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AFRICANGLOBE - "For African-Americans who grew up in Detroit, for our whole lives Detroit was on the decline," Jenkins says. "We never saw it on the rise. Our aspirations were to get to a more happening city, like Chicago, or even to the suburbs." The differing aspirations help explain why the demographics of downtown and other suddenly hip areas of Detroit seem so out of proportion with the rest of a city that is 83 percent African-American.