Farrakhan urges Detroit to redevelop all neighborhoods, not just downtown

There are 20 comments on the Feb 24, 2014, MLive.com story titled Farrakhan urges Detroit to redevelop all neighborhoods, not just downtown. In it, MLive.com reports that:

The black community must unite across Christian-Muslim lines and recognize the common goals among the diverse approaches of its past leaders, from Malcolm X to W.E.B. DuBois, because they all "wanted our liberation," Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told thousands of supporters Sunday in Detroit.

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Randolph

Kansas City, MO

#119 Mar 20, 2014
dragonpat wrote:
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answer my question boy. who is Cobo (hobo. LOL!) Hall named after and who were the first people to riot in Detroit and why?
The first race riot was 1863. Race riots involve two or more races. DUH.
So if we can't go back 400 years for some supposed indignity, then at least go back 150 years.
What are blacks doing for themselves NOW? They have every advantage and still can't pass the English proficiency exam. I'd settle for merely living peacefully. Keep the Obama phone. Just stop the killing between calls.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#120 Mar 20, 2014
dragonpat wrote:
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answer my question boy. who is Cobo (hobo. LOL!) Hall named after and who were the first people to riot in Detroit and why?
Albert Cobo? The former mayor? As in Cobo Hall? And the riots in '43? When the white people reacted to negro crime? Is that what we are talking about Jemima?

Get out of my face you race-card-playing, welfare tramp. You don't know sht. What do you have a B.A. in "African American Studies" from Wayne State? I went to U of M, ho.

And before you call me a "racist", I'll have you know that 75% of the factories workers that my dad employed at his businesses were colored and when I was growing up, we had a kindly negro maid that we treated almost like family.

So take yo militant rap and tell it to someone who buys into your bullsht.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#121 Mar 20, 2014
dragonpat wrote:
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answer my question boy. who is Cobo (hobo. LOL!) Hall named after and who were the first people to riot in Detroit and why?
And don't call me "boy", ho.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#122 Mar 20, 2014
In 1967, the coloreds in Detroit burned down their own neighborhoods. That was no problem for us white folks. We just moved to the ritzy suburbs and we took our jobs and our businesses with us.

Then in 1973 (I think), the coloreds elected a fool named "Coleman Young". He further alienated all of the white business owners and investors.

As bad as Young was, he seemed like a genius compared to Kwame Kilpatrick (Nice Irish boy?).

Years of mismanagement and wholesale thievery turned Detroit in to the post-apocalyptic disaster zone it is today.

When the City government and the police were white, the city was a thriving safe, economic powerhouse.

My grandmother used to take me on a bus to Hudson's and Sander's on Woodward. We used to spend the night on Belle Isle on hot nights.

Try that sht today? See if you survive....

Oh yeah, Hudson's and Sander's are gone... like every other decent business that was there. But you CAN buy heroin and crack on every street corner.

So listening to this sht-head from Louisiana try to tell me what she thinks she knows is comical.

Blaming whitey doesn't work anymore. It's time to accept responsibility for your own actions, for raising your children, for maintaining your property, for looking out for your neighbors....

RESPONSIBILTY...... It's not just for white folks.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#123 Mar 20, 2014
Your turn Angela Davis....
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#125 Mar 20, 2014
They should give the coloreds "reparations". But we should get to back-charge them to reimburse crime victims, repair property damage, defray the added cost of policing their neighborhoods and housing them in prisons, increased insurance premiums.... etc.

I'll be anxiously awaiting my check....

Bittches.

