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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.17%
Phil 17 1.72%
DC 96 9.74%
Atlanta 580 58.82%
Memphis 11 1.12%
New ORleans 25 2.54%
Houston 17 1.72%
Seattle 11 1.12%
Chicago 27 2.74%
Detroit 66 6.69%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.01%
There is none. 75 7.61%
Voters: 986. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-20-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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There is some truth to this.

However, isn't BET and TV one/Radio one based in DC? Isn't Ebony/Jet is based in Chicago? Therefore, it was the black media of other cities that pretty much christen the ATL as the "Black Mecca". Atlanta was chosen by the Black Media probably b/c for decades it has been a more economically viable, progressive-minded city that is very welcoming to Black professionals, entertainers and esp. Gay/Lesbian Blacks than any other city on this list (maybe with the exception of Houston). Also the combination of year-round warm wheather, record labels and large number of celebraties along with a black-owned film studio makes it feel like "Black Hollywood".

Now I think the mainstream media is jumping on the bandwagon. Networks like Bravo, VH1, MTV, TBS, Cartoon Network, etc. are featuring programs or series with majority or exclusively black casts to appeal to black audiences. Most of these shows are based most of them in the ATL (RHW of ATL, What Chilli Wants, Meet the Brown, House of Payne, Freaknic the Musical , etc)

I also believe that ATL a Mecca for the Independent Black women, which is why the city appears to have more fiiiiiiiiiiine black women than any other city.(Although, there's a lot of fine Black women in Chicago as well).
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Freaknic the Musical
Are u serious?LOL
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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NEW YORK?Here is one reason:



I have to correct you.Atlanta does have living architecture,culture ,etc.It may not be as old or as celebrated but it definitely there
Well every city has living architecture and culture. I misstated that. But what I am getting at is that New Orleans in many places is just how it was during the arrival of blacks in this country. The architecture and traditions practiced here today were practiced since the arrival of Africans to the United States. Therefore New Orleans is always connected to the roots of Black peoples existence in the United States. Pop culture is everywhere in this world but there is only one city in the Country where the Hip Hop culture immerses itself next to our original African traditions and that happens to be in New Orleans. I can go to the club and listen to rap here and then they might spin local songs that have been around for 100s of years and young people will be dancing to it just as hard as rap. Here in New Orleans we are always connected to our roots and ancestors. People have this misconception that New Orleans is not a evolving city but if that was the case you wouldn't have Cash Money, The start of the Civil Rights movement here, Bounce music, etc....New Orleans just never forgets its past and always celebrates the old traditions while celebrating the new traditions. That is what you do not have going on in Any other United States city and that is why New Orleans is truly the Black capital.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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There is some truth to this.

However, isn't BET and TV one/Radio one based in DC? Isn't Ebony/Jet is based in Chicago? Therefore, it was the black media of other cities that pretty much christen the ATL as the "Black Mecca". Atlanta was chosen by the Black Media probably b/c for decades it has been a more economically viable, progressive-minded city that is very welcoming to Black professionals, entertainers and esp. Gay/Lesbian Blacks than any other city on this list (maybe with the exception of Houston). Also the combination of year-round warm weather, record labels and large number of celebraties along with a black-owned film studio makes it feel like "Black Hollywood".
Everything else you wrote is true except the bolded. It's Chicago or NYC kind of cold, but we do in fact have a winter here. It's not anything like the "year round warm weather" you would find in California, Florida or south Texas.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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NEW YORK?Here is one reason:GSA’s African Burial Ground project began in 1991, when, during excavation work for a new federal office building, workers discovered the skeletal remains of the first of more than 400 men, women and children. Further investigation revealed that during the 17th and 18th centuries, free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6 acre burial ground in lower Manhattan outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, which would become New York. Over the decades, the unmarked cemetery was covered over by development and landfill.
While that is a great part of Black history, I can go to one graveyard here alone and find 10,000 of graves of slaves and free blacks dating back to the days of slavery. New York has the Harlem Renaissance, The birth of Hip ,and the Apollo Theater, but all of those things would not have happened if it was not for Jazz. Jazz was born in New Orleans. The whole Harlem Renaissance was during the age of when Jazz was like Rap is today. Jazz would not have happened if it wasn't for New Orleans. The Apollo theatre was founded during the Harlem Renaissance, therefore it would have not been built if it wasn't for Jazz. Once again, where was Jazz born? Hip Hop would have not been born if it wasn't for Jazz cause there would have not been funk and Jazz tracks to sample. Furthermore, New Orleans still practices the practices from the 1700s and 1800s of blacks today widely, yet we practice the pop culture of Black America here too widely today. They don't do that in New York or any United States city and you know that yourself. I'm not saying that New York, Atlanta, or Washington DC are not great cities filled with monumental black history and living culture. I'm just saying that New Orleans has more Black history perserved here and a very long history here too. I'm just saying that New Orleans is still connected to the early African tradition that were practiced by slaves when they came off of the boat. New York or any other city in the United States is not. Therefore New Orleans has that over all of these other cities. Not only that, New Orleans is a place where the largest Black events are thrown in the country. Essence Fest and Bayou Classics. We have the new here and we have the old. Not to mention New Orleans is a major port city where more slaves came into the any other city in the United States so more black peoples Ancestors passed first threw this port then any other in the United States. New Orleans is the true black capital becaues it lives in the old and new times simotaneously. In New Orleans the beginning of black American existence in the United States stairs you in the face everyday while hip hop culture does too. Nowhere else in the United States does this happen to the magnitude that it happens in New Orleans and you know that too.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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What city was the political and production center of confederacy and epic center of the civil rights movement in the state of Texas? It is also considered cultural capital of black Texas and a famous HBCU exist in this city.

Hint it wasn't Dallas or Houston
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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What city was the political and production center of confederacy and epic center of the civil rights movement in the state of Texas? It was also known as the cultural capital of black Texas due to its black institutions of higher learning.

Hint it wasn't Dallas or Houston
Waco?
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Waco?

Nope it wasn't Waco...Remember Waco is in Central Texas... If I give you another hint you gone figure it out

Hint: Its in a region that most black texans roots came from...
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Why do you have a problem with black culture?
I don't. How disingenous of you, as usual.

Why do you ask, Daily Journalist?

I'm guessing that it just MAY be your conistently ignorant portrayal of Atlanta being questioned? Sorry to tell you, but your agenda didn't work in the past, and it isn't working for you now.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Nope it wasn't Waco...Remember Waco is in Central Texas... If I give you another hint you gone figure it out

Hint: Its in a region that most black texans roots came from...
I think he was being sarcastic.Im sure you are talking about...:FT.Worth!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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I think he was being sarcastic.Im sure you are talking about...:FT.Worth!!
ha ha you got jokes...but nope it aint Fort Worth...I don't expect an Atlantan to know the answer to the question considering everything begins and end in ATL as far as the black experience in America.
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