"Submitting to pressure from these protesters and... →
"When usual Republican primary voters in the state... →
Burning Down the House →
When you decide that you don’t want William Cronon around any longer, you’ve decided you don’t want any professors, any intellectuals, any higher education. […] When the Wisconsin Republican Party misuses a public records law to ask to peer inside the core of his professional life on a fishing expedition, the message is clear: leave. Not just to Cronon, but all of his colleagues. In an...
RIP Manning Marable →
For those of you who have hit your 20 article limit, as of now this still works. Edit: Apparently, it’s going to stay working for a while.
BAR: Not a Word About Gentrification as Black... →
The corporate news media greeted new census data detailing the drastic and general decline of Black populations in center cities as if the phenomenon were, somehow, a vindication of the American dream – a cause for celebration. The dramatic increase in the movement of African Americans back to the South, which actually began decades ago, is held up as proof positive that America’s racial conflicts...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-27) →
Clams Casino (73) Das Racist (20) Moon Duo (19) Crystal Stilts (18) Wiz Khalifa (16) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Sorry for all the posts at once. I guess new...
Confessions of a Black Gentrifier: When... →
For neighborhoods where it suddenly feels like white people are “everywhere,” the U.S. Census Bureau says the vast majority of residents in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale (and Petworth, and Brookland) are still black—more than 80 percent of the residents in some gentrifying census tracts in a 2009 estimate. Perhaps that’s because just as “black people” is a proxy term for poor people in D.C.,...
TNC: End of Chocolate City →
I’m obviously sympathetic to the plight of the black urban poor. I’m sympathetic to arguments over the effects of drug laws. I’m sympathetic to arguments over the generational effects of red-lining and block-busting. I’m sympathetic to arguments over old-school racism and job discrimination. But we seem to assume, that, all things being equal, most black people would...
NYT: Many U.S. Blacks Moving to South, Reversing... →
“This is the decade of black flight,” said Mr. Frey. “It’s a new age for African-Americans. It’s long overdue, but it seems to be happening.”
Sugrue: A Dream Still Deferred →
So far, Detroit’s black suburbanization has followed a well-trodden path. Those blacks heading outward from Detroit aren’t moving to all suburbs equally. Rather, they move into places with older houses, rundown shopping districts and declining tax revenues. Such towns also typically have poorer services and fewer job opportunities than wealthier suburbs — where, despite strong...
These rappers are scared. They be like, ‘B, you weird.’ I ain’t weird. I might...– Lil B (via The Village Voice)