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unconsumption:Riding the bus in Detroit is not fun: Half of…

Riding the bus in Detroit is not fun: Half of the city’s bus routes have been cancelled over the last decade, and waiting for a bus to show up can take as long as two hours. A new project is trying to make that wait a little more pleasant by building mobile bus shelters—and since this is Detroit, the shelters are made out of recycled parts from abandoned buildings.
More about the Door Stops project here: These Makeshift Detroit Bus Shelters Are Recycled From Abandoned Houses | Co.Exist | ideas impact
Martin Luther King Jr march in Detroit

Martin Luther King Jr Rally and March

Martin Luther King Jr march in DetroitFor Immediate Release
Media Advisory

Event: Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally & March
Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, Noon-5:00pm
Location: Central United Methodist Church, Woodward at Adams, Downtown Detroit
Sponsor: Detroit MLK Committee
Contact: 313-405-2185
URL: http://mlkdetroit.org/ or http://www.mecawi.org/

Detroit MLK Day Begins Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Great March to Freedom (1963-2013)

This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March & Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968.

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the “Great March to Freedom” in Detroit where 250,000 or more walked down Woodward Avenue demanding jobs and civil rights. Continue reading

Take Action: Stop Another Unjust Detroit Foreclosure

The Cullors Family Will Be Evicted
From their Rosedale Park Home by Bank of America & Fannie Mae
Taxpayers bailed out the bank and the Feds took over Fannie Mae in 2008.
They were “too big to fail,” and the Cullors are “too small to count…”
Unless We Act!
You Can Help Stop this Eviction 3 Ways:
1) Join us at the Cullors’ home this Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. for a rally and march to the nearby Bank of America branch at 17540 Grand River Ave.
2) Join us in the courtroom of Judge Patricia Jefferson on Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m. at 36th District Court, 421 Madison St. in downtown Detroit near Greektown. We can show the Judge the community wants the Cullors in their home.
3) Call the numbers at the bottom of this message and tell Bank of America to buy back the mortgage and modify the loan, and tell Fannie Mae to either force the bank to do so, or sell the home to a non-profit buyer at its current value so the Cullors can arrange to stay in their home.

Jerry Cullors is a retired bakery truck driver and Teamster who had to take steep wage and pension cuts to keep Wonder Bread solvent. That made it hard to pay the mortgage serviced by Countrywide, the predatory lender now owned by Bank of America.
Bank of America led the Cullors to believe they would qualify for a trial modification before denying them relief and suddenly bringing eviction proceedings on behalf of Fannie Mae. The Cullors had expected to get help from their former lawyer and mortgage counselors, but found out at the last minute they were on the verge of eviction.
Jerry and his wife live with their daughter and her grandmother— who is 88 years old and suffers from Alzheimers—in the home they have owned for 23 years.
Bank of America has plead guilty to foreclosure abuse and is obligated to buy back  mishandled mortgages from Fannie Mae and reduce principal for “underwater” homeowners. The Cullors need this help.
Rosedale Park doesn’t need another empty home!


Call Bank of America and tell them to do as they are obligated by Fannie Mae and this years’ state attorneys generals settlement: buy the mortgage back from Fannie Mae and modify the loan so the Cullors can stay in their home. Their loan number is 116546465.
          1-877-877-2670, Office of the CEO & President for Mortgages
Call Fannie Mae and tell them to force Bank of America to buy back the mortgage and modify the loan, or sell the house at its appraised value to a non-profit buyer so that the Cullors can arrange to stay in their home. Detroit doesn’t need another empty house blighting the neighborhood!
Fannie Mae Chicago Office: (312) 368-6200
Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center: 866-442-8572
                    Email: chicago_mhc@fanniemae.com
Ask our political representatives to deliver this same message to Fannie Mae and Bank of America.
Senator Debbie Stabenow: (313) 961-4330
Senator Carl Levin: (313) 226-6020
Congressman John Conyers: (313) 961-5670
Congressman Hansen Clarke: (313) 962-7700
Congressman Gary Peters: (247-273-4227
Congressman John Dingell: 313-278-2936
State Senator Tupac Hunter: (517) 373-0994
State Representative Harvey Santana: (517) 373-6990
Wayne County Commissioner Burton Leland: (313) 224-0884
Copies of the two-sided flyer can be picked up for neighborhood distribution at the Cullors’ Rosedale Park home this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m., 14503 Artesian (at the corner of Lyndon).
For info, go to: peoplebeforebanks.org