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peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

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President Obama said today that the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine yesterday, killing 298 people aboard, was fired from territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists. A U.S. official earlier had told The Times that U.S. intelligence agencies reached a preliminary conclusion that pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine fired the missile. The U.S. is seeking further intelligence before reaching a final conclusion, the official said.
A powerful Buk missile launcher may have brought down the plane. Learn more about it above.

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President Obama said today that the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine yesterday, killing 298 people aboard, was fired from territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists. A U.S. official earlier had told The Times that U.S. intelligence agencies reached a preliminary conclusion that pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine fired the missile. The U.S. is seeking further intelligence before reaching a final conclusion, the official said.

A powerful Buk missile launcher may have brought down the plane. Learn more about it above.

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nyashajunior:

Just released! Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions. Edited by LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant, Tamura A. Lomax, and Carol B. Duncan.

This volume “examines Perry’s works from interdisciplinary perspectives and provides a necessary response to Perry’s current…

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Cudi speaking on depression 

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Cudi speaking on depression 

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A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970s

The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982. Here’s a quick look at the series, and you can see the whole thing over at The Atlantic.

Yes!

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reifferschizzle:

Portraits taken by John Goto in Lewisham circa 1977. He’s just published Lovers Rock, a book of these, and you can check out more of them on this page.

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In 1996, at the height of the Bosnian wars, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor named David Rohde uncovered a horrifying story that became an enduring symbol of the genocidal nature of that conflict, earning him his first Pulitzer Prize. Endgame is the full-length narrative of the nightmare he stumbled upon in the town of Srebrenica, where a massacre of historic proportions has been allowed to happen due to the negligence of the United States, NATO, and the United Nations. Told through the eyes of the soldiers, peacekeepers, and civilians who were there, this is a vital, unforgettable work of history about an atrocity that could have been prevented. (Amazon)

If anyone is interested in reading about Srebrenica, I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s one of my favourites and, I think, excellently documents the event.

fuckyeahbalkans:

In 1996, at the height of the Bosnian wars, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor named David Rohde uncovered a horrifying story that became an enduring symbol of the genocidal nature of that conflict, earning him his first Pulitzer Prize. Endgame is the full-length narrative of the nightmare he stumbled upon in the town of Srebrenica, where a massacre of historic proportions has been allowed to happen due to the negligence of the United States, NATO, and the United Nations. Told through the eyes of the soldiers, peacekeepers, and civilians who were there, this is a vital, unforgettable work of history about an atrocity that could have been prevented. (Amazon)

If anyone is interested in reading about Srebrenica, I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s one of my favourites and, I think, excellently documents the event.

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