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Mei Maddox and nis House of Minority Employees (HOME) has taken on a tremendous task for the benefit of the Detroit community. HOME is an association of unions that wants to deal with evolutionary Black culture and how t relates to exploitation and racism through political and cultural programming for the purpose of consciousness-raising in the Black community. In other words, they want HOME to be a place where artistic people can come and discuss music, literature, politics, etc, with the working community. HOME resides at Lindsay's Bar at 345 Gratiot in downtown Detroit. Michelle Russell, Willie Stamp, and Mei Maddox are responsible for the cultural programming and have kicked off with Tribe: Wendell Harrison, tener sax, flute; Harold McKinney, piano; Phil Ranelin, trombone; George Davidson, drums; Rod Hicks, bass and vocal; and Andre Vaughn, guitar. Tribe played before a packed house on Oct. 8 and was largely responsible for the good turnout through their own advertising efforts. Due to the limited budget of the organization, it had advertised only through newsletters and word of mouth. HOME is comprised of the Association for the Betterment of Black Edison Employees, the Association of Black Workers of the Wayne County Road Commission, the Black Workers Association of the Detroit News, the Black Workers Association of Consumers Power, and the Black Workers Association at the Chrysler Tech Plant. Tribe did their usual quality performance. Rod Hicks, bass guitarist, sang soulful lead on "Born Under A Bad Sign," and the band's playing brought the cook, Pittsburgh, out of the kitchen singing and dancing to the reality of the lyrics and the motivation of the music. His HOME cooking, I might add, is excellent. Tribe played the Crusaders' tune, "Keep That Same Oíd FeeNng," Harold McKinney's "Wide and Blue" and Wendell Harrison's "Angry Young Man." The band will be playing for HOME every Friday and Saturday night until October 30. Sunday nights are reserved for blues, poetry readings, political raps, and the other more intímate art forms. Baby Boy Warren, a blues artist who sang on Hastings St. in the old Black Bottom, started the Sunday programs'on Oct. 10. Lindsay's HOME s not a swank club that could 'compete -even f t wanted to- with the commercial disco spots, lts aims are much more basic. It hopes to build a cultural and political house for Detroit's working and artistic community. HOME feels it is a part of Detroit and is working to make the city's future a reality. Come on HOME! (To audition for future HOME presentations, m cali 237 ■m. -8524-J rEnTwIIMIVIvJl