Azaria Terrell was exiting foster care when she learned about the Detroit Phoenix Center. “My dad thought it would be a good idea for me to [join] because he heard it was all girls and I don’t have a lot of women in my life,” Terrell shares. “What made me join is because he said [the..
Rebecca Simonov Entering the food editorial space at Hour Detroit magazine just before the pandemic, Lyndsay C. Green says that the “chaotic and uncertain” times signaled a new way to approach and tell stories within the dining scene and beyond. “It’s really challenging circumstances and unfortunate, but in a way, I’m sort of grateful I..
Conversation, curiosity and a cup of joe brought the worlds of Michael Hyancinthe, an eight-year United States Navy veteran and Tyler Way, an artist and creative director, together in 2010. Just a year later, HAS Heart was born with Hyancinthe and Way serving as co-founders. Based in Grand Rapids, HAS Heart is a nonprofit organization on..
The two-story house located at 15354 St. Marys St. on Detroit’s west side has been in Asia Hamilton’s family for 42 years. This is where she came of age with her three sisters and mother. “We have a huge family of women,” she says. “And you know women attract more women. It’s always been a..
There are elements in the jazz art form that evoke imagery, conjure up nostalgic memory and flow in the freedoms of improvisation. “If you really listen to the music, you can understand that the artists are having a conversation with other artists,” says Marcus Turner, assistant professor of filmmaking and director of Undergraduate Media Studies at The..
Courtney Wise Randolph writes about Detroit’s movers and shakers for Detour Detroit. Once a month, she stops by CultureShift to chat with a notable Detroiter. This month, she talks with Quinton Love Jr. Xtreme 365 isn’t just about teaching youth how to fight. It’s about identifying a path that helps navigate life and bonding through sport. That’s the vision entrepreneur..
One risk taken when meeting those whom you admire is seeing their mythical image fleet and their true human being come to light. Those truths can be heart-filling, heartbreaking or a bit of both. Rayon Richards In Dawnie Walton’s debut novel, "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" (37Ink/Simon & Schuster), the latter is experienced by one of her..
Healing doesn't come with a how-to manual. It's a process with no time limits and as life continues on its axis, coping becomes our navigational system and day-by-day we get through. Historically, gifting and receiving flowers have been a gesture of care and comfort for joyous occasions and sad ones. The vibrational energy and solace..
Courtney Wise Randolph writes about Detroit’s movers and shakers for Detour Detroit. Once a month, she stops by CultureShift to chat with a notable Detroiter. This month, she talks with Toni Porter, a multi-hyphenated entrepreneur and owner of Toni's Collection, a scent company specializing in candles, mists and tarts for your home and car on Detroit's west side. As..
Since 2008, the Knight Arts Challenge has played an instrumental role in transforming the arts and culture scene in Detroit by funding hundreds of ideas from artists and organizations. The challenge returned this month seeking submissions from artists, collectives and art organizations with ideas on how to boost the city’s arts economy and push the arts..