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Plymouth, MI

#126 Mar 20, 2014
Faith wrote:
They should give the coloreds "reparations". But we should get to back-charge them to reimburse crime victims, repair property damage, defray the added cost of policing their neighborhoods and housing them in prisons, increased insurance premiums.... etc.
I'll be anxiously awaiting my check....
Bittches.
I see you're still the venomous, malignant c*nt we all love to hate lol. All I can do is just laugh at all the slants and bias you put on everything that drips from your fork tongue. Its sad that you have Faith as a name on Topix. Faith is such a powerful word. A powerful gift that few possess. Your name should probably be Jezebel. The cretinous wretch from the Old Testament who plotted to have an innocent man murdered and whose death included dogs licking up her blood. Your brain is stuck in 1920. Well too bad I guess. Its 2014. White supremacy is fading fast. And when old age ravages your body, sags your breasts, and dries you up, and finally claims you, I hope you find real peace because Satan has your brain wrapped around his finger.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#127 Mar 20, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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I see you're still the venomous, malignant c*nt we all love to hate lol. All I can do is just laugh at all the slants and bias you put on everything that drips from your fork tongue. Its sad that you have Faith as a name on Topix. Faith is such a powerful word. A powerful gift that few possess. Your name should probably be Jezebel. The cretinous wretch from the Old Testament who plotted to have an innocent man murdered and whose death included dogs licking up her blood. Your brain is stuck in 1920. Well too bad I guess. Its 2014. White supremacy is fading fast. And when old age ravages your body, sags your breasts, and dries you up, and finally claims you, I hope you find real peace because Satan has your brain wrapped around his finger.
Well that was a challenging observation. Bojangles. I don't think I care for your tone.

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Taylor, MI

#128 Mar 20, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Well that was a challenging observation. Bojangles. I don't think I care for your tone.
Not quite Jezebel. I don't think I care for your tone either, wretch.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#129 Mar 20, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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Not quite Jezebel. I don't think I care for your tone either, wretch.
Let's be realistic. I'm going to wake up white in the morning and you...well...not. White Privilege is very very real.

In my neighborhood, we don't lock our doors. I leave my keys in the ignition of the car at all times, even when I drive into town and I'm walking around. I leave the windows down and my purse on the seat. I never ever worry that anyone would steal anything. There is no crime here.

There are no minorities. The only negro I have ever seen here is the little fellow standing on my neighbors lawn. He's dressed like a jockey and he's holding a lantern.

It's so nice.

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Taylor, MI

#130 Mar 20, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Let's be realistic. I'm going to wake up white in the morning and you...well...not. White Privilege is very very real.
In my neighborhood, we don't lock our doors. I leave my keys in the ignition of the car at all times, even when I drive into town and I'm walking around. I leave the windows down and my purse on the seat. I never ever worry that anyone would steal anything. There is no crime here.
There are no minorities. The only negro I have ever seen here is the little fellow standing on my neighbors lawn. He's dressed like a jockey and he's holding a lantern.
It's so nice.
Jezebel, you are so correct about "White Privilege." But as I've told you before, it is slowly but surely fading. So soak it up while you can because it won't last. I promise! The writing is on the wall. By the way, I'm glad that you feel so "safe" being around so many of your morally "impeccable" white brethren. Personally, I think you're an utter FOOL for being so open with your valuables. But I guess it is nice to completely trust people you really don't know. But you're so delusional that when,(not if) a crime is committed, you will automatically blame a minority. I lived in Grosse Pointe Park for a year and I was never that trusting or open. I now live in East English Village and enjoy every minute of it.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#132 Mar 20, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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Jezebel, you are so correct about "White Privilege." But as I've told you before, it is slowly but surely fading. So soak it up while you can because it won't last. I promise! The writing is on the wall. By the way, I'm glad that you feel so "safe" being around so many of your morally "impeccable" white brethren. Personally, I think you're an utter FOOL for being so open with your valuables. But I guess it is nice to completely trust people you really don't know. But you're so delusional that when,(not if) a crime is committed, you will automatically blame a minority. I lived in Grosse Pointe Park for a year and I was never that trusting or open. I now live in East English Village and enjoy every minute of it.
Yeah...and why is the Park a fck hole now?????? Could it be because it is just a short jump across the Berlin Wall at Alter? The Cabbage Patch used to be nice. So did St. Clair Shores, Harper Woods, East Pointe, Roachville.... Tell me what happened to those neighborhoods, in your own words. But be honest.

East English. Fck. Years ago, we didn't lock our doors there either.

Detroit is a joke. It is a laughing stock.

So where do you live? Grayton? Yorkshire?

Where I live, there is NO crime....unless you count weed...and I don't.

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#133 Mar 20, 2014
He is correct in that blacks should pool their resources and buy the land upon which miles and miles of abandoned, boarded up homes set upon. At this point in Detroit's devolution, it is the land that is important, not the dilapidated homes that are on them, for this land will not go un-utilized or wasted in the future. In fact, now is the best time since the market has completely bottomed out and these lots can be had for a few thousands dollars, which makes it pretty difficult to lose as a medium/long term investor for the land will most certainly appreciate in value in the future.

