Citizens in Detroit, MI have sued their City Council to stop the construction of a Super Kmart on 13 acres of land in the heart of a black residential neighborhood. The Kmart will be 100 feet from homes in the area. The Neighborhood Legal Defense Fund has asked for an injunction in Waye County Court, and closing arguments are expected on February 20th. “We have fought very hard to maintain a stable Black community in Detroit while others were leaving,” writes Bob Parrott of the NLDF. “Now that the so-called renaissance is taking place in Detroit, our leadership has decided to reward us with a project we do not want.”
Neighborhood residents are accumlating legal bills, and need financial help to keep their case alive. For further information, contact Bob Parrott, 19339 Montevista, Detroit, MI 48221, or call (313) 342-2205.