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Oakland, Calif., has long been a bastion of historical and cultural reverie in blackness. The “Detroit of the West” holds a special place in African-American esteem: Oakland incubated a nascent Black Panther Party; gave us Hieroglyphics, Too Short, and MC Hammer; and nurtured icons such as Elaine Brown, Zedanya, and

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We know, we know, we throw the word “Becky” around a lot in these parts. But sometimes, there really is no other word that qwhite captures that particular blend of Caucasity, entitlement, split ends and aggressive victimhood.

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Ft. Lauderdale, gentrification, Miguel Pilgram, National, News, Race, Sistrunk Boulevard, The Pilgram Group -

After hitting a $52 million jackpot in 2010, a South Florida businessman used his winnings […]

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Think oil and water. Lions lying down with lambs. Whole Foods Markets, Inc., opening an […]

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Gentrification. A term coined during the 1960s, it’s a concept that’s become hotly contested in […]

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Anti-Blackness, colonialism, gentrification, Opinion, police violence, slavery -

Everybody knows that anti-Black racism is the backbone of the United States’ society. It is […]

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“Chocolate City,” referring to Washington, D.C.’s nearly 70 percent black population in the latter part of the 20th century, has been transformed in front of my very eyes. Fewer black folks in the city today is truly ironic, partly because this detraction is due to the sport that is known typically for lacking enough chocolate. […]

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Water is essential for life. Without it, the average person would die after four days. […]

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Black Residents Leaving Chicago, chicago violence, gentrification, National, News, Race -

Where have all the Black Chicagoans gone? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, as the […]

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What are Black elected officials doing to help their Black constituents? What is the purpose […]

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When Tremont Waters was in sixth grade, his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, was the fourth-most dangerous city in the nation on a per-capita basis, with 34 murders and 893 assaults. His neighborhood of Newhallville once produced “The Gun that Won the West,” the mighty Winchester rifle. But when the factory and its 19,000 jobs […]

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Alfre Woodard, Community, Entertainment, Gentrification, Harlem, Justice, Luke Cage, Mariah Dillard, Marvel, Police, Video -

‘Luke Cage’ is a bulletproof black man fighting in the streets for justice — and he just might be the hero we all need. Marvel’s highly anticipated Netflix series premieres Friday, and theGrio got the scoop with cast member and award-winning actress Alfre Woodard. In the show, Woodard plays a Harlem politician named Mariah Hillard, a Howard […]

The post Alfre Woodard says Mike Colter’s ’Luke Cage’ is the perfect superhero appeared first on theGrio.

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu_DtbhJa0k&nohtml5=False Sports commentator and journalist Stephen A. Smith talks about gentrification and poverty as […]

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The latest issue of DC’s Batman comic addresses urban gentrification and police brutality, two pressing […]

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This week marks the official 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated New […]

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Tenant Leslie Rahaman, a single mother with three children living in small, unkempt building in […]

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When your neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, it can be a disorienting, frustrating experience that might […]

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The ways people of color are hurt by gentrification have been played out for decades: gentrification […]

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