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Basic Black: Gentrification... and the tipping point

Original broadcast date: April 25, 2014

A November 2013 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that Boston is experiencing one of the fastest rates of gentrification of cities in the US. This week on Basic Black, we look at how gentrification changes the nature and culture of a community and how Boston's impacted communities are responding.

Articles about changes in Dudley Square and pre-developed Boston.


Panelists:

- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, NECN
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- Janelle Chan, Executive Director, Asian Community Development Corporation
- Derek Lumpkins, Executive Director, Discover Roxbury
- Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Director of Community Organizing, Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition
 

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ABOUT BASIC BLACK

Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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