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March 11, 2013

Call for Papers Focuses on Black Houston Over Past Three Decades

The Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) is calling for papers for its Invisible Houston Revisited Three Decades Later: The Black Experience in Boom and Bust Policy Summit and Book Project. The initiative follows up Invisible Houston: The Black Experience in Boom and Bust(Texas A&M University Press 1987)

June 21, 2011

20-Point Plan to Depopulate Black Atlanta

Atlanta is often affectionately called the “Black Mecca” of the South. The city has undergone a dramatic demographic shift over the past four decades. Black Atlanta is shrinking.Twenty major trends, a “20-Point Plan,” account for the depopulation of Black Atlanta. Many of these trends are detailed in The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century, a

June 04, 2011

Atlanta’s Transit Fare Hike Will Leave Poor Stranded on Side of the Road

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will vote Monday June 6 on its final budget which includes plans to raise the basic fare from $2 to $2.50. The Board also proposes to hike monthly pass fees from $68 to $95. If the budget is approved, the fare increases would go into effect on October

May 30, 2011

A 20-Point Plan to Destroy Black New Orleans After Katrina: Revisited 5 Years Later

We are just two days away from the start of the 2011 hurricane season and three months from the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.Given the timeliness of the upcoming events, I think it’s a good time to revisit Katrina and the Second Disaster: A Twenty-Point Plan to Destroy Black New Orleans, an article I wrote