African American

August 29, 2015, 7am PDT
Is gentrification the inevitable result of land use planning that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by favoring infill development over auto-dependent sprawl? The Urban Displacement Project looks at the unintended effects of Plan Bay Area.
Marin Independent Journal
Feature
January 9, 2012, 11am PST

Foreclosures continue to decimate communities around the nation, with black neighborhoods being the hardest hit.

John I. Gilderbloom
January 7, 2010, 6am PST
Once the Capital of Black America, Harlem is undergoing a population shift that is taking blacks out of the majority.
The New York Times
July 29, 2009, 2pm PDT
Researchers at the Pew Charitable Trust have found that the neighborhood in which a child is raised is a powerful indicator of adult economic success.
The Washington Post
June 29, 2009, 6am PDT
The downfall of the American auto industry is also having a major impact on middle and working class African-American families. This piece from the <em>The New York Times Magazine</em> looks at the connection.
The New York Times Magazine
December 5, 2008, 7am PST
Elected officials in the Atlanta area decide to relocate a historic cemetery to make room for a landfill. NAACP officials believe the relocation fits a pattern of racial discrimination.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 9, 2008, 7am PDT
In this article, Deneen Borelli argues that elite environmentalists are blocking access to natural resources that are abundant and in urgent need. As a result, higher costs of stricter energy requirements hit poor black communities the hardest.
The Root
September 30, 2008, 9am PDT
Founded in the 1880s, Eatonville, FL was the first all-African American town to be incorporated in the U.S. It is also the childhood home of writer Zora Neale Hurston. Today, the community strives to balance its history and the future.
The New York Times
August 8, 2008, 6am PDT
Integrated inner-city public schools were the first to see this phenomenon more than 20 years ago -- classrooms that were predominately children of color. This was attributed to White Flight: the abandoning of the inner city by middle class Caucasians. Not only are minority youth populations the majority of the public school enrollments throughout the country, they are also now a majority of several United States cities and counties.
The New York Times