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  • Harlem Restaurant Sued For Trans Discrimination: Reports

    08/13/2018 6:35:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Patch ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brendan Krisel
    A restaurant chain is facing a lawsuit regarding a Harlem restaurant staff's refusal to serve a group of transgender woman and a gender nonconforming person. Deja Smith, Daniele Marino, Jonovia Chase, Jahmila Adderley and Valerie Spencer claim they were told the Texas Burgers & Chicken on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street was out of chicken when they attempted to order there on May 28, but a customer directly behind them had his order taken, according to multiple reports. A video of the discriminatory behavior went viral in May after it was posted to Instagram by "Orange is the...
  • San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

    07/09/2018 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8,2018 | KAROL MARKOWICZ
    At CityLab, Gabriel Metcalf wrote that he specifically moved to San Francisco for its progressive policies but that those policies have caused a housing shortage of epic proportions. “San Francisco progressives chose to stick with their familiar stance of opposing new development, positioning themselves as defenders of the city’s physical character,” he wrote. And: “Over the years, these anti-development sentiments were translated into restrictive zoning, the most cumbersome planning and building approval process in the country, and all kinds of laws and rules that make it uniquely difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to add housing in San Francisco.” Likewise, New York’s...
  • Business Booming at Dollar Store on Catholic Church Site

    07/03/2018 3:49:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/30/18 | Emily Williams
    For more than a century, St. Catherine of Siena Church was a cornerstone of the Charlestown neighborhood, a close-knit parish that seemed impervious to the change that swirled around it. When the Catholic church closed a decade ago, it took a piece of the old Charlestown with it, residents said. It had stood vacant ever since. But now, the church has taken on new life — if a decidedly secular one — as a haven for bargain shoppers known as Dollar Tree. Where parishioners used to receive communion, patrons now peruse aisles for food, toys, party supplies, and other discounted...
  • Study: There are now more dogs than children in east Austin

    05/30/2018 11:14:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    kxan ^ | May 30, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    The Institute for Urban Policy Research Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin found dogs now outnumber children in east Austin nearly two to one, a statistic they say is a signifier that gentrification is alive and well there...The researchers noted that between 2000-2010, the neighborhood's black population decreased by 60 percent, its Latino population decreased by 33 percent and its white population increased by 442 percent.They reported that Austin was the only fast-growing major city in the U.S. to show a decline in African Americans between 2000 and 2010. The research, which was published this spring, documented a...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • Chicago Residents Turn On Obama – He Never Saw This Coming

    12/20/2017 8:15:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 20 Dec, 2017 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Looks like Barack Obama is going to have to learn to live with disappointment. He has prepared for his presidential library for years. It’s part of his legacy. When Obama was elected, Chicago treated him literally as if he was the second coming of Christ. He was their favorite son. Nine years later, not so much. They are beginning to see the real Barack Obama at long last. The citizens of Chicago are balking at the plans for Obama’s library. In its initial bid for the right to host the library, put forth on behalf of the city, the University...
  • LA Times: Whites are moving back to Inglewood. There goes our neighborhood.

    11/26/2017 11:35:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 128 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 11/26/17 | Erin Aubry Kaplan
    everal years ago, a woman who lives around the corner in Inglewood told me a story common to black people who were among the first to move into once-white cities. She and her husband bought their house in 1967. Every day that summer, she said, her next-door neighbor came out on his porch, glaring. Whenever he saw her, this white man shouted not a greeting, but a question: Why are you here? In a few months, he was gone, along with pretty much every other white family on the block. I grew up in and around Inglewood and have lived...
  • SF legislation aims to save cultural enclaves from gentrification

    10/23/2017 8:26:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 23, 2017 | J.K. Dineen
    The fight to protect San Francisco’s cultural enclaves against gentrification and displacement typically takes the form of opposition. Activists show up at public meetings to decry upscale housing, to bash new office towers, or to disparage chain stores or fancy restaurants catering to well-heeled newcomers. But the speed with which these neighborhoods are changing suggests that it hasn’t been working very well. Now Supervisor Hillary Ronen is betting that those fighting to save what’s left of San Francisco’s cultural districts would be better served by saying yes.
  • No, gentrification isn’t making New York City less diverse

    09/14/2017 7:59:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/14/2017 | By Kay Hymowitz
    New York is losing its diversity cred. Affluent Starbucks-swilling, kale-grazing white people are taking over the city’s multiracial ecosystem. At least that’s what the sophisticates tell us. The truth is Gotham’s population — even apart from the famously immigrant-rich Queens County — is way more diverse and way less white than it was 25 years ago. According to the Census Bureau, 43 percent of the denizens of the five boroughs were white in 1990. As of 2010, the figure was only 33.3 percent. Over the span of those same two decades, the total population of the Big Apple increased by...
  • ‘Black branding’ — how a D.C. neighborhood was marketed to white millennials

