The Bottom Line Coffee House


4474 3rd Ave



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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
Join the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America chapter for our second book club meeting as we discuss the last chapters of "The New Jim Crow" at The Bottom Line Coffee House in Detroit. FREE ELECTRONIC COPY OF BOOK (for educational purposes only) BOOK TRAILER: PURCHASE BOOK: The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
Join The Charlevoix Villages Association and The Brick and Mortar Collective for a night of music, art, and solidarity! The CVA and Brick house will be hosting Jams for the Collective, as part of our Summer Fundraising push to complete repairs to our future home! The CVA is a 5 decades old community assocaition located on Detroit's East side, and The Brick and Mortar Collective is a group equity housing co-op. The night will feature live musical performances, art from Riopelle Artist Collective, and a bunch of opportunities to learn more about the collective and support our project! The CVA is starting a new community house which will offer inexpensive housing, meeting space, a small library, and one day computing services to community members! Brick and Mortar has been working for over 18 months repairs and rehabbing our future home on Bewick st. and we hold the same vision for our future home! Brick and Mortar needs just $5,000 to complete repairs to curcial systems, that would allow us to move in and ditch landlords forever! The CVA project is at a little bit of a different place, and are just beginning repairs, but they are aiming to raise $15,000 in order to open their doors!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6-9pm
The Black Bottom Book Club is back this year with an awesome list of black books to increase our knowledge, foster conversation and inspire action! Once again, our book club kicks off during black history month and ends in November. Each month, we discuss the book during an Twitter discussion moderated by Philip Lewis (#bbarchivesbooks). And in 2016, we will adding monthly in-person discussions to talk more about the books we're reading together! Come through every to The Bottom Line Coffee House every last Tuesday to meet up with the Book Club and talk about Black literature! This month, the Black Bottom Book Club is reading "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. If you would like to submit a piece to be posted on the Book Club blog (, please email us at