Twin cities still fighting – Flint and Detroit
What’s up fam,
I have been incredibly busy planning the Michigan Policy Summit and there so many issues I want to address. Today, I want to highlight two stories that serve as a grim reminder of how devastating a situation we find ourselves with this economic crisis.
For starters, I want to highlight a story from Flint, one of Michigan’s larger cities where
The second story comes from Detroit (current unemployment rate 22.2%) and the impending closing of one of my favorite places in the world, “Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,” one of the oldest jazz clubs in the country and is truly a jewel of Detroit and America. For seventy five years, most jazz greats you can think of during this era has made a stop at Baker’s. This recession is swallowing people whole and in a city and region suffering so bad economically, an evening Baker’s soothed your soul with music and an atmosphere that speaks to a value common amongst Michiganders; ruggedly positive. If you are living in Michigan, make a trip to Baker’s and do what you can to help keep it open.
Stay up fam and keep fighting the good fight,