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Old 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Is there a more prominent African American area in US history (outside Harlem)?
Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

In cities such as DC, Atlanta and Philadelphia, black culture is more or less identified with the city as a whole rather than a specific part.

Philadelphia has some of the richest black history in the U.S. It had the largest free black population in the country before the Civil War.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: NY
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Hm, I figured the South Side had more prominent African Americans in their history. Guess not. Or perhaps its close. (authors, entrepreneurs, actors, artists, scholars, etc.)

I always saw it as the 2nd most after Harlem.

Btw, im from NY. Not sure about Fort Greene.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Hm, I figured the South Side had more prominent African Americans in their history. Guess not. Or perhaps its close. (authors, entrepreneurs, actors, artists, scholars, etc.)

I always saw it as the 2nd most after Harlem.

Btw, im from NY. Not sure about Fort Greene.
Well, Martin Luther King, Jr. is a pretty prominent African American, right? In fact, I don't think you can get any more prominent than King.

You should watch Nelson George's documentary on Fort Greene. It's pretty good.


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Old 02-04-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I'm going to have to ask you to please do not talk this way to me. It seems condescending. I am an Arlington Heights boy born and raised. I spent most of my life in the Chicagoland area. I lived for two years in Oak Park before I moved out to California. I've spent hundreds of posts since 2007 trying to figure out what the big deal is a out Chicago. I have been introspective and felt like there was something wrong with me for not "feeling" it the way others do.

I will always have my roots in the area but I always felt like I just couldn't find my niche there, I accepted this at age 30. I have nothing against Chicagoland, I just don't see it the same way.

There are a lot of people on this board that hate or are disillusioned with Los Angeles and California, but for me Southern California is like the center of the universe to me, and this is coming from someone who has little interest in the entertainment industry and who still thinks that midwest winters are still not that bad, and one can get used to them.
My remarks were meant to dispel any rumor that Chicago land is not the distribution center of North America, when everyone knows that it is. Sorry you are taking this so personal, its not meant to be anything else than fact. This data IS available on City data among many other sites. You don't need to feel there is something wrong with you that you do not like the area where you were born and raised.Thats a common affliction, I felt the same about rural Iowa.. From the first day I arrived in the area ( Calumet City) I knew this was the place for me to be, I worked my way around the south side burbs until
I settled in the western burb of Lisle. Some must have to do with the business I started long ago. I have always been in trucking.... They always say," if you can't make it in Chicago, you wont make it anywhere." I have advised a lot of young people to do what I did, then, after they have saved up their fortune , retire to another place where living costs are low,. Its the same as moving back home after your work is done. Some do, some don't. I understand you fondness for the West coast, thats great, but lets keep this about Chicago and Philly. . many of recent posts were deleted for just that reason, posters were starting to wonder, I am no better ether.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: NY
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Well, Martin Luther King, Jr. is a pretty prominent African American, right? In fact, I don't think you can get any more prominent than King.

You should watch Nelson George's documentary on Fort Greene. It's pretty good.


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Theres a little more to it than just that. Im talking prominence, influence, success and sheer numbers of.

Centers of their culture.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

In cities such as DC, Atlanta and Philadelphia, black culture is more or less identified with the city as a whole rather than a specific part.

Philadelphia has some of the richest black history in the U.S. It had the largest free black population in the country before the Civil War.
I would also add that Detroit is easily up there with DC, Atlanta, Philly, South Side Chicago, Harlem, NY (also parts of Queens, Brooklyn,

Other cities that undoubtably have just a rich AA history, although on a smaller scale would be New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis, maybe Houston too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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My remarks were meant to dispel any rumor that Chicago land is not the distribution center of North America, when everyone knows that it is. Sorry you are taking this so personal, its not meant to be anything else than fact. This data IS available on City data among many other sites. You don't need to feel there is something wrong with you that you do not like the area where you were born and raised.Thats a common affliction, I felt the same about rural Iowa.. From the first day I arrived in the area ( Calumet City) I knew this was the place for me to be, I worked my way around the south side burbs until
I settled in the western burb of Lisle. Some must have to do with the business I started long ago. I have always been in trucking.... They always say," if you can't make it in Chicago, you wont make it anywhere." I have advised a lot of young people to do what I did, then, after they have saved up their fortune , retire to another place where living costs are low,. Its the same as moving back home after your work is done. Some do, some don't. I understand you fondness for the West coast, thats great, but lets keep this about Chicago and Philly. . many of recent posts were deleted for just that reason, posters were starting to wonder, I am no better ether.
no worries.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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To get back on topic, I wish The Phillies Stadium was in an actual Philadelphia neighborhood like Wrigleyfield, which is awesome.

Don't get me wrong, I like the tailgate aspect in Philly and how all 4 sports play right in the same area and CBP is great but a baseball stadium in a real neighborhood is something I wish Philly did when they had the chance.
Perhaps. I wished it was at the time, but I don't really have a problem with it anymore. It would have been a nightmare if it was in Chinatown. I think the beautiful stadiums down in South Philly is slowly leading to an improved area.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Perhaps. I wished it was at the time, but I don't really have a problem with it anymore. It would have been a nightmare if it was in Chinatown. I think the beautiful stadiums down in South Philly is slowly leading to an improved area.
Yeah, I wasn't so sure about the stadium in Chinatown either. The Xfinity Live complex is a good addition and there maybe another casino there in the near future.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Black history past (early america - 1850::
Tier 1: Philadelphia(largest group, and started alot of Black American programs), NY (Gave Blacks soul)
Tier 2: Detroit. Chicago

Black history present (1900-2012:
Tier 1: D.C (Martin Luther King! duhh. And the march for freedom , and now is where Blacks go to be succsesful) - Philadelphia (Again, we produced ALOT of rappers and singers, and artist that were Black, Black empowerment) - Atlanta (All Black err thang, yall know the story) - Chicago (Black Democrats turf!, produced alot of Black stuff((lol that sounds retarted <<)))
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