Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Protecting the birthplace of hiphop from gentrification

Well, having 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the west Bronx declared a national historic site would protect the place where hip-hop began, but it would also protect the working-class families living there from being tossed out on their asses. An excerpt from the NYT story: Hip-hop was born in the west Bronx. Not the South Bronx, […]

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Mon, May 21 2007 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

Police pose as reporters to bust activist

From CP via CTV.ca: Kim Kerr of the Downtown Eastside Residents Association says Cunningham was called by someone posing as a reporter from the free Vancouver daily newspaper 24 Hours asking for an interview. (Vancouver Police spokesman Tim) Fanning confirmed that. He said it was done so that (David) Cunningham would be by himself in […]

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