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So lets talk a/b the complexities of "buy the block" & its liberal application and invocation of Nipsey Hussle's name, especially when claiming such is "anti-gentrification" or what Nipsey was doing.

This article has been making the rounds. A thread. /1…
First a point: Black ownership does not equal anti-gentrification. Two tenant clinics per month are operated out of @CrenshawSubway's @TheUmojaCenter most of the complaints tenants make r against mom-and-pop landlords. This is a not so quiet secret out there. /2
@CrenshawSubway @TheUmojaCenter I know hella Blk landlords who specifically claim they charge market-rate rents 4 apts they inherited free-and-clear, or paid a fraction of the cost 4. They r enjoyin a certain lifestyle profiting (in some cases mightily) off someone else. Nothing special or unique a/b them. /3
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Husband of musical queen @Beyonce & multimillionaire who gentrified his own hood using #EminentDomain #BarclaysCenter tells others #NipseyHussle was doin the same 2 #Crenshaw & crowd goes wild 🤦🏾‍♂️ I really thought I’d be spending my Sunday differently.
#GentrifyYourHood #JayZ /1
1st the source: A/b 7 yrs ago I 1st saw the documentary #BattleForBrooklyn which talked a/b #JayZ & #Beyonce's role in supporting the Brooklyn Nets #BarclaysCenter I dont think I've been able to fully 4give them 4 it, then again neither has apologized. /2
Gentrification isnt simply “neighborhood improvement” but is SYSTEMIC use of private forces & PUBLIC POLICY 2 forcibly displace low-income & vulnerable residents/biz owners from land & replace them w/more affluent ppl/uses to generate capital returns. Just ✔️ the root word. /3
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