Haki Madhubuti has lived his life as an act of defiance And the 76-year-old educator, essayist, activist, and founder of Third World Press is as radical as ever.

By Patrick T. Reardon Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe Haku Madhubuti in his office at Third World Press NOLIS ANDERSON   Don L. Lee was ten years old when his mother, Maxine, took him and his younger sister to visit the minister of one of the largest black churches in Detroit. It was mid-20th-century […]

Black Meccas are Shrinking

Black Meccas are Shrinking

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader In Bronzeville, whites and Asians are exercising at LA Fitness and shopping at Mariano’s supermarket on S. King Drive. In Harlem, a Banana Republic factory store sits next to the world-famous Apollo Theater, drawing affluent white shoppers who are paying high prices in what was once America’s Black capital. Black […]

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing

Gentrification: high tech ethnic cleansing Harry C. Alford, For New Pittsburgh Courier HARRY C. ALFORD Gentrification as defined by Wikipedia: “Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents. This is a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning. Gentrification can improve […]

Chicago, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia losing Blacks to ‘reverse migration’ By crusader – July 9, 2018

Chicago, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia losing Blacks to ‘reverse migration’ By crusader – July 9, 2018

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader In Bronzeville, whites and Asians are exercising at LA Fitness and shopping at Mariano’s supermarket on S. King Drive. In Harlem, a Banana Republic factory store sits next to the world-famous Apollo Theater, drawing affluent white shoppers who are paying high prices in what was once America’s Black capital. Black […]

Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council announces new R&B mapping project with H.S. student interns for National Tourism Week and Preservation Month

  For immediate release May 7th, 2018   Black Metropolis Convention &  Tourism Council announces new R&B mapping project with H.S. student interns for National Tourism Week and Preservation Month    The Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council (BMC&TC), Bronzeville’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) has announced a series of new project launches for National Travel […]

THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER: A SYMPOSIUM

THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CENTER: A SYMPOSIUM

    The Obama Presidential Center: A Symposium The Obama Presidential Center: A Symposium Published on Mar 9, 2018 Community leaders, along with architecture and urban planning experts, discuss the impact the Obama Presidential Center will have on Chicago’s South Side. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). cantv.org      Go to […]

Center in Paris

Center in Paris

The Black Metropolis, between Past and Future: Race, Urban Planning and African-American Culture in Chicago University of Chicago Home About the Center Undergraduate Courses Graduate Students Faculty Giving to the Center Events Encountering Paris Search Published on Nov 15, 2017 International and Multidisciplinary Colloquium 15-18 November 2017 The Black Metropolis, Between Past & Future: Race, […]