The Price of Gentrification 

July 10, 2017
The suburb of Woodstock located east of central city Cape Town, South Africa, has been undergoing social and economic change since 2007, pushing poor residents of color out and inviting the financially ept in.
Woodstock, a formerly mixed neighborhood from color to religion that maintained its’ diversity during apartheid has been shook and changed due to rising costs. Businesses and homes today continue to go under for those who can’t afford it.
It is a lucrative location for investment and economic opportunity, and a memory to residents who  faced forced evictions and relocation due to rising costs and the gentrification exacerbation during the FIFA World Cup in 2010. It is noted that during the time of the World Cup, investment rose as homes were bought and re-developed into luxury flats for incoming tourists.
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Youth for a Better Future

June 25, 2017
The youth of South Africa, like all youth across the globe, deserve a chance to build a future. This article highlights three organizations that support youth in a multitude of ways as the unique social landscape of South Africa demands various programs based on each situation. This is how South Africans are creating a better tomorrow for their youth through education, empowerment, and opportunities.
Abu Asvat Peace Club – Nation Based Education and Social Growth

The Abu Asvat Peace Club based in Lenasia, Gauteng Province in South Africa teaches high school aged youth how to build better lives, promoting an anti-racist society to their club members and call upon a Nation-based system of thought.
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The State of the Erie City School District

December 11, 2016
The Erie City School District (ECSD) in Erie, Pennsylvania is facing a budget crisis that is threatening the future of the district as four high schools may be forced to close in the 2018-2019 school year if budget trends continue.
The ECSD financial report revealed the district had a $5.8 million budget deficit for the 2016-2017 school year.

Gov. Tom Wolf and legislatures, in a newsroom press release, announced that the state budget this year included critical funding for Erie, securing an additional $7.5 million to support the district.

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Temple’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance Marches Against Rape Culture

September 25, 2016
Temple University’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) marched against rape culture in center city Saturday while most of their classmates were celebrating homecoming activities.
The March to End Rape Culture featured inspiring speakers, music, and a massive march through the streets of Philadelphia. The event welcomed all and prided itself on its intersectionality because anyone can be a victim. Not only are individuals affected, but loved ones as well. Therefore, survivors, protesters, and supporters alike and different all came together today to get the message out on the streets and via social media.
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