, ran from a guy who was running from the cops, and fell for she who shall not be name...

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By Demetrius Carrington

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