Black Americans

March 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown.
Chicago Tribune
January 14, 2016, 8am PST
Is MSP really "Greater"? A brief look at the Human Ecology of Minnesota's Twin Cities reveals tremendous upside along with numerous challenges
Thriving Cities Blog
Blog post
January 3, 2016, 1pm PST
African-American migration may reflect an attempt to escape poverty-related social ills rather than an attempt to escape gentrification.
Michael Lewyn
April 20, 2015, 9am PDT
An in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals that Blacks on bikes are targeted by police as indicators of larger crimes.
Tamps Bay Times
February 8, 2015, 11am PST
Planners have good reason to be thoughtful on the occasion of Black History Month. One blogger offers reflections and insight that should inspire thoughtfulness the rest of the year, too.
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
October 6, 2014, 8am PDT
Pete Saunders examines the urban base of African-American politics since the Civil Rights and how recent trends in urbanization will require a restructuring of political agendas in cities all over the country.
The Corner Side Yard
August 28, 2013, 12pm PDT
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.
The New Yorker