Black History: Special Delivery!!



Detroit Dirt: Creating Environmental Security and Sustainability


Black History: Special Delivery!!

Pashon Murray’s work in the family owned waste removal business, was a catalyst and inspiration for her current work as co-founder and now CEO of Detroit Dirt. Detroit Dirt was started by Murray and urban farmer Greg Wilerer in 2011. Wilrer is no longer with the business. Murray hails from Grand Rapids, MI but now calls Detroit home. She is a graduate of Texas Southern University, a historically black college. After graduating college, Murray worked briefly and then decided to return to Grand Rapids to explore starting her business combining her interests in agriculture and the environment.  A major focus of Detroit Dirt is making compost (soil). However, the primary goal of Detroit Dirt is to help the city develop greater urban sustainability. Through its composting operation, Detroit Dirt diverts tons of waste from being placed in area landfills.

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Black History:  Special Delivery!


KweliTV is a streaming service that will launch in December 2015 that is looking to change the face of streaming tv!  “Kweli” is Swahili in origin. It means “truth”.  The streaming service will feature films, documentaries docu series and other content from the black diaspora!  Programs can be viewed “on demand.”

KweliTV was founded by DeShuna Spencer.  Initially it was difficult for her to find investors.  She was able to get start up costs through a $20,000 grant she was awarded.  A journalist by trade, Spencer is a radio show host in Washington DC.  She also founded Empower Magazine in 2010 “to help change the way black people are portrayed in media”.  Sounds like an exciting venture!  Glad to hear about KweliTV and Ms. Spencer changing the media landscape!

Check out the website for more info!

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