Monthly Archives: June 2015

Monthly Archives: June 2015

Let me welcome you back to Detroit, Ford.

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Don’t find fault, find a remedy. -Henry Ford Last week, the Ford Foundation – the charitable fund created by Edsel and Henry Ford and now run independently of the motor company – returned to its birthplace, the Motor City. There were no parades, no tears of joy from family reunited after many long years. A raised eyebrow, at best, greeted the Trustees as they returned to renew their commitment to our embattled city. The reality is that the things that …

1 week, 2 victories

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When it rains, it pours! This week began with the surprising news that U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan is initiating a process to help defrauded college students seek forgiveness on their federal student loans. There is no doubt that this major announcement, which could lead to billions of dollars in savings for cheated student loan debtors, was instigated by the powerful actions of Corinthian College students who refused to pay back loans. Their school administration was caught bribing …

Detroit Workers and Builders: Rebuilding Hope

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Click here to learn more & pitch in to the campaign! Justin Wedes is a community organizer, activist and the Founder & President of the Detroit Workers and Builders. Headquartered in the House of Help Community Center in Northwest Detroit, DWB has a mission to provide job training and employment opportunities to formerly homeless and unemployed Detroiters committed to rebuilding our city stronger and more sustainably. Learn more at DetroitWorkers.com

Rebuilding Hope in the Motor City

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I woke up this morning with a wide grin on my face, and instead of the typical morning yawn and stretch routine I let out a laugh. My mind was still immersed in the beautiful moments of last night, when over 100 of us gathered for a singular purpose in joyful celebration: music, dance and delicious soul food only fitting for soulful northwest Detroit. Our purpose was simple: reclaim an abandoned Detroit school for the community. Rebuild hope in the …