Every month, we honor and celebrate the wisdom, creativity, beauty and ingenuity of the African Diaspora in metro Detroit.

occupydetroitvoices:

Professor Angela Davis Speaking in Detroit 
Detroit welcomes Professor Angela Davis on her visit coming up October 24, 2012 from 7-9pm at Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W Outer Drive, Detroit 48235.
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This is a critical time in Detroit as it goes not only through financial struggles, the State of Michigan has created a Consent Agreement with the city which allows a non-elected government body to sell assets, dissolve union contracts, and many in the city consider this a fascist form of government control.
newwavefeminism:

Angela Davis: One of Time magazine’s MOST influential women in history

By the time Angela Davis was 26, she was a scholar, a political activist and a Most Wanted Fugitive of the FBI. Her roots as a leader during the political turmoil of the 1960s stretch back to her childhood in segregated Birmingham, Ala. After spending a year at the Sorbonne, Davis returned to a racially heated America. By the late ’60s, she held membership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party and the American Communist Party. Her militant involvement cost her a UCLA lecturer position when the California regents learned of her affiliations in 1970. However, Davis’ activism continued with her support of three Black Panther inmates at Soledad State Prison. At their trial, for a prison guard’s murder, a botched kidnap and escape attempt resulted in the death of a federal judge, Harold J. Haley. Davis was accused of supplying the guns. She fled, sparking a furious manhunt and landing her a spot on the Most Wanted list. While she was on the run, a movement advocating her freedom flourished. Davis was caught in New York but was acquitted in 1972. Despite the agitation of then California Governor Ronald Reagan, she resumed her teaching career at several universities in the state and is now a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has authored several books, including Women, Culture and Politics (1988) and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003).

occupydetroitvoices:

Professor Angela Davis Speaking in Detroit 

Detroit welcomes Professor Angela Davis on her visit coming up October 24, 2012 from 7-9pm at Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W Outer Drive, Detroit 48235.

Event posting on Google+
Event posting on Facebook 

This is a critical time in Detroit as it goes not only through financial struggles, the State of Michigan has created a Consent Agreement with the city which allows a non-elected government body to sell assets, dissolve union contracts, and many in the city consider this a fascist form of government control.

newwavefeminism:

Angela Davis: One of Time magazine’s MOST influential women in history

By the time Angela Davis was 26, she was a scholar, a political activist and a Most Wanted Fugitive of the FBI. Her roots as a leader during the political turmoil of the 1960s stretch back to her childhood in segregated Birmingham, Ala. After spending a year at the Sorbonne, Davis returned to a racially heated America. By the late ’60s, she held membership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party and the American Communist Party. Her militant involvement cost her a UCLA lecturer position when the California regents learned of her affiliations in 1970. However, Davis’ activism continued with her support of three Black Panther inmates at Soledad State Prison. At their trial, for a prison guard’s murder, a botched kidnap and escape attempt resulted in the death of a federal judge, Harold J. Haley. Davis was accused of supplying the guns. She fled, sparking a furious manhunt and landing her a spot on the Most Wanted list. While she was on the run, a movement advocating her freedom flourished. Davis was caught in New York but was acquitted in 1972. Despite the agitation of then California Governor Ronald Reagan, she resumed her teaching career at several universities in the state and is now a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has authored several books, including Women, Culture and Politics (1988) and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003).

theaboveground:

On Friday, October 5th from 6-8pm, there will be another FOOD JUSTICE FRIDAY up at the Commons!

Featuring locally grown/produced fresh food, an open mic, and the opportunity to make your own food centered media, this event always challenges folks to think about Justice as it relates to Food! This month’s theme is “Harvesting Our Food Memories.” What is a food related memory of yours? What is the feeling connected to that memory? Happiness? Anger? Ambiguity?

We will spend all of next week highlighting Food Justice (What is it? Why is it important?) and will “live tumblr” Food Justice Friday!

We look forward to seeing you at Food Justice Friday—and stay tuned for more coverage coming your way starting next week!

Friday October 5th

6-8 PM

Cass Corridor Commons

4605 Cass Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48201

Weekend Festivities!

thedetroitfoodie:

It’s the first Fall weekend and there’s TONS of events happening, so don’t miss out!


GYPSY KITCHEN : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Detroit’s newest Raw Vegan pop-up restaurant, Detroit Gypsy Kitchen, will be hosting lunch on Friday from 11:45-1:00pm at MOCAD, def check it out!


MOTOR CITY WINE TASTING : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Come join Motor City Wine (above Foran’s) from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Friday, for their September wine tasting! Experience a variation of 18 different wines (both red and white) accompanied by cheeses, charcuterie and antipasti!


