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Gentrification

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Black Lives Matter Is Making Single Moms Homeowners

By Gentrification, News & Current Affairs

In Louisville, the group is purchasing vacant homes for low-income families to promote stability in the community and fight gentrification.   By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, YES! Magazine — In May, Tiffany Brown and her children will move into a new home in the historic Black neighborhood of West Louisville, Kentucky. A single mother of three, Brown has spent most of her adult life in public housing. Her first shot at…

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"Undesign the Redline," an exhibit the history of redlining and other discriminatory housing policies in New Orleans and nationwide, is on view at Tulane University's Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design through March 1, 2019.

How did a long past of racist housing policy shape New Orleans? New exhibit explores

By Gentrification, News & Current Affairs

By Jennifer Larino, The Times Picayune — What can we do to break New Orleans and its neighborhoods free from a long history of racist housing policies? That’s the question posed by “Undesign the Redline,” a traveling exhibit currently stopped at Tulane University’s Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design in Central City. A localized version of the exhibit was created by Designing the WE, a New York design firm…

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Get Out: Toward an Honest Commitment to Racial Justice

By Commentaries/Opinions, Gentrification

By David J. Harris, Houston Institute Executive Director — Several weeks ago the Boston Globe published an opinion piece by editorial and staff writer David Scharfenberg in which he called for an “honest” commitment to racial integration. He dismissed the “gauzy 1963 version” of integration, insisted that “harping too much” on its virtues “can feel paternalistic,” and lamented the “disastrous busing experiment of the 1970s” which proved that “forced integration…simply doesn’t work.” Even so,…

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Pan Africanism, Marijuana Policy, Gentrification — December 3rd Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By Gentrification, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: The 60th Anniversary of the All African People’s Conference, Ghana • The Marijuana Justice, Equity and Reinvestment Conference • Anti-Gentrification Campaign in Atlanta. Guests: Mwalimu K-Q Amsata (Coord., North American Pan African Federalist Congress, Flagler, FL), Kassandra Frederique (State Policy Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY) and Kamau Franklin (Founder, Community Movement Builders, Atlanta, GA)

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Image courtesy of Community Movement Builders (CMB)

Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

By Gentrification, Vantage Point Articles

Displacing Black People and Culture, Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program A Call for an Emergency Summit. Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels — Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has become the watch-word for the displacement of Black people and culture. Gentrification is the “Negro Removal Program” of the…

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Gentrification

Gentrification, ‘Negro Removal,’ and a Housing Crisis

By Gentrification, Reparations

By Thelá Thatch, Black Enterprise — Gentrification involves the transformation of under-invested, predominately poor communities from low value to high value. During this transformation, long-time residents and businesses are displaced; unable to afford higher rents, mortgages, and property taxes. For some, gentrification is a process of renovating deteriorated urban neighborhoods through the influx of more affluent residents. To others, gentrification magnifies the racial divide as it shifts a neighborhood’s racial…

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From the steps of St. Charles Borromeo at 20th and Christian, in the heart of the neighborhood, you can see the new Comcast tower and the Center City skyline.

Philadelphia’s most gentrified neighborhood looks to its African American past

By Gentrification, News & Current Affairs

From the steps of St. Charles Borromeo at 20th and Christian, in the heart of the neighborhood, you can see the new Comcast tower and the Center City skyline. Searching for a new identity, Philadelphia’s most gentrified neighborhood looks to its African American past. By Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, Philly.com — If there’s one thing that Graduate Hospital residents seem to agree on, it’s that the name of their neighborhood is generic,…

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Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels – June 26, 2017

By Gentrification, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

The Economic State of the Black World Report. The International African Arts Festival 28th Symposium. The End of Black Harlem – Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels with guests Dennis Dillon (New York, NY), Dr. Zienzile Dillon (New York, NY), Dr. Rosalind Jeffries (Teaneck, New Jersey) and Michael Henry Adams (Harlem, NY).

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