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It's happening all around the country from Harlem to Washington, DC, to Chicago, to Los Angeles. Joint us as we discuss community gentrification; the buying and renovation of homes and businesses in urban neighborhoods. We will discuss how this impacts the innercity. Thursday May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm on SIRA Media Radio.
Recently, the black leadership in the city of Portland rejected a proposal to builda Tradeer Joe's on a lot that has been vacant for over 20 years. reason being, it was their fear that this development would usher in a new phase of gentrification, displacing the current black population.
So, is it possible to have urban revitalization and not have some gentrification take place. We talk with economic development expert, Dell Gines about this.
Where will all the Black people go?
Is your city shifting?
What does it do to the mind of an individual or pysche of a collective (group) when they can not be stable?
Is Clearing out the hood a good thing?
What say you??? Whats going on in your neighborhood?
Are there any responses from location groups (Big or Small)?
Are other Non-Black/Non-White people being gentrified?
in Real Estate
If you like the neighborhood that you grew up in and you like the family house that you grew up in, you might want to take an interest in "neighborhood preservation". Change is apart of life, however family homesteads and neighborhoods can last for centuries provided:
1. Neighbors are connected socially and legally.
2. Your family as well as the neighbors have a "Preservation Plan" in place.
With a "Family Preservation Plan" and "Neighborhood Preservation Plan" in place collectively you can prevent gentrification from taking place and gentrification can affect ANYONE regardless of economic status.
Gentrification is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents." It derives from gentry, meaning "aristocracy," and ultimately from the Old French word for "noble" or "high-born." Spike Lee denounced the economic and cultural consequences of more and more white people moving into predominantly African American neighborhoods, such as Harlem.
Opponents of the proposed Bedford Historic District agree that many of the buildings recommended for designation are exquisite. But, they wonder, are they all so handsome as to deserve being draped with an official mantle of protection?Kirsten John Foy, the president of the Brooklyn chapter of the National Action Network, that, as a result of foreclosures and other factors, “people are being forced out of their homes at still alarming rates. At a time when the community was beginning to reestablish itself,”“why would we encourage gentrification, predatory lenders, buyers and racketeers? Making homeownership more costly for existing residents will accelerate normal market and business cycles, drive up evictions, and create more gentrification, more displacement.”
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Tune in to our show and listen to our conversation with Dr. Courtney Davis on the connection with education and the new wave of gentrification within many urban cities. We will discuss the pros and cons of gentrifcation and how education(in particular urban) has to adapt to the drastic shift and diverse student population.
Jazzmin Sam'araye Harris aka “JazRay'e” is an aspiring young pop/r&b recording artist who has dreams of entertaining the world with her gift of voice. Music has been a part of Jaz's life from the very beginning, singing in choirs at such a young age was where her mother noticed her passion and love for music. Soon after, she began singing at family, community, school functions, and talent shows. She pretty much performed at anywhere she could. JazRay'e soon recorded her first hit single “Don't Blame Me” which turned out to be a certified hit. This song won her thousands of fans across the United States and just about every radio station had “Don't Blame Me” playing across their airwaves. It was one of those songs that stuck with you because of the message that the song was portraying, which was “don't hate me because I am cute, don't hate because of the way that I look, and that every girl is beautiful in her on way”. Not too long after that, JazRay'e cranked out another hit called “Teenage Dream”.
Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values, sometimes to the detriment of the poorer residents of the community. Gentrification is typically the result of investment in a community by local government, community activists, or business groups, and can often spur economic development, attract business, lower crime rates, and have other benefits to a community. Despite these potential benefits, urban gentrification is perceived to result in population migration, with poorer residents displaced by wealthier newcomers, but separate studies by Lance Freeman (Columbia University) and Jacob Vigdor (Duke University) indicate that there is no more displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods compared to non-gentrifying neighborhoods.
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