When franchise players in professional sports find their way to a city, it is more than fanfare and hysteria. Literally, players can change the demographics and the economies of metropolises; especially those experiencing hard financial times.
An annual, neighborhood block party in Harlem gets shut down after police respond to a complaint made by “new neighbors” who called law enforcement on longtime residents, claiming that their loud noise and suspicious activity were a threat.
Manuel Lloyd and Dalvonte Howard look at how a real estate company forced low income, Black community members in Wilmington, North Carolina, out of their homes after some units in an apartment complex were damaged by 2018 major storm, Hurricane Florence.
"Newsie," Roland, an 11-year-old newsboy in Newark. August 1, 1924. Photo credit Lewis Wickes Hines
Jewish Newsboys in Newark, NJ. Image shot circa 1910.
Vintage photo between 1900-1937 shows boys and a girl at buggy. The Hurdy Gurdy collection. Photo credit: New York Digital Public Library
Newark Suffrage hikers on way to Washington walking through city on Broad Street. Hike organized and led by Rosalie Jones, February 12, 1913. Photo credit: Everett Historical Society
Newark's colored women open a club to care for their men who served in WWI. Circa 1918. Mayor's Office, Newark, NJ. (War Dept.)
Newark women in a civil defense unit in drill practice in 1940. Molly Pitcher Brigrade was formed a year before the US entered World War II. Photo credit: Everette Historical Society
Broad Street, Central Ward in Newark, New Jersey. Homes sit across from what today is Lincoln Park.
651 1/2 Broad Street at Centre Market Newark 1870. Currently this is across the street from the federal court buildings and Newark's main downtown post office.
Shoppers eat at new Whole Foods Market in Newark, NJ on opening day, March 1, 2017. Photo credits: Richard B. Levine
The history of Black and brown ownership in Newark, NJ, in a time where we question not if the city is undergoing gentrification, but where does that leave opportunity for growth and inclusion for natives.
Going home can be a momentous occasion or one of great loss. Like the old Spanish Harlem residents in Da Gambling Man who crave for a taco from a local eatery that was once a staple. To their surprise, they encountered a new species, the hipster—a reminder that even the food is getting gentrified.