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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.31%
Phil 17 1.77%
DC 94 9.79%
Atlanta 560 58.33%
Memphis 10 1.04%
New ORleans 24 2.50%
Houston 17 1.77%
Seattle 11 1.15%
Chicago 26 2.71%
Detroit 66 6.88%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.04%
There is none. 74 7.71%
Voters: 960. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There is no "capital of black america" anymore than there is a capital of "white america" or "latino america" or "asian america." There are many black people in this country perfectly content and thriving in places like San Francisco, LA, Milwaukee, NYC, Boston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Seattle, and so forth. Many black people wouldn't be caught dead in Atlanta or any such city simply because the city has a large black population.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Many black people wouldn't be caught dead in Atlanta or any such city simply because the city has a large black population.
LOL! You are projecting YOUR personal hatred of the South here, not really speaking for anyone.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: America
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There is no "capital of black america" anymore than there is a capital of "white america" or "latino america" or "asian america." There are many black people in this country perfectly content and thriving in places like San Francisco, LA, Milwaukee, NYC, Boston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Seattle, and so forth. Many black people wouldn't be caught dead in Atlanta or any such city simply because the city has a large black population.
that doesn't mean that atlanta isn't (or one of) the black capital(s). it simply is.

many americans wouldn't be caught dead in DC, but it's still our nation's capital

when it comes to black culture, no other city has the foundation and current influence that atlanta has. period
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I actually agree with Alexus, as I said earlier:

"As far as mainstream media and perception goes, Atlanta is the capital IMO. Realistically, there probably isn't one since Black people across the country may have similar origins, but not necessarily the same culture and I seriously doubt they all look to one place for influence"
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Hell No.. lil wayne might be from N.O. but does NOT embody N.O. culture. Hell, it's hard to even consider him a southern rapper... he's like the rapper from no where.
is that why he say he's a martianlmao

lil wayne dont even live in NO nomore. If anything Master P and Baby/Slim put new orleans on the map as far as the euntrepreneurial side.
But even with that New Orleans is not the black capital, by far.

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Aye what about chicago since nobody mentioned it? I dont htink we're the black capital and all but....

First balck president
Oprah
fist state with two black candidates as senator (in 2004 Barack Obama vs. Alan Keys)
First African American Woman as senator
Soft sheen (where most of you get your 360 waves from)
Soul Train
R&B music
House music
Ebony Magazine
Jesse Jackson
ect..ect..

DC is second tho imo
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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DC is the capital,lmao.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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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.
There's much more to Black America than urban/hip hop culture. Hell, White kids buy more of the stuff than we do.

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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?
I suppose you've not been to Charleston or Savannah. The Gullah/Geechee accent is just as distinct, maybe even more so.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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There is no "capital of black america" anymore than there is a capital of "white america" or "latino america" or "asian america." There are many black people in this country perfectly content and thriving in places like San Francisco, LA, Milwaukee, NYC, Boston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Seattle, and so forth. Many black people wouldn't be caught dead in Atlanta or any such city simply because the city has a large black population.
I see what you're saying. But Atlanta is known to have a thriving AA middle and upper class community, that share a collective identity of being successful black professionals. It's like a modern day Harlem Renaissance. It may not be your cup of tea, but whether you accept it or not, progress made by black professionals and even yourself have benefited from someone from Atlanta. For example, if you enjoy your Civil Right's, you have Atlanta to thank. Why?

Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. was an alumnus of Morehouse College which is located in Atlanta. Now there are several people who have impacted this change, but it should be noted that Atlanta, the amount black professionals, and the influential HBCUs are hard pressed NO to have a strong case as capital of Black America. Even if it's in the God-forsaken South.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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There's much more to Black America than urban/hip hop culture. Hell, White kids buy more of the stuff than we do.



I suppose you've not been to Charleston or Savannah. The Gullah/Geechee accent is just as distinct, maybe even more so.
So true. You also have Black Christianity (the expression that is, not a literal black Christianity), jazz, blues, gospel music, other forms of black religions, spoken-word poetry, etc.
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