Detroit is Different

State of Black Detroit 2022

Detroit is Different podcast episode 217

January 1, 2022, Yusef Bunchy Shakur delivered the State of Black Detroit 2022 Address and it was impactful. Initially, Yusef defined Black Detroit and its importance. The depth of the relationship between the Great Migration, legacies of revolutionaries, history of resilience, and the bonds between families were prominently addressed in Yusef’s message. The interactive dynamic from Detroit is Different’s live stream was a success as well. Rev. Teferi Brent, Brandon Jessup, Nadia Love, Prostell Thomas, Alfonso Pugh, and many others all joined in providing perspective and insight.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Yusef Bunchy Shakur on Collective Work and Responsibility

Detroit is Different podcast episode 216

Yusef Bunchy Shakur joins Detroit is Different to talk about his upcoming State of Detroit address. Yusef Bunchy Shakur tells the story of how Henry Ford Hospital is gentrifying his neighborhood. Yusef shares how he has informed through hearsay that a closed meeting about the future of his community. Yusef walked into the meeting to witness an urban planner tell him his Mother’s house will not exist in Henry Ford Hospital’s plans. Yusef Bunchy Shakur tells the story of how his grandmother and kept morals, character, and integrity. The discussion moves on to share what role social capital plays in a Black neighborhood.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Greg Frazier CPA on Business, Family, & Black Community (Father & Son)

Detroit is Different podcast episode 215

Greg Frazier CPA was born in Little Rock, AR but grew up in Cincinnati, OH. In this interview, he opens up about his childhood and father (my grandfather Don Scott). We explore the dynamics of his upbringing and motivation to prove himself to his father. We also provide the perspective of Don Scott and his brilliance and business and vision.

Greg Frazier offers his story of how he recognized the glass ceiling in corporate America as a Black man. How General Motors rewarded fellow white co-workers up the ladder to have Blacks that trained them to become their subordinates.  

Greg Frazier provides the launch into his career as an entrepreneur sub-contracting computer programming work with Jerome Sheppard. Greg shares the story of choosing work as an independent contractor over an employee is given and his fears and thoughts leading up to the opportunity.

Greg Frazier CPA and Khary Frazier discuss how the Detroit is Different NFT will give a platform to quantify the value of Detroit is Different social capital. Perspectives on the Federal Reserve and fiat currency vs. bitcoin are explored. Finally, Greg Frazier’s building design of the Detroit is Different NFT is given.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Baba Malik Yakini on Detroit is Different 2021

Detroit is Different podcast episode 214

Malik Yakini is a Detroit original. Naturally creative and driven towards a higher quality of life through Black Liberation, Gardening, and seeking Knowledge are pillars of life I’ve witnessed from Baba Malik. He was the original guest on Detroit is Different and seven years later he joins me again to speak in more of the macro on philosophy, theory, and the need for action in our community. Malik is dynamic from works leading reggae band (Akoben), helping found an African centered school (Nsoroma Institute), book stoor (Black Star Community Bookstore), Urban Farm (D-Town Farms), Food Co-op (Detroit People’s Food Co-op), and a food justice institution (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network), and the funk/hip-hop/reggae/soul fusion band (Mollywop) all are connected to Malik Yakini. In this conversation, we explore his takes on media today and information. A great count and counterpoint discussion on capitalism and white supremacy is had as well. This was a fun talk with laughter, thought, and inspired some actions on my behalf. Check out this interview and the original Detroit is Different interview with Malik Yakini. Also support Malik Yakini at www.mollywopjams.com, www.detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com, and www.dbcfsn.org

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Mike Willingham of Grind Ave

Detroit is Different podcast episode 213

Design is the key to all art. Mike Willingham is an artist that has used design to guide a career, business, and opportunity. Michael Roze Artistry has a portfolio of jewelry, visual arts, clothing, and more. He joins Detroit is Different to discuss the impact of Cass Tech, his Father, visions, and plans for art, and more. This is an insight into how a designer thinks about art and more. Witness more of the art on Instagram at Grind Ave and RozeGoldJCO today.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Khary Frazier on Why Detroit is Different needed a 501c3

Detroit is Different episode 212

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Detroit is Different Community Group is a nonprofit Michigan corporation formed by Khary Frazier to bridge the gap between marginalized Black Detroiters and traditional local media outlets by producing an annual 12-week summer series entitled a lot of Studio.” An obvious play on words and true to its name, a lot of Studio creates the live studio audience experience within the heart of a westside Detroit neighborhood by conducting live weekly podcasts with in-person guests on four vacant lots which serve as the “studio” for the production.  a lot of Studio consists of three distinct components that each  serve to empower its audience and address the issues that are important to them:

  1. The podcast series;
  2. The urban farming produce giveaway component; and
  3. The entertainment component.

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DJ Butter curating the Detroit Hip-hop Scene

Detroit is Different podcast episode 211

Detroit Hip-hop has roots that reach through the 1990s, connecting rappers, producers, and DJs. DJ Butter was one of the first hip-hop DJs with an official mixtape, I remember. Kill the DJ was an album he pressed up thousands of albums independently distributing and marketing. In this Detroit is Different interview, we discuss J Dilla, Proof, his start in Highland Park with hip-hop, and more. Today DJ Butter helps anchor the work of J Dilla and others. He joins me for a Detroit is Different interview while in town visiting from the West Coast to produce a concert with Boldy James.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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From Mentee to Mentor through Brotherhood in Business, G Mac

Detroit is Different podcast episode 210

Mentorship and seeking brotherhood were tenets of life that guided Greg G Mac McKenzie at an early age. The master emcee of hip-hop helping lead vocals for Detroit's eclectically African-centered band experience of Mollywop opens up about his journey as a child. Boxing, hip-hop, and joining a gang were his understandings of brotherhood until destiny connected him with the Alekebulan Village. In this Detroit is Different we talk about how his past was an anchor for today.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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T Barb: Laughing through a Quality Life

Detroit is Different podcast episode 209

T Barb’s laugh, smile, and joking style have been a beckon of light in tough times and a gateway for business opportunities. The lifelong Detroiter groomed in the Mackenzie neighborhood is now a national brand. The Vegan Chef, Author, Business Consultant, and Comedian are hats she wears, but her personality anchor her in many things. Learning about her journey through a rougher childhood connected her to becoming a social worker. See what an invitation to a comedy night connected her to a new passion and more. T Barb is a creative offering the feel, energy, and thought of making the irony of Detroit life into comedy.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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Charlie Beckham: Detroit’s Black History is American History

Detroit is Different podcast episode 208

The original interview with Charlie Beckham was fun, engaging, and eye-opening. Today he is back to talk more about his life story. The one-man stage play is now a film shown on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 7 pm at the Charles H Wright Museum. His story opens up about the targeting of leaders and public officials under a microscope from the FBI. This interview explores in more detail the roles public officials play in Detroit politics. This is another piece of the puzzle into the wit, character, and savvy of being smart while honoring public service. Charlie Beckham is a Detroit signature in 6 Mayoral administrations, and one of the best Detroit is Different interviews.

Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different.

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