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Old 04-28-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Even though Virginia Beach is a nice place to live, I'm still not sure it offers what the poster is looking for culturally from a Black perspective. He may be able to utilize what is available in other cities in the region, but depending on his interests, he may not find it in Virginia Beach.

That is how I always felt living there. If you're into suburbia Virginia Beach is great but outside of that ... It is a little different now with the Sandler Center but I think a lot more could be done. The Color Purple was interesting when they came into town.
That's what Im saying, he didn't ask for any "culturally Black" place. But he could very well live in the Beach and trek to Hampton for Jazzfests, Carribean Fest, 1st Landing and the other numerous shows they have over there...same with Portsmouth for Umoja and all the events they have...all the events in Norfolk...sh even the Beach has little comedy shows in Town Center and their Africana Funkfest out the Oceanfront. Or he may not be in to ANY of that...<shrugs>

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I see what you're saying. I was thinking about it from the perspective that Chesapeake has a higher percentage of Blacks. But Virginia Beach has greater numbers.

Chesapeake also appeared to have Black neighborhoods where I think Virginia Beach neighborhoods are more integrated.
Chesapeake is alright, police be trippin out there though. Chesapeake does have some nice neighborhoods though. Suffolk is next.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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People may not realize that the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area is 31% Black, which is only about 1-2% less than Metro Atlanta. So, I think it is an area where Southern Soul Bro could find what he is looking for.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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That's what Im saying, he didn't ask for any "culturally Black" place. But he could very well live in the Beach and trek to Hampton for Jazzfests, Carribean Fest, 1st Landing and the other numerous shows they have over there...same with Portsmouth for Umoja and all the events they have...all the events in Norfolk...sh even the Beach has little comedy shows in Town Center and their Africana Funkfest out the Oceanfront. Or he may not be in to ANY of that...<shrugs>

Chesapeake is alright, police be trippin out there though. Chesapeake does have some nice neighborhoods though. Suffolk is next.
Those Chesapeake police are no joke! I got pulled over a few times. Nothing serious though.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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People may not realize that the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area is 31% Black, which is only about 1-2% less than Metro Atlanta. So, I think it is an area where Southern Soul Bro could find what he is looking for.
I thought it was common knowledge that the Tidewater area was heavily Black; it was historically one of the biggest, and I think the first, port of entry for slaves into the U.S.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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That's what Im saying, he didn't ask for any "culturally Black" place. But he could very well live in the Beach and trek to Hampton for Jazzfests, Carribean Fest, 1st Landing and the other numerous shows they have over there...same with Portsmouth for Umoja and all the events they have...all the events in Norfolk...sh even the Beach has little comedy shows in Town Center and their Africana Funkfest out the Oceanfront. Or he may not be in to ANY of that...<shrugs>

Chesapeake is alright, police be trippin out there though. Chesapeake does have some nice neighborhoods though. Suffolk is next.
I miss the Afram fest. It was ratchet but I always got out before the shots were fired and I never had any issues.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I thought it was common knowledge that the Tidewater area was heavily Black; it was historically one of the biggest, and I think the first, port of entry for slaves into the U.S.
Not outside of Virginia; I found out about it after I moved here. But I'm from Ohio and I attended a lot of private schools that were teaching their own edited version of American History.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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Not outside of Virginia; I found out about it after I moved here. But I'm from Ohio and I attended a lot of private schools that were teaching their own edited version of American History.
I'm not from VA and I knew that. Were people asleep during American History class or something?
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I'm not from VA and I knew that. Were people asleep during American History class or something?
Well, just because you knew it doesn't mean that everyone else did, or even that they should. Like I said unless you're a history buff or you have some vested interest you usually focus primary on what's going on in your own environments. Its nothing personal.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Baltimore isn't looking like a good choice based on the current tensions.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Well, just because you knew it doesn't mean that everyone else did, or even that they should. Like I said unless you're a history buff or you have some vested interest you usually focus primary on what's going on in your own environments. Its nothing personal.
I dont remember being taught about it either but im so old from having ever been in school its impossible for me to recall those early lessons
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