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Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It

I’ve actually worked with the Thomas family @ Sweet Potato Sensations before (booked them to have a booth in the food court at an art fair I managed), they’re awesome & everything they make is TO DIE FOR.

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Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.

After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.

The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

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Whenever I hear someone who isn’t from the area tell me some “I’m thinking about buying a house in Detroit for a dollar” type of statement I always wish them luck & this is why. There’s a reason we don’t all just toss a few dollars to a title company and cut a lawn and move into one. It’s not because we’re not into chasing our dreams & stuff. You just don’t want to build your dreams 40’ away from kindling in every direction. You can hardly get anyone to insure the houses that are worth anything because the property values are so low. Luck isn’t enough.

DASHCON BDSM 101 PANEL

burgundyvixen:

Okay, i am not lying. This is all the truth.

I went to DashCon with my brother, and we decided to go to BDSM 101 for shits and giggles. It was disgusting, there were people getting off everywhere. They started off with some safety stuff you know? Then thEY DID A FUCKING DEMONSTRATION. We left when we saw someone who looked about 14 wanking next to us. It was horrific.

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