African Americans Return To 'City Life'

Urban areas are the latest desirable neighborhoods for many middle-class African Americans.
May 1, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A growing number of affluent and middle-class African-Americans moving back into traditionally black inner-city areas across America. "It's a dramatic reversal from the days when when many African- Americans believed a home in the suburbs was a measure of 'making it.'... As a result, city neighborhoods from Atlanta to Chicago are in the throes of renewal - with all the vibrancy, anxiety, and transformation that entails. New York's Harlem is, perhaps, the most famous current example, but neighborhoods from Pittsburgh to Washington are metamorphosing, too."

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Published on Thursday, April 29, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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