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Growing with AUDACITY with Baba Malik Yakini


“bout that health, wealth & social change; My fruits and veggies be off the chain” - grow food x Appetite for Change (Minneapolis youth non-profit) Dr. Jas, Dr. Kara, and Lawyer Jas were joined by Detroit’s very own, Baba Malik Yakini as they dive into how farming is more than growing food, its growing community. https://linktr.ee/withAUDACITY Merch: https://with-audacity.creator-spring.com/ Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/shop/withaudacity Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/tr4hzquaea7l8u0ea66cqen61?si=b88849209e8b4e2f Art by: @artbyandrejamal Music by: @legatronprime www.dbfcsn.org--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


4 May 2021

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Malik Yakini & Community-Led Urban Farming in Detroit

The Poor Prole's Almanac

In this episode, we review a quick history of urban farming in Detroit and interview Malik Yakini, the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network & D-Town Farms. We chat about the role of dual power systems to challenge capitalism and the role of self-determination in making meaningful change in communities. Interview starts around 22 minutes!

1hr 12mins

25 Feb 2021

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Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Heart Stock Radio Podcast

Malik Yakini is the Executive Director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network where they believe in and work to promote racial equality, class-consciousness and gender equality. They are committed to fighting injustice, building community models of justice and upholding good food as a human right. Hear his story on this episode of Heart Stock Radio. Heart Stock Radio is a production of KBMF 102.5 FM and underwritten by Purse for the People.


19 Jul 2020

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Following Through with Malik Yakini

The Best Advice Show

Malik Yakini is a Detroiter, musician, father, grandfather and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. So much of this show is going to originate with your hard-earned advice. To contribute please call me (Zak) at 844-935-BEST. Leave your name and your advice, followed by your email address in case I have any follow-up questions.Regarding your advice. I’m not particularly interested in platitudes and truisms. I’m after specific, odd, uplifting, effective, real tips from you about how you make it through your days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Jun 2020

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Malik Yakini

Piper Carter Podcast

Episode Notes Malik Yakini from Mollywop, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, & D-TownFarm discuses New Music, Community Self Sufficiency, The New Food Co-Op, The Importance of African Centered Education + Detroit History We ask those who have not yet made a donation to the D-Town Farm, and are able to do so, to contribute what you can to the Facebook Fundraiser or donate on our website, www.dbcfsn.org. Contributions can also be mailed to: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network11000 W. McNicholsDetroit, MI 48221 Piper Carter is the founder of 'We Found Hip-hop.' Advocate for Women in Hip-hop, Hip-hop culture, Detroit advocacy, Artistry, and Youth Dilla Day Detroit.

1hr 41mins

2 Aug 2018

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Malik Yakini, Director, Detroit Peoples Black Community Food Security Network

Everything Co-op with Vernon Oakes

Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Director, Detroit Peoples Black Community Food Security Network is interviewed by Vernon Oakes, host of Everything Co-op. Vernon and Malik discuss initiatives of the Detroit Peoples Food Co-op, and the journey his organization has taken to establish a food cooperative, while raising funds to purchase the building for the co-op and serving as the developer for the building Malik Kenyatta Yakini is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general. Yakini is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a seven-acre farm in Detroit and spearheaded efforts to establish the Detroit Food Policy Council, which he chaired from December 2009 - May 2012. He served as a member of the Michigan Food Policy Council from 2008 - 2010. From 2011 - 2013 he served on the steering committee of Uprooting Racism Planting Justice. He is a co-founder and on the leadership team of the National Black Food and Justice Alliance. Malik has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks farmers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. He views the "good food revolution" as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. To that end, he has sought opportunities to educate the public and currently serves as the C.E.O. of Black Star Educational Management.


