Harlem Is Gentrifying, but Black Women Still Have All the Power

CAUL BABY By Morgan Jerkins In 1998, the Melancon family of women resides on West 145th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, in a “brownstone on a quiet, picturesque block,” their house guarded by a fleur-de-lis-adorned gate “that made the entrance inaccessible.” Harlem is changing. White residents are multiplying, and rents are increasing. The Melancons afford their […]