CHOCOLATE CITY

Chocolate City was created to tell the story Black culture in D.C. that is quickly disappearing due to gentrification. We want to amplify the voice of the Black community and bring back the story of Chocolate City which gave birth to a culture that we feed off today. We want to tell the story of the U Street Corridor so that people understand why it was once called “Black Broadway”. It is our hope that through Chocolate City, the current generation of youth come to see the devastating effects that gentrification and racism have had on our own D.C. community and that we find it within ourselves to take responsibility for what is going on, to make a change. We want Chocolate City to serve as a constant reminder to our audience that we can not wait for change.

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