Author: Chellyz View

LOVING DETROIT BEFORE IT WAS A TRENDY CONCEPT

Just Being Me    IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU DEFINE ME:  I WILL ALWAYS LOVE DETROIT! Here I am this crazy, quirky, emotional, eccentric, unique, walk to the beat of my own drum kind of girl that wear many different attitudes!  Let me tell you that your first impression of me would be she aiiiriighhtt

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THE PERFECT PEACEFUL PARADISE IN DETROIT: HIP N ZEN NORTHEND

THE​ ​FOUNDING​ ​CREATIVE​ ​FORCE​ ​OF​ ​HIP​ ​N​ ​ZEN​ ​NORTHEND Peaceful, poetic, powerful, poised, purposeful, and prayerful are the defining words to describe Reshounn Foster. Her story of tenacity and her ability to remain positive during life’s most challenging moments display her character of strength. She is dedicated to offering her support and guidance to lead

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THE TRUE FABRIC THAT COMPOSES DETROIT by ChellyzView and Poem by Mashira Baldwin

Krainz Woods Park / Neighborhood Park / Stockton and Hildale Street Detroit is a Valuable Friend of Mine Oh Lord! What is wrong with me? I am an emotional MESS!  Detroit and I, have been friends for 42 years. Since I had the ability to stand on my own two feet, I have stood by

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“Sister Support and Uplift Sessions” Led to a Victorious Moment by Guest Blogger Lisa Lockridge-Washington (in collaboration with ChellyzView)

The Importance of Encouraging Sister Friends It was less than a year ago when I met a pleasant lady who loved the color red.   Yes, she is a Delta but I learned her dedication to the color of red is more detailed than I could ever imagine.  Lisa Washington represents red extremely well because she

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DETROIT ARTIST SYDNEY JAMES: A Conversation Displaying the Wisdom and Talent of a Social Conscious Artist

The Confidence and Calling of a True Visual Artist Sydney G. James is a woman small in stature but her stance resonates with power, knowledge, and strength.  If she was standing before the world on a platform her voice would echo, “I’m a visual artist.  I am an Illustrative Fine Artist and I paint on

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Why Solid Mentoring Programs are Needed

The Future of our Children really does matter I am an advocate for encouraging positive vibes and recognizing inspiring individuals who will help shape a better image for the city of Detroit.  However, that does not imply I have closed my eyes to the problems that have saturated the soul of Detroit causing it to

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Diary of a Girl who was abandoned by DTE

Diary of a Girl who felt Abandoned by DTE The Unexpected Event The date was Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and it was a blustery and bleak day.  It contained fierce winds and dreadful temperatures that we all felt and complained about as we wrapped our outerwear closer to our bodies and walked leaning against the

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Finding the Value of Valentine’s Day in Detroit

Refusing to Jump on the Band Wagon On Sunday, February 12, 2017, I was sitting on the edge of my bed listening to the news. Partaking the sounds of the local news is one of my rituals while getting ready for work or any outing for the day.  At times the news appears to be

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Starting a Heart Full of Conversations to Spark the Courageous Soul of Detroit!

DETROIT!!!! MY HOMETOWN!!! Often referenced to as the MOTOR CITY, D-TOWN, THE D, or The 313!!! A city once known to have a plethora of vibrant neighborhoods filled with life, hope, and charisma. Today many neighborhoods have been abandoned and left with dismay, dimness, and depression. It doesn’t matter what substandard feelings people will have

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Detroit Vintage Coffee and Tea House: The Oasis in my Neighborhood!

  Detroit Vintage Coffee and Tea House  10335 West Eight Mile Road Detroit, MI 48221 (This was written in February 2016 and I held it in my heart all this time) What’s Behind those Blinds For over a year I rode past the eye catching storefront dressed with welcoming blinds.  The thought of visiting this peculiar

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