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December 2019

Politics and Community Leadership: Tiffany Tilley

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Community Activism in her own neighborhood developed unity, confidence, and networks that have propelled Tiffany Tilley in life. Politicians and Community Leader are titles that Tiffany holds and carries. The love she’s given her children is the care she offers to the people. In this interview, we discuss her journey in family, activism, and leadership. Tiffany shares her motivation to be grounded in her work. We also discuss her role as a member of the Michigan State Board of Education and how to empower young people.

DJ’s Make the World Go Round: DJ Drummer B

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Blocks away from White’s Records (the Original White’s Records) a child was born into the love for vinyl. Leonard “Drummer B” Ware speaks with his hands and not through sign language, through DJing. Rome, Egypt, and Detroit’s St Andrew’s Hall all have felt the energy and influence of DJ Drummer B. In the interview, he opens up about working with Proof, Derrick May, Nick Speed, and Danny Brown. He also discusses the resource that Underground Resistance and Murals in the Market have been in the production of his ‘Space Bounce’ vinyl. Listen and witness how this Detroit Northern Graduate is impacting the world.

JayFades Art is a catalyst for Community and Youth Engagement

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JayFades is a creative that uses talents as a barber, organizer, model, actor, event planner, and public speaker to develop opportunities. Jay joins Detroit is Different to share how hit Mother’s roots from Honduras intersected with his Father’s family ties to Mack and Bewick giving him an international perspective of one of Detroit’s most historic neighborhoods. Jay shares his journey into entrepreneurship starting at the age of 12 and the ways family and community developed his understanding of the Black community. Today Jay’s barbershop located 17178 Livernois Detroit MI 48221 serves as a Launchpad for creativity, ideas, and community work. Learn about the Better Detroit Youth Project and how his wife’s (Raenita) vision is now part of his life’s work. This is a colorful and philosophical discussion covering the move ‘Us’ as well.

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