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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.34%
Phil 17 1.78%
DC 93 9.74%
Atlanta 558 58.43%
Memphis 10 1.05%
New ORleans 24 2.51%
Houston 16 1.68%
Seattle 10 1.05%
Chicago 26 2.72%
Detroit 66 6.91%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.05%
There is none. 74 7.75%
Voters: 955. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-19-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Lmao Seattle, what?
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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What's the source?
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:00 PM
 
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There are. I have them below by CSA (so that DC/Baltimore, the Bay Area, and LA/IE can be together):

New York/NJ: 3,532,817
Washington/Baltimore: 2,416,370
Atlanta: 2,066,378
Chicago: 1,584,260
Philadelphia: 1,377,579
Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 1,329,890
Houston: 1,193,562
Los Angeles/OC/Riverside: 1,175,587
Dallas/Fort Worth: 1,160,168
Detroit: 1,082,056
Memphis: 637,308
Charlotte: 590,555
Cleveland: 524,469
St. Louis: 510,679
Boston: 505,507
New Orleans: 505,428
San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland: 496,564
Raleigh/Durham: 484,375
Orlando: 462,718
Birmingham: 374,101
Jacksonville: 338,326
Columbus: 331,561
Minneapolis/St Paul: 324,581
Indianapolis: 314,933
Nashville: 289,202
Milwaukee: 282,256
Kansas City: 272,255
Cincinnati: 262,747
Las Vegas: 253,263
Phoenix: 240,309
Seattle/Tacoma: 232,983
Louisville: 202,819
Pittsburgh: 193,000
Denver: 165,443
San Antonio: 159,172
San Diego: 153,740
Austin: 143,819
Portland: 73,009
Where is the Norfolk/Va Beach area and Richmond, VA metro which both have significant black populations?
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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I'm waiting on Facts Kill Rhetoric to post information.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:15 PM
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I don't understand why we would list by CSA...

MSA Richmond is ~30% black with a population of 386,341. MSA Hampton Roads is ~30% black with a population of 518,120...

Other mid-size and major city metros that were missed:

MSA Tampa Bay is ~12% black with a population of 356,782...MSA Sacramento is ~7% black with a population of 154,975...

MSA Providence is ~5% black with a population of 80,490...MSA Oklahoma City is ~10% black with a population of 134,190...MSA Hartford is ~11% black with a population of 129,836...MSA Salt Lake is ~2% black with a population of 21,507...MSA Buffalo is ~12% black with a population of 133,766...MSA Rochester is 11% black with a population of 117,775...MSA Grand Rapids is ~6% black with a population of 65,043...MSA Tucson is 3% black with a population of 33,277...MSA Tulsa is 8% black with a population of 75,585...MSA Fresno is 5% black with a population of 44,638...MSA Honolulu is ~2% black with a population of 20,411...
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm waiting on Facts Kill Rhetoric to post information.
What would be different?
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:59 PM
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These are the blackest MSAs, all ranked according to percentage, with population in parentheses, all according to MSA:

Memphis 46.3% (623,074)

Baton Rouge 35.3% (291,457)
New Orleans 34.8% (443,967)
Atlanta 33.5% (1,967,414)
Columbia 32.9% (263,599)
Norfolk 30.1% (518,120)

Richmond 29.7% (386,341)
Baltimore 28.8% (807,416)
Birmingham 28.5% (324,757)
Charleston 26.3% (191,781)
Washington 24.8% (1,542,751)
Charlotte 22.3% (563,659)
Detroit 22.2% (955,551)
Jacksonville 21% (316,301)
Philadelphia 20.4% (1,242,790)
Miami 20.2% (1,244,398)

Cleveland 19.5% (401,403)
Raleigh 19.2% (255,768)
St. Louis 18.1% (507,498)
Houston 16.9% (1,161,384)
Greenville 16.5% (142,415)
Milwaukee 16.4% (257,607)
Chicago 16.3% (1,551,997)
New York 15.6% (3,174,597)
Orlando 15.3% (384,784)
Dayton 15.3% (122,811)
Dallas 15% (1,044,365)
Indianapolis 14.9% (302,558)
Nashville 14.8% (282,208)
Columbus 14.7% (292,373)
Louisville 14.3% (185,321)
New Haven 12.5% (107,279)
Kansas City 12.4% (255,654)
National Average 12.3%
Cincinnati 12% (261,142)
Buffalo 11.8% (133,766)
Tampa 11.5% (356,782)
Las Vegas 11.4% (250,184)
Rochester 10.9% (117,775)
Hartford 10.7% (129,386)
Bridgeport 10.4% (98,596)
Oklahoma City 10% (134,190)

