I love to travel, explore and say yes to most opportunities, so when I was told 100 inspiring entrepreneurs were going for the weekend to sleep in tents and check out the revitalization of Detroit, I didn't even hesitate to jump on a flight.
The way to fight poverty in Detroit is to make sure schools give kids an education that is real, relevant and comprehensive. We must also begin to create small, self-governed intentional communities throughout the city.
Poverty is personal, and I'm afraid both parties this year are missing a huge opportunity to spotlight this deep problem and offer actual, creative solutions to it. Here are some people and organizations the Republicans and Democrats could learn from.
Marriage has been the beginning and end of most discussions of either party's stance on LGBT issues, but the fact that poverty is very much an LGBT issue itself has been overlooked, particularly in my own city of Detroit.
Fighting poverty in Detroit and across the country requires not just protecting existing programs that work, but also doing more to promote opportunities for the children and adults whose voices are not heard on the convention floors.
there is an overwhelming need within the Black community, and those of all colors who suffer from poverty around the world, to focus less on how we arrived at our current economic state, and more on tangible solutions.