Hill Harper Urges Others to ‘Invest In Detroit’ After Buying Coffee Shop to Train Young People

Hill Harper Urges Others to ‘Invest In Detroit’ After Buying Coffee Shop to Train Young People

Hill Harper won’t reveal where he’s building his Detroit home. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Actor and author Hill Harper has fallen in love with Detroit and he’s investing in the city’s youths by providing them a chance to develop their job skills.

Harper, who stars on “Homeland,” purchased Roasting Plant coffee shop and cafe to give Detroit youth the opportunity for professional growth through his Manifest Your Destiny Foundation.

“Detroit is a great American city that was forged on innovation, social enterprise and entrepreneurship,” Harper said in a press release issued to The Detroit News Monday, May 15. “My ownership of Roasting Plant Coffee in downtown Detroit builds upon that legacy. It is truly an honor and privilege for me to help fuel the Motor City, not just with Roasting Plant’s incomparable coffee but by providing career paths and launching pads to greater success in a booming industry for young Detroiters hungry for opportunity and active mentorship.”

 

Harper has lived in Detroit for the past four years while filming two movies and he has bought and started renovations on a home. He will bring MYD’s Summer Empowerment Academy to Detroit for the first time this year, which will be free of charge and prep students for high school and college.

 

“The way to have [a] real sustainable impact is to create economic opportunity for young people because it not only impacts their self-esteem in a positive way when they have a job and income and the skill, it also impacts their ability to make choices about their future,” Hill told WWJ Saturday, May 13.

Harper hopes his purchase leads other people to want to invest in Detroit, too.

I’m telling everybody, ‘Listen, invest in Detroit’ ” he said in the press release.

 
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Original Post

  Hill is such a deep brotha to be as young as he is.  Extremely intelligent this young man.  And he's right.  If more celebrities and well-to do blacks invest in Detroit and train the people in the area...it won't take long for Detroit to blow up.  It can be done.  New Orleans Boubon Street....yu know the places where they have the mardi gras....and the festivities of New Orleans?  They rebuild that quick.  And now people are going down there like they used to before Katrina.  So it definitely can be done.  But we gotta want it to be done.  I now believe just from the outpour protests...that black people when they are determined collectively....can do ANYTHING.  They have proved it black lives matters, women's right protests.....all they have to do is filter that energy into resurrecting areas almost destroyed by the collapse of the system....which is what happened here...in my opinion.  There's no reason on God's green earth that we can't do another Rosewood.....  We can do it cuz we are NATION builders....clearly we can rebuild our community.  The key words.  We gotta want it bad and UNDERSTAND clearly that massa don't want us to  have ANYTHING...not one single thing........not even our own lives.  But!

".  .  . black people when they are determined collectively....can do ANYTHING.  . They have proved it black lives matters, women's right protests.....all they have to do is filter that energy into resurrecting .  .  ."

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Key words:  'COLLECTIVELY'

                      'FILTER THAT ENERGY'

                      'CAN DO ANYTHING'

                      'HAVE PROVED IT'

 

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