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Fight To Save Black Culture In Gentrifying D.C. Continues After Go-Go Victory

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Apr 14, 2019 12:51 PM 1+ week ago

Fight To Save Black Culture In Gentrifying D.C. Continues After Go-Go Victory

Community members joined #DontMuteDC to protest efforts to suppress the music that has played at a famed intersection for decades.

The Washington Post via Getty Images A MetroPCS storefront in Washington, D.C., is again bringing the sounds of the city's go-go music to the corner of Florida and Georgia avenues.

Many people in Washington, D.C., are celebrating a recent successful effort to bring the sounds of go-go, a genre of music rooted in black culture, back to a city intersection. Meanwhile, efforts to protect black culture in a gentrified D.C. continue.

Members of the D.C. community have said this week that they are hoping to build off the momentum of a viral online petition to protect the city's indigenous go-go music, which combines elements of funk, hip-hop, soul and other styles.

Community activist and author Ronald ...

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