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The G in Gentrification | Say Word

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A poem and performance giving raw truths of how the real gangster in Chicago is gentrification.

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A chef’s tale: San Francisco’s Black-owned businesses leave entrepreneurial legacy

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San Francisco carries a rich, African American culinary history. Documented by San Franciscan, Chef Wanda Blake, she also talks about how gentrification changed the neighborhood she called home and nourished both her soul and hunger for entrepreneurship.

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Fading away: Barbershops and gentrification in Downtown Newark, New Jersey | Photo Story

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The hair industry is the thermometer of a nation’s economy. As barbershops in Downtown Newark, New Jersey navigate gentrification, they also show the serious struggle of longtime residents against a changing landscape both economically and racially. While they created the city’s culture and swag, Newark leaves many behind.

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Reaping the rewards of a Renaissance: Black business owners in Inglewood keep doors open in spite of city’s gentrification

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Entrepreneurs in one of the few Black business enclaves in Los Angeles remain optimistic as an NFL sports stadium finishes construction, and the possible headquarters of NBA’s LA Clippers loom, Inglewood’s development preps for what they say is a renaissance.

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Two sides to every city: Washington DC in the era of gentrification

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Washington DC is a city fighting to hold onto its culture and identity in the midst of rising housing costs, taxes and an influx of non-native residents.

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When franchise players and teams cause gentrification | Sports talk with Chase Matthews | Podcast

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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.

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Between a block and a hard place | Da Gambling Man | Comic Strip

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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.

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Making waves: Wilmington, North Carolina gentrification post-Hurricane Florence | Short Doc

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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.

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Artists: The last disrupters in Oakland

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Artists at Jack London Square fight for visibility and a permanent store in Oakland, showing one of the remaining groups pushing against gentrification.

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Closing: How gentrification led to losing Brooklyn’s last machine shop | Story & Photos

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Brooklyn, blue collar workers at a machine shop mainstay, built careers and familial ties. Now, they collect memories in the final days before it shutters.

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