I speak with community organizer, researcher, and writer Taiza Troutman to discuss urban development, trap music, Tyler Perry, activism, homelessness, neoliberalism, displacement and, above all else, gentrification in Atlanta.
Audio used throughout the episode was provided graciously by Eva Dickerson, activist, educator, and all around comrade. Watch the full video in which this audio is from here.
Some of the books mentioned in the episode:
Rashad Shabazz, Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
Lester K. Spence, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics
Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval