• ‘RESIDUE' Is Merawi Gerima's Salient Archive On The DC That Once Was

    10 days ago - By Essence

    Gentrification is a jarring circumstance that's been permeating major American cities, more particularly Black communities, for decades. The act of changing the character of a neighborhood via affluent residential and demographic shifts yields a different kind of culture shock, especially when one returns to so much change in their hometown after leaving. Cultural landmarks and people that once had a distinct presence are now starkly different than what memory communicates. Washington, D.C. is no stranger to this continued erasure. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition revealed in...
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