Saturday, June 27, 2015

Holistic Healing with Christy Lynn Abram

"Ignite conversation. We need to talk about it so we can heal it." - Christy Lynn Abram 

After enduring years of childhood abuse and struggling with depression and PTSD for fifteen years, Christy Lynn Abram embarked on a journey to self-healing using holistic wellness as her guide. Now, as a Wholistic Muse, she is an established author and founder of Love Yourself Healthy. Christy has studied as a Reiki master, EFT practitioner, reflexologist, massage therapist, and a crystal healer, all of which aided in her discovery of how to heal herself naturally.

These life-changing skills also served as the foundation to enhancing her gift as an intuitive healer. She has been recognized by Patricia Mercier, bestselling author of the Chakra Bible, for her knowledge of the chakra system, gemstone healing, and energy medicine. She also contributes to several online publications on the subject of holistic healing and offers individual coaching, e-courses, and workshops all designed to assist and encourage others on their journey toward a better, fuller life.

Christy also loves to use her gift of writing to help others. In her book Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total she dives into the seven chakra centers from a mind-body-soul perspective. Readers learn how to discern key issues, heal imbalances, and maintain energetic barriers to eliminate stress and increase their overall well-being.

In her novel, Little Miss Somebody, Christy wears her heart on her sleeve and delivers an emotional tale of love and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Little Miss Somebody was released this week. To learn more about Christy, her mission, and her books, please visit

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Love, Wine and Empowerment with Jana Brockwell, Owner of Love Wines

“Don’t be a victim, be a survivor.” – Jana Brockwell

Jana Brockwell is the owner and wine maker at Love Wines. She is a second generation vintner who has a passion for lively and exciting  wines.  

She is very attracted to the simplicity of wine as a beverage. You don't have to follow a recipe to make wine. You take the fruit of the earth (any fruit at all will really do) and figure out the qualities of the fruit. You add a few ingredients, make sure the fruit is clean and stored away from the air, and voila, you have wine.

She has always liked to mix her art with a little science and wine making is just that. There are few rules to making wine. She feels that she can take what the Earth has given her and go with it.

You will find interesting flavors at Love Wines like Razzelberry, Cranberry, and Strawberry Peach Lemonade which comes right from local fruit.

The inspiration for Love Wines came from her parents who built a small vineyard and winery at the site of her childhood home with the help of their family. They put a lot of hard work into the construction and invested all of their retirement.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Neo-Jazz Experience with NuEra at The Idlewild Music Fest

NuEra is a Neo-Jazz Band that will be one of the headlining acts at the Idlewild Music Festival July 10th - 12th on Williams Island in Idlewild, Michigan. 


Historic African American Resort

Live music  *  Historic awareness presentations  *  Golf

Empowerment luncheon  *  Youth shoe distribution

Sib and Dab  *  Praisercize  *  Girl Talk  *  Boys to Men

Nightly jam sessions and lots of family fun!

The Fest is held to commemorate and celebrate the history of well known African-American entertainers and professionals who owned property and performed at the

Historic Resort prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Known as the "Black Eden", this location was one of the few resorts in the United States where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property.  The National Resource Team applauds the Idlewild community for holding on to the land; approximately 3,000 acres.  It is historically, the largest land based African American resort ever assembled in the USA. Idlewild is a rare and valuable national resource with physical and cultural significance. 

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Grow Your Money with Gail Perry-Mason

"The world is your oyster, and sometimes we are wounded, but that is how an oyster becomes a pearl." - Gail Perry-Mason

Detroiter Gail Perry-Mason has come a long way, from foster care to caring for others. Gail is a respected authority in the financial industry. And now she can add bestselling author to her list of accomplishments. And it’s her years of experience, coupled with her down to earth but also down to business style that has made her a sought after speaker and presenter. 

Gail maintains a packed schedule of media and speaking engagements. She regularly addresses capacity crowds educating people on financial literacy and has conducted financial training sessions and workshops for companies such as DaimlerChrysler, IBM and Wells Fargo. Gail’s wisdom also hits the airwaves and she co-hosted an award-winning talk show entitled “Building Wealth,” via radio broadcast on MIX 92.3 and a television broadcast on Comcast Cable and currently has MIX Money Minute on Clear Channel every Sunday. She has appeared on all the local Detroit television networks, and on national outlets such as BET, Fox News, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR Radio. 

