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Showing Love To Brightmoor

Talking about murder to close out a Friday, frankly, left a bad taste in my mouth. So from here on out, I'll make it a point not to close out a week on a down note again. (And I'm sure now you'll check me if I do.)

To atone, I wanted to post a link to a little something positive about the spirit of the city before I signed off for the week. Found a great story about Brightmoor, a resilient westside community where a lot of my in-laws grew up...It's seen its challenges, but the residents are facing them head on -- and seeing some successes. If you want to understand Detroit, you gotta know places like "Brightmo'," as my brothers-in-law call it. Props to Model D for the wealth of reporting.

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    Great story about Brightmoor! Community Development Corporations around the city are making a huge difference in neighborhoods like Brightmoor. Another CDC that's located in Southwest Detroit, the city's most diverse area, is Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (www.unidetroit.org). Its Springdale Initiative of the Springwells Village Development Collaborative is an exciting model that can be replicated in other neighborhoods around the city. Good things are happening in Detroit!

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    A great way to end the week...sharing a positive story about Detroit. Thank you! Spending a day doing Blight Buster's this summer was one of my highlights. And Chaz Miller's muriels are fabulous!

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    Thanks for shouting out, "The Mo!" This is good information for people who don't drive through and see the new housing. I hope these plans as well as the city's "Next Detroit" neighborhood initiative really take root.

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    [...] since we all love Brightmoor, I want all my fellow Lions football fans to check out detroit.blogs.time and tell me what you think about[...]

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    The Detroit Blog Finds Good News In Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood - The Detroit Blog - TIME.com

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