LA’s Last Black Enclave Under Threat of Gentrification

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An unidentified man at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA on October 17, 2011 (Shutterstock.com).

Residents of what is considered to be one of the last Black enclaves in California are facing the possibility of being secluded from the economic boost brought by a new entertainment complex for the LA Rams and Chargers.

Inglewood, a neighborhood that has been rife with gang-related violence, is struggling to meet its goal of luring more investment while attempting to preserve one of the state’s last remaining African American urban areas, the Los Angeles Times reported. A $2.6 billion NFL stadium and entertainment district are slated for the city, as well as the $14.5 million headquarters of the LA Philharmonic’s youth orchestra. In addition, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles moved its regional headquarters to Inglewood two months ago, and the $2 billion, 8.5-mile Crenshaw light rail line is scheduled…

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