Black People : Is Eminent Domain happening in your hood? White developers, snatching Black homes?

oldiesman

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is eminent domain happening...?

This has gone on currently around Columbia U. under so called states rights, and the stereotype of "ghetto blight"

Has this happened in your local Black urban, suburban or rural community?
i've been saying this for awhile now,in d.c.it used to be[chocolate city]named so for it's mostly black population,but that's changing in a hurry as our people are being pushed out because whites want their city back[eveything was cool til we started to move to the burbs in droves]the good liberals said enough is enough and then the retake began..oh i must be politically correct-REGENIFICATION i think is the term they use oh they started out small the downtown areas got a facelift,but we all know that the whiteman never does a takeover on the small,they even have tours to the ghetto[no joke]i find it very peculiar that shortly after the crack wars of the eighties[at one time d.c.was the murder capital]then they wanted the city back,but this plan was laid out back in 68 while we were burning down the hood the jewish store owners had already sold the land to the government and if you don't believe me go to your library and get a book called[ten blocks from the white house]which tells the true story of the d.c.roits of 68,but we shouldn't be surprised because the native americans were pushed from thier land[and they had the whole country]and we only have afew blocks.
 

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i've been saying this for awhile now,in d.c.it used to be[chocolate city]named so for it's mostly black population,but that's changing in a hurry as our people are being pushed out because whites want their city back[eveything was cool til we started to move to the burbs in droves]the good liberals said enough is enough and then the retake began..oh i must be politically correct-REGENIFICATION i think is the term they use oh they started out small the downtown areas got a facelift,but we all know that the whiteman never does a takeover on the small,they even have tours to the ghetto[no joke]i find it very peculiar that shortly after the crack wars of the eighties[at one time d.c.was the murder capital]then they wanted the city back,but this plan was laid out back in 68 while we were burning down the hood the jewish store owners had already sold the land to the government and if you don't believe me go to your library and get a book called[ten blocks from the white house]which tells the true story of the d.c.roits of 68,but we shouldn't be surprised because the native americans were pushed from thier land[and they had the whole country]and we only have afew blocks.
we shouldn, t be surprised ,

so we should just be complacent, sit around and just let it happen?
 

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Unfortunately, "Eminent Domain" in the "Hood" aint nothing new....

Mechanicsville (Atlanta)

Mechanicsville is a neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. It sits in the shadow of both downtown Atlanta and Turner Field. The neighborhood is bounded by I-20 on the north, the I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector on the east, and the Southern Railway lines on the south and west.

Mechanicsville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Atlanta. The neighborhood sprang up in the late 1800s, adjacent to several railroad lines just south of downtown. The name "Mechanicsville" comes from the "mechanics" that worked on the railway lines. It was once a vibrant multiethnic community with working class blacks and middle class whites, and home to several prominent merchant families, including the Rich family, of department store fame.

Its decline was caused by urban renewal, migration to the suburbs, and the construction of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium and the nearby interstate highways. The city of Atlanta has targeted the area for revitalization.

The movie ATL was filmed here. Big Gee of Boyz n da Hood was born and lives there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanicsville_(Atlanta)


..." A number of public redevelopment policies subjected Mechanicsville to harm in the name of redevelopment. In 1964, the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium was built just outside of the neighborhood while highway construction on the north and east furthered destruction to the neighborhood's physical resources.

In 1968, a 1,000 unit public housing complex, the McDaniel Glenn Housing Project, was constructed on the western edge of Mechanicsville to house many of the displaced lower income families in the area.

In 2005 and 2006, the residents of McDaniel Glenn were relocated as a part of a HOPE VI project and, in 2008, Columbia at Mechanicsville was opened to new and returning residents.
:10500:

From 1960 to 2000, Mechanicsville lost two-thirds of its population, dropping from 10,530 in 1960 to 3,358 in 2000.

Those remaining residents have united as a force to stall the neighborhood's decline...." :10500:

http://www.atlantacivicsite.org/Mechanicsville.html

I have a male friend who says he loves baseball, but he vowed never to set foot in that stadium nor what is, today, TURNER FIELD (which partially sits on the OLD stadium), because his grandmother lost her home in Mechanicsville to that stadium.
 

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Unfortunately, "Eminent Domain" in the "Hood" aint nothing new....






I have a male friend who says he loves baseball, but he vowed never to set foot in that stadium nor what is, today, TURNER FIELD (which partially sits on the OLD stadium), because his grandmother lost her home in Mechanicsville to that stadium.
Those remaining residents have united as a force to stall the neighborhood's decline

Hopefully there can be a national network of such activities to give support to each others efforts in this struggle
 

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