Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a brief stop to Detroit last weekend in an attempt to “connect” with the black community in that city. Much as been speculated about the success of the trip, and questions continue to rise about who was the primary audience for his speech last Saturday.
To set the record straight, I was born and raised in Detroit. Not the suburbs. But the city itself. Educated in the public school system, shopped in the city and was an active member of St. Paul AME Church near downtown Detroit. And although I have been gone since my college days in the 1970s, I still visit many relatives and friends who are still very active citizens of that great city.
Joining us today is my brother, Attorney Wilson A. Copeland, II, a leading attorney and resident of Detroit. We’ll talk about the political impact of Donald Trump and why MOST African Americans across the United States are still voting for Hillary Clinton. And we’ll talk about the hidden treasures of Detroit that MOST outsiders rarely get to see.