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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.21%
Phil 17 1.74%
DC 95 9.71%
Atlanta 575 58.79%
Memphis 11 1.12%
New ORleans 25 2.56%
Houston 17 1.74%
Seattle 11 1.12%
Chicago 26 2.66%
Detroit 66 6.75%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.02%
There is none. 74 7.57%
Voters: 978. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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Literally, Houston been the Black Capital of the South in terms of population since the 70s.
How so? Do you mean in terms of black population growth or total black population?
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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I would say it is in the running for the top 5 but I think New York is the closest city that can give DC and Atlanta a run for their money. Houston is in that tier with Philadelphia and Chicago and that's a solid tier.
Iíll keep it in the Top 5. Houston has the HBCU culture that Philly and Chicago lack. Houston is way more desirable for blacks than those two as well. The rap culture in Houston is stronger than those two.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Canada
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LA doesn't have the black population that other cities have but when it comes to entertainment it is in a way a Black capital. Think about all the important black musicians that have recorded there. From Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye. And the famous tv show Soul Train was also shot in LA.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:42 PM
 
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How so? Do you mean in terms of black population growth or total black population?
I stated in terms of population; over half a million Blacks within the city proper.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I’ll keep it in the Top 5. Houston has the HBCU culture that Philly and Chicago lack. Houston is way more desirable for blacks than those two as well. The rap culture in Houston is stronger than those two.
I disagree that Houston is way more desirable than those two cities, especially Philadelphia. Those two are just as established as being centers for black culture and black people even in their respective regions as Houston. While they may lack the HBCU culture, it isn’t like Houston is Atlanta or DC here. Again, Houston is in their tier with each having an advantage over the other. It is also absolutely false that the rap culture in Houston is stronger than Chicago and Philadelphia. I don’t know if you don’t about these two scenes but it doesn’t take a back seat to Houston.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Seattle? Really? Out of all the West Coast cities, Seattle? LOL

But for this poll, I think its Atlanta nowadays. Music, food, sheer population size, etc.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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I stated in terms of population; over half a million Blacks within the city proper.
I think we're mostly talking about metro areas as a whole and not individual cities in this thread. There's too wide of a variance in a city and metro area populations in the countries largest population centers.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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Iíll keep it in the Top 5. Houston has the HBCU culture that Philly and Chicago lack. Houston is way more desirable for blacks than those two as well. The rap culture in Houston is stronger than those two.
Metro Philly contains the two oldest HBCUs in the country (Lincoln and Cheyney), and Temple has a pretty large Black enrollment for a non-HBCU.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Houston is more desirable than Philly and Chicago for blacks. I know blacks from both cities, and they say the same thing; I know more blacks from Chicago than from Philly. Chicago’s black population is bleeding into places like Houston and Atlanta. Houston is a huge buzz in Black America.

Houston helped to mold the rap game into what it is today. Philly beats out both in neo-soul, for sure. Chicago has the upper hand in blues, but Houston has zydeco and southern soul blues.

Houston has the upper hand in HBCU culture. Chicago has none; Chicago State is not an HBCU. Philly has HBCUs, but no one knows about them; a school having a large black population doesn’t count as an HBCU and is different. If that’s the case, then add UHD and UH for Houston.

Again, Houston stays in the top 5 for me.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston is more desirable for Blacks according to you. Many will not see that as truthful at all. Philly, especially, and Chicago helped mold the rap scene today as well. Both cities have a deep storied history of hip hop. Houston probably would have the upper hand in hbcu culture as itís in the South. Most major Southern cities have an HBCU presence. I never said Houston shouldnít be in the top five. Itís in the running along with Chicago and Philadelphia. But itís not up there with Atlanta and DC.
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