- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - About a dozen community and business leaders will participate in a three-part panel discussion that will look at the opportunities for longtime residents in an evolving Detroit.

The Gentrification in Detroit panel will meet Thursday evening at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art.

Art center founder George N’Namdi says “psychological gentrification” is pushing blacks and poor city residents from new arts, business and urban development initiatives without physically uprooting them.

Thursday’s program will focus on the arts in Detroit. A March 19 panel will discuss blacks and business opportunities. Urban development issues will be discussed on April 16.


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