A Crisis Of ‘Forced Mass Displacement’ Of Black Pittsburghers

By Tom Davidson, TribLive.com. -

Pennsylvania - Why did 7,000 Black Pittsburgh residents leave the city between 2014 and 2018? The answer depends on who’s talking. Community activist Randall Taylor, a former Pittsburgh [...]

Report Warns Climate Change Threatens Affordable Housing

By Julia Travers, Invisible People TV. -

A recent study in Environmental Research Letters examined how coastal flood risks tied to climate change threaten affordable housing. The authors also touched on the social justice aspects of [...]

The Red House And The Future Of Eviction Defense

By David Rovics, Counterpunch. -

Portland, Oregon has been in the headlines again over the last few days, and this trend will continue.  The reasons for the headlines will vary depending on who you ask.  If you ask the far right [...]

Red House Remains ‘Unceded Territory,’ Portland Family Says

By Zane Sparling, Portland Tribune. -

A local family says their home in Portland's historically-Black Albina neighborhood remains "unceded territory" — despite authorities' vow to remove barricades and enforce what they say is a [...]

Sweet (And Sticky) Redemption

By Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen, Scalawag Magazine. -

There is no U.S. agricultural history without the expertise and labor of African people who were enslaved across the South, including the Gullah/Geechee people of the lower Atlantic Coast. But [...]

Lawyers: Breonna Taylor Warrant Connected To Gentrification Plan

By Phillip M. Bailey and Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal.   -

"Breonna’s home should never have had police there in the first place," the attorneys wrote in the filing. "When the layers are peeled back, the origin of Breonna’s home being raided by police [...]

Black Workers Protest Union-Busting Boston Gentrifier

By Boston Bureau, Workers World. -

A June 16 action for eight laid-off workers — organized just four days after the announcement they had been fired — drew about 100 people. They were protesting at their place of work, College [...]

De Blasio Rejects Community’s Plan For Bushwick Rezoning

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist.com -

Mayor Bill de Blasio has rejected a community-driven rezoning proposal for Bushwick, dealing a significant blow to local residents who spent years drafting a blueprint aimed at addressing [...]

Poor Neighborhoods Need More Than ‘Investment’

By Amadi Anene, Otherwords.org -

Where some of us see distressed neighborhoods — where families endure poverty and homes fall into disrepair — others see dollar signs. In fact, the Trump administration now brands them [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Gentrification: The New ‘Negro Removal’ Program

By Dr. Ron Daniels, IBW21.org. -

Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has [...]

Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

By Dr. Ron Daniels, Ibw21.org -

Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has [...]

Amazon’s Billion-Dollar Shakedown Of America’s Cities

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

If one required reminding of the Democratic Party’s complete capitulation to corporate interests, to say nothing of the country’s as a whole, he or she need only have listened to New York City [...]

Not Just Rich People And Cafes: Toward A Socialist Understanding Of Gentrification

By Yasmina Mrabet, Liberationschool.org -

Gentrification is the systematic process of displacing poor people from a community and replacing them with more affluent people, all in the interest of profit. It has become a primary local [...]

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