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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.31%
Phil 17 1.77%
DC 94 9.79%
Atlanta 560 58.33%
Memphis 10 1.04%
New ORleans 24 2.50%
Houston 17 1.77%
Seattle 11 1.15%
Chicago 26 2.71%
Detroit 66 6.88%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.04%
There is none. 74 7.71%
Voters: 960. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2018, 04:37 PM
 
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Atlanta seems more like a place for people who are entrepreneurial; DC seems like a place people go to when they want to get a job working for someone else.

Being a boss is far more powerful than being a worker.
Here is a Black business list: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b08d6615504575

Another list: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/smal...ed-businesses/
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Montgomery should be on that list not Seattle. Raleigh is another that should be on the list.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Memphis and Montgomery are a shock, I would have thought ATL had to top spot. I'm glad that Baltimore made the list. Hopefully, I'll be a contributing factor for Baltimore in the not too distant future.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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There is none. It's a four way combo of D.C, Atlanta, NY and Chicago.
Chicago?
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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Chicago?
Don't act like that's a silly answer. Chicago and the black community have been strongly connected since the 30's
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Don't act like that's a silly answer. Chicago and the black community have been strongly connected since the 30's
It’s a silly answer in the 2010s. Nice and all but it’s behind Atlanta and DC now and Chicago is not at that tier.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Some of y'all are probably going to bust me for saying, but one of the current trends on YouTube is to post a video about "Don't Move to Atlanta."
Yeah, but how much of that is reality and how much of that is a targeting people who are likely to click on that video because it fits their narrative. I'm going with the latter.

On the other hand, there is a local joke of "Don't move to Atlanta, we're full." It pokes fun at the idea of people moving to Atlanta for greener pastures and they need to go home. Not because they can't do well here, but they are doing to well here and messing things up. Like, driving 20 miles hour on the highway. Who does that?

Seriously though, every city has videos or blogs like this where people say "Don't move there, it's no good for (insert group here)." The downside to the modern Internet is that every sour graper has a worldwide platform to whine and complain to their delight.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Yeah, but how much of that is reality and how much of that is a targeting people who are likely to click on that video because it fits their narrative. I'm going with the latter.

On the other hand, there is a local joke of "Don't move to Atlanta, we're full." It pokes fun at the idea of people moving to Atlanta for greener pastures and they need to go home. Not because they can't do well here, but they are doing to well here and messing things up. Like, driving 20 miles hour on the highway. Who does that?

Seriously though, every city has videos or blogs like this where people say "Don't move there, it's no good for (insert group here)." The downside to the modern Internet is that every sour graper has a worldwide platform to whine and complain to their delight.
I get what you're saying, but there are numerous of videos on this with a lot of views and supporting commentary. Hey, everyone isn't unhappy there!
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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I get what you're saying, but there are numerous of videos on this with a lot of views and supporting commentary. Hey, everyone isn't unhappy there!
I can find people in any city that aren't happy. Post real stats other than a freaking YouTube video which is dumb.

Post about the colleges, history, black businesses, political history, nightlife, entertainment, etc. I can find plenty of Houston sucks or I hate TX YouTube videos. Smh at arguing over something because of YouTube videos....you can do better than that bro
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I get what you're saying, but there are numerous of videos on this with a lot of views and supporting commentary. Hey, everyone isn't unhappy there!
As I tell my employees "Don't be concerned when others try to downplay your achievements. When you're doing good, there is a target on your back."
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