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A single mother from Detroit is organizing an effort to bring the concerns of people of color to the global Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Ife Johari Uhuru, 35, is one of two core organizers behind “Occupy the Hood.”

I’m a single mom, a small business owner, a daughter, a neighbor. I have a lot of obligations,” said Uhuru, who is black and lives in Novi, a community about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Detroit. “But trying to foster something where people who look like me, who have the same concerns as me are seen and heard? Doing that, I’ve discovered a whole new kind of busy.”



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