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Rhonda J. Smith is a journalist in Detroit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in communication, and has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years. Her work has appeared in outlets including The Detroit News, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and Wayne County Community College District publications. She was a 2019 Detour Detroit Emerging Voices Fellow.

It Took a Group of Black Farmers to Start Fixing Land Ownership Problems in Detroit

The Oakland Avenue Urban Farm. (Photo courtesy of Planet Detroit)