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  • "Books & Bling II Pop-Up Shop to highlight local self published authors."

    Janine Folks, Contributing Reporter|Apr 20, 2023

    DETROIT, MI, Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Rollercade Detroit, 2130 S. Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48217 from 11am - 5pm. More than 12 self published books and their authors will be present at a pop-up shop designed to help give local self published authors exposure and a platform. Bringing authors and amazing vendors together for an epic occasion is the goal of BOOKS & BLING II! The event encourages literacy, higher thought and the sharing of stories all while being able to shop and support local...

  • "Books & Bling Pop-Up Shop to highlight local self published authors."

    Janine Folks|Nov 3, 2022

    DETROIT, MI, November 20, 2022 - Rollercade Detroit, 2130 S. Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48217 from 12pm - 6pm. More than 12 self published books and their authors will be present at a pop-up shop designed to help give local self published authors exposure and a platform. Bringing authors and amazing vendors together for an epic occasion is the goal of BOOKS & BLING! The event encourages literacy, higher thought and the sharing of stories all while being able to shop and support local small...

  • A Sweet Return: Peoples Bakery and Restaurant

    Janine Folks, Contributing Reporter|Mar 3, 2022

    It is the first African American owned and operated bakery in the Downriver Area and the community welcomes its return. Like many other businesses affected by COVID19, the beloved bakery had to pause and pivot. During the closure, the temporary void was felt deeply. The holiday dessert tables, grabbing sweets to share with coworkers on the way to work or just satisfying a sweet tooth just wasn't the same for a while. But now we can exhale and enjoy the beloved treats from Peoples Bakery once...

  • Community Staple Celebrates 67 Years: RollerCade Detroit

    Janine Folks, Contributing Columnist|Feb 10, 2022

    Last weekend, RollerCade Detroit celebrated 67 years of being in business. Local skaters from the Tri-City area, skaters from greater metro Detroit, downriver, western wayne county and skaters from as far away as Flint, MI came out to celebrate the monumental occasion. The capacity crowd enjoyed the vibes Rollercade has become known for: The music, sound system, the lights, the people, the moves, the love. This event brought the skaters out. There were Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and even...

  • Sisterhood

    Janine Folks|Feb 14, 2019

    How good and pleasant it is for [sisters] to dwell together in unity” (Psalm 37:4). Where there is unity, there is strength. I often hear women say that it is difficult to get along with other women. An aunt once told me, ‘women don’t to dress to impress men, they dress to impress other women.’ It’s almost like there is this secret competition going on. It can be subtle and sometimes it is blatant. Perhaps the sister rivalry stems from our innate desire to be the preferred apple of our Father’s eye. Some Daddy’s girls have a hard time sharing t...

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