Last week, David Alexander Bullock, is president of MAAAD Michigan Chapter authored the below opinion-editorial for the Michigan Citizen titled, Bringing broadband to Detroit.
It discusses the need to support Michigan SB 636, the telecom modernization bill in Michigan. Check it out!
By David Alexander Bullock is president of MAAAD Michigan Chapter
In Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech he told the world “100 years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” It has been more than five decades since that dramatic speech and we still see evidence that for many minorities, there is an island of poverty among an ocean of prosperity and wealth.
Detroit is a city that is very familiar with poverty, especially in its low-income and minority communities. Among other financial ills, the city is suffering from a rapidly shrinking tax base as people flee the city to go to other cities where more job opportunities are present.
But Detroit has an opportunity to turn its situation around by embracing technology and re-inventing itself as the “Technology Hub of the Midwest.”
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