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Mark your calendars for Friday September 28th, and plan on attending a premium wine tasting featuring over 300 wines, light hors d’oeuvres and entertainment at the Westin Book Cadillac in Downtown Detroit.


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Visit downtown Farmington Friday from 6:00pm-11:00pm and sample harvest food pairings, sip crafted cider or artisan ales, explore fine wines and meads, or just enjoy the music at this wonderful Fall Festival!!!


DETROIT RESTAURANT WEEK : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Don’t forget to make reservations for DRW (Detroit Restaurant Week) kicking off Friday, September 28th thru October 7th. My top choice: Iridescence - all the way!


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Definitely visit St. John’s this weekend for the annual Armenian festival featuring authentic Armenian cuisine, dance, music, tours, and much more!


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Greenfield Village kicks things into high cooking gear during Fall Flavor Weekends, happening this weekend (September 29th & 30th). Get the full flavor during daily cooking demos & tastings at the village farmhouses! I’m going, are you? : )


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Enjoy some tasty German food like spätzle, bratwurst, freshly made pretzels, and more from this monthly pop-up restaurant; Sunday from 4-11pm at Ponyride!


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Two guys cooking vegan & vegetarian pizzas out of Woodbridge Pub every Sunday evening from 5-10pm. Check their FB page for the weekly changing menu : )


BIKE-IN THEATRE : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Grab your bike and head on over to Woodbridge Pub for food & wine specials, and a double-feature movie in the Community Garden at 9pm Sunday.



niggardlydefiant:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

randomness-from-thisoldguy:

September 15 1963: on this day the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama

Spike Lee created a wonderful, Academy award nominated film, 4 Little Girls,which is full and free to watch online. 
It’s a historical documentary about their murders and includes archival footage and photos, but what I found to be most compelling is the interviews with the girls’ parents and loved ones. IT’S A FRESH WOUND.
And you don’t even want to know when the perpetrators were brought to justice… Here’s a hint, one of them died an old man before he was convicted!! 

my church is right by the church this happened at

niggardlydefiant:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

randomness-from-thisoldguy:

September 15 1963: on this day the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama

Spike Lee created a wonderful, Academy award nominated film, 4 Little Girls,which is full and free to watch online. 

It’s a historical documentary about their murders and includes archival footage and photos, but what I found to be most compelling is the interviews with the girls’ parents and loved ones. IT’S A FRESH WOUND.

And you don’t even want to know when the perpetrators were brought to justice… Here’s a hint, one of them died an old man before he was convicted!! 

my church is right by the church this happened at

(via ushistoryminuswhiteguys)

BLAC attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Madison-Carver Academy and Cornerstone Charter Health High School grand opening. The two schools share a building that features over $8 million in renovations, state-of-the-art technology and an exemplary educational experience.

(Source: gilmoco)

BLAC attended People for Palmer Park’s fundraising party to help restore Palmer Park’s Log Cabin. Find out more about People for Palmer Park and their initiatives at http://peopleforpalmerpark.org/

(Source: gilmoco, via cokkavoncunth)

drakephifer:

Taken with Instagram

drakephifer:

Taken with Instagram

(Source: drakephifer, via ydr313)

bikesandmurder:

Next week is Detroit Design Festival Week. Come out September 23rd for a very special Detroit Beautification Tour. Live art and guest riders. Tickets still available at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/4214862768?ref=emobcb (Taken with Instagram)

bikesandmurder:

Next week is Detroit Design Festival Week. Come out September 23rd for a very special Detroit Beautification Tour. Live art and guest riders. Tickets still available at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/4214862768?ref=emobcb (Taken with Instagram)

(via ydr313)

Weekend Events!

thedetroitfoodie:

With Summer slowly winding down to a close, be sure to visit these great events:


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This annual music, food, and art festival is a Midtown tradition, so be sure to pay a visit and enjoy the Dally in the Alley on Saturday from 11am-11pm : )


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Stop by St. George’s this Saturday & Sunday for the revival of its Ya’ssoo festival. The event features authentic Greek food, folk dancing, church tours, marketplace, and more. Admission is $2 - children 12 & under are free.


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Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at the MBMC Sunday Market from 11am-1:30pm. My favs are their highly addictive Fried Plantains (with hints of toasted sesame & coconut) and a side order of Veggie Dumplings with the spicy/sweet sauce, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!

Location: 29750 Ryan Rd  Warren, MI 48092


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Two guys cooking vegan & vegetarian pizzas out of Woodbridge Pub every Sunday evening from 5-10pm. Check their FB page for the weekly changing menu : )


BIKE-IN THEATRE : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

Grab your bike and head on over to Woodbridge Pub for food & wine specials, and a double-feature movie in the Community Garden at 9pm Sunday.