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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.37%
Phil 17 1.79%
DC 93 9.79%
Atlanta 554 58.32%
Memphis 10 1.05%
New ORleans 24 2.53%
Houston 16 1.68%
Seattle 10 1.05%
Chicago 26 2.74%
Detroit 66 6.95%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.05%
There is none. 73 7.68%
Voters: 950. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-12-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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alright now haha.
on a serious note why is seattle on there? I' could easily replace it with Dallas or even L.A.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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I voted Atlanta, but every city but Seattle deserves to be considered.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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alright now haha.
on a serious note why is seattle on there? I' could easily replace it with Dallas or even L.A.
For Seattle it is not quantity it is quality. The Black folks there are better than yours
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Atlanta
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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For what reasons? I'm just curious.
well because that city has DOMINATED urban/hiphop culture for like 7 years now; however, I will admit Atlanta is a close second--maybe even tied.

Plus their accent is MUCH more distinct than any other city in the south; I would recognize a New Orleans accent 10/10 times-- ya heard meh?

And, their area code (504) is probably the most well recognized in the rap game (or w/e you wanna call it).


again, with all this said, it really is a toss up with Atlanta.

obviously, there are TONSSS of other factors to consider than merely a cities influence in hiphop, but I don't know enough about these cities to give it proper consideration.

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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LMAO yeah I think the poster was trying to be funny when he added Seattle.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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well because that city as DOMINATED urban/hiphop culture for like 7 years now; however, I will admit Atlanta is a close second if it is not tied.
New Orleans did? Bah?
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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New Orleans did? Bah?

lil wayne alone has dominated the MAINSTREAM rap scene for the last five years--and being that he is born and raised in NOLA, he has done a HELL of a job putting that city on the map. While rappers like T.I. and Gucci Mane have obviously done a great job of this in Atlanta, it simply cannot be compared to what lil wayne has done for NOLA.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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When I think of cities where African American culture is most predominate, this is what comes to mind:

1) NOLA
2) ATL
3) HOUSTON
4) DET
5) NYC

in that order.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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i wonder what the capital of white america is?
latin america
asian america (that dont even sound right)
While others have chimed in, I'll give my take on it.

Saying which city is the "Capital of Black America" is not to separate Black americans from everyone else but to state which city is perceived epicenter of African-American cultural and political power. It is no different than saying:

Boston is the Irish Capital of America
San Francisco is the LGBT Capital of America
Miami (or LA) is the Latino Capital of America

The reason you never hear the questioned asked "What is the White Capital of America" is because of the following:

1. Historical facts that have lead to a negative connotation of the phrasing and thought of such a statement

2. Contrary to popular belief, there is not a single common unifying cultural identity for "White Americans" as there is for African-Americans, Latino-Americans, LGBT Americans, etc. White Americans tend to base their identification more so on a regional basis or an ethnic basis such as Irish or Italian etc.

3. As far as I know, there isn't a major city where White Americans as a whole don't do well. Even in the city the poll is leaning towards (Atlanta) can boast that only 8% of the city's (city proper, not metro) White population is below the poverty line. In more succinct terms, of the 211,000 people who are White Americans in the City of Atlanta, only 16,000 of them are at or below the poverty line. Turns out the Capital of Black America is good for White America too.
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