Sunday, February 27, 2011

Alive and Living Black Life creates Black History..

For some folks Black history is already dead and not deserving of any attention..I am not one of those folks but I always want to champion the living legends and icons right here and right now..

Living Black Life creates Black History.... That is why I am a Black Icon and a Living Legend...Just sayin....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Idea to increase readership of Detroit News & Detroit Free Press

Background: This region is home of major corporate companies and footprints which impact the entire nation but more importantly this region.

Objective: Increase Readership in both newspapers

Idea: I propose a daily section dedicated to the fortune 500 firms and small business companies which provide a detailed narrative of the products and services of the companies and small business but it also includes profiles of the various employees that work at the companies, these profiles are in depth and provide tips, inspirational themes with photos of key workers, web sites,significant events, coupons, t-shirts. At end of the week both the Detroit News & Free Press can published an on line blog which continues the dialouge of the designated company or small business.

Outcome: This idea will immediately increase the daily readership of those working for the firms as well as family, friends, vendors, church members, organizations' associated with the companies. This theme driven focus could increase add buying, subscriptions and related collateral benefits.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Urban Frontier

Detroit like many other urban venues across the nation is on the edge of a massive gentrification and urban migration movement that not only means housing and property changes but a cultural and political upheaval is also percolating and is currently underway. From the regionalization of the city's water department to the resurgence of the mid-town area to a dismantling of DPS. Urban renewal, gentrification, suburban sprawl, regionalization, and even resizing of the city speaks to the new landscape in Detroit and other urban venues in America.

Cities like Detroit are now the new Urban Frontier and as such all of these themes and movements create tension, economic shifts, cultural sparks and of course political posturing. From who gets to be the new sheriff in town to how the city is to be governed this new urban landscape brings with it all manner of opportunity including the specter of conflict and growth. How one navigates in the new Urban Frontier remains a critical issue for this new urban terrain for those living in the new urban frontier and for those observing it from afar.

Some have argued that old neighborhoods would never return become renewed and refreshed without the injection of new capital and new people . Others have argued that such injection of new people destroy the historical fabric of a community and makes the new landscape a reflection of new money, different hues and different agendas.

Detroit's demographics reflect a majority Black population yet the latest wave of gentrification is a diferent hue and class orientation . The emergence of class and elitism is reflective of this new urban frontier. The recent recession in the nation has slowed the emergence of the new urban frontier but it will not stop it.

With the new urban frontier expect the following a more diverse array of public officials, an educational system that is driven by demands of class and higher expectations, an urban poor that becomes more hostile and hopeless. Plus with the new urban frontier demographic we can also expect a cultural terrain that is inspired by Robo Cop statues , gritty literature and cultural artifacts that doe not embrace the lyrics of rhythm and blues but the sounds of world music and the chatter of social networks.

The New Urban Frontier could be the gateway for all of America in the 21th Century.....