gentrification

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

December 5, 2018

“The pipes in Flint, Michigan could have been replaced 3,000 times with that money” says lead study author Dr. Andre Perry

How Flint Was Gentrified Through its Water Crisis

August 24, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Flint resident and activist Abel Delgado on how the water crisis transformed his neighborhood

New Progressive Georgia County Commissioner Takes Oath on Malcolm X’s Autobiography

June 16, 2018

Georgia’s new Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker is a 26-year-old PhD student and rapper who took her oath of office on Malcolm X’s autobiography. She discusses how leftists can start transforming US politics at the local level, and how music can inform social justice

Obama the Gentrifier? South Side Residents Resist Presidential Center Plans

Obama the Gentrifier?

May 25, 2018
Barack Obama wants to build his new Presidential Center in Chicago’s South Side, but is resisting calls to sign a community agreement that would protect residents from soaring rents and displacement. We speak to community activist Jawanza Malone

Another Massive Tax Break for Developers? One Key Official Says No

April 16, 2018

Baltimore’s latest proposal to overhaul a low income housing project and an abandoned outdoor mall may include a huge tax incentive for developers, but city council president Jack Young says he has “no appetite” for another tax break.

Baltimore Councilman Compares Tax Break to ‘Tropical Fruit That I Can’t Pronounce’

March 4, 2018

The glib remark came during a serious debate over the real cost of tax breaks to developers as the city moves forward with new incentives while state analysts warn the final price tag of these expansive private subsidies is unknown by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

The Black Disinvestment Crisis Pt 1: From Dayton, OH to Baltimore, MD

March 2, 2018

In the first of our three part series on the dismantling of West Dayton, a predominantly African-American Community, TRNN talks to Professor Lawrence Brown and activists about how the national move to gentrify cities has left existing black communities vulnerable to disinvestment by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

The Black Disinvestment Crisis Pt 2: School Closings, Food Deserts, and Urban Blight

March 2, 2018

In the second installment in the series TRNN speaks to Racial Justice NOW an Ohio based organization that wants to stop the intentional economic dislocation of its community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

United Kingdom

September 22, 2017
Paul Watt discusses the fight against social cleansing and gentrification, and specifically what he calls the ‘Nomadic War Machine,’ where campaign groups occupy spaces to shift the power balance with the landlord or local authority