The SuperSpade Bi-Centennial

This is the 200th post in the history of The SuperSpade!

We want to send a big thank you to all of our readers, commenters, supporters, and contributors.

We have grown tremendously, and the future is bright. The future is bright because of your willingness to seek information from many sources, and rejecting the notion that the only place to find out what’s happening is thru corporate media. The future is bright because of your willingness to look at current events critically and understand how they directly impact your daily lives. The future is bright because of your willingness to embrace a spirit of action and participation in what you believe in, being not only hearers and readers, but doers also.

Again, thank you for the support. Continue to spread the word about this community we are building, this movement we are organizing, this vision we are realizing. The SuperSpade site in the coming months will be adding new features that will promote even more participation from our readers and supporters. As always, send all questions, comments, and site suggestions to

One Love. One II.
The SuperSpade. Black Thought at the Highest Level.


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 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.

One response to “The SuperSpade Bi-Centennial”

  1. Yolanda says :

    This is GREAT SUPERSPADE!!!!
    You guys are doing an awesome job. I will continue to spread the word. Keep up the good work.

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