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Natalie Madeira Cofield, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, in her South Congress Avenue neighborhood in Austin.
Natalie Madeira Cofield, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, in her South Congress Avenue neighborhood in Austin.

Feeling "Invisible," Black Residents Leave Austin

Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin. The report suggests that the city’s history of racial segregation followed by gentrification of Austin’s historically black neighborhoods has contributed to the decline.