Gentrification: It’s Not that Black and White… or Is It?

A native of New York City, I am often hurt at the sight of the overhaul of my community. Harlem was historically black; having homed the likes of many black elites during, before and after the Harlem Renaissance. Icons, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Malcolm X and James Baldwin have all called Harlem home. However gentrification today threatens to displace people of color…