African Americans

A post for The Corner Side Yard broadens the definition of urbanism as a field of practice to include more African Americans in the discussion of who has influence in improving cities.
Jul 8, 2015   The Corner Side Yard
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
Feb 16, 2015   NPR
The same minority groups hit hardest by the housing bust are benefiting least during recovery.
Mar 17, 2014   MetroTrends Blog
Fifty years ago today, participants in the March on Washington were seeking to narrow the economic gap between America's blacks and whites. After five decades, that gulf remains. Vauhini Vara explains how homeownership is partly to blame.
Aug 28, 2013   The New Yorker
Could 'the Hill' neighborhood in Talbot County, MD predate New Orleans' Treme as the nation's oldest continuously inhabited black community? That's what archaeologists are trying to find out in the back yard of the local women’s club.
Jul 28, 2013   The Washington Post
The first major American city to have a black majority, Washington D.C.'s demographics have shifted again.
Jul 19, 2011   The New York Times
African Americans in the North are reversing the trend set by their parents and grandparents by migrating back to the South. This post from <em>Grist</em> looks at the impact on communities and urbanism.
Jul 2, 2011   Grist
A recent study by Queens College for the New York Times shows that more than 50% of African-Americans who left New York in 2009 moved to the South.
Jun 23, 2011   The New York Times
Washington D.C. has for many years had a high population of African Americans. But now, they're moving out to the suburbs and white people are moving in.
Feb 19, 2011   NPR