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Don Diva celebrates street culture in the D

By Puakea Olaisha Anderson
Special to the Michigan Citizen

DETROIT — “Fun, fun, fun” is how party-goer Bridgette Cole described Don Diva’s Anniversary Edition Release Party held Nov. 10 at the Elysium Lounge in downtown Detroit. “I had a great time and I cannot wait until next year’s party,” said 29-year-old Cole.

In 1999, Don Diva Publishing set out to create a publication with a mission: to provide a raw and uncut look into the phenomenon that has become known as “street culture.” From fashion, music, entertainment, relationships and more importantly legal and social issues that affect today’s urbanites, Don Diva covers all aspects of the urban street lifestyle. With T. Stuckey on the front cover of the anniversary edition, Don Diva Magazine has shown Detroit love and support to the Detroit rapper through his tough times.

New York native Kevin Chiles, owner of Don Diva Magazine, says the magazine’s goal is to make a positive impact on the community and show how its paper has evolved.

“We have magazines not only here in Detroit but all over the country and in two other countries, Europe and Canada,” Chiles told the Michigan Citizen. “Because of the culture, kids in urban communities, we want to provide information that helps them make better life choices.”

Detroit comedian Bill Hill, who is currently preparing to release a documentary on Detroit’s night life, spoke highly of Don Diva.

“I love what this magazine is doing and I support them,” Hill said. “They are a good team and when I was asked to host the event I said, ‘Of course!’”

Apparently Detroit comes out for Don Diva and its celebration of street culture.

For more information about Don Diva Magazine and upcoming parties and events, visit


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