Articles tagged: Gentrification
In the face of gentrification, go-go plays on
Go-go music is D.C. culture. Like many staples of Black culture in the nation’s rapidly gentrifying capital, go-go is under threat of erasure.
Can D.C. build bridges without breaking down community?
Redeveloping the bridge over the Anacostia River could attract jobs and support local businesses—or exacerbate the city’s housing crisis.
Justice for D.C. means statehood now
Democracy means the people have a say. If you’re one of 717,000 people who live in Washington, you don’t have that. Congress took it from you. D.C., a majority-minority city,... Read more
D.C. statehood is closer than ever. The Senate will decide its fate.
Passing along party lines, legislation to admit D.C. as the nation’s 51st state was approved by the House of Representatives on April 22.
How Georgetown students contribute to D.C.’s housing crisis
Georgetown has significantly contributed to homelessness and gentrification in D.C. We have the resources—and the imperative—to do better.
How affordable housing segregates D.C.
Affordable housing programs have done little to integrate communities, instead propagating racial difference. It's time that changes.
Why Georgetown students should support D.C. statehood
D.C. statehood is not an issue of just taxes or borders. Civil rights, racial justice, and democracy are at stake. Statehood would open up pathways for the 700,000 residents of D.C., 54 percent of whom are people of color, to advocate for themselves and access the same democratic processes that people living in states do.
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,... Read more
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,... Read more
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... Read more