PITTSBURGH: Slumlords and Residents Clash Over Housing Conditions in Homewood

Photo: Homewood row houses owned by the Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By Samantha Murray Over the past several months, at least six tenants of the Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO) in the Black working-class neighborhood of Homewood have come forward reporting neglected repairs and harassment from AHRCO staff.  Anger has boiled over into actions taken at the leasing office, including large … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Slumlords and Residents Clash Over Housing Conditions in Homewood

VIDEO: Speeches at Vigil for Veneranda Martinez in Austin

The above video showcases speeches from the night of Veneranda Martinez’s vigil in Montopolis. A working mother of three, Veneranda was killed by her estranged husband recently after repeatedly having called for police protection to no avail; her funeral was Thursday morning. During these speeches, the officiating priest and nonprofit representatives made calls for peace and respecting the authority of the police, whereas representatives from … Continue reading VIDEO: Speeches at Vigil for Veneranda Martinez in Austin

AUSTIN: “Boycott” Graffiti Against Landlords On Former Blue Cat Cafe

By Jakob Stein Earlier today, graffiti reading “Boycott F&F” was seen painted on the doors of the former Blue Cat Cafe at 1401 East Cesar Chavez in the historic Chicano barrio on the East side of Austin. “F&F” refers to F&F Real Estate Ventures led by Jordan French and Darius Fisher, at one time the co-owners of the land where the building sits. F&F faced … Continue reading AUSTIN: “Boycott” Graffiti Against Landlords On Former Blue Cat Cafe

HOUSTON: Protests Continue Against Gentrification of East Houston

Photo: An officer attempts to intimidate protesters at “Unsilent Night,” an event put on by gentrifier interests in Houston. By Jennifer Kelly On December 4, a group of protesters disrupted an event carried out in downtown Houston by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), the non-profit organization behind the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan, a proposal to build a string of extravagant parks along the bayou … Continue reading HOUSTON: Protests Continue Against Gentrification of East Houston

LOS ANGELES: Anti-Gentrification Activists March in Highland Park Christmas Parade

Photo: Activists hold banner which reads “Our Community is Not for Sale.” By Audrey Hellenbrecht On December 1, activists and supporters of Northeast Los Angeles United (NELA United) and revolutionary organization Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) marched in the 75th Annual Highland Park Christmas Parade, bringing an openly anti-gentrification political message to the city-sponsored event. NELA Riders, a local community group with a focus on restoring … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Anti-Gentrification Activists March in Highland Park Christmas Parade

LOS ANGELES: Gentrifier Yoga Studio Tagged by Highland Park Residents

Photo: Graffiti on the front entrance of Namaste, a yoga studio in Highland Park recognized as a force of gentrification. By Audrey Hellenbrecht  On the morning of November 18, graffiti was found on the front door of Namaste yoga studio, a local gentrifier in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles (NELA). The graffiti reads “Northeast ain’t for sale -NEM.” At this point it … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Gentrifier Yoga Studio Tagged by Highland Park Residents

AUSTIN: Activists Shut Down Museum Event to Uphold Boycott of Los Angeles Arts Non-Profit

Photo: Activists and Community Members take over a discussion hosting Self Help Graphics & Art at the Blanton Art Museum By David Martinez Last night, activists with the revolutionary organization Defend Our Hoodz (DOH), university students, and community members took over a discussion panel held at the Blanton Art Museum on the University of Texas campus to uphold a boycott called against Self Help Graphics … Continue reading AUSTIN: Activists Shut Down Museum Event to Uphold Boycott of Los Angeles Arts Non-Profit

AUSTIN: Posters Against E.A.S.T. Arts Festival Pasted Outside Artist Apartments in Riverside

Photo: Posters outside artists’ apartments denouncing the East Austin Studio Tour’s expansion into the Riverside area By Jakob Stein This morning Incendiary received photos of large posters pasted near the apartment entrances of two artists participating in this year’s East Austin Studio Tours (E.A.S.T.), an annual event which promotes the studios and homes of petty bourgeois artists in East Austin. The actions targeted Tamora Burk … Continue reading AUSTIN: Posters Against E.A.S.T. Arts Festival Pasted Outside Artist Apartments in Riverside

AUSTIN: Council Members Confronted Across City Following Approval of Domain On Riverside

Photo: Austin Monitor’s Trivia Night with council members, on left, being confronted by activists. Editors Note: This article has been amended to better represent events that occurred at Austin Monitor trivia night, including a militant confrontation between a community member and Council Member Pio Renteria. By Robert Madrone, with contributions from Serena Ayers This week, anti-gentrification activists and community members confronted Austin City Council members … Continue reading AUSTIN: Council Members Confronted Across City Following Approval of Domain On Riverside

HOUSTON: Plan to Gentrify East Houston Faces Early Opposition

Photo: Artist rendering of mixed-use “East River” project, part of nonprofit Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s plans to gentrify the Fifth Ward and East End. By Jennifer Kelly Over the last month, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), a nonprofit comprised of developers, real estate agents, and city officials, has revealed its plan to gentrify east Houston, particularly the Fifth Ward and East End. From the moment its plans … Continue reading HOUSTON: Plan to Gentrify East Houston Faces Early Opposition