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About the Youth - Headquarters

2231 Francis Avenue

“If you can read, you can know! Even better, you can pose questions. In a free society, that’s what literate, concerned people do; they read, listen, and above all, ask questions.”~Rita Williams-Garcia, We the People, from the anthology, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Taxi Cab - Madison Square

1235 Prospect Avenue SE

“Our work is making sure that our stories are told and told true. Our work is making sure our artistry is cultivated and expressed, shared and appreciated. Our work is honoring our genius when no one else does. Our work is refusing to surrender, refusing to be silenced, refusing to be rendered simplistically. Our work seems endless, and probably is. But our stories are at the core of our identity, and if they don’t exist, in some critical way we won’t exist, either.” ~Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

COLORED - Garfield Park

2645 Madison Avenue SE

“You think dark is just one color, but it ain't. There are five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don't stay still, it moves and changes from one kind of black to another. Saying something is pitch black is like saying something is green. What kind of green? Green like my bottles? Green like a grasshopper? Green like a cucumber, lettuce, or green like the sky is just before it breaks loose to storm? Well, night black is the same way. May as well be a rainbow.” ~Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Black News (Book) - Southeast

1154 Noble Street SE

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” - James Baldwin

Afro Magic - Southeast

1337 Plymouth Avenue SE


Out of Africa - Eastown

510 Ethel Ave SE

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise."~Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

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Amplify - Southtown

1480 Kalamazoo Ave SE

Adams Park - Southeast Side

1440 Fuller Ave SE

GPNA - Garfield Park

334 Burton St SE

Isaac Norris - Oakdale

1209 Kalamazoo Ave SE

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Grand Rapids Public Schools

1331 Franklin St SE

“Years from now, our children and our grandchildren will look up and lock eyes with us. They will ask us where we were when the stakes were so high. They will ask us what it was like. I don't want us to just tell them how we felt. I want us to tell them what we did.” ― Kamala Harris