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Eurweb.com: Charlene Crowell: Nation’s racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cut

Eurweb.com, April 25, 2019: Charlene Crowell: Nation’s racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cut If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to […]

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RVA Mag: Fighting for food justice in a gentrified Richmond

RVA Mag, April 23, 2019: Fighting for food justice in a gentrified Richmond Across the city, gardens have emerged in communities of color, but the stewards don’t always match the neighborhood demographic. Without representation and community ownership, are these spaces making the food system more equitable? Not according to food justice activists like Duron Chavis,

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AL.com: Mayor: Economic growth that’s equitable and inclusive

AL.com, April 24, 2019: Mayor: Economic growth that’s equitable and inclusive As mayor, I have been intentional about embracing downtown development and driving an inclusive economy that empowers Birmingham residents to take control of their own economic future. This year, we secured a $25 million commitment from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition for affordable housing.

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PATCH: New Map Shows Gentrification In Minneapolis

PATCH, April 24, 2019: New Map Shows Gentrification In Minneapolis A new interactive map shows which Minneapolis neighborhoods have been gentrified and, consequently, which groups of people were ultimately forced out of their homes. The map was included as part of a major new study published last month by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a

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WESA: Can Pittsburgh attract new residents without losing the old?

WESA, April 12th, 2019: Can Pittsburgh attract new residents without losing the old? Pittsburgh has historically been a city concerned about too many people leaving, but these days, concerns have shifted to what types of people are coming into the city. A study out last month by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition called Pittsburgh one

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Virginia Mercury: In fight over affordable housing, some lawmakers aren’t worried about gentrification; ‘I want to up the property values’

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition indicated that three areas of Virginia are among the top ten most intensely gentrified cities. This report was released a few months after Amazon announced to build its second headquarters in Virginia Beach, which now has some residents worried about possible gentrification.

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Madamenoir: Gentrifier suggests Howard University move its campus after students complain ff constant dog walking & the internet said “not today!”

Students at Howard University express their frustration about the surrounding community using their private campus as a public dog park. One resident suggested that the University, which was founded in 1867, should move so he, who has not lived in the area before 1867, can walk his dog. Washington, DC the most intensely gentrified city, according to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and the gentrifiers are not coming quietly.

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The Washington Informer: Freedom School bridges D.C. Emancipation Day’s past and present

Many gathered at THEARC to celebrate Washington, D.C,’s Emancipation Day through an event titled “Emancipation Day Freedom School”. This event highlighted the past and present fight for educational and housing equity in the city and around the nation. In most recent decades, DC residents have underwent intense gentrification that led to about 20,000 Black Washingtonians displaced between the years of 2000-2013, according to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

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WTOP: ‘It’s primarily racial’: DC has the most intense gentrification in the country, study found

Washington, DC neighborhoods are being redeveloped and new people are settling into these areas; but what does this mean for the residents who already live in those neighborhoods? Probably displacement. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition identified DC as being the most intensely gentrified city in the country and had displaced about 20,000 Black residents from the years 2000 to 2013 as a result.

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UrbanTurf: The severity of displacement in DC: by the numbers

UrbanTurf, April 15th, 2019: The severity of displacement in DC: by the numbers A study that was recently released by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition stating that Washington, D.C. experienced the most intense gentrification and displacement of any city since 2000 has gained a lot of traction. Now, the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute

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BuzzFeed News: Kirsten Gillibrand is endorsing “actionable” steps to close the racial wealth gap

2020 Presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillbrand is pleased to see that some of her ideas for reducing the racial wealth divide was included in a report authored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition titled “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide”.

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HuffPost: Fight to save Black culture in gentrifying D.C. continues after Go-Go victory

A report released by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition addressed some negative impacts of gentrification, such as displacement. In Washington, D.C., — the city with the highest intensity of gentrification — local residents have been combating cultural displacement in a cell-phone store that stopped playing Go-Go music due to complaints from new residents.

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