Minneapolis 8.6% (308,335)
Pittsburgh 7.9% (183,249)
Tulsa 7.8% (75,585)
Boston 7.6% (369,652)
Albany 7.6% (67,304)
Omaha 7.3% (67,772)
San Francisco 6.9% (325,186)
Riverside 6.9% (314,750)
Austin 6.8% (143,819)
Sacramento 6.7% (154,975)
Los Angeles 6.3% (846,481)
San Antonio 6.3% (146,816)
Grand Rapids 6.1% (65,043)
Knoxville 5.8% (49,252)
Seattle 5.6% (214,695)
Denver 5.5% (155,140)
Phoenix 5.1% (240,309)
Providence 5% (80,490)

Allentown 4.9% (41,415)
San Diego 4.6% (153,740)
Fresno 4.5% (44,638)
Worcester 4% (38,087)
Portland 2.7% (66,992)

San Jose 2.4% (47,885)
Honolulu 2.1% (20,411)
Albuquerque 2.1% (19,555)
Salt Lake City 1.8% (21,507)

Quick anecdotes:

•the Top 12 blackest metropolitan areas are all historically southern areas. This is significant to me, and if I had a question about a "capital" of Black America, I'd dive into the intricacies of this...

•There is a clear band in the Mid-Atlantic of five metropolises in a row of 20%+ black percentages along the I95 corridor---Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, and Hampton Roads. There is a lot of interchange between these five regions, a great deal, actually. There is a noticeable break in the "blackness" of metropolitan regions once you continue 95N into Jersey, and once you leave the Richmond area on 95S...

The Mid-Atlantic may be the most hotly contested sub region on this entire board, but all of these areas qualify as Mid-Atlantic, even if they belong to different core regions. It is impossible to me to understate the black fusion between these areas, and has to be considered one of the more significant demographic characteristics of the Mid-Atlantic...

That stretch from Philly to Hampton Roads has as good an argument as any as a capital or headquarters of Black America...

•if I combine the entire Bay Area---large metros of SFO and SJ, plus the smaller urban clusters of Napa, Santa Rosa, and Vallejo/Fairfield--, in 2017 there was 443,351 black people in the SF Bay Area. That is a percentage of 5.7%, two-tenths above the California state average...

Conversely, there are 1,161,231 black people in the greater LA area (LA + IE), a percentage of 6.5%. That's still the 8th-largest population base of blacks in the United States, though soon it will be surpassed by DFW. There was a thread in recent years about the strongest black presence in California between The Bay and LA. It isn't even close and never really was, it's LA by a couple miles...

Sacramento at 6.7% is the blackest standalone metro in California by percentage, but isn't anywhere close to the significance of Black LA...

•Metropolises with 1-million+ black populations, in order: New York, Washington-Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, South Florida, Philadelphia, Houston, Greater Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth...

This is the other angle I'd attack towards answering the question. All of these metros has a case and could probably be considered co-capitals. Places like NY and Chicago have the legacies as black capitals, but Atlanta and the Texas cities have come on strong in the last decade and a half...
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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Where are Augusta, Jackson, Little Rock, etc?
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:39 PM
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Where are Augusta, Jackson, Little Rock, etc?
I limited my research to cities at the midsize threshold, which I consider 800,000 population + $40 billion economies (both). Just a personal preference lol...

Jackson 48.9% (282,625)
Augusta 34.5% (207,297)
Durham 26.5% (143,755)
Little Rock 22.8% (165,248)

Raleigh-Durham combined metro areas is 21% black, population 399,523...

There are many smaller southern areas with black populations way above the national average...
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I limited my research to cities at the midsize threshold, which I consider 800,000 population + $40 billion economies (both). Just a personal preference lol...

Jackson 48.9% (282,625)
Augusta 34.5% (207,297)
Durham 26.5% (143,755)
Little Rock 22.8% (165,248)

Raleigh-Durham combined metro areas is 21% black, population 399,523...

There are many smaller southern areas with black populations way above the national average...
My Arkansasian Brother be on that 2-face internal dialogue:

1st Face : "These are the blackest MSAs, all ranked according to percentage, with population in parentheses, all according to MSA"

2nd Face: "I limited my research to cities at the midsize threshold, which I consider 800,000 population + $40 billion economies (both). Just a personal preference lol..."

Me ( Big Krit voice) : "Make up your mind!"
Memphis the largest near majority Black metro and de facto Capital of the Black Belt currently.

P.S: Shoutout to Mutiny77, at least someone else acknowledge Jackson's Black Metro.
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