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“From Blight to Beauty” – Shamayim Harris

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Community Renewal

The following inspiring story of community revitalization was featured by CNN on 19 Jun 2024 as part of the CNN Heroes initiative.

“A grieving mother filled a neglected neighborhood with beauty, safety, and opportunity” — Mourning the loss of her son, Shamayim Harris — known as Mama Shu — turned her pain into power by transforming a once-neglected block in their Detroit community. What she built offers education for kids, business opportunities for women, and beauty the entire community can enjoy. [Source]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com