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Old 11-05-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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Darn it lol
Lmao!!!!!!! I JUST LAUGHED SO LOUD.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Number one is subjective too; this entire exercise is. I don't want you to do anything but if you actually believe Houston is 2 or 3, then make your case and stand by it.
Black Mecca(not as subjective as you think):

Undeniable #1 in this era is Atlanta GA. Think about it: black elites, strong blk culture, black history, blk entertainment

Closest to Black Utopia(very subjective): Out of cities often mentioned as "black meccas" (cause like me, they got mecca and utopia confused)


If you want to be submerged in everything black

#1- DC (PG County)
#2- Atlanta, GA
#3- SW Dallas County, TX

If you want diversity and black culture (Cake and eat it too)

#1- Houston
#2- DC/NYC
#3- Dallas

I know nothing about VA cities outside of DMV. And know nothing about Chicago, Philly... mia is cool but more of a carribean vibe thab african american
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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Black Mecca(not as subjective as you think):

Undeniable #1 in this era is Atlanta GA. Think about it: black elites, strong blk culture, black history, blk entertainment
I don't think Atlanta is undeniably number 1. At the very least, DC and NYC also make very strong cases for number 1.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't think Atlanta is undeniably number 1. At the very least, DC and NYC also make very strong cases for number 1.
Well since he added the Black entertainment to it, I could understand him putting Atlanta as the undeniable number 1. DC is great with elites, culture, and history. But entertainment as of today goes to Atlanta. NYC though you are right. It could make a strong case.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:04 PM
 
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Well since he added the Black entertainment to it, I could understand him putting Atlanta as the undeniable number 1. DC is great with elites, culture, and history. But entertainment as of today goes to Atlanta. NYC though you are right. It could make a strong case.
True, but DC is home to BET for what it's worth. I know Atlanta does better in the entertainment category, but I suppose it depends on how you weigh each factor.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Black Mecca(not as subjective as you think):

Undeniable #1 in this era is Atlanta GA. Think about it: black elites, strong blk culture, black history, blk entertainment

Closest to Black Utopia(very subjective): Out of cities often mentioned as "black meccas" (cause like me, they got mecca and utopia confused)


If you want to be submerged in everything black

#1- DC (PG County)
#2- Atlanta, GA
#3- SW Dallas County, TX

If you want diversity and black culture (Cake and eat it too)

#1- Houston
#2- DC/NYC
#3- Dallas

I know nothing about VA cities outside of DMV. And know nothing about Chicago, Philly... mia is cool but more of a carribean vibe thab african american
Houston ahead of NYC in terms of Black culture and diversity? I don't know about that, given that the Black population in NYC is diverse.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Houston ahead of NYC in terms of Black culture and diversity? I don't know about that, given that the Black population in NYC is diverse.
Oh I didn't see that; yeah NYC is hands down #1 for being both an overall diverse city and being a city with strong Black culture.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Black Mecca(not as subjective as you think):


If you want diversity and black culture (Cake and eat it too)

#1- Houston
#2- DC/NYC
#3- Dallas

I know nothing about VA cities outside of DMV. And know nothing about Chicago, Philly... mia is cool but more of a carribean vibe thab african american
Diverse black culture? Houston number one? What????! Boston is ahead of Houston. NYC is no doubt number one in NYC you have : African Americans, west africans, Haitians, dominicans, blacks from all different small islands, a good sized Afro Brazilian population, a good amount of Puerto Ricans(a large chunk are mulatto), Afro Cubans, Jamaicans, ect.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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Diverse black culture? Houston number one? What????! Boston is ahead of Houston. NYC is no doubt number one in NYC you have : African Americans, west africans, Haitians, dominicans, blacks from all different small islands, a good sized Afro Brazilian population, a good amount of Puerto Ricans(a large chunk are mulatto), Afro Cubans, Jamaicans, ect.
To be fair, he said diversity *and* Black culture, not diverse Black culture. But NYC would be number one there too.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Diverse black culture? Houston number one? What????! Boston is ahead of Houston. NYC is no doubt number one in NYC you have : African Americans, west africans, Haitians, dominicans, blacks from all different small islands, a good sized Afro Brazilian population, a good amount of Puerto Ricans(a large chunk are mulatto), Afro Cubans, Jamaicans, ect.
I don't think that's what he was saying. He is saying that if you want a city with a large black culture in a diverse setting. Not that the black population is diverse itself. I still wouldn't put it above NY or DC. But Houston is in that top tier.

N/M. Mutiny beat me to it.
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