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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 10-30-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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Yeah that wasnít my point. Iím not comparing the amount of venues of NO to DC. I am saying that what New Orleans has along with its perception of being a party city coupled with this particular event is one of the most vibrant black events every year. Itís what many in that region look forward to every year. Tbh, I lived in Chicago, Miami, and Texas. Howard homecoming is simply not on the radar in these places so murksiderock is right on point regarding that. As I looked it up, over 100k people attended the Howard homecoming weekend every year compared to 250k attending the Bayou classic each year.
The Magic City Classic pulls more numbers than both of these events. The Classic is MASSIVE. I think BCís numbers may be skewed because of Bourbon Streetís patrons that donít actually patronize the event.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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This board is hilarious; brothers always think that where they live has the only stuff going on lmao...

There are places you go where nobody black even knows about Howard homecoming. It is one of the more esteemed, but I think East Coasters in general have an inflated sense of importance. Some of the recent comments in respect to Howard homecoming attest to this...

There are multiple black urban centers, I wouldn't say "capital". But there isn't just one or two, and all of them offer variants of much of the same thing...
I agree with this post right here.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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The Magic City Classic pulls more numbers than both of these events. The Classic is MASSIVE. I think BCís numbers may be skewed because of Bourbon Streetís patrons that donít actually patronize the event.
That's pretty common for HBCU homecomings, classics, and tournaments (e.g., CIAA) in general. A lot of people come to town just to party and socialize without hitting up any of the actual 'official' events.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Magic City Classic pulls more numbers than both of these events. The Classic is MASSIVE. I think BCís numbers may be skewed because of Bourbon Streetís patrons that donít actually patronize the event.
I donít. I think those are the actual numbers. If it didnít count the patrons on bourbon street, I would think there would be more.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The "Capital" of Black America will have to be a Southern city, period. ( All due respect to NYC, Chicago, L.A, Detroit, etc the rest of you non southern metros).
I think the reason you wrote this is because blacks are originally from the south. In reality NYC, Chicago, L.A, Detroit are the main reasons why the black swag was elevated to a higher level during the great migration etc while the south was viewed as backwards and slow.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think the reason you wrote this is because blacks are originally from the south. In reality NYC, Chicago, L.A, Detroit are the main reasons why the black swag was elevated to a higher level during the great migration etc while the south was viewed as backwards and slow.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I think the reason you wrote this is because blacks are originally from the south. In reality NYC, Chicago, L.A, Detroit are the main reasons why the black swag was elevated to a higher level during the great migration etc while the south was viewed as backwards and slow.
1. Yes.
2. .....Black swag wasn't the theme it would be Economics, etc.
3. Stereotypical view of the South.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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I think the reason you wrote this is because blacks are originally from the south. In reality NYC, Chicago, L.A, Detroit are the main reasons why the black swag was elevated to a higher level during the great migration etc while the south was viewed as backwards and slow.
pou ki Áa ?
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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pou ki Áa ?
Because of history to keep it short. Before the Great Migration and after Blacks live in the South. It was around 92% that lived in the South then it declined to 53% by the 70s-90s. Now it's probably back up to 57/58%.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Yeah that wasn’t my point. I’m not comparing the amount of venues of NO to DC. I am saying that what New Orleans has along with its perception of being a party city coupled with this particular event is one of the most vibrant black events every year. It’s what many in that region look forward to every year. Tbh, I lived in Chicago, Miami, and Texas. Howard homecoming is simply not on the radar in these places so murksiderock is right on point regarding that. As I looked it up, over 100k people attended the Howard homecoming weekend every year compared to 250k attending the Bayou classic each year.
My point is in dense, urban, vibrant cities like DC, the hustle and bustle is always there so DC is going to be busier than New Orleans and you’re really not going to know if people are there for Howard’s Homecoming or not. DC just has more going on and way more people. Events don’t change the vibrancy in DC. We have millions of people for various events all year and you would never know week to week because DC is always vibrant. Most people out and about in DC aren’t there for Howard’s Homecoming, it’s just people going out and it happens to be Howard’s Homecoming.

I think Howard’s Homecoming being famous has more to do with DC than Howard. DC was considered the hottest mega club city for black people for decades. That’s where the reputation came from. When people think of the hottest cities for African American parties, DC is always near the top of the list. New Orleans is not.
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