Detroit councilwoman Mary Sheffield partnered with Atlanta-based musical artist Jeezy for the latest Occupy the Corner Pop Up on Monday, August 26. Sheffield’s pop-up provided free food, free haircuts and braiding, bounce houses and performances for kids to enjoy at Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center Field in the city’s Virginia Park neighborhood. Both Sheffield and Jeezy personally passed out free book bags. This was Sheffield’s second Occupy the Corner in two weeks. Check out our recap below.
If one were to go through a list of the most notable of intersections in Detroit — Mack and Bewick, Dexter and Davison, Seven Mile and Gratiot among them — then 12th and Clairmount might be at the top. Detroiters know it’s the historic site where the 1967 rebellion broke out, but for those living there — especially those still living there long after the last tank left — it’s home.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.