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Visions of a New Economy from Detroit: A Conversation with Malik Yakini

Editors’ note: Malik Kenyatta Yakini is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general. Yakini is cofounder and executive dir... read more

Imagining Detroit

It’s either a vision of the future or, like Venice, an impossibly strange anomaly, its best days over. But after spending some time here, I saw an alternative view of Detroit ... “The idea,” says Mali... read more

Detroit: A New American Frontier

First, how to revitalize the fortunes of the urban core and the regional economy as the auto industry continues to downsize. And second, how to build that future on a new and sustainable ... says Mali... read more

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Three projects that are watering Detroit's ‘food desert'

And while plenty of work remains to be done before that vision can be achieved, my week in Detroit left me with little doubt that ... project,” Black Food Security Network director Malik Yakini told m... read more


Food Among the Ruins: Should Detroit Be Converted Into a Farming Mecca?

So despite the Eastern Market, in-city Detroiters are still left with the challenge of finding new ways to feed themselves ... Leading the way in Detroit’s soil remediation is Malik Yakini, owner of t... read more

Organizing Our Economy as if We Lived on a Single Planet: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff

The idea you develop is rooted in some ways in the history of craft economies in the Middle Ages, but a new kind of craft ... contends Detroit-based activist and educator Malik Yakini, requires embedd... read more

A calendar of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

“The Good Food Revolution,” presented by Malik Yakini, co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security ... Male Leadership Initiative will host a reception and conversat... read more

Still out of work: 100,000 promised the 'New Deal' a decade ago have never held down a job

Despite the billions spent on the New Deal, around 100,000 of those who left school in ... between 1997 and 2001 but have never held down a job or contributed to the economy. They are now in their ear... read more

The 50 Who Matter Now

Combining a signature mix of news, gossip, celebrity worship, and snark (not necessarily in that order), Denton's properties shape the conversation ... new generation of websites that were dynamic, co... read more

Living a Double Life

There is one other documentary in the mix that is not like the others, one that provides a more purely enjoyable viewing experience, Malik Bendjelloul ... moving images of Detroit, past and present, t... read more

Can Whole Foods Coexist with the Homegrown Food Movement?

A new Whole Foods recently broke ground in Detroit ... an urban gardening movement in response to the economic crisis of the '80s. I heard Malik Yakini, of the Detroit Black Food Security Network, spe... read more

Man convicted of stuffing woman's body in suitcase and leaving it among trash on sidewalk

Hassan Malik, 57, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Betty Williams, 28, whose body was found in the suitcase left among trash on a sidewalk in New York City, U.S., three days before Christmas in 2... read more



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