Articles Tagged “Detroit”

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Is Revolution Ever Justifiable?

    Kwame Kilpatrick, member of a Democratic political dynasty and former Mayor of Detroit, states that “some people would say that revolution is only justified if they themselves are on the revolutionary side”. As the saying goes, ‘one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist’. But Kwame Kilpatrick thinks differently. “Our country was formed out of […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Could Individual Democratic Thinking Threaten Party Strength?

    Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit and author of a soon to be published book, strongly believes that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was revolutionary. Obama’s campaign focused on differentiation – something the Democrats excel at. But Obama also rode on the tide of change. America wanted and needed change. Almost a decade of George […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: The Political Virtue

    For Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit and author of a soon to be published book chronicling his political rise and fall, the most rewarding aspect of being mayor was seeing hope, unity, and expectation take root in the city he oversaw. Kwame Kilpatrick campaigned on a platform of change; political change and a […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Speech Writing [Part 2 of 2]

    Kwame Kilpatrick has given 100’s of speeches during his political career. He is definitely an experienced speaker. His chief talent, according to him, is public speaking. But you don’t have to be a pro, a politician or have a natural gift for public speaking to be a great speaker. Here are tips 4-6 for public […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Speech Writing [Part 1 of 2]

    Kwame Kilpatrick has given 100s of speeches during his political career. He is definitely an experienced speaker. His chief talent, according to him, is public speaking. But you don’t have to be a pro, a politician or have a natural gift for public speaking to be a great speaker. Here are tips 1-3 for public […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Right Here – Right Now [Part 2 of 2]

    So how did Kwame Kilpatrick come up with the campaign slogan RIGHT HERE – RIGHT NOW which helped catapult him into political history as the youngest mayor of Detroit? Kwame entered into the mayor campaign late. In fact, he was the last candidate to enter the race. Kilpatrick and his team knew they needed to […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Right Here-Right Now [Part 1 of 2]

    Kwame Kilpatrick, during the election of 2001, coined a slogan that become successful for mantra for his supporters and the City of Detroit. During one of his speeches he stated: “We can’t wait four or eight more years for things to happen in Detroit. We can’t just sit around and hope the future brings us […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Labelled Hip Hop Mayor

    In being labeled the Hip-Hop Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick needed to convince large segments of the population that he was not an overly young or an unqualified politician leading the City of Detroit and that he was, in fact, a competent and experienced person who could lead the city to prosper and guide it through adversity. […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Road to Leader of the State House

    Kwame Kilpatrick, not long after he became a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, ran for Leader of the State House. Kilpatrick was the first black man to run for the position. In order to win the position, he had to secure the votes of his colleagues. Kwame successfully secured the votes and […]

  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Learning Political Relationships early

    Kwame Kilpatrick began his freshmen year at the Michigan State House of Representatives on January 5, 1997. His entry into this political arena was aided by drawing upon his family history and connection with the city of Detroit. Very quickly, however, the Michigan State House of Representatives presented an important political lesson to Kilpatrick that […]