Tag Archives: Gentrification

Columbus, Ohio police attacked US Congresswoman Joyce Beatty during George Floyd march

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was attending a Justice for George Floyd protest in Downtown Columbus, one of the many protests taking place across America, where police officers pepper-sprayed the Congresswoman and her colleagues. No one from Representative Beatty’s group was … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: what about Harriet Tubman’s pussyhat?

Is this pink pussyhat on top of Harlem’s Harriet Tubman statue a symptom of the famed New York City neighborhood’s gentrification from black and brown to white? Or is it a visual turn of phrase for how this year’s Women’s … Continue reading

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Atlanta, inequality, Keisha Lance Bottoms and this strange fascination with an airport

Atlanta’s mayoral race is one of those stories I should have rapped about a long time ago. Just never got around to it. I couldn’t predict Keisha Lance Bottoms’ victory but I also didn’t think Vincent Fort — my choice … Continue reading

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“Get out of the neighborhood” is what New York City Police Department officers told a group of Black teens over a patrol car loudspeaker in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, and called this human rights violation a crime fighting … Continue reading

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There’s no doubt Brooklyn, or more specifically Fort Greene, is changing. For example, there was a church off DeKalb Avenue that used to hold services with its doors open so you can hear swinging Gospel tunes – and God’s word, … Continue reading

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