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Re: As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase

Kocolicious ·
This very thang happened to Cali years ago, when the real estate was dirt cheap in and around Hollywood, Culver City and a couple of others places in the Los Angeles County area alone. Property once priced at $40,000 skyrocketed to $100,000 in one year and by the time the eighties and ninities got here, rent went from $150 to $1100 easy a month in those forementioned areas. And we won't mention the track homes that started springing up in rural desert locations. Sooooooo it can happen. And I...
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Re: As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase

sunnubian ·
I see it as two-fold, on one hand you have thousands of African Americans abandon Detroit, draining it of tax revenues in the first place, then you have White people taking advantage of the big void left by African American Flight. It's just a shame that it is the White Americans that are doing what African American should be doing in Detroit, and that is taking advantage of the dirt-cheap real estate prices. African Americans with money should be doing what these White people are doing,...
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As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase

sunnubian ·
As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase June 21, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 5 Detroit’s Black population is shrinking rapidly as residents are forced out of their homes AFRICANGLOBE – Billionaire home loan tycoon and real estate investor Dan Gilbert is anticipating a windfall from the potential bankruptcy of Detroit and is rapidly increasing his holdings in downtown Detroit. According to the Detroit News , Rock Ventures and entities affiliated with...
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The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

sunnubian ·
The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America Gilbert King Speaker: Gilbert King Date: September 4, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM Description Gilbert King has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, “Past Imperfect,” as well as The Washington Post 's “The Root.” His book, The Execution of Willie Francis , was published in...
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