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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 03-15-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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He's being obtuse about it because he keeps trying use selective statistics to push this false narrative that Houston is the blackest city or has the highest black population in the south. He can only do that by only considering the defined city limits since Houston proper is already the largest city in the South. Has nothing to do with it being blacker, there are just far more people in its city limits than all of the other Southern cities period.

As far as there being multiple capitals, of course there are multiple cities that have qualities and significance enough to be a black capital, but the point of this thread or any discussion like this is which ONE city most exemplifies the qualities and characteristics to be considered a black capital. The Root did a poll like this recently for black history month for which city is the blackest in America and Atlanta came out on top. Most polls like this Atlanta is usually going to come out on top but I do agree you can't really pick one city that represents the diversity of the black population.

https://www.theroot.com/bad-and-bouj...bla-1833042949
the roots poll was weird. they had two n.y.c. citys but neither of them won. seemed bias (is root based in n.y.c. or something ?). comparing just harlem or broklyn to all of atlanta would be like comparing just the a.p. class of one school to the total student body of another entire school district.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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the roots poll was weird. they had two n.y.c. citys but neither of them won. seemed bias (is root based in n.y.c. or something ?). comparing just harlem or broklyn to all of atlanta would be like comparing just the a.p. class of one school to the total student body of another entire school district.
Yeah it was a very unscientific poll as they said and they had some weird choices, Houston was left off too. Not sure where they are based, it may be DC or New York though. It was originally founded by professor Henry Gates. I think the reason why they ended up picking Harlem and Brooklyn is originally they had each of their writers post an article about why their hometown was the blackest. I'm guessing they had multiple writers from New York that wanted to rep the area they were from (Brooklyn/Harlem).

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:11 PM
 
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^ that makes sense... but they have (had ?) a boston writer but i guess that woulddve been an obvious loser (though pittsburgh ?).
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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^ that makes sense... but they have (had ?) a boston writer but i guess that woulddve been an obvious loser (though pittsburgh ?).
They have a Boston writer...but the founder of VSB is from Pittsburgh so for some strange reason it gets thrown into the mix *shrug*
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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speaking of black writers, i'll throw this in here; eventhough, its not related to any city or necta:
https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/


i just think its dope black writers are finally branching out of drama and comedy and seriously looking into nerdy genres like sci-fi which have been dominated by caucasion/asian producers.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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From the US Census
US Census Fact Finder

2010 DC Population (White vs. Black)

Black Alone = 319,177
White Alone = 262,139

2017 DC Population (White vs. Black)

Black Alone = 338,623
White Alone = 328,231

2010-2017 DC Population (White vs. Black) Difference

Black Alone = +19,446 people
White Alone = +66,092 people


People seem to always come up with opinions when facts are readily available. DC is not losing black people. DC is gaining black people. DC is just gaining more white people per month than black people. We can sum this up with one phase....DC IS BOOMING!

If I build 100 buildings on empty lots and fill them with new residents, the population is going to grow. I don't understand why this concept is lost on everyone from the media to the guy on the street.
Thought it might be interesting to add some context to this above:

From the US Census
US Census Fact Finder


2000 DC Black Population

Black = 343,312

2010 DC Black Population Black

Black = 319,177

2017 DC Black Population

Black = 338,623


2000-2017 DC Black Population Difference

Black =-4,689 people


So basically, by 2020, DC will probably have completed reversed all of the black population loss between 2000-2010. Do you think the media will write about this? LOL....no...
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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Miami has a larger "black" population than Houston or Dallas, but I'd imagine the majority of that is blacks from Caribbean and latin american countries.

List of U.S. metropolitan areas with large African-American populations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...an_populations

List of U.S. cities with large African-American populations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...an_populations

List of U.S. states and territories by African-American population
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...can_population
Larger doesnít mean anything. Lol.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Larger doesnít mean anything. Lol.
It does mean something Houston has a larger black population than Utah...lol but in this case Miami's black population isn't really larger because it consists of a lot of bi-racial people from the Caribbean and Latin America that you wouldn't classify as typical "Black America"
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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It does mean something Houston has a larger black population than Utah...lol but in this case Miami's black population isn't really larger because it consists of a lot of bi-racial people from the Caribbean and Latin America that you wouldn't classify as typical "Black America"
i consider myself as black.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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It does mean something Houston has a larger black population than Utah...lol but in this case Miami's black population isn't really larger because it consists of a lot of bi-racial people from the Caribbean and Latin America that you wouldn't classify as typical "Black America"
Miamiís having a larger black population doesnít matter in the case youíre talking about.
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