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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

 
 
Old 01-17-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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And another thing! How can you be the "Capital of Black America" when you don't even acknowledge or celebrate Emancipation Day? That's a holiday in DC.
Hush. With the gentrification in DC DC isn't chocolate city anymore, its vanilla city. All the black DC culture has just about been removed especially Go Go. You should worry about that more than whats going on in other cities
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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Houston would be the Third Honor.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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Hush. With the gentrification in DC DC isn't chocolate city anymore, its vanilla city. All the black DC culture has just about been removed especially Go Go. You should worry about that more than whats going on in other cities
Stop, the DC area is still very much chocolate and go-go is alive and well. In Maryland, the black percentage is over 30%, those are deep south numbers. Black DC, just like Atlanta has moved to the burbs... PG is chocolate county, for now.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: ATL now
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i feel like the last few pages of arguments can be boiled down to: atlanta is the prom queen and washington, d.c. would be the valedictorian ?
Lmao. Yup. ATL is the prom queen and all lights, stars and attention are on her the main populous to see.
DC is the crowning - valedictorian cleaning up shop with the statistics and great accolades to prove it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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And another thing! How can you be the "Capital of Black America" when you don't even acknowledge or celebrate Emancipation Day? That's a holiday in DC.
You're deflecting, please explain your previous post.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The most basic definition of a "mecca" is "a place regarded as a center for a specified group, activity, or interest" (Mirriam-Webster) or "a place that attracts people of a particular group or with a particular interest" (Oxford). Since we're talking about Black America as a whole here and not just the richest, most educated, most influential Blacks (and it should be recognized that DC has plenty of "ordinary" Blacks too), it can legitimately be argued that the city that more resembles a cross-section of Black America is more of a mecca in the strictest sense. And when you consider the second definition in particular, no other city has been as successful at actually attracting Blacks (for relocation purposes) in the past four decades or so as Atlanta so it does excel on that point.
But then I'm forced to think about how much of that would be true if Atlanta hadn't had such a low cost of living which has always made it an easier choice for most of the Black population which have very modest incomes. Couldn't it be argued that affordability is the primary factor contributing to ATL being our mecca?
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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i feel like the last few pages of arguments can be boiled down to: atlanta is the prom queen and washington, d.c. would be the valedictorian ?
*Plot twist*

DC's parents were both teachers at the school, and DC was in both of their classes.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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Houston would be the Third Honor.
No. Somewhere between the top 5 - top 10


I would put Detroit, Philly, Memphis, Charlotte, The Triangle over Houston in that area if you look at these area from the 60s up until now
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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Stop, the DC area is still very much chocolate and go-go is alive and well. In Maryland, the black percentage is over 30%, those are deep south numbers. Black DC, just like Atlanta has moved to the burbs... PG is chocolate county, for now.
I didn't say the DC area I said DC but as far as the DMV yes you are correct.
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