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Friday, May 18, 2018

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz: When it comes to making money out of North Korea, Chinese real-estate investors could be the proverbial early birds that get the worm.

As the diplomatic efforts to bring North Korea out of the cold intensify, home prices in Dandong, a Chinese town bordering the reclusive state, are rising. Prices jumped 2% in April from a month earlier, the biggest gain among 70 major Chinese cities, according to data from China’s national statistics bureau published Wednesday (May 16).

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call: Michael Hayes, a Memphis real estate investor, recently talked about how happy he was.

He was happy to go�home alive, to see his wife and son. Said he headed�home to�hug her. Said he was happy he didn’t get arrested.

I’m happy for him too – but sad for the reality that he and other African-Americans are increasingly confronted with these days.

That reality is one in which racists use�911 to bar black people from�spaces they believe only they are entitled to exist.