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Old 04-23-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Here is a society magazine in Atlanta called Southern.If you look at several of the covers you will see a black person or just black peole on some f the covers.

I have been to some of these events and have seen this first hand.
ISSUU - Southern Seasons Magazine Spring 2015 by Southern Seasons Magazine
And you're confident that a Black person, or maybe two, have never appeared on the cover of magazines in Houston, Philly or Cleveland?
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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OK so show me why Atlanta is the better city for blacks. Is it easier for blacks to get hired?
"Better" is subjective, but looking at lots of different indicators, a pretty clear picture emerges of which city has the more robust cultural and economic infrastructure that caters to Black Americans. I mean, Atlanta's airport is almost like a mini African American museum in itself LOL. That said, Houston clearly holds its own here and isn't a slouch by any means.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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And you're confident that a Black person, or maybe two, have never appeared on the cover of magazines in Houston, Philly or Cleveland?
Im not going to play this little game Im not a child so dont try steering me into something i've not said.
I said what I said,If I am wrong then answer the question like I asked:Who are a few of some of the movers and shakers of Houston that are African American that are at many of those high society functions?

Stop evading the jist of my statement and prove me wrong.I dont claim to know everything but show me!I gave examples of people and events.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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ARIZONA

I am black and Arizona by far is the best place I ever lived and still live.

I had no idea there was a place in America where people absolutely treat a black man for his character and not his color. On the job, at the store, in the neighborhood, daily conversations, whatever.
As a black man or black period, you are not followed in stores, women don't clinch their purse tighter as they walk by you, people don't lock their car doors as you approach, I've been here for 16 years and not one time have I heard of police brutality against blacks.
There is no side of town with all blacks, all races party together, go to school together, church together, live in the same neighborhoods together, go the same parks together, kids play together, non of that latino vs black stuff or white vs black stuff, the diversity here is special.
You have native americans, asians, blacks, whites, spanish, india etc with absolutely no prejudices from anyone. Louis Farrakhan lives out here and has been for years...that right there should tell you how blacks are treated out here.
Muhammad Ali and his family lives out here and as a matter of fact, St Joseph hospital a well respected facility in Phoenix has their main ward and building named after him and his wife Lonnie...

When I was 18, I loved the Phoenix Suns and Charles Barkley used to say all time, you will not believe how blacks are treated in Arizona and how it was paradise for blacks. So that got me thinking about phoenix. One day I was waiting tables at a hotel when some big football players walked in with Arizona Cardinals gear on, they sat in my station and when they were done with their meal I asked them about Arizona and they told me the same thing.

Emmit Smith a hall of famer for the Dallas Cowboys played I believe 1 or 2 seasons for the Arizona Cardinals and retired. The press asked him was he going back to Texas, he said no, I'm keeping my family here.

DMX the famous rapper did a interview from jail ( its on utube ) and said this is the most beautiful place in the country and he went to jail 3 or 4 time here but refuse to leave the state because of how blacks are treated. His mistake was he had those fighting pitbulls the same time Michael Vick got in trouble with the law and the nation was in a fury over that.

The list goes on and on and on. If you are a black person or any race of person, the devil did not want you to find out about Arizona, thats the reason he put so many negative stereotypes about it out there. In Arizona you can have a new house, new car, living in sunshine and palm trees , a luxury apt mid-town or downtown can be had for 700 dollars with no bugs, a garage for your car, in a brand new place for under 700 dollars a month. You can walk your apt, catch the train downtown, watch the Suns ve Lakers or the D-Backs vs the Dodgers, grab you a bite to eat, come back home on the train, jump in your new car, cruise out to Scottsdale and party and go back home. The next weekend you can take a 3 and a half hour ride to Vegas and party there and watch the PPV fights for 20 dollars and drive back home.... The next couple of weeks you can chill out in Phoenix with a plethora of things to do. The next weekend after that you can take a flight to LA or drive to SanDiego ( 5 hours ) and hangout for the weekend. The folowing weekend you can drive down to ROCKY POINT ( 2 hours ) and party on the beach for the weekend.

There is a reason why Arizona is one of the top 3 places people are moving to in the last decade.
Black people I co-sign this place. I have lived in LA, San Diego, New-York, Atlanta, Washington DC, Columbus Ohio...............Arizona by far is the best place I ever lived. There is no second.

I thank God everyday that he let me experience a place where I'm treated like a human like everyone else. I am totally honored to have my remains buried in the soil of the Great State of Arizona when I pass.....I did not know such a place existed in America !!!
Whats crazy, is that when I go into the Arizona section of the forum. The people always complain about the amount of racism in AZ.

Interesting.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Whats crazy, is that when I go into the Arizona section of the forum. The people always complain about the amount of racism in AZ.

Interesting.
Exactly.Phoenix is cool but when you get to some of the suburbs its the same old song,I mean no place is perfect but if we are talking about the best cities for Blacks,no city can be on top if it does not on some level cater to blacls
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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doubtful.
I agree. Houston is at 17%. 1 to 1.7 million is not a "dwarf" situation.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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doubtful.
Thats MSA population.How is that doubtful?Especially if 30% of the Atlanta pop is black and in houston its half that.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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i agree. Houston is at 17%. 1 to 1.7 million is not a "dwarf" situation.
msamsamsamsamsamsamsamsa!!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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msamsamsamsamsamsamsamsa!!!!!!
Duh! I'm talking about MSA!!

City is more like 25ish.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Thats MSA population.How is that doubtful?Especially if 30% of the Atlanta pop is black and in houston its half that.
Because that would mean over 200,000 Blacks have moved to Atlanta metro over the course of three years. Going by estimates, 327,000 people have moved to the Atlanta metro so far this decade. You're thinking that the Black population made up that much of it's growth? That's why I said doubtful. Also, the reason why it's half that in Houston is because the Latino population in Houston is significantly larger than Atlanta's. If it was on par with the rest of the South, the Black percentage would be much higher.
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