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From vacant lots to urban gardens: a story on listening to neighbors (and not strangers in suits).

This video highlights how the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) successfully organized people from across the African diaspora to revitalize their community and stop big developers from replacing their historic neighborhood with hotels, big box department stores, and high-rise condos. People used a community land trust to keep the neighborhood under their own control. DSNI’s powerful story shows us that …

Meet the last black man in San Francisco.

Increased wealth and unfair housing laws have led to the drastic displacement of blacks and Latinos in the Bay Area. This profile of San Francisco native, Jimmie Fails, puts a human face to this displacement. Read this story about “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and a get a unique glimpse into San Francisco’s remaining black community. Also, watch …