Gentrification Comes in the Form of Promises and Opportunities Communicated by Graphic Design

I remember seeing the real estate signs in the community and thinking how odd this was. During the 1970s, my section of North Philadelphia was a vibrant fragile community populated with poor and working class African Americans. I spent most of my childhood years on Uber Street bound between Susquehanna Avenue and Diamond Street. ‘The avenue’ as we called it was teeming with diverse Black businesses which also included emerging Asian merchants. …

Ron Tinsley

Founder of Prophetik Soul Branding + Design | Graphic Designer | Educator | Visual Anthropologist

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