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New Yorker’s Street Art Is Now Helping Others Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

New York City street artist Ann Lewis and other activists protested gentrification and rising rents last week, as the Brooklyn Museum hosted a real e...

Here's A New Theory On Why Cities Are Gentrifying At A Dizzying Rate

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business

Imagine you start a new job. The pay is better, but the hours are longer. How do you cope?  If you live in the suburbs, the answer might be to t...

In The Bronx, A Community Stands Poised to Fight Back

Alexandros Orphanides | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Alexandros Orphanides

to the largely Black and Latino longtime residents, the South Bronx is testament to the ability of communities to survive and thrive in the face of decades of governmental neglect, persistent economic inequality, and built-in racist planning.

The 'Mink Building' and Discrimination in Historic Preservation: Michael Henry Adams' Urgent Effort to Save Harlem

Todd Fine | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

Because of connections I see between the struggle to protect "Little Syria" in Downtown Manhattan and Adams' courageous efforts for preservation in Harlem, I have long wanted to interview him.

Harlem Nights: A Bar That Embodies The Heart & Soul Of Harlem

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 11.05.2015 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

Harlem was my home until about three years ago. As I was leaving the neighborhood, it was quickly changing. That was good and bad depending on the ...

Neighborhood Brews: Craft Beer and Gentrification in NYC

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

By Caity Moseman Wadler When major brands like MillerCoors go all out to produce craft brew lookalikes (I'm looking at you, Blue Moon), it's safe t...

Progressive for Whom? A Latino Pastoral Perspective

Samuel Cruz | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Samuel Cruz

As a person of color who is committed to assuring that marginalized communities have access to and receive a fair share of the bounty of the richest nation in the world, I wonder what "progressive" truly means. My speculation is not only political but theological/religious as well.

How Did We Become Incarceration Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

How is it that America, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, has more prisoners than any police state?

New Life Comes to the Heart of Panama's Old City

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.29.2015 | Travel
Dimitri Ehrlich

Just a few miles from the gleaming but largely uninhabited white towers of modern Panama City's skyline, it's a small area of crumbling but glorious architecture some of which dates back to the 17th century.

'Do The White Thing' Is A Hilarious Take On Spike Lee's Classic Film

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.26.2015 | Black Voices

The Brooklyn depicted in Spike Lee's 1989 film, "Do The Right Thing," isn't the same today. The borough has undergone major changes large...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Meet the Unforgettable Personalities of Harlem's Iconic Paris Blues Bar

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In their own words three of Paris Blues Bar's popular personalities reflect on their portraits and share tales of sacrificing to make one's dream a reality, fighting back against racism and the personal freedom found through style.

Why A Black Church Says Bike Lanes Could Violate Their Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

Several media outlets ran headlines this week stating that a Washington, D.C. church opposes new bike lanes on the grounds that the lanes would ...

Newark Must Invest More in Millennials

Rashawn Davis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

There is an entire group of people in this city who are being left out of the decision making process. If we want to thrive, young people need to be apart of the conversation and apart of the decisions. We need to be talked to, not talked at. The future of our city, Newark depends on it.

A Visit to LA's Frogtown Neighborhood on the Cusp of Its Gentrification

Sarah Stodola | Posted 10.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Stodola

Elysian Valley -- colloquially known as Frogtown -- will be transformed. Frogtown for now is one in an endless list of those neighborhoods existing in Los Angeles that, while locate-able on a map, hasn't ever registered on a collective radar. Until now.

Working It: The Activist Art Magazine Fueling Labor Rights for Strippers and Other Sex Workers

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Katherine Koster

It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.

SF's Prop I Will Kill Plans for an Armory Event Center

Peter Acworth | Posted 09.29.2015 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

I aim to bring back the Madison Square Garden of the West to the people of San Francisco as a matter of right. That is why I am fighting Prop I with everything I have left to fight with. It is bad policy, a mistake for the Mission and a mistake for this city.

Cornflakes Are Not the Answer

Dan Glass | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Dan Glass

There has recently been heated discussion as to why I empathized with those who threw paint over Brick Lane's cereal cafe. Many of my friends thought it was a poor choice of target and format for people's anger.

Two Privileged White Men Arguing Give An Unintentional Lesson On White Privilege

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

 A video that went viral Wednesday has become an unexpected lesson on white privilege.  In it, a white male jogger yells at another wh...

To Be a Latino in This Country and to Be Relatively Conscious Is to Be In a Rage Almost All the Time

César Vargas | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

There's a reason why racism and discrimination is called systemic. It means it happens everywhere with everything. So yes, I have an issue with injustice everywhere. Not just the injustice that I think affects me.

The Death of Thrifty Kink?

Scott Stiffler | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Stiffler

I've lived in the middle of Manhattan for the better part of 19 years -- and until recently, "cheap" did a bang-up job of describing the nature, and price, of thrills on that wonderfully welcoming downscale strip of West 14th Street, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues.

Big(ger) Dreams than Gentrification

Robert LoCascio | Posted 09.09.2015 | New York
Robert LoCascio

The Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp. still exists and continues to contribute to the development of this community. Today, Bedford-Stuyvesant is a trendy, sought-after neighborhood. The median income has risen and as a result, higher-end residential properties and businesses are following to set up shop.

Poet Breaks Down Gentrification And Its Ripple Effect On Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

Rent hikes and overpriced coffee shops are synonymous with gentrification, but it's so much more than that.  It's also about the burden...

Tackling the Taboo: Low Income Housing in the U.S.

Jimmy Ramirez | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Jimmy Ramirez

If our city governments insist on privatizing the development of affordable housing, which the District has done for the past 30 years, then it is the responsibility of that same government to step in when market forces come up short.

A Memorable Closing Speech

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Rabbi David Wolpe

All Americans have witnessed this past summer that the system had deep flaws and needs work from all of us to repair what is prejudiced, or cruel or wrong. But each day in countless ways, America works.

Preview: 2015 Detroit Tax Foreclosure Auction

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 08.19.2015 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

In the next two months, over 25,000 properties across Detroit will be put up for sale in the nation's largest-ever municipal property auction. In any other city, this would be groundbreaking news but, in Detroit, it hardly budges from the status quo.