As landlords find loopholes to evict tenants, a concurrent push for gentrification in communities of color
The red Honda parked on Debee Anderson's lawn saved her and her daughter's life when they fled Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Anderson was picking up medication for her daughter and about to return to her Spring Lake home when a state trooper told her she couldn't, because of river flooding.
Durham, development and gentrification
Worth your time today: an interesting long-read in the News & Observer about Durham’s boom – and whether minority-owned businesses have benefited. (Spoiler: It does not appear that they have.) From the piece: Pre-revitalization, in 2004, just 5 percent of downtown businesses were minority-owned. That’s 42 of 824 businesses at the time. As the city […]