Determined Community — Malik Yakini Detroit BCFSN

When a community faces nearly insurmountable issues as Detroit has, local community leaders need to step up and lead the changes themselves. Malik Yakini, the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network believes that “Struggle is the best University”. We learn more from seeking and achieving solutions in our community that depending on outsiders with a ‘missionary’ approach. The Network in Detroit is a model of community self determination.

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