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From the Ted Talk by Majora Carter: You don't have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one

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Think of the cmeniuoimts like that near you. They're everywhere, they're inner cities, they're reservations, white Rust Belt towns and all over the world. And bright kids who grow up in them are expected to measure success by how far they get away from them. I was one of those kids, and now I’m a real estate developer and strategy cnntsualot. And I work nationally, but the South Bronx is my research and development laboratory, where I actually partcice rvtaoeirste comntmiuy depemevnlot. And that same corner that was once a crack house is now the home of my hip hop cafe -- award-winning hip hop cafe -- excuse me, The Boogie Down ginrd.

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Think of the ___________ like that near you. They're everywhere, they're inner cities, they're reservations, white Rust Belt towns and all over the world. And bright kids who grow up in them are expected to measure success by how far they get away from them. I was one of those kids, and now I’m a real estate developer and strategy __________. And I work nationally, but the South Bronx is my research and development laboratory, where I actually ________ ___________ _________ ___________. And that same corner that was once a crack house is now the home of my hip hop cafe -- award-winning hip hop cafe -- excuse me, The Boogie Down _____.

Solution

  1. development
  2. practice
  3. grind
  4. community
  5. restorative
  6. consultant
  7. communities

Original Text

Think of the communities like that near you. They're everywhere, they're inner cities, they're reservations, white Rust Belt towns and all over the world. And bright kids who grow up in them are expected to measure success by how far they get away from them. I was one of those kids, and now I’m a real estate developer and strategy consultant. And I work nationally, but the South Bronx is my research and development laboratory, where I actually practice restorative community development. And that same corner that was once a crack house is now the home of my hip hop cafe -- award-winning hip hop cafe -- excuse me, The Boogie Down Grind.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
real estate 9
black wall 4
wall streets 3
talent retention 3
south bronx 2
crack house 2
government subsidized 2
measure success 2
community development 2
hip hop 2
hop cafe 2
property ownership 2
estate development 2
property owners 2
fully aware 2
american dream 2
million dollars 2
rail station 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
black wall streets 3
hip hop cafe 2
real estate development 2

Important Words

  1. belt
  2. boogie
  3. bright
  4. bronx
  5. cafe
  6. cities
  7. communities
  8. community
  9. consultant
  10. corner
  11. crack
  12. developer
  13. development
  14. estate
  15. excuse
  16. expected
  17. grind
  18. grow
  19. hip
  20. home
  21. hop
  22. house
  23. kids
  24. laboratory
  25. measure
  26. nationally
  27. practice
  28. real
  29. research
  30. reservations
  31. restorative
  32. rust
  33. south
  34. strategy
  35. success
  36. towns
  37. white
  38. work
  39. world