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Here’s what’s up in Atlanta today:
- A Georgia State University study found that metro Atlanta’s residential segregation is on the decline. While neighborhoods, especially in Fulton and DeKalb counties, are still highly segregated, the study indicated that more Black people are living in areas they weren’t a few decades ago, such as in Cobb and Gwinnett counties. In less surprising news, the study also noted that white people over the past two decades have started moving into predominantly Black neighborhoods in Atlanta.
“Although there were no large increases of white residents in any of these tracts, their presence in many areas of Atlanta is significant in the last decade compared to trends prior to 2010,” according to Lakshmi Pandey, senior research associate for the university’s Fiscal Research Center and Center for State and Local Finance.
- There are new developments in the case against Young Thug and others connected to his record label, Young Stoner Life. Prosecutors in the case were granted an order that shields witnesses’ contact info from the defense’s clients. The prosecution alleges that witnesses were threatened with harm or being killed if they testify. Defense lawyers have denied the claims.
- Another affordable housing development in Atlanta has broken ground. Front Porch on Auburn Avenue is a Black-led project that will include commercial space, rooftop gardens, and more than 60 housing units for sale and rent. Units for rent will be available at or below 80% of the area’s median income, and several minority-owned businesses are expected to occupy the commercial spaces.
“Our goal is for Front Porch to be the example of truly equitable development in Atlanta,” said Cheneé Joseph, the development company’s CEO and president.
- Sneakerheads, are y’all paying attention? Clark Atlanta University is getting its own Nike Dunk colorway! The university will be the first HBCU to secure this honor, joining the ranks of other schools like Georgetown University and the University of Michigan. Release is expected for later this year.
ICYMI: A Black linguistics event is coming to Stone Mountain this Saturday. From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Library, an open house focused on Georgia’s language diversity will be held by the Linguistic Justice Collaborative. All ages are welcome.
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