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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 ... read more

A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich.—Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at ... provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs and stimulate other aspects of the local economy, like urban farms. It is ... read more

30 years covering Detroit: My take on the Motor City's comeback

Urban agriculture began to flourish anew in Detroit in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. At sites like Malik Yakini ... new management. When I arrived in Detroit 30 years ago, giant corporations like ... read more

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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 ... read more


Hantz Farm, Proposed $3 Million Commercial Urban Agriculture Venture Moves Closer To Land Deal WIth City Of Detroit

Hantz speculates in the Atlantic essay that the farm could help Detroit become a new center for the design and manufacture of indoor growing systems -- a vision also recently ... branded his plan a ... 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 ... read more

The Daily 202: Scott Walker plans to crusade for a balanced-budget amendment via constitutional convention

That led him to accept the new ... Malik, who allegedly made unwanted sexual advances, ‘was punished.’" -- On MSNBC, Gillibrand also expressed regrets for her "A" rating from the NRA when she ... read more

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 ... read more

Detroiter Plans a Grocery Store That’s a Neighborhood “Beacon”

“We’re really honored to work with people like Raphael, because he’s really bringing a mission-driven grocery store ... Detroit Black Community Food Security Network’s focus is on public policy and ... read more

On food, race, and power in Detroit

Among those who took part in the conversation were Malik Yakini of the Food Security Network ... Bernardo: This is not new, but one of the characteristics of Detroit is that we make a way out of no ... read more

Stabenow bill aims to expand federal help for urban farming

Related: Urban solar farm in Detroit will power more than 450 homes U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., thanks Malik ... Yakini said. “It’s important because it beautifies neighborhoods. But it ... read more

Detroit's new urban farms bring change and raise questions

Gloria Duncans-Kidd stands on the porch of her Detroit home. - Paige Pfleger/ for Marketplac But after a decade of worrying, Duncans-Kidd is excited about her new neighbors ... even undermine those,” ... read more



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