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Gentrification of Houston’s Third Ward: A Threat To Its African American Culture?

There is an ongoing debate on the effects of gentrification in Houston’s historically black Third Ward. While some see the benefits, others worry it will diminish the center of African-American culture in the region. News 88.7’s Florian Martin talked with some community members and business owners in the area to get their thoughts about their […]

Third Ward Gentrification Community Members

There is an ongoing debate on the effects of gentrification in Houston's historically black Third Ward. While some see the benefits, others worry it will diminish the center of African-American culture in the region.

News 88.7’s Florian Martin talked with some community members and business owners in the area to get their thoughts about their rapidly changing corner of Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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