DETROIT — Local comedians and radio personalities will board up three abandoned houses on Detroit’s northwest side.

The CeaseFire Youth Initiative is a partner with 105.1-FM in the Comedians N The Community event Saturday at Annchester Road and Clarita Avenue. Volunteers also will clean the area around the houses.

Detroit radio icon and CeaseFire Youth Initiative founder Reggie “Reg” Davis said the “properties have been abandoned for more than two years and have become complete eyesores endangering” children and open to trespass and crime.

Davis says he established the non-violent conflict resolution advocacy organization after his younger brother was shot to death in 2001.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.