Gail is a prolific published writer and has written articles for local and national print media. She has been featured in many publications including: Ebony, Black Enterprise, On Wall Street, Research Magazine, Quick and Simple-Good Housekeeping Magazine, Essence, Jet, Free Press and Detroit News, Signature Magazine, Corp!, Washington Post and Associated Press. 

While juggling her demanding career in the financial industry and public appearances, Gail found the time to write and publish her first book Money Matters for Families, which served as a manual for the employees at DaimlerChrysler to teach them how to get their financial household in order. The book is geared towards families and focuses on the critical elements for building a strong financial foundation. It sold out of it’s original printing in the first year and is currently out of print. Gail’s second book, Girl, Make Your Money Grow, written with co-author Glinda Bridgforth was a national best seller. Glinda and the book were featured on Oprah’s Debt Diet.

Gail recognizes the necessity of teaching youth the importance of money management and she founded and directed the original Money Camp for Teens and the first youth investment club. Each year Gail hosts a Money Camp for Youth, which has instructed over 6,000 young people in the Detroit-Metro area and mentored over 25 young women who are now professionals in the financial industry. Currently she is conducting a program in the Detroit Public Schools that teaches financial literacy and outlines the steps to entrepreneurship. 

Gail is extremely visible and active in her community. She served as Chairperson for the Tavis Smiley Youth to Leaders Program since its inception and was honored for her work with Mr. Smiley at a benefit held at the home of Arianna Huffington. Gail was Honorary Chairperson for COTS Homeless Shelter Annual Fundraiser, Mariners Inn River Rhythm Annual Fundraiser, and Celebrity Chef for Spaulding for Children. She is also an honorary member of Elliottorian Business and Professional Women’s Club, and a proud member of Jack & Jill of America. In 2010, Gail was honored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for Economic Empowerment and Education.

In addition, Gail has received numerous awards. Ford Motor Company, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and New Detroit Inc., and AKA National Sorority recently honored Gail because of her investment in our youth.

Gail was honored as Michigan’s Local Hero Award by Bank of America and Community Role Model Award from Alternatives for Girls, and the Economic Empowerment Award from 100 Black Men for her work in the community in 2009. 

She was also named as one of Michigan’s Top 10 Business Women by the National Association of Business Women Owner’s in 2007 and received the Community Service Award from the Michigan Women’s Foundation. 

She was named Phenomenal Business Woman of the Year, and was given an award from the Governor of Michigan for fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations, where she is now a Community Ambassador for the Governor of Michigan.

Dynamo Gail is also a mother of three terrific sons. Her mottos are “Success Benefits Others First” and “Opportunity Doesn’t Happen Without Sharing.” 

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

T. Rose on Keeping The Idlewild Michigan Legacy Alive

"Idlewild is not just a movie. It's a nationally, historically registered landmark and it is the largest African-American owned lot of property in the US. We need to help the legacy move forward." - T. Rose 

Since its inception in 1999, through the vision of Founder and CEO, Theresa Randleman; T. ROSE Entertainments' growth has soared to become an internationally known entertainment firm. Our clients include some of the most entertaining artists on the Jazz scene; highly sought after playwrights and producers; as well as the utmost premiere entertainment venues across the Country.

The beginning years of business involved contracts with national touring plays, productions and the UniverSoul Circus.  Securing groups sales, travels and promotions per each event.  Also, assisting with touring stage plays providing tour management and routing, artist and venue contracting, public relation/media promotions.

Early in 2008, T. ROSE secured her first jazz artist for management, after producing and promoting numerous jazz shows.  February 2010, and invitation was received to attend an Entertainment Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Army's Entertainment Division sought industry Pros to come together for a brainstorming session. This Summit embarked international success for T. ROSE; with the production of her first international jazz tour.... Europe!

