In this episode, we meet the founder of the Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, the head of an African American podcast network called Audiowave, neighborhood activists young and old, a closet poet, and the woman who taught The Slide to a generation of skaters at Royal Skateland roller rink.
Have no pity on our souls, ‘cause we don’t want it.
We’re proud, and we flaunt it, like a badge of courage.
We’ve taken blows, but we’re not discouraged.
Been down but never out, and you better know it.
Got scars, warts, and wrinkles, and we ain’t afraid to show it.
Poet and MorningSide resident Derrick Gray