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 rebuild if we don’t remodel? People don’t want to leave their neighborhoods and I will … Continue reading Hiding Behind The Word Gentrification – An Excuse for Inaction

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 idea. By that I mean, picking out the consequences of gentrification as it pertains to … Continue reading How Do We Look at Gentrification and Displacement in Rocky Mount, NC? – Part 2

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 to describe positive community development that includes increased home values, new businesses and job opportunities, safer … Continue reading How Do We Look at GENTRIFICATION and DISPLACEMENT In Rocky Mount NC? -Part 1