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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