Enter the Dreamer

It has been a long time coming, and now it’s finally happened. Steven M Devougas, of Weekly Dream fame, is now officially a SuperSpade contributor. He has been contributing to the site since December, and he quickly became the favorite author of many SuperSpade readers.

Brandon and I are happy to welcome him to the squad and are excited about how he will help us, and you, bring about positive change in this world.

One Love. One II.

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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

3 responses to “Enter the Dreamer”

  1. Anonymous says :

    I am really happy that Steven has joined your team. He is a favorite of mine along with Garlin and Brandon Q. I am excited that you made this move this means that your are growing and stretching and moving toward much continued success.

    Plus the number three is a perfect number (smile). May God continue to bless and keep you and your mines alert and able to challenge us as we aspire to grow mentally in this every changing world that we call home.

    Always praying for you all!

    Love Lady B

  2. Steven "The Governor" says :

    Lady B,

    First thank you for your words of encouragement and support on my “promotion”. Brandon, Garlin adn I believe wholeheartedly in the Superspade Movement and feel privileged that you and others are apart of that. We look for only bigger and better things as we pursue the continued manifestation of excellence and God-Given potential together.

    God bless.

  3. Brandon Q. says :

    Steve,

    Congratulations again man. This turning point reminds me of Kanye West’s video, “Through the Wire,” where during the “chaining,” Jay-Z and Dame present Kanye with a Roc-a-Fella medallion. You my friend represent Kanye West, but your grammies will be changed lives, not trophies.

    Moreover, you were always a Superspade and have always presented the perspectives that stopped people dead in their tracks by giving them the tools to be better individuals. What’s really scary though is that there is alot more wisdom other than the Weekly Dream that people don’t even know about. Keep bringing the fire,

    Much love,

    Brandon Q.

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