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Old 03-18-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Air Force One's in a club? Only in the south. That is not club attire.
You trolling again dude lol.

Are you trying to hide DC ratchetness again?


Plenty of spots in DC have no dress code like Lux Lounge, Ibiza, every Go Go spot and even Park is ratchet at night
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Any city can provide opportunity for black people, just need more black entrepreneurs... reading this thread it feels like blacks just want everything handed to them, like they will go if others are doing things for them... I know my ante in law who is doing very well in Portland, OR, they created their business and doing pretty good despite Portland being a "white city"... They did not say "Portland is too white, nothing for black let us avoid it..." they went there, worked, created and succeed... more black needs to take exemple instead of wanting everything handed to them
What are you talking about?
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:46 AM
 
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What are you talking about?
Read the very first sentence
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Read the very first sentence
So what was the point of the rest of your rant?
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:49 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Now this I absolutely agree with.

No city---no matter which one it is---is one size fitshistory very black person.

With that being said, even with Atlanta's "Black Mecca" label, I believe its heyday was from the mid-90's through the late 2000's. In the 2010'sHouston I hear about more andAtlantare black professionals who are frustrated with Atlanta and looking to move elsewhere, and many young black people who are skipping Atlanta altogether because they believe Atlanta is sort of played out. People are frustrated with the higher than average unemployment rate and the lack of jobs in Atlanta, with how bad traffic has gotten there, and with how bad the dating scene is for single straight people, etc.

Before anybody gets mad at me, this is not ME saying these things about Atlanta. These are just the kinds of things I am hearing and seeing more and more black people say about Atlanta as their reasons for leaving, wanting to leave, or just skipping over it completely.

I actually think Houston is going to be the city that many black people who choose not to do Atlanta start moving to, and even Dallas to a lesser extent. Texas is really booming right now, and is getting more and more black/professional black transplants these days.
Atlanta has not played out. We still hold the crown. We are #1 in AA nightlife, events (maybe that goes to NYC), middle class population, things to do, history, concerts, festivals, etc. We are home to black entertainment. We are home of the Civil Rights movement and MLK. Dallas and Houston don't have multiple AA middle class neighborhoods like Atlanta/DC. We have 8, yes 8 hip hop and R&b radio stations. Tyler Perry is looking at expanding his movie studio in Atlanta. TI is opening a 4 story restaurant here in a few weeks. Peter from RHOA is reopening his lounge soon. We have huge black events like the Honda Battle of the Band, Hair Shows, Neighborhood Awards, Atlanta Jazz Festival, House.in the Park, Greek Weekend, Atlanta Football Classic weekend, National Black Arts Festival, Ludacris Weekend and so much other stuff. Www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com. Look at that 2015 concert lineup. What other venue in America has that many AA concerts? We got sooooo much of other stuff that's about to pop off in April. Nightlife we have reggae clubs that go to 4/5am in the morning. We got dozens of places to go with dress codes and live bands with professionals.etc. I forgot about the Sweet Auburn Fest, Wind down Wednesday (live free jazz weekly), day parties everywhere, poetry scene is strong here, etc. This is home of Freaknik. Etc

Dating is the same in America everywhere. Look at the marriage rates across the board. Metro Atlanta marriage rate is the same as it is most other cities marriage rate. Pound for pound no city will touch Atlanta or DC as far as AA. Nightlife/things to do in Dallas/Houston can't compare to Atl or DC. Just like Atlanta and DC will never be Mexican Mecca Dallas/Houston will never be AA mecca.

I'm not hating on Dallas/Houston but you just can't take that title without having history. Just because people moved there because the rest of the country's economy was f'ed up doesn't mean it's the black mecca. Just like Atlanta isn't the Hispanic mecca because Hispanics moved here after the Olympics. You just can't throw out the term black mecca without having a large resume to back it up

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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There is a slightly larger gap between Black male and female achievement in the Atlanta metro than there is in the DC metro. In Atlanta, Black men make up 38% of the Blacks who've attained a college degree or better, creating a "man shortage" of 70,691. In DC, Black men make up 43% of all Blacks who've attained a college degree or better, resulting in a man shortage of 41,677. Since there's more gender parity in the DC metro in terms of educational attainment, I could see how Black women would find it more attractive from a dating/social perspective.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:43 AM
 
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Any city can provide opportunity for black people, just need more black entrepreneurs... reading this thread it feels like blacks just want everything handed to them, like they will go if others are doing things for them... I know my ante in law who is doing very well in Portland, OR, they created their business and doing pretty good despite Portland being a "white city"... They did not say "Portland is too white, nothing for black let us avoid it..." they went there, worked, created and succeed... more black needs to take exemple instead of wanting everything handed to them
I think you missed the point of the entire thread.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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My last 3 cities I lived in were Los Angeles, Seattle and DC. Though DC has the most blacks it was my least favorite. It seemed to be the least progressive. And everything is always about race. The so-called black professionals only hang out amongst themselves and when they come out to visit me that's who they want to be with, and no one else. I can't believe people act this way. Everytime I go back to DC it always reminds me of a small southern town more so than a big city.
I choose cities that offer things that interest me. Great food, great weather, abundant cultural amenities, great jazz scene, in city hiking, ocean minutes away, low humidity, great skiing, and so on. DC needs to come out of the southern 50's.
And that's good for you. Now you can stop letting us know how your mindset is several generations ahead of that of the typical Black person on the East Coast.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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There is a slightly larger gap between Black male and female achievement in the Atlanta metro than there is in the DC metro. In Atlanta, Black men make up 38% of the Blacks who've attained a college degree or better, creating a "man shortage" of 70,691. In DC, Black men make up 43% of all Blacks who've attained a college degree or better, resulting in a man shortage of 41,677. Since there's more gender parity in the DC metro in terms of educational attainment, I could see how Black women would find it more attractive from a dating/social perspective.
I don't think that's it. I read a story the other day that in Atlanta, for every single man in the city, there are another 80,000 single women. That's not counting how many of those men (or women) are gay. Maybe it's a matter of better odds at finding a mate?
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I don't think that's it. I read a story the other day that in Atlanta, for every single man in the city, there are another 80,000 single women.
You are joking, right?
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