Wednesday, December 29, 2010

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tonight's Community Fish Fry At Dexter-Elmhurst Center and More!


Today we are celebrating  Ujima- Working together in the community, pledging to rebuild our community, and helping each other solve our own problems as a community

TONIGHT DEC. 29   Keep the Vote Fish Fry
"Keep the Vote" is having a fish fry on December 29, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dexter Elmhurst Center. The center is on Dexter Ave off of Elmhurst, just south of Davison

FRIDAY: DEC. 31 Council Member Watson's Kwanzaa Celebration
The Kwanzaa Celebration co-sponsored by Council Member Watson will be held on Friday, December 31st at 6:00 pm and will be held at Vernon Chapel at 18500 Norwood at Grigsdale (Conner and Ryan area).  All seven principles of Kwanza will be celebrated along with a free dinner!  All those working to make our community stronger should plan to attend to meet like minded people! Happy Kwanza and a blessed and Happpy New Year!

Umoja (Unity)
Kujichagulia (Self-determination)
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
Nia (Purpose)
Kuumba (Creativity)
Imani (Faith)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Seasons Greetings! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings! Happy Kwanzaa! and Happy Holidays! from
We The People of The Detroit!

A woman lights kinara candles on a table decor...Image via Wikipedia

Kwanzaa Celebration Days:

December 26-  Umoja (Unity)   
December 27- Kujichagulia (Self-determination)
December 28- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
December 29- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
December 30- Nia (Purpose)
December 31 Kuumba (Creativity)
January 1-  Imani (Faith)

For more info about Kwanzaa:
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Call to Action for December: Wayne County Workers: Tuesday December 14 at 2pm

Subject: New articles in Voice of Detroit; court hearing Tues. Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. to fight Wayne County workers' 20% pay cut; at Coleman A.Young Municipal Center (City County Building), 9th Floor Judge John Murphy.

Friends, alerting you to new articles in Voice of Detroit, as well as court hearing Tues. Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. to fight Wayne County workers' 20% pay cut; at CAYMC, 9th Floor Judge John Murphy. Attached is the county workers' story in document form, both PDF and Microsoft Word.

Click on to read new VOD stories including:

  • The Crime of Reporting Crime - Greg Thrasher
  • County workers fight pay cut; Ficano spends billions on new jail, Dearborn Hts. Rec. Center, Aerotropolis, Guardian Bldg., appointees - Diane Bukowski
  • DPS discrimination against special needs and bilingual students - Aurora Harris
  • Pastor condemns attack on homeless man in Corktown - link to MT article by Bill Wylie-Kellerman
  • Obama tax deal - David Sirota
  • SW Detroit wins victories against polluter; husband of Michigan Citizen publisher advocated for Systematic Recycling - Diane Bukowski
  • History of Urban Peace and Justice Movement, call to West Coast conference - Amir Khalid Samad
  • Court declares Bobb DPS takeover illegal -- BAMN release
  • Blacks locked out of library construction in own San Francisco neighborhood -- San Francisco Bay View newspaper

Other stories in progress.

In the struggle,
Diane Bukowski, publisher
Voice of Detroit

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Community News: Invitations to Quality of Life Task Force Mtg and Kwaanza Event

Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 12:53:15 PM
Subject: You're Invited  December 17th: Detroit City Council Quality of Life-Housing Task Force Meeting

Dear Friends,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Detroit City Council Quality of  Life Housing Task Force, which takes place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2010 in the Erma Henderson Auditorium on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

As promised, this Detroit City Council Task Force Meeting chaired by Council Member JoAnn Watson will provide an update on the City of Detroit's progress toward establishing a national model HUD Section 3 Compliance Strategy.  The HUD Section 3 Compliance Resolution passed unanimously by the Detroit City Council on November 23, 2010.  

Prior to this task force meeting and on the same date at 12 noon is a free Kwanzaa celebration in the auditorium with local vendors in the atrium surrounding the Erma Henderson Auditorium.  You are welcome to attend the Kwanzaa Celebration and encouraged to support Detroit vendors.  I have attached a copy of the Kwanzaa flyer also for your consideration.  Feel free to share the information on both events with your friends and family!


Debra Taylor
Legislative Assistant
Council Member JoAnn Watson
Detroit City Council
Suite 1340, CAYMC
2 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-1435

Friday, December 10, 2010

Call To Action for December: Saturday Dec 11, 2010 Hood Research Meeting

From Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 11:25 PM, (Hood Research) 

Hood Research is Having a Meeting
You are invited too the next
Hood Research meeting this coming Saturday December 11, 2010
at 2:00PM.

Location 8222 Joy Road,
Detroit MI. at Roselawn.

(link for map)
Location to Meeting

Please bring your thoughts,
your ideas any concerns about our community.

Come ready to share and discuss.

Tentative Agenda Items:
1. Charter Commission Report
2. more DTE and the secret contract with the city of Detroit
3. Bing, Bobb - Bamboozled;  
        Both are or advocate breaking the law, both admit to not having authority too do what they state they intend to do, both are still here and how we can do more
        Its Malpractice!

Also on the 18th, One Week From Saturday
Barton McFarlane is having a Holiday Party
Same Location, Time is 3PM, and its Free

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