African American History Culture : 'Black Capitalism' Promised a Better City for Everyone. What Happened?

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'Black Capitalism' Promised a Better City for Everyone. What Happened?



Despite its financial success, Florence’s son Clifford Florence said Eltrex was straying from its original mission.

“They lost sight of the advocacy that they should be doing for the poor and began to look at the money,” he said.


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Happens all the time :facepalm:





A historically Black town stood in the way of a pipeline – so developers claimed it was mostly white



Residents fought against a planned compressor station meant to help the gas move through the pipeline, arguing that because Union Hill is a historic Black community, the resulting air pollution would be an environmental injustice.

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