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Community Advocates Discuss Race, Gentrification

Monday, February 11, 2019
MARYUM ELNASSEH | US News and World Report

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of Shekinah Mitchell's favorite memories in Richmond is walking out of her favorite corner store 10 years ago and serendipitously meeting the man who would become her husband.

Today, that corner store no longer exists.

Mitchell's story is part of a larger pattern that policy experts said is becoming increasingly common in Richmond and around the nation: gentrification.