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Old 08-29-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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I live in the twin cities and I'm currently visiting Chicago(my hometown). It brought so much jooy seeing so many brothers and sisters on their way to their downtown office jobs. It was truly a beautiful sight.

Is that just not a thing in Minneapolis?
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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Is that just not a thing in Minneapolis?
The Twin Cities metro is only 8% Black, and a nice chunk of that consists of a large Somali immigrant population. So yeah, that's not as much of a "thing" there.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: MPLS/CHI
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Is that just not a thing in Minneapolis?
Nowhere near this scale. As Mutiny stated, its just not many of us up there. However, it is very integrated there(most likely due to the small population of blacks), but black success isnt as visible as in other cities.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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The Twin Cities metro is only 8% Black, and a nice chunk of that consists of a large Somali immigrant population. So yeah, that's not as much of a "thing" there.
Yup and there are other African immigrants in the area as well. North Minneapolis into Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park is probably the highest concentration of Black people in the state. Both of the Brooklyns are about 25-26% Black and Minneapolis is around 20% Black. Parts of St. Paul, Richfield, Hopkins, Maplewood, Golden Valley and some others have decent concentrations as well.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Nowhere near this scale. As Mutiny stated, its just not many of us up there. However, it is very integrated there(most likely due to the small population of blacks), but black success isnt as visible as in other cities.

Ok thank you.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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Which Zip Codes has the highest percentage of African Americans with a bachelor Degree or higher? Master Degree? I would assume the DC/Atlanta/NYC areas would be in the mix here. Anybody got any info on this?
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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Which Zip Codes has the highest percentage of African Americans with a bachelor Degree or higher? Master Degree? I would assume the DC/Atlanta/NYC areas would be in the mix here. Anybody got any info on this?
This may be a matter of where as well. For instance, a college town or area/neighborhood with a decent sized African American/Black population is likely to have a high educational attainment. So, are you looking for predominately Black zip codes and their educational attainment?
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Which Zip Codes has the highest percentage of African Americans with a bachelor Degree or higher? Master Degree? I would assume the DC/Atlanta/NYC areas would be in the mix here. Anybody got any info on this?
I think PG County, MD (Bowie, Mitchellville, etc) is the wealthiest Black County in the US and probably has the highest concentration of Black professionals with college degrees.


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Old 08-31-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston has two contradictory reputations when it comes to Black people. On the one hand, the city was at the forefront of the abolitionist movement, so people tend to think of the White population there as being more progressive. On the other hand, the city has a very large Irish population, and Black people have historically had the worst relationship with the Irish in urban centers of all the European immigrant groups.

Today, Boston is pretty mellow. Really not any different from any other city. There's just not much to do for Black professionals.
I feel like hee Black Professional scene in Boston is so young. Like that has only been a thing for the past 15 years, and really has picked up with a lot intensity in the past 10 years. I think its just taking time for the metro to shift a little it. Also with all the different ethnicities we cant seem to agree on one type of music or culture just yet. I think in 15-20 years Boston will have a much much larger black professional scene.Were also still in flux geographically throughout the metro. Generally moving southwards and forging new strongholds in different towns.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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I feel like hee Black Professional scene in Boston is so young. Like that has only been a thing for the past 15 years, and really has picked up with a lot intensity in the past 10 years. I think its just taking time for the metro to shift a little it. Also with all the different ethnicities we cant seem to agree on one type of music or culture just yet. I think in 15-20 years Boston will have a much much larger black professional scene.Were also still in flux geographically throughout the metro. Generally moving southwards and forging new strongholds in different towns.
Is the scene different in say the cities north of Boston versus the areas in the SW portion of the city into some suburbs/cities to the south? Is this something that just depends on the city/neighborhood in the metro or within Boston?
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