    05/05/2017 2:41:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 79 replies
    Street crime in moderate doses doesn’t deter white millennials from swarming to take over traditionally black urban neighborhoods. On the contrary, they take pride in moving into an edgy, “authentic” community — and even brag about the violence. That’s what American University professor Derek S. Hyra argues in his new book, “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” about gentrification in the District. At one point during his four years of field research in the Shaw/U Street neighborhood, he attended a local fundraiser where white recent arrivals seemed to boast about crime in their adopted neighborhood. “They described neighborhood...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer's "Race-Card" Backfires! (Flashback 2006)

    Larry Elder reads from a 2006 article in The American Spectator entitled, "Race to the Top" (http://tinyurl.com/gn88j7m). In the article we find out some interesting sides to the new Senate Minority Leader. And I am sure this info will become much more public now that the words of Sen. Schumer (D-NY) are in the troposphere.
  • Why the Ghost Ship 'slipped through the cracks' of Oakland inspectors despite repeated safety...

    12/13/2016 6:45:36 PM PST · by SteveH · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 10, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton, Ben Poston and Veronica Rocha
    The fact that the warehouse was not on the fire inspection system is puzzling because the city Fire Prevention Bureau is required to conduct annual inspections of all commercial buildings and multifamily residences, according to city ordinance. Some former residents described the warehouse as a cluttered “death trap” lacking fire sprinklers and filled with debris and exposed wires. Some said they made complaints to the city. People rented space in the building even though it was zoned only for warehouse use. The death toll from the fire was so high because the warehouse was hosting an unpermitted concert that night....
  • MAN FIGHTS EVICTION AFTER RENT INCREASE FROM $1,800 PER MONTH TO $8,000

    06/26/2016 9:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    ABC13 ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Vic Lee
    A San Francisco man is fighting to stay in his apartment, after his landlord suddenly hiked his rent from $1,800 a month to $8,000. The tenant has appealed this incredible rent hike to the city, but it may be too late. He may find himself out of his apartment before the city's rent board decides if it's legal or not. One thing is certain -- it's one of the highest rent increases in recent history in San Francisco. The apartment building sits in the heart of North Beach, on the corner of Columbus and Scotland streets.
  • Justin Timberlake Attacked for ‘Cultural Appropriation’ After Praising Black Actor

    06/27/2016 12:02:19 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Alex Griswold
    Pop star Justin Timberlake received flack on Twitter after he tweeted his support for actor Jesse Williams‘ stirring speech on racism at the BET Awards. Timberlake was then barraged with comments accusing him of “cultural appropriation” and “gentrification” and blaming him for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • ‘Corruption In Full Force’: Voter Claims There Were No GOP Ballots In Harlem

    04/19/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 19, 2016 | CBS Staff
    It’s primary day in New York and as many voters scramble to cast their ballots before, during, and after work, some are also running into unfortunate circumstances. It’s not often that New Yorkers’ votes are pivotal in a presidential primary and many at polling places across the state are determined to make their’s count.... At one polling site at Carlton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the site coordinator didn’t even bother to show up and it took about an hour-and-a-half to find a replacement so the poll could open. Television and radio contributor John Burnett took to Twitter to...
  • Ted Cruz Holds Small Bronx Event After Cancelled School Appearance

    04/07/2016 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is facing an uphill battle in New York. For example, an event in the Bronx garnered what the New York Post estimated to be just shy of 100 people on the same day that GOP frontrunner and New Yorker Donald Trump held a rally that brought in what Trump estimated to be 17,000. On Tuesday afternoon there was an announcement for a Wednesday afternoon event at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School. Within hours the Cruz campaign released updated information for a Wednesday afternoon Bronx event that showed an entirely different Chinese-Dominican restaurant location. News broke Wednesday that...
  • Protester Disrupts Cruz NYC Event: A "Right-Wing Bigot" Has No Place In Th Bronx

    04/06/2016 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6,2016 | Pam Key
    On Wednesday, MSNBC reported on a New York City protester disrupting an event for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The protester yelled that Cruz is a “right-wing bigot” before being led out of the venue by the authorities.
  • NYC teacher fined $300 for showing students beheading video

    03/19/2016 10:50:08 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    680 News ^ | March 19, 2016 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario, a veteran teacher earning $105,000 a year, showed the video to eighth-graders at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media during the 2014-2015 school year.</p>