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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Gentrification encroaches on Howard and Texas Southern campuses

The Undefeated, May 3, 2019: Gentrification encroaches on Howard and Texas Southern campuses Washington, D.C., apparently is the capital of the Gentrification Nation too. Want to see the effects? Just take a stroll through the environs near Howard University’s main campus these days and you reflexively say, “My, how times have changed.” Gone are many […]

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