New York City
In the 21st century, Harlem is falling prey to the familiar onslaught of gentrification, a process which drives up rental costs and consequently displaces inhabitants of the neighborhood. Low income people of color are often the most negatively affected.
It’s a hot, sunny, summer, afternoon on July 9, 2019; about 88 degrees. On this day, Vaughn Jefferson, AKA The Cure Rater, unveils an original mural honoring the late Dr. Frank Mickens, a Bedford-Stuyvesant community icon, to a large crowd outside the Ideal Food Basket grocery store at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and...
T.lovere seems to have fully embraced this approach to life, and that risk has been a small price for the many forms of connection and inspiration she’s put into the world