Netroots Nation 2016 was one of the most eventful as the organization refocused on social, economic, and racial justice issues in a more intentional manner.
Many believe that as one person they cannot be impactful. When asked what made her run for the Georgia state senate, Tamara Johnson-Shealey said, “Watching my industry unfold, that is where my passion came from. But then watching my community, watching things happen in my state, I could not not run.”
Maureen Taylor’s message is succinct and prescient There was a gem that many missed at Netroots Nation 2014. That gem was a well-received speech by Detroit activist Maureen Taylor. I recorded her on Thursday of the event, uploaded it to YouTube, and then went on to another panel. As I recorded I remember thinking that […]
Netroots Nation 2014 attendies protested in solidarity with Detroit residents I got to the hotel just before four o’clock. The excitement that is felt just before registration was palpable. I was ready. I am in Detroit. Flying over Detroit looked like any other city. I was hoping to fly over some of the blight that […]
Detroit’s Blight Busters If one listens to the common wisdom on Detroit from the outside, one would believe the city is a lost cause. Being in Detroit with Netroots Nation 2014 told a completely different story.It was evident that that continuous spark necessary to rebuild the city is coming from within. Maybe that is why no one […]