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Hipster invasion: Da Gambling Man | Comic Strip

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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.

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Love notes in a lens: Gentrification in the East Village | Photo Story

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A fight for tenants rights and subsequent involvement in a grassroots movement made a local photographer capture their changing East Village in Manhattan.

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‘Whose block is it, anyway?’ An introduction into Ark Republic’s major collaborative project

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Brooklyn, Bronx, Austin, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Newark, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, Houston, and Philadelphia—are just some of the cities around the country experiencing dramatic shifts in its landscape. The phenomenon is best defined as gentrification.

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Three cities, three gentrifications

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When I moved to Newark, New Jersey in 2007, it became the third consecutive city I lived in where gentrification destabilized Black communities residing there for generations.

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Blaxit: An Exodus in Los Angeles

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Through forced migration and gentrification, which promised a better life, Black folks in Los Angeles, in the early 80s, met resistance and suffered unintended consequences. In essence, we traded one type of community violence—such as gangs, drugs, and poverty—for the physical, emotional and financial violence of racism from dominant cultures.

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Bittered Beliefs: A Bronx tale

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While reflecting on long-held beliefs, a young Bronx native comes to terms with how she truly sees her home.

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Anti-eviction mapping project gives the people tools that dismantle the master’s house

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The uncertainties of homeless and displacement fuel an anti-eviction collection to disrupt the 1 percent by hacking and redistributing the master’s tools.

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Three cities, three gentrifications: From the city of angels to the Black Mecca and stopping in the Bricks

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When I moved to Newark, New Jersey in 2007, it became the third consecutive city I lived in where gentrification destabilized Black communities residing there for generations.

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Caribbean filmmakers spark conversation with docuseries exploring Cannabis use, prohibition in the region

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On 420, a global holiday celebrated by cannabis consumers and supporters, Barbadian filmmakers, Hermina Elcock, Mikul Elcock and Jamal Weekes released the first of a three-part short docuseries titled, CannabisCulture on Facebook. Little did the filmmakers know that their project would incite much conversation around their modestly-populated island of 250,000 then island jump in the region.

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Black-owned Harlem cannabis company sources from family farm

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On a mild winter night, I decided to drop into a Harlem pop up centering cannabis entrepreneurs, and a growing community.

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