A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness

The Undefeated, May 16, 2019: A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness Park Heights is one of several Baltimore neighborhoods where gun violence is endemic. But residents here also have concerns about whether the city will continue with its revitalization plan demolishing unsightly and deteriorating buildings – or even the racetrack. […]

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As gentrification swallows Chocolate City, report finds D.C. cops targeted black residents

Think Progress, May 14, 2019: As gentrification swallows Chocolate City, report finds D.C. cops targeted black residents Black people in Washington, D.C., were arrested 10 times as often as their white peers during a recent five-year period that has also seen the capital city top lists of the most rapidly gentrifying cities in the nation. […]

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KeyBank invests $197 million locally under community benefits plan

The Buffalo News, May 10, 2019: KeyBank invests $197 million locally under community benefits plan KeyBank’s new East Side branch is getting ready to open next month, and its neighbors are noticing. “They are emailing us pictures of the branch progress,” said Kawanza A. Humphrey, Key’s regional corporate responsibility officer. “Our awning went up (this week) and […]

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The displacement dangers of the Trump-Democrat infrastructure deal

City Limits, May 6, 2019: The displacement dangers of the Trump-Democrat infrastructure deal In the week since President Trump and Congressional Democratic leaders announced a vague agreement to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, more than one note of doubt has been sounded. Some wondered if Trump’s commitment was likely to survive more than one news cycle. Many […]

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Poverty is a bigger problem than gentrification

Bloomberg, May 6, 2019: Poverty is a bigger problem than gentrification First, the good news. More white Americans want to live in heavily black neighborhoods. A 2016 paper by the National University of Singapore’s Kwan Ok Lee found that since 1990, neighborhood segregation by race declined. Even better, mixed white-black neighborhoods have tended to stay mixed, instead of […]

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BB&T, SunTrust tout community benefit of megadeal amid critics’ concerns

Winston-Salem Journal, May 4, 2019: BB&T, SunTrust tout community benefit of megadeal amid critics’ concerns The community and socio-economic effects of BB&T Corp. buying SunTrust Banks Inc. dominated the first of two public regulatory meetings about their proposed $66 billion megadeal. BB&T’s purchase of SunTrust, announced Feb. 7, has been touted as the largest bank […]

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