Preserving Black Culture in the Face of GentrificationTriggered AF Podcast

Preserving Black Culture in the Face of Gentrification

As we enter Black History Month and the season 3 finale of Triggered AF, your hosts welcome the executive director of the Black Archives, History & Research Foundation, Timothy A. Barber, to discuss the importance of preserving black culture in spite of the challenges.

Focusing specifically on gentrification, tune in as they discuss how to empower a community as well as develop it. From investing in the culture and history that already exists to rehabbing structures in a way that people can remain and thrive in their neighborhood, listen in as they challenge gentrification, and reverse engineer the process to start benefiting the community as a whole.


  • Does gentrification help or hurt?
  • How to marry gentrification with redevelopment
  • The history of Overtown and urban removal
  • Why the preservation of black art and culture is so important
  • Investing in leaders and gatekeepers we can trust
  • Are there any positive effects of gentrification?
  • Preserving The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater


“If you don't know your history, you will never know when they're trying to take you back.”

“You have to find a way to empower the people that live in the area prior to bringing in those levels of housing and things of that nature. Because the first thing they need is jobs.”

“Going back to the gentrification effect, bringing these new people in, the difficult part of it is to get them to invest in the community, other than just paying rent in the community.”


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These ladies talk about real, relatable content. Specifically the Villainous Victims episode. And it’s true…we are all villains in someone else’s story, which can be tough to admit. But necessary to understand.

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This show is such a great listen for young and mature women to let you know you 1) no you’re not crazy 2) you’re no alone 3) your feelings matter. Thank you Alechia & Dani for your real and raw conversations. This should be a TV show!

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I loved Dani views of this topic because I grew up in church also , but as an adult I figured out for myself that we truly should have a relationship with God and I listen to Mike Todd a preacher from Tulsa and he also states same thing. Belief and relationship with God doesn’t require rituals or any of that. I don’t let anything that I’ve seen in the church sway me from my belief in God. I believe in God not man or a religion. God does want us to fellowship with others but God is everywhere! I turn on my worship music all the time at home, in the car etc. it doesn’t require us to be in church because we can have church anywhere

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