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Black Urbanism at Work

Black Americans have been working hard to build a better world.
June 4, 2020, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Oscar Perry Abello shares a compendium of articles featuring the work of Black Americans in building a different world—the receipts, so to speak. "It can happen through voting, donating, spending, investing, or non-financial means," according to Abello. 

The list of articles also comes with a call to action for the rest of us to examine our actions. 

If you’re not in a city where one of those initiatives is, or if you don’t have wealth to invest or much spending power, go seek out the nearest black community. Find somewhere they’re convening, listen and observe. If you come with your whole genuine self and set aside what you might think you know, you’ll be surprised at how quickly some way of joining their work becomes apparent, no matter who you are.


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Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Next City
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