18 Jul 2018

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Malik Yakini: A Visionary Voices Conversation

Visionary Voices

In this first season of the Visionary Voices podcast, co-hosts Megan Bucknum and Hannah Mellion sat down with three nationally known and respected food systems leaders and mentors to learn about their personal leadership journeys, seek their advice for creating change, and discuss the value of partnership, mentorship, and leadership. In this episode, we hear from Malik Yakini, activist, educator, food justice expert, and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Malik's years as an activist in the black liberation movement has informed how he works to promote food sovereignty and racial justice in his communities. From starting and leading the Nsoroma Institute to reflect African culture and history, to establishing D-Town Farms and developing Detroit's food policy, this episode cracks the door into Malik's life story and taps into his wealth of insight and wisdom.The Visionary Voices podcast was developed by the Wallace Center’s Food Systems Leadership Network.


14 Jun 2018

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E50: Detroiters are Fighters (w/ Devita Davison, Malik Yakini & Serena Maria Daniels)

The Racist Sandwich Podcast

We're in Detroit for our 50th episode! And we're talking about the city's enduring food legacy. While a lot of food media often likens Detroit's food scene to a "Renaissance" of sorts, led predominantly by white chefs from the suburbs, the truth is it never went anywhere. People of color have been on the ground from day one, continuing to build upon generations of black and brown entrepreneurship, farming and food activism. And those Detroiters have been the ones who've refused to give up on Detroit – even when it seemed the rest of the world had. In this narrated piece, Zahir sits down with three Detroit food icons: Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit; Malik Yakini, founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network; and Serena Maria Daniels, esteemed food writer who launched Tostada Magazine.  We've only just scratched the surface, but now that Zahir lives in Michigan, you can count on many more episodes out of Detroit. We can't wait!  Produced by Stephanie Kuo. Music by AF the Naysayer, Blue Dot Sessions and Loyalty Freak Music.


6 Jun 2018

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MALIK YAKINI on a Food Sovereign Future in Detroit /75

For The Wild

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom,justice and equality. Malik is the founder of D-Town Farms, the largest farm in Detroit growing the most diversified vegetables and runs the The Detroit Food Justice Task Force, a consortium of People of Color led organizations and allies that share a commitment to creating a food security plan for Detroit that is: sustainable; that provides healthy, affordable foods for all of the city’s people; that is based on best-practices and programs that work; and that is just and equitable in the distribution of food and jobs.

3 May 2018

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YB2C Live! Podcast Ep. #28 D-Town Farm with Malik Yakini

The YB2C Live! Podcast

For the months of September and October, YB2C Live! Is focusing on urban farmers and agribusinesses.  In this episode, Pam and Keith sit down with Malik Yakini of D-Town Farm. D-Town Farm was founded by a collective of people all with a mission to create a comprehensive food policy in the city. D-Town has a total of 7 acres, making it the largest urban farm in the city of Detroit, with solar energy, three coop houses, and 30 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs currently growing on the farm. Malik did not start in the farming world, but he has always been food minded. Malik describes his journey from running a school in Detroit to becoming executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, all leading up to his work with D-Town. Negotiation with City Council played a huge role in founding D-Town, says Malik. Malik talks expansion since founding D-Town, including the addition of solar energy stations, internships, rain water collection, and the addition of a number of crops and coop houses. Malik believes everyone relates to food somehow, even if they aren’t sticking their hands in the soil. D-Town participates in "agri-tourism" and holds tours and a harvest festival to keep everyone in the community involved. Malik talks food politics and policy in Detroit, and why it’s important that something is finally being done about it. Malik and D-Town are a part of the ever growing agriculture movement in Detroit. D-Town is helping return balance to the community through food, activities, and jobs for the people of Detroit. For more information about D-Town Farm and Malik Yakini: Give them a call! 313-345-3663 Visit their website! www.d-townfarm.com Volunteer with D-Town! www.d-townfarm.com/contact-us Read their blog! d-townfarm.blogspot.com Find out about Detroit Community Black Food Security Network! 313-345-3663 www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org ____ Be sure to visit us at www.yb2csystem.com "Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/YB2CLive Leave a review on iTunes: YB2C Live! on iTunes YB2C Live! is recorded at Green Garage in Midtown Detroit: Green Garage Detroit


9 Oct 2017