Gentrification

Detroit, Gentrification & Black Business Owners Left in the Dust

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Detroit has always been one of my favorite cities. When you look past the bad, there’s a history and eclecticness that its long-time residents and business owners are clinging to. Many of those business owners, who are black, are now fighting to keep their businesses alive...

Watch Two White Guys Fight Over Who Gentrified Brooklyn First

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He’s been labeled the Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn, and he’s willing to fight for his rights to take ownership of Brooklyn and the fact that he’s the reason other white people are there. Yes, you read that correctly. A recent video shows a white guy...

Know Your Worth: Ruthless Brooklyn Landlord Explains How He’s Using Black People To Capitalize On Gentrification

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‘I Put in White Tenants’ — Brooklyn Landlord The topic of gentrification and how it’s affecting African-American communities is a sore subject for many of us, with some in our community even completely oblivious to exactly what’s happening. As hundreds of historically black neighborhoods across...

The Push and Pull of Gentrification

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I live in Washington, D.C., which like most “urban” cities across the United States is gentrification central. According to Wiki gentrification is defined as: a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values. Gentrification is typically the result of...

Real Estate Agent Re-Imagines Brooklyn Neighborhood Without Black People

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A real estate agent has created their picture perfect version of Bedstuy, Brooklyn. And of course, it’s lily white. Real estate agent Robert Earl’s brochure is trying to get more restaurants into the area of 1347 to 1361 Fulton Street, according to Brokelyn Magazine.  So he basically took an...

These Brooklyn Kids Attend Gentrification Summer Camp

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The saying “out of the mouths of babes” rings true in Brooklyn and the children participating in STEAM Camp, a project ran by the DIVAS for Social Justice, have their own opinions about gentrification. This year’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Camp involves...