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Washington, D.C. Ethiopian communities face bittersweet success

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Scoops Delacroix
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      Scoops Delacroix

      Scoops Delacroix is a freelance journalist and former communications director for the Front de libération du Québec. His book "Shake: Yuri Andropov and the Death of Narrative" is available on Amazon.

Tucked away in the corner of U and 9th street of Washington DC is a thriving community based on local Ethiopian businesses. Since 2001, many Ethiopians moved to the area and established several successful restaurants and shops in the once dodgy part of town. In a bittersweet result, residents and business owners have to find affordable housing outside the city as housing prices rise.