‘Street Beat’ Rebranding Detroit

This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone talks with local organizations about changing the image of Detroit and changing the lives of its inhabitants.

Detroit Motor City Blight Busters Founder John J. George and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Detroit Motor City Blight Busters Founder John J. George and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

First, Motor City Blight Busters Founder, John J. George, talks about his organization’s 25 year history of improving neighborhoods in Detroit.

Tonya Myers Phillips and Mayerling Pelekais from the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Tonya Myers Phillips and Mayerling Pelekais from the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Next, Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center Executive Director Tonya Meyers Phillips and Mayerling Pelekais, a Community Court Graduate, talk about how this organization is increasing public trust in the justice system, assisting in the reduction of crime, improving the quality of life, and meeting the needs of the community.

Rueben Gordon and Myisha Smiley from the Better Detroit Youth Movement and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Rueben Gordon and Myisha Smiley from the Better Detroit Youth Movement and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Then, Rueben Gordon, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Better Detroit Youth Movement, and Myisha Smiley, a volunteer with their STAND program, discuss their efforts to improve the lives of children.

Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell from Saga MKTG and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell from Saga MKTG and Street Beat host Rob Stone. (credit: Zuri Cheathem/CW50)

Finally, Marcus Burrell and Eric Thomas, Senior Partners at Saga MKTG, talk about changing the image of the city.

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