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Participants stretch during a "yoga on the yard" class, one of Howard University's sesquicentennial celebration events that was open to anyone in Washington, D.C., who wanted to attend. The university is trying to foster better relations with the surrounding community. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

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Anti-gentrification activists staged a protest outside Weird Wave Coffee Brewers recently, chanting "Weird Cafe has got to go." Saul Gonzalez/KCRW hide caption

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In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

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Riders stand in a crowded bus in Montgomery, Ala. Sixty years after the historic Montgomery bus boycott, many of the city's residents say the system doesn't work for them. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

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Songdo, outside Seoul, was envisioned as a futuristic international business hub, drawing residents from all over the world. Instead, this young city has become populated mostly by Koreans. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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A South Korean City Designed For The Future Takes On A Life Of Its Own

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New apartment buildings are replacing empty lots in Mantua, one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Will Figg for NPR hide caption

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University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

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