Tag: Gentrification

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?


Georgetown students might know the U Street corridor for its trendy boutiques and rooftop bars that have hosted many a club formal. But before the vintage stores and fusion restaurants, this stretch of D.C. was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s to the 1960s, U Street was home to hundreds of black-owned businesses,…

Jason Moran talks jazz and gentrification

Jason Moran talks jazz and gentrification


Maurice Jackson, associate professor of history and African-American studies, and Jason Moran, the university’s distinguished artist in residence and composer of the score for the movie Selma, held a discussion, “DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C.” in Copley Hall on Oct. 2. The talk, moderated by Dwandalyn Reece, curator at the Smithsonian’s…

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs


Earlier this month, consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies released a report ranking Washington, D.C. the most qualified of the 19 U.S. cities that Amazon is considering for its “HQ2,” the company’s proposed second headquarters. The report ranked each city based on four factors: transportation; education; business, lifestyle, and culture; and connectivity. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser…

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