October 2012, T. ROSE brought forth years of experience with live stage plays and became the Producer of "ColorBlind"; securing cast members: Wess Morgan (Gospel Artist), Andrea Helms (BET Sunday's Best), Tasha Lockhart (BETs Sunday Best winner 2013) Hope Flood (Comedian) and Pastor Brian Hurst.

The start of 2013 brought more recognition for T. ROSE!  She was nominated for a Slantress Inspire Award in the Business Woman category by Slantress Magazine. The award ceremony was held in Maryland.  April 2013, T. ROSE booked over 20 musicians for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival - ranked one of the top 10 jazz festivals in the nation. Also the birth of Motown Jazz Xperience, a musicial vision of T. ROSE.  June 2013, T. ROSE co-produced Detroit Riverwalk Jazz Series; hosting national and international artists and capturing the attention of jazz media around the globe. 

Ms. Randleman, Founder and CEO of T. ROSE Foundation - Daughters of Divine Purpose (nonprofit) and serves other youth non profit organizations; she's also Producing the 2015 Idlewild Music Fest. 

T. ROSE Entertainment has surely made its mark on the entertainment industry as a Premier Entertainment Firm and is uniquely positioned to collaborate in numerous areas of entertainment business.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

#GetHealthy with Dr. Farid Zarif

"We have to do things that are revolutionary because we are evolutionary." - Dr. Farid Zarif

Human nutrition can be easily negated in a society over-flowing with non-functional comfort foods. Your awareness to become healthier is the first step to do something about it. I can help you plan the healthiest personal regimen possible that will reflect your personal daily life experiences and goals. Empowering yourself with the latest knowledge will change your life forever. All people live according to a specific rhythm that correlates with heart, brain, elimination, and respiratory rhythms, learn yours.

Specializing in Bariatric Medicine, which means my focus is on over-weight and obese individual children and adults. My approach to treatment is extraordinary and unique to any human nutrition approach. Seek new knowledge and treatment for an effective and favorable outcome.

Initially, discovering what works and does not work serves for the basis of a custom designed eating, physical activity, and rest plan. We determine the rhythm of your natural body clock called the circadian rhythm, then construct a regimen that compliments your style of living for everyday of your life.

Book: Slaves of The Toungue by Dr. Farid Zarif

A clarification on sustained ignorance about the science of the food we eat, and retaining self-control to lower the risks of illness and disease. It is not that we do not know any better, as much as we just will not do any better. We have become slaves to taste, texture, tradition, and masterful deceit. 

Harriet Tubman was noted as saying, “I could have save many more of my people, if only they knew they were slaves.” You have the privilege and opportunity to save your life and set the example to all that you come in contact. 

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Deekah Wyatt The Rock Goddess on The Power of Girlhood


“We’re a rainbow…we’re freaking snowflakes, we’re meant to be different." - Deekah Wyatt

Deekah Wyatt is a Detroit Rock City born singer/songwriter/guitarist . Her voice has been compared to Tracy Chapman, Betty Davis & Janis Joplin. Her guitar stylings have been known to envoke the spirit of Hendrix, Hazel & Page. Mastermind behind the 3rd Annual Cosmic Slop Music Festival Annual Cosmic Slop Music Festival; a celebration of rock music and culture in full color, she has worked with some of the area’s most talented artists including RenCen CoolBeanz, Blackmail and Jessica Care Moore’s Black Women Rock Orchestra.

Deekah’s follow up to the Insidious Pleasures EP(2009), Eve of Revolution will be released in September 2013. For more music & info about Deekah Wyatt visit or

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Poet Dimonique Boyd on The Power of Girlhood

