“Just Almeda, the street up here, which is a historically African American street or corridor — they’re building white businesses along here and they’re building white housing, or housing that’s going to be inhabited by white people or people who can afford it,” Gite says. At the same time, the white population has doubled, and both education and income levels have risen. Alaina Benford is African American and a partner at a powerful Houston law firm.She and her husband moved to the Mac Gregor area 13 years ago.Friday's shooting comes just 24 hours after a shooting at a convenience store across the street that left a 26-year-old man injured.In that case, the man was standing in the parking lot of the store, in the 2700 block of Alabama, at about a.m.Jimenez with the Houston Police Department's homicide division said.When they arrived, they found a man in his 20's who had multiple gunshot wounds from what may have been a drive-by shooting.Eric Coleman moved to South Mac Gregor from the suburbs.He enjoys the African American history of the Third Ward.
Lloyd Gite, owner of the Gite Gallery for African art, anticipates to be surrounded by white families in the next five years or so.
when an occupant of a gray sedan driving by fired at him.
The man was hit in the shoulder and taken to an area hospital.
Lloyd Gite owns a gallery for African art in the Third Ward, just east of State Highway 288 on Alabama Street.
He says a lot has changed since he opened the place 10 years ago. Census Bureau, the number of African Americans in the Greater Third Ward has shrunk by more than 10 percent over the past decade.