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Neighborhoods - Bankhead

The home of the Bankhead Bounce, Kilo Ali, T.I., Young Dro, D4L, and Shawty Lo, among others, is so intrinsic to the city’s cultural identity that when Atlanta renamed that stretch of Bankhead Highway in honor of civil rights attorney Donald Lee Hollowell, we respectfully ignored it. The neighborhood, which has similarly resisted most attempts at gentrification, reflects Atlanta’s glaring income disparity. Seventy-five percent of households earn an annual income below $25,000 while 12.9 percent earn $75,000-$150,000. Yet Bankhead’s gross domestic product has no doubt earned the music industry millions. — Rodney Carmichael



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