When a black-owned funeral home in a gentrifying city has no one left to bury | The Washington Post

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…

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Locked out of L.A.’s white neighborhoods, they built a black suburb. Now they’re homeless | Los Angeles Times

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…

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Sonia Sanchez Inspires DC Audiences and Weighs in on Gentrification | The African American (AFRO) Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the D.C. community.

Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the D.C. community.

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As Obama Presidential Center comes closer to reality, tensions on race, class surface | Chicago Tribune The Obama Foundation’s plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have sparked a complicated, and at times emotional, conversation about race, class, segregation, privilege and power on the South Side.

The Obama Foundation’s plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have sparked a complicated, and at times emotional, conversation about race, class, segregation, privilege and power on the South Side.

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How a Historically Black Virginia Community is Taking On a Pipeline and Rebuking the Gospel of Fossil Fuels | Atlanta Black Star “They anticipated choosing us here in a predominantly Black area because they anticipated the least resistance. But they have received more resistance than they had anticipated.”

“They anticipated choosing us here in a predominantly Black area because they anticipated the least resistance. But they have received more resistance than they had anticipated.”

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She fought for her community as a Black Panther. Will gentrification force her out? | The Guardian In America’s ‘hottest housing market’, one woman’s fight to keep her home has become a rallying cry against the displacement of communities of color

In America’s ‘hottest housing market’, one woman’s fight to keep her home has become a rallying cry against the displacement of communities of color.

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Can Detroiters afford the New Detroit?

The question, as Councilperson Mary Sheffield sees it, is not whether rapid development in and around downtown Detroit is a good thing for the city, because after so many years of drought, few would argue that this newfound desire to build big and beautiful things in Detroit is a bad idea. Detroit could use some big and beautiful things. Small ones too.

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