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I want to personally thank Dr. West and Tavis Smiley for bringing their “Poverty Tour” to my hometown of Detroit, Michigan in the first week of August 2011. Had I not taken the time to come to their stop in Downtown Detroit, Michigan I never would have had the inspiration to structure the “Less Talk…More Action” Empowerment Tour in this way.
I won’t go into detail about what I didn’t see at the Poverty Tour, but what made a lasting impression on me was a back and forth discussion between a young female entrepreneur who lives in Detroit and Dr. West. Below is my attempt to paraphrase this discussion: