National Emergency Summit on Gentrification

April 4-6, 2019


Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels

Common Questions

What is Gentrification?

Gentrification is a process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of more affluent residents and businesses. This is a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning.

Why Is Gentrification Bad?

As neighborhoods become gentrified, the consumer need changes; therefore, creating more expensive and modern housing and markets which then run the locals (who are often black or Hispanic) out of town and can be a threat to small businesses because of the raise in renting a store space in a more modern area.

Featured Video

April 5, 2019 Newark, NJ — Panelists from across the country shared their perspectives on the nature of the crisis and offered ideas for countering the devastating assault on Black communities.

Recent Gentrification Posts

Recent gentrification news and articles. Scroll below or view all gentrification posts here.

Editors' ChoiceGentrification

In Harlem, A Rezoning Plan Triggers Fears About The End Of A Black ‘Oasis’

By Elizabeth Kim, The Gothamist — In 1958, Lenox Terrace vaulted itself into the rarified standing of being the first luxury apartment complex in Harlem. Built on three blocks as part of a slum-clearing project orchestrated by the city's master planner Robert Moses, the $20 million development featured 24-hour “gold-braided” doormen, a fleet of porters, parking spaces and balconies that opened to sweeping vistas of the city that stretched as…
October 18, 2019
GentrificationVantage Point RadioVideo/Audio

Vantage Point Radio: New Book “The Gentrification Wars” and Status of Struggle Against Displacement

Host Dr. Ron Daniels talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Damien Goodman. Topics: New Book "The Gentrification Wars" and Struggle Against Displacement of Black People. Vantage Point Radio September 30, 2019 Edition of Vantage Point with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor Topics New Book: The Gentrification Wars by Earl Ofari Hutchinson Struggle Against Displacement of Black People Guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson Author, Political Commentator, Talk Show Host,…
September 30, 2019

Overview of the Crisis of Gentrification in Black America

Presentation by Jeffrey S. Lowe, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW). National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Newark, New Jersey, April 4, 2019 Any overview concerned with gentrification that is causing crisis in Black America must begin with defining the process in a meaningful way and contextualizing the situation to particular times and sets…
July 29, 2019
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Segregated By Design

 Education That Leads to Legislation By — ‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy. Prejudice can be birthed from a lack of understanding the historically accurate details of the past. Without being aware of the unconstitutional residential policies the United States government enacted during the middle of the…
June 10, 2019

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification — Synopsis of the Proceedings

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Participants Emerge Determined to Preserve and Rebuild Black Communities Organizers Outline Elements of an Action Agenda Synopsis of the Proceedings April 4-6, scores of grassroots leaders, community economic development practitioners, urban planners, elected officials, scholars, professional planners, civil rights and faith leaders gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification. Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century…
April 11, 2019
GentrificationVantage Point RadioVideo/Audio

Report Back from the National Emergency Summit on Gentrification on April 8th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

April 8th Edition of Vantage Point Radio Program Focus Report Back from the National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Newark Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification Gentrification: The Negro Removal Program of the 21st Century Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 4-5PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 4PM-5PM or visit Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point Radio at About the…
April 8, 2019
Editors' ChoiceGentrification

Where Gentrification Is an Emergency, and Where It’s Not

Gentrification is geographically limited in cities, but a new study shows where it has become a crisis, particularly for low-income black households. By Brentin Mock, CityLab — Ron Daniels, president of the Baltimore-based civil-rights network Institute of the Black World 21st Century, assembled a group of some of the foremost African-American social-justice advocates, thinkers, and influencers to Newark this weekend for an emergency summit on gentrification. The emergency is that…
April 5, 2019