"You've got to choose you every day." - Dimonique Boyd

A daughter of the Café Mahogany days, Dimonique experienced a rebirth in poetry when she became a regular at EchoVerse Poetry and Slam Series in 2007.  She has had featured appearances at the Blushing Sky Honors Series, The Beat Café, Sweet Epiphany,and the Detroit Public Library, among many other venues and shows.
By popular demand, she self-published and released her first volume of poetry, “This is How I Feel: My Life in Verse.”  Her book chronicles her life’s journey from ages fourteen to thirty. Though best known for her love and erotic poems, her writing delves into the socio-political, religious, and Hip-Hop realms.  An admitted Confessional Poet, most of her poems are short glimpses into pieces of her life.  She sees her poetry as both an outlet and an outreach.  She is unafraid to give the most personal parts of herself to her audience because she feels that it’s important to be a voice for who fear that they’re alone or don’t have the words to express how they feel.  No matter the subject of her prose, the focus is always humanity.  We love, we hurt, we cry, we lust, we sin, and she pours it all on the page and the stage to achieve oneness with her audience.
Her second volume of poetry, “Queen of Heart” follows the design of a deck of cards and is written in two parts-Court and Suites. From Ace to “Dimons,” or God to Self, Dimonique offers the full range of her versatility as a writer. (- From The Motown Writer's Network Blog.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Coco The Laff Therapist on The Power of Girlhood

"I don’t care how tight you close those blinds, the sun is still shining. So It’s the same thing with being a girl, you can’t block out what is naturally there. Open the blinds and let that sun shine in." - Coco "The Laff Therapist"

Coco is a comedian, actress, radio personality and motivational speaker. 

The Power of Girlhood 5.0 is being hosted at S.O.U.L and presents its 5th Annual forum for girls ages 8 to 80, entitled The Power of Girlhood: Watch My Girl Power. This fun filled afternoon of poetry, music, exhibits, demonstrations and more will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at SOUL Center located at: 23023 Orchard lake road, Farmington, MI 48336

We are inviting the community to not only bring their girls but also have them come with questions and engage in dialogue about what is important to them and what it’s like to be a girl.

We will have dialogues with metro area luminaries such as: One Single Rose, Deekah Wyatt, Michelle Held, Shinda, and Dimonique Boyd. 

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Ginger Wiechers on The Power of Girlhood

“I believe that what we think is possible will occur for us.” – Ginger Wiechers 

Ginger Bridget Wiechers is the Owner and Chef at Ginger’s Café & Gourmet Shoppe as well as the Executive Director at Source of Universal Love (S.O.U.L).

S.O.U.L. helps to transform the lives of individuals and families in adverse situations by providing support and help. Their goal is to respond with love, respect and to provide the resources they have available as needed. They support everyone who comes to them. Some of the ways that they assist include; food, clothing, education, resource research, household goods, furniture, care counseling, transportation, comfort and compassion. They help the homeless, abused, those in medical crisis, and people transitioning from divorce and other hardships such as a loss of employment. They strive to provide solutions which enable people to return to a self-sustaining status.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Girl Talk with Bria Camp on The Power of Girlhood

"Be yourself." - Bria Camp

Bria Camp is an intern for The Power of Girlhood, and a 16 year old student at Henry Ford Academy School for Creative Studies in Detroit. 

The Power of Girlhood 5.0 Event is being hosted at S.O.U.L Center and presents its 5th Annual forum for girls ages 8 to 80, entitled The Power of Girlhood: Watch My Girl Power. This fun filled afternoon of poetry, music, exhibits, demonstrations and more will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at SOUL Center located at: 23023 Orchard lake road, Bld C, Farmington, MI 48336

We are inviting the community to not only bring their girls but also have them come with questions and engage in dialogue about what is important to them and what it’s like to be a girl.

We will have dialogues with metro area luminaries such as: One Single Rose. Deekah Wyatt. Michelle Held, Shinda, Dimonique Boyd, and Coco.

Plus a surprise performances, swag bags and more! All for FREE

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Monday, June 1, 2015

One Single Rose on The Power of Girlhood

"I am my sisters keeper, and if we would learn to be that and actually do that, we would get that much further as a community." – Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a One Single Rose 

Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single Rose is an award winning poet, writer, playwright, singer, actress, and a staunch advocate of integrity and fidelity. Her insistence that every day presents an opportunity to live, learn and love positively allows her to motivate others when living throws curves at our existence. Since March 2009, the official release of her first self-published collection of poetry “One Single Rose . . . Poetry Blossomed from a Rose Core,” she has been dubbed an inspirational poet. Her second collection of poetry entitled “One Single Rose…Out of Darkness Into Light,” and her first erotic chapbook “Pearl’s Plays” were released for her birthday in March 2012. One section of Out of Darkness Into Light collection focuses solely on poems requested by her readers.

Rosemarie Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on its east side. The youngest child with four brothers, she became involved in the community at a young age. As a Girl Scout from kindergarten through high school, Wilson learned valuable lessons by helping others. Raised in the Baptist church and educated in the Detroit Public School system, she graduated from Cass Technical High School and spent two years at West Virginia State College. Upon returning to Detroit, Wilson obtained her bachelor’s degree from Davenport University (formerly Detroit College of Business).

In 2005, Wilson’s conscience was awakened with her induction into the literary world as editor of “Saved, Single and Satisfied.” Since that time, she has been active as a guest on various radio shows and television programs. The 2010 Fourth Edition of Who’s Who in Black Detroit lists Wilson as an author and poet, she is listed in the 2011 Fifth Edition as an author, poet and spoken word artist, the 2013 Edition lists her as a poet and she appears in the 2015 Seventh Edition as a poet, singer and actress. She has been featured as a poet in various magazines and anthologies available worldwide. In the “Battle of the Sexes: Poetry Edition” anthology, her rhyme on domestic violence entitled “Courageous Goodbye” won the battle on abuse. Rosemarie is also a philanthropist and she has penned poems as an advocate against domestic violence for which she has received honors.

The emotional struggle of Wilson’s transition from singing and writing with the addition of spoken word performances into her repertoire was difficult. After shedding fears of delivering the spoken word, Wilson’s spoken word journey officially took flight during her second performance in June 2010. Two months later, on August 21, 2010 she was named 2010 Poetry Author of the Year and New & Upcoming Poet of the Year at the 1st Annual National Poetry Award ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2011 and 2014, Wilson was again nominated as Poetry Author of the Year with the National Poetry Awards. Her love poem “As One” won a 2011 online Valentine’s Poetry Contest, “Eyes Back to Basics” won 1st place in the Detroit Writers’ Guild 2010 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest, “I’m Down To:” received honorable mention in the 2012 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest and “Goliath Brown” received honorable mention in the 2013 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest.

In 2012, One Single Rose was named’s Performance Artist of the Year and the Detroit Metro Times reader’s choice 2014 and 2015 “Best Of” named her Best Local Poet. After shedding fears of performing as a slam poet, One Single Rose was named Motown Museum’s Motown Mic-The Spoken Word 2014 Artist of the Year. Her piece P.H.A.T. Girl was also a 2014 Spokenword Billboard Lyrical Influence Spokenword Community Song/Artist of the Year nominee. Her first spoken word CDs “Poetic Truth” (available on iTunes) and “Straight Up, No Chaser” were released in March 2014. She also hosts open mic poetry every 1st and 3rd Friday in the Spotlight at Manila Bay Café, the NPA’s 2014 Open Mic of the Year and Metro Times’ Best Open Mic, located at 4731 Grand River in Detroit, Michigan. She receives frequent requests to pen poems for individuals and groups on various subject matters while sharing her love for the word on stage, in the streets, in schools, colleges and universities—basically wherever her words are welcomed.

In August 2011 Wilson made her acting debut in a Detroit production and she has since performed as an actor both nationally and internationally. The following year she toured with Wunderbaum, one of The Netherland’s largest theater groups in Amsterdam, Belgium and the United States. She has filmed scenes for My Step Kid’z, a comedic DVD movie, My Step Kid’z the Sitcom airing on WADL, in Detroit and Canada and A Clear View scheduled for release in the summer of 2015. Three of her most challenging roles on stage were “The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could” in the 2012/2013/2014 productions of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, “Knowledge” in the 2012 production of Mahogany Dreams and “Grandma Joyce” in the 2013/2014 productions of Why Am I Black. Bitten by the acting bug, on October 19, 2014, Wilson’s first full-length comedic stage play ADDICTION sold out in its debut at the Boll Family Theater, on Broadway in Detroit, MI. ADDICTION is now available on DVD here under “Purchase.” Stay tuned for updates on the release of ADDICTION 2.

For over 20 years, Wilson has been employed at top law firms in Michigan and she freelances in her spare time. She is the proud parent of a miniature daschund Remy Black. For more information on One Single Rose, please visit

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