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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.19%
Phil 17 1.73%
DC 96 9.77%
Atlanta 579 58.90%
Memphis 11 1.12%
New ORleans 25 2.54%
Houston 17 1.73%
Seattle 11 1.12%
Chicago 26 2.64%
Detroit 66 6.71%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.02%
There is none. 74 7.53%
Voters: 983. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-04-2019, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Forget Cities....lets talk about BLACK MECCA STATES.....GA....TX....MD.....
Mississippi is the blackity blackish black black mecca
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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Go-go is poised to become D.C.’s official music

While many cities are becoming something different with the many people moving to them including D.C. The District government continues to preserve the local black culture. I'm wondering is there precedent for something like this in other cities across the nation that hold a claim to being "Chocolate City"?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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Go-go is poised to become D.C.ís official music

While many cities are becoming something different with the many people moving in. The District government continues to preserve the local black culture. I'm wondering is there precedent for something like this in other cities across the nation that hold a claim to being "Chocolate City"?
And it took THIS long for city government to make this move?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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And it took THIS long for city government to make this move?
I would wager they never felt the need to do so. Gogo is so new as a genre that it wasn't embraced by the upper class black population in D.C. until now. In the 1980-1990's, it was considered a music enjoyed by the lower class African American in D.C. because of the violence that surrounded the live shows. The music was blamed for the violence when in reality, the violence of the street was just spilling into the clubs.

Now that the city has changed so much, it represents something entirely different altogether. Now, I think it's a symbol of pride for everyone regardless of class.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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I would wager they never felt the need to do so. Gogo is so new as a genre that it wasn't embraced by the upper class black population in D.C. until now. In the 1980-1990's, it was considered a music enjoyed by the lower class African American in D.C. because of the violence that surrounded the live shows. The music was blamed for the violence when in reality, the violence of the street was just spilling into the clubs.

Now that the city has changed so much, it represents something entirely different altogether. Now, I think it's a symbol of pride for everyone regardless of class.
I gotcha...good points.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Atlanta is capital of Black America, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:38 PM
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ATL and DC are huge contenders. Can't really say that one has pulled away from the other.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:57 AM
 
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Atlanta without question!
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:06 AM
 
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Atlanta without question!
When the 2nd Klan era (from 1915-1944) and the modern Klan era (from 1946-present) had, in both instances, Atlanta origins, the case that it was the Klan capital of America:during the 20th century is stronger than any other place. If not for the obscurity of that, they'd be a lot of questions regarding Atlanta's transformation from that to 21st century black capital of America
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:16 AM
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When the 2nd Klan era (from 1915-1944) and the modern Klan era (from 1946-present) had, in both instances, Atlanta origins, the case that it was the Klan capital of America:during the 20th century is stronger than any other place. If not for the obscurity of that, they'd be a lot of questions regarding Atlanta's transformation from that to 21st century black capital of America
I'm not going to knock you for that however that was just American White pushback and doesn't nullify what Black Atlantans contributions to the diaspora. I would certainly concede and never mention anything about ATL on this topic had you told me that MLK was sitting in on klan meetings or something similar.

As of today, how do you explain, Americans of the diaspora growing and thriving in ATL? Did the klan stop that?

You're from NO right? Your city doesn't have a legacy of racist Whites doing what they do? There's also a legacy of Creole and Blacks (gotta say so called) that left and continue to leave a strong mark in New Orleans' history.

Edit: I'm not about to derail this thread but that 1915-1945 was a very rough time for Blacks in the South and the big reason for the Great Migration. Southern Whites did us dirty from Louisiana to Georgia.
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