It was 2012. Detroit was spiraling toward bankruptcy, and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s disgraced face still plastered news reports.

While Tommey Walker Jr. was driving down Jefferson in his midnight blue Chevy Blazer, the native Detroiter thought about the past weeks, months and years.

“I was like, ‘This isn’t fair what’s going on. It’s Detroit versus everybody.’ And then it was like bam,” he says, snapping his fingers. “I just saw it immediately.”

He spent two weeks perfecting the Detroit vs. Everybody logo that eventually would be on over 250,000 T-shirts worn by Detroiters, celebrities like Eminem and Keith Urban to people in London and China.

“When I saw it, I knew I had it. I shed a tear,” says Walker, 30, sitting on a bench outside his Eastern Market store, repping a gold and diamond Detroit vs. Everybody necklace. “I printed it up, and it’s been going ever since.

“I call it the gift from God.” ( – Stephanie Steinberg) Click here to read the full story!

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