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Old 03-17-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Energy capital of the world? Based on what? Not saying it isn't but want see facts
You have never heard Houston referred to as the energy capital of the world? Because of the amount of energy related businesses, firms, production that is available throughout the city. No city in the nation beats Houston in this field.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Black or African American Over the Age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree or higher (by MSA).

New York - 490,575 (22.66%)
Washington - 298,879 (30.87%)
Atlanta - 293,711 (27.06%)
Chicago - 202,853 (20.06%)
Houston - 156,993 (24.23%)
Los Angeles - 143,702 (24.39%)
Dallas - 141,587 (23.13%)
Philadelphia - 139,870 (18.03%)
Miami - 128,699 (17.23%)
Detroit - 101,153 (16.76%)
Baltimore - 96,386 (19.94%)
Charlotte - 58,555 (21.71%)
San Francisco - 55,370 (23.08%)
Memphis - 48,250 (14.15%)
Boston - 46,034 (20.88%)
Richmond - 39,644 (17.37%)
Cleveland - 36,634 (14.11%)
Seattle - 25,002 (19.99%)
Denver - 23,595 (25.64%)
San Diego - 21,114 (21.13%)
San Jose - 11,216 (35.16%)
Portland - 8,491 (23.58%)

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Old 03-17-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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DC really stands out (as does San Jose, but that's a tiny Black community).
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:19 PM
 
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I don't think NYC is the best place for Black families. Southeastern Queens, overall, is lower working-class.
Perhaps this perception is from a different era - when Queens was a more affluent/middle class borough.

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Queens was the most affluent outer borough in 1969, and has fallen the farthest since. When middle class New Yorkers were fleeing older areas of New York City in the 1960s many moved no farther than Queens, which has a per capita income that was 32.7% higher than the New York average in 1969. This included the Black middle class, which moved from places like Harlem and Bedford Stuyvesant to Southeast Queens. During the 1970s, however, Queens’ relative per capita income plunged, ending up at just 6.3% above the U.S. average in 1980. It was during this period that the borough’s image changed from posh Douglaston and Forest Hills Gardens to working class Archie Bunker. Today, Queens has become known as a borough of striving immigrants. With a huge influx of people from around the world who were starting with nothing, its per capita income fell to 8.0% below the U.S. average in the year 2000. Spillover from booming Manhattan came late to Queens, but it has arrived. The borough’s per capita income was back over the U.S. average by 2009 and has remained so since.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Perhaps this perception is from a different era - when Queens was a more affluent/middle class borough.
Yeah, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, etc. all lived in Queens. Lisa McDowell also lived in Queens. But a lot has changed since then.

Wealthy Black Neighborhoods in NYC?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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Isn't that the same thing as being more dispersed?
Not necessarily, as you can be dispersed without any real notable concentration of middle class Black people. These are just relatively smaller concentrations, but you are correct that not too many areas have that degree of concentration.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not necessarily, as you can be dispersed without any real notable concentration of middle class Black people. These are just relatively smaller concentrations, but you are correct that not too many areas have that degree of concentration.
But I didn't say there were no concentrations. I said that the Black upper middle class is more dispersed. The point I was making was that there is no Tri-State equivalent of PG/Dekalb.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Air Force One's in a club? Only in the south. That is not club attire.
People wear sneakers in Bar 7.

The only Black club in DC that might even have a dress code nowadays is Park and I'm not even sure about that. The reason I'm not sure about that is because I wouldn't be caught dead in Park. It's a club for sophistiratchets.

Lucky Strike at Gallery Place explicitly tells patrons: "No athletic gear, solid tees, baseball caps, etc."
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Just go to most spots on U Street, Adam's Morgan, H Street, and Galleryplace. Mostly the same thing. Nobody going all out on these strips.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:00 PM
 
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You have never heard Houston referred to as the energy capital of the world? Because of the amount of energy related businesses, firms, production that is available throughout the city. No city in the nation beats Houston in this field.
You said nation, not world. No saying it isn't but can't say it is neither
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