Empty seats, feral cats, angry fans: Oakland A's push for new home as crowds stay away

May 11, 2022
Some fans are convinced the team is trying to keep fans away as it eyes a potential new home in Las Vegas.
A's manager Mark Kotsay, left, and pitcher Frankie Montas during a contest with the Detroit Tigers. With A's home games attracting few fans, the team hopes for a new stadium to play in, built with assistance from the city.
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Is racist housing policy the real villain in "Candyman"?

Oct 21, 2021
Brentin Mock of Bloomberg CityLab says Candyman represents what bad, racist housing policy created and what gentrification tries to erase.
A crew demolishes part of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project in 2011. The site, which now hosts luxury apartments and high-end shops, is the setting for the horror film "Candyman."
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BBQ used to be poor folks' food. Now, some of it is $36 per pound.

Oct 14, 2021
Pitmasters have become social media and television stars. A few have won James Beard Awards.
Tootsie Tomanetz, the 86-year-old pitmaster at Snow's BBQ, tends to sausages on a Saturday morning in Lexington, Texas. Tomanetz has been cooking barbecue since 1966 and says she never could have imagined the popularity she's witnessing today.
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Could the Steel City become a silicon city? A look at a post 9/11 Pennsylvania

This weekend marks 20 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. We check in on Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed in a field. Marketplace's Nova Safo joins us from Pittsburgh.
 In Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood, which used to be majority Black, longtime businesses mix with newcomers popping up amid redevelopment spurred by tech industry growth.
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"Miss Juneteenth" tells the story of a Black woman trying to build a better economic future

Feb 8, 2021
Writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses her debut film and the economic realities it draws upon.
Turquoise (Nicole Beharie) with her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze), in "Miss Juneteenth."  Channing Godfrey Peoples' story was inspired by Black women in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.
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The man at the center of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"

Jun 12, 2019
In a new film called, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" Jimmie Fails plays a fictionalized version of himself.
Jimmie Fails stars in A24's "The Last Black Man in San Francisco."
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My Economy: Starting a small business in Echo Park

Apr 5, 2019
Maurice Harris wanted to open a coffee shop when he saw his neighborhood changing. The process wasn't easy.
Maurice Harris is the owner of Bloom & Plume Coffee in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California.
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People gentrifying NYC neighborhoods have a lot of complaints

Jul 2, 2018
A new data analysis shows correlation between 311 calls, changing demographics and property values in gentrifying neighborhoods.
Congregating on the stoop, depicted in this photograph taken in 1955, has been part of life for immigrant communities in New York for a long time.
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As developers eye valuable mobile park home land, some residents have found a way to fight back

May 4, 2018
Mobile homes are one of the last vestiges of affordable home ownership in the Seattle area, but mobile homeowners are being pushed out by skyrocketing real estate values.
Next-door neighbors and Duvall Riverside Village homeowners Stephanie Rosevear (L) and Danelle Knapp (R) return home from a walk.
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As neighborhoods gentrify, how do you help residents stay in place?

Oct 27, 2017
Atlanta tax fund seeks to prevent displacement of residents as neighborhood changes.
Cities looking to stop displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods often try to protect longtime homeowners from rising property taxes. John Ahmann, head of a nonprofit in Atlanta, stands in the English Avenue neighborhood, where homeowners will receive property tax relief next year.
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