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Old 11-30-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Raleigh, NC
Dallas, TX
Forth Worth TX
Pittsburgh
Scratching my head on your last two. No Philadelphia and Charlotte? I’d especially put Charlotte over the last two you mentioned.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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Raleigh, NC
Dallas, TX
Forth Worth TX
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh?
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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My bad. I thought we were doing Top 5.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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1. Atlanta
2. Washington
3. Jackson
4. Charleston
5. Memphis
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I really have to think on this one.

Atlanta and DC are the first cities that come to mind for Black success and high education attainment and incomes.

Raleigh Durham area is pretty good for that as well. Boring as hell outside of the college circles.

Cook Co illinois has a lot of black millionaires but Chicago itself has too many challenges with high profile racial issues.

Memphis Shelby Co Tennessee has the highest percentage of Black owned businesses of any large county in the states. One of the most Black oriented cities around but the Qol sucks big time.

Nashville Davidson has a fast growing black business community and has had lots of Black PhDs coming out of the area but doesn't appear to be that Black oriented outside of the schools and churches.

St. Louis is ok because of its diversity within the Black community but no... just no! Not a top city for Blacks but is just a little better then ok.

Blacks can be happy in any area that is conducive to their lifestyle and meets their needs. There is no perfect place.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I think a major factor in determining which cities are best for African-Americans is going by the economic and educational state of black in a respective city. To start, cities that are good candidates are the ones with poverty rates below the national average for blacks(22%). I see Atlanta getting mentioned a lot on here, but its poverty rate for blacks is at 33%,which is actually higher than Chicago. It makes me question whether it truly lives up to its hype. But I guess because its home to two very respected HBCUs (Morehouse and Spellman) and has become a "black hollywood" due to all of the celebrities that call it home, it gets a pass.

A city that doesn't get enough props for being a city for Black Americans is Charlotte. The poverty rate for blacks there is just 16%, and blacks do make up a very sizable portion of the overall population at 34%. The city is also one of the more educated large cities, with 42% of those 25 years old having at least a Bachelors degree.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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I think a major factor in determining which cities are best for African-Americans is going by the economic and educational state of black in a respective city. To start, cities that are good candidates are the ones with poverty rates below the national average for blacks(22%). I see Atlanta getting mentioned a lot on here, but its poverty rate for blacks is at 33%,which is actually higher than Chicago. It makes me question whether it truly lives up to its hype. But I guess because its home to two very respected HBCUs (Morehouse and Spellman) and has become a "black hollywood" due to all of the celebrities that call it home, it gets a pass.

A city that doesn't get enough props for being a city for Black Americans is Charlotte. The poverty rate for blacks there is just 16%, and blacks do make up a very sizable portion of the overall population at 34%. The city is also one of the more educated large cities, with 42% of those 25 years old having at least a Bachelors degree.
I think it's pretty misleading to look at only the city proper, especially for cities like Atlanta and DC where much of the Black wealth lies in the suburbs.

But if I had a gun to my head and had to give an answer for the best metro for Blacks just going by the stats, pound for pound my answer would be Raleigh/Durham.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i am west-indian and i get bored with the atlanta, washington, d.c., n.y.c triumvirate.
for me:
miami, montréal, boston.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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i am west-indian and i get bored with the atlanta, washington, d.c., n.y.c triumvirate.
You have one too many in that bunch.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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Atlanta.
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