This is why the Chinese and other foreign investors or coming in and buying up bulk REO by the thousands, knowing that once capital is once again infused into the city (see: gentrification), the land value will appreciate. So, while we should most certainly think in terms of rebuilding the communities, we must also think as investors and play the game in a way in which our interest are served from both perspectives.
Schmitt

Columbus, OH

#134 Mar 21, 2014
Faith wrote:
In 1967, the coloreds in Detroit burned down their own neighborhoods. That was no problem for us white folks. We just moved to the ritzy suburbs and we took our jobs and our businesses with us.

Then in 1973 (I think), the coloreds elected a fool named "Coleman Young". He further alienated all of the white business owners and investors.

As bad as Young was, he seemed like a genius compared to Kwame Kilpatrick (Nice Irish boy?).

Years of mismanagement and wholesale thievery turned Detroit in to the post-apocalyptic disaster zone it is today.

When the City government and the police were white, the city was a thriving safe, economic powerhouse.

My grandmother used to take me on a bus to Hudson's and Sander's on Woodward. We used to spend the night on Belle Isle on hot nights.

Try that sht today? See if you survive....

Oh yeah, Hudson's and Sander's are gone... like every other decent business that was there. But you CAN buy heroin and crack on every street corner.

So listening to this sht-head from Louisiana try to tell me what she thinks she knows is comical.

Blaming whitey doesn't work anymore. It's time to accept responsibility for your own actions, for raising your children, for maintaining your property, for looking out for your neighbors....

RESPONSIBILTY...... It's not just for white folks.
Do you know how fkn stupid you sound?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#135 Mar 21, 2014
Schmitt wrote:
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Do you know how fkn stupid you sound?
Fck off.

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Taylor, MI

#137 Mar 21, 2014
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah...and why is the Park a fck hole now?????? Could it be because it is just a short jump across the Berlin Wall at Alter? The Cabbage Patch used to be nice. So did St. Clair Shores, Harper Woods, East Pointe, Roachville.... Tell me what happened to those neighborhoods, in your own words. But be honest.
East English. Fck. Years ago, we didn't lock our doors there either.
Detroit is a joke. It is a laughing stock.
So where do you live? Grayton? Yorkshire?
Where I live, there is NO crime....unless you count weed...and I don't.
Are you high Jewzebel? The Park is still quite beautiful. And yes, weed is a crime. White people could use ecstasy right in front of you in your "heaven" of a neighborhood and you probably wouldn't count that either right? Even in the Pointes there are drugs. I live on Kensington by the way.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#138 Mar 21, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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Are you high Jewzebel? The Park is still quite beautiful. And yes, weed is a crime. White people could use ecstasy right in front of you in your "heaven" of a neighborhood and you probably wouldn't count that either right? Even in the Pointes there are drugs. I live on Kensington by the way.
Where Mack? Warren? Jeff? The Park got torpedoed.

Why are you coloreds so angry all the time?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#139 Mar 21, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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Are you high Jewzebel? The Park is still quite beautiful. And yes, weed is a crime. White people could use ecstasy right in front of you in your "heaven" of a neighborhood and you probably wouldn't count that either right? Even in the Pointes there are drugs. I live on Kensington by the way.
... And are you honestly telling me you don't smoke the killer weed? What kind of Brother are you?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#140 Mar 21, 2014
Kallark27 wrote:
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Are you high Jewzebel? The Park is still quite beautiful. And yes, weed is a crime. White people could use ecstasy right in front of you in your "heaven" of a neighborhood and you probably wouldn't count that either right? Even in the Pointes there are drugs. I live on Kensington by the way.
In all seriousness. This is what I think they should do.

I used to work in the office of one of my dad's factories down in the Hood. It was remarkable what happened. The locals burnt down all the houses. Over the years, it became like the country. There were pheasants and coyote...hawks.. That happens. You remove all the people and building and a process of nature called Old Field Succession takes over and reverts the land back to it's original state very quickly.

I think, they should just undertake a massive demolition endeavor and raze all of the abandoned and decrepit buildings and turn that land in to farmland. The nearby residents could work on the farms and share in the bounty... Kind of like a collective... or something. It would be a lot more productive than what goes on down there now.

Google "urban farming". It's already happening all over the country.

You know how nice it would be for the coloreds to be out in the country like that?

I live on a farm now. There's nothing like it.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#141 Mar 21, 2014
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