The SuperSpade’s 12 Days of Christmas

I know that things have been kind of quiet here, mainly due to quite a few things popping up for Brandon, Steve, and myself.  I pray that this has given people a chance to take a look at some of our past writings.

To celebrate the holiday season and do something responsible with our money instead of running around the mall with money burning holes in our pockets itching to be given to proponents of ultra-consumer culture (I apologize for the rant), we have decided to start our own fundraising campaign. For every SuperSpade email subscriber that signs up between now and Christmas Day, we will donate $1 to charity.  The selected charity is The Detroit Youth Foundation.

Please get as many people to sign up as possible, and sign up as a subscriber if you have not already done so.  The more subscribers, the more we can contribute to the great work done by this organization.

There are currently 350 email subscribers, so there will be $1 added to this initial $350 for each new subscriber.  I will update as the total increases.

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 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.

2 responses to “The SuperSpade’s 12 Days of Christmas”

  1. Alecia D. says :

    What a great idea! Brandon frequently informs about the superspade, so I thought that this was a great time to subscribe. Also, I would like to make a contribution to The Detroit Youth Foundation.

  2. Garlin II says :

    Thanks Alecia.

    In order to make a contribution directly to the Detroit Youth Foundation, you need to do the following:

    Write a letter to the Detroit Youth Foundation telling them that you would like to donate money to one of their programs (ours is going to the Youthville program). Also include in the letter that you are donating in conjunction with donations from The SuperSpade 12 Days of Christmas. Finally, make your check payable to “Detroit Youth Foundation.”

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