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These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America

These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America

 By Zak Cheney Rice October 22, 2014

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Twenty-five years ago, the term “gentrification” was largely unfamiliar to the average American. 1,633 more words

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Jesse Williams' BET Awards 2016 Speech: Watch | Billboard

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real. Thank you.”

Watch the full speech below:

“Let’s get a couple of things straight. The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander — that’s not our job so let’s stop with all that.

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Political Prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney Fears for His Life | Black Agenda Report

Political Prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney Fears for His Life

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 06/07/2016 – 18:02

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford…

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Keep Muhammed Ali's Legacy Away from Beyonce and Kanye West | Black Agenda Report

Keep Muhammed Ali’s Legacy Away from Beyonce and Kanye West

Submitted by Danny Haiphong on Tue, 06/14/2016 – 19:12

by Danny Haiphong

Airheaded commentators compare Beyonce’s media products and Kanye West’s off-hand quips to Muhammad Ali’s heroic political struggle and genuine sacrifice in the Sixties. 1,369 more words

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Gorilla v. Gator: Empathy For White Parents, Blame For Black | YourTango

A gorilla attacks a black boy. An alligator attacks a white one. Who’s investigated?

On May 28th, a 3-year-old told his mother he was going to crawl into the gorilla exhibit at the CInncinnati Zoo. 765 more words

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Is It Time For Federal Anti-Gentrification Zones In NYC?: Gothamist

Some of these concepts are familiar. An early-1990s federal preservation program called the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act (LIHPRHA) provided federal funding to nonprofit organizations and tenant groups to purchase their buildings, before Congress defunded it in 1998. 478 more words

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Why the whiteness of the American media is everyone's problem | Howard W French | Opinion | The Guardian

Why the whiteness of the American media is everyone’s problem

Howard W French

When the world is depicted from a uniquely white perspective, non-white people suffer serious consequences… 538 more words

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