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Gentrification Causes Urban De-negrofication

by Bishop James D. Adams, pastor, St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

Historic African-American neighborhoods in big cities are in decline. Miami‚Äôs historic Overtown, formerly know as Colored Town during segregation, and Liberty City — urban communities that were once swollen with Black people and sweltering with Black culture — are losing residents and the political clout that goes with it. Currently these