Keith Boykin and Alan Mallach to Lead Discussion on new Black Middle Neighborhood Data, Challenges, and Opportunities

March 11, 2021

Black urban middle neighborhoods are facing an existential crisis. In city after city, the middle neighborhoods that face the greatest challenges and have seen the sharpest declines are those largely occupied by African-American families. Compared to other middle neighborhoods, these neighborhoods are not only declining more sharply, but are seeing the least benefit from their cities’ revival.

Join CNN political commentator and author Keith Boykin, national community development scholar Alan Mallach, and local leaders Nedra Sims Fears (Executive Director, Greater Chatham Initiative, Chicago) and Cherelle L. Parker (Majority Leader, Philadelphia City Council) to discuss how we reverse the trend of decline in Black middle neighborhoods.

Black Middle Neighborhoods: Reversing the Downward Trajectory in Legacy Cities

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST | Register Now

Attend this panel event for:

  • New findings from a report by Alan Mallach published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Center for Community Progress entitled “Making the Comeback: Reversing the Downward Trajectory of African-American Middle Neighborhoods in Legacy Cities,”
  • A deep look at the impacts of decline for African-American communities and families, and
  • Answers and ideas from leading local and national leaders on what can be done to stabilize and revitalize these neighborhoods.


This event is co-sponsored by the Middle Neighborhoods Community of Practice, the National Community Stabilization TrustNeighborWorks America, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Center for Community Progress.

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