Category Archives: Gentrification and Displacement

Hiding Behind The Word Gentrification – An Excuse for Inaction

The other night at ECC,  the candidates were asked about gentrification,  Ward 3 candidate Gwen Wilkins went to the heart of the matter. “You have to ask yourselves, ‘How are we going to fix the abandoned, boarded-up housing if we don’t … Continue reading

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How Do We Look at Gentrification and Displacement in Rocky Mount, NC? – Part 2

      Click On: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?  -Fred Rogers Please, don’t let your notion of Gentrification fall into the category of an unexamined … Continue reading

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How Do We Look at GENTRIFICATION and DISPLACEMENT In Rocky Mount NC? -Part 1

“It’s not about you and your pocket alone; let it be for the collective joy of your entire neighborhood and beyond.” – Israelmore Ayivor Gentrification is a word that means different things to different people. It is a term used … Continue reading

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