Tag: African American Communities

How America’s Ugly History of Segregation Changed the Meaning of the Word ‘Ghetto’ | TIME

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Daniel B. Schwartz, TIME ITALY – MAY 27: Aerial view of Campo Ghetto Nuovo, Venice (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1987), Veneto, Italy. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images). Featured Image oday, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream […]
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EXCLUSIVE: How This Woman Became the Youngest Black McDonald’s Owner in the U.S. | Black Enterprise

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Kemberley Washington, CPA, Black Enterprise ade Colin made headlines earlier this month when The Black Professional broke the news that she held the title of the youngest black owner of a McDonald’s in company history. Colin acquired her franchise after working at her family’s McDonald’s straight out of college and then completing the restaurant chain’s Next Generation program. We sat […]
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When a black-owned funeral home in a gentrifying city has no one left to bury | The Washington Post

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Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Featured Image he thick, dusty ledgers were scattered about the cluttered office, 18 of them, their pages filled with neat script documenting the deaths of thousands of black Washingtonians over the course of a half-century. Open a volume to Page 123 and there is Lawrence Monroe […]
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Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless | Los Angeles Times

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Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times Michelle Vaughn, 24, and Edwin Williams, 31, live in an African American homeless encampment under the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Pacoima. Many of the residents were displaced from homes their parents owned in the 1950s and 1960s.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times). Featured Image Pierfax grew up after World War II in Pacoima, one of […]
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Harlem’s oldest resident is also America’s oldest — Alelia Murphy feted on her 114th birthday | New York Daily News

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Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday at the Harlem State Office Building in Manhattan on Friday. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News). Featured Image age 114, Alelia Murphy has living yet to do. Wearing a tiara, yellow suit and a smile, Murphy celebrated her birthday in Harlem on Friday. She’s believed to be the […]
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