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The Cities Where Gentrification and Covid-19 Collide

A look at the crises impacting people of color in Miami, Oakland, and Brooklyn, where residents fight to protect their communities

A group of housing activists in Brooklyn with a “cancel rent” sign. A Black woman stands in the front wearing a mask.
Housing activists gather to protest alleged tenant harassment by a landlord and call for cancellation of rent in the Crown Heights neighborhood on July 31, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

Kerbie Joseph has lived in the same Crown Heights apartment her entire life. A first-generation American of Haitian descent, she has also watched the…

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Kovie Biakolo

Kovie Biakolo

Culture writer and multiculturalism scholar. Find my best stuff here: www.koviebiakolo.com

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