gentrification

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Takes Poignant Look at Gentrification

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ will explore the economic and cultural implications of gentrification in California’s bay area.

Bodega founders

Bodega Start-Up Named After The Exact Stores They’d Be Putting Out Of Business

Two former Google employees are looking to make a profit by intersecting the concepts behind corner stores and vending machines.

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Fantastic Negrito Wants to Remind Music Fans Black Artists Created Pop Culture

As we say in Oakland, it was on and crackin’ at the city’s First Fridays…

How ‘the G Word’ is Translated in Harlem

Once upon a time in the nation’s socioeconomic matrix, Black activists once took to the…

Marcus Books Oakland

Preserving the Soul of Black San Francisco

Marcus Books, one of the country’s first bookstores dedicated to the work of African American…

Brooklyn Brownstones

The Inner Conflict of Being a Black Gentrifier

I’m from the part of San Francisco James Baldwin dubbed, “The San Francisco America pretends…

Regeneration, Not Gentrification: Being Black in Gentrified D.C.

Washington, D.C., once known as “Chocolate City,” it has turned more into a Chai Latte…

Whites are moving back into Detroit as blacks leave

Blacks Leaving Detroit, but Whites are Moving Back

Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even…

A Tax on Blackness

The Rebirth of Redlining

Housing discrimination is illegal, and most Americans express egalitarian beliefs on race. But while unused…

What happens when housing for the poor is remodeled as luxury studios

Poor People Out, “Young Professionals” In

For years, this brown-brick building near Wrigley Field housed people who had nowhere else to…