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Old 07-14-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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"Stuff to do" is subjective. If your preferred crowd is Miami Urban Beach Weekend, you will probably have more to do in most cities than if your preferred crowd is Oak Bluffs.
Stuff to do is having stuff to do for every group of black folks. If you are 35 you shouldn't be forced to have to go to events that cater to people 21-25 or over 50. If you are a buppie you shouldnt be forced to hang with the ratchets. If you want to go to a spot with no dress code but not be around the ratchets you have also have that option. Etc. If you are 38 and want to hear old school music and not this bs that is out now you should have that option. Also you should be forced to go to the same spots every weekend. You should also have other options within your social scene to do other stuff
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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i can relate. i convinced a girlfriend to come visit me in boston while we were in summer break from college. big mistake. she made up her mind that boston was a horrible city and forced herself to have a bad time. i asked her if she wanted to go to my cousins club; she said no. do you wanna' go to a film festival (one of the sites for the ifc just happened to be down the street); no. sox game; no. shopping at copley; no. walk in the common; no. reggae summer concert series at the zoo; no, i just wanna' chill and watch t.v. in the hotel room. 15 minutes later shes like: i hate boston, theres never nothing to do here.
Lmao so you offered her 7 different things to do in the same day and she still wasn't satisfied? smh. Next time ask her "what would you like to do?" that way she can't be picky. Orrrr maybe she only came to Boston to have fun with you in the hotel room and she wanted to get straight to it . I mean, she obviously didn't want to be out in public so it seems like the conclusion is she wanted to be with you in private . Ijs.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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While this is old, here is some information in terms of Black owned firms by state: United States - Total Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 by State

For the top 100 cities: List of the 100 largest cities ranked by Total Black-owned firms, percent, 2007

At that time, the national percentage was 7.1%. Wouldn't be surprised if it is a bit higher now.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Two cities that pop into mind would be Atlanta and Montgomery.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Two cities that pop into mind would be Atlanta and Montgomery.
Why Montgomery?
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i posted this link in the boston forum but it seems more apropo here:
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight Team takes on our hardest question - The Boston Globe
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The Globe ran a data analysis of census tracts nationally to see which met three criteria: At least 15 percent of the residents are black; and among the black residents, at least 30 percent had a four-year college degree and their household income was at or above the median for their metro area. (That is about $75,000 in Greater Boston.)

Here in Greater Boston there are just four such enclaves: two in Stoughton, one in Milton, and one in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. If the search were done looking for neighborhoods that met these criteria for white residents, the results would be a bountiful choice of 516 enclaves. The Boston area also reflects a pattern of segregation that is more extensive than in most other metro regions, studies show.

Forty-five other metropolitan areas have far more black enclaves than Boston, including some major metropolitan centers, such as New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, each with more than 100 enclaves, and other smaller urban areas, particularly — but not only — in the South.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:55 AM
 
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i posted this link in the boston forum but it seems more apropo here:
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight Team takes on our hardest question - The Boston Globe
Interesting, but Iím curious about if they used the same exact criteria for white residents or did the Globe adjust for a percentage just above the national white percentage?

Iím actually surprised that there werenít more tracts in the Boston area that fit in places like Cambridge, Malden, Randolph, some of the other southern Boston neighborhoods and maybe even Medford, Lynn and Somerville. Iím thinking in terms of a census tract in these places.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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^ good question (+1); the way it reads, the only changed variable was black/white. how many total enclaves are there in boston ?

if it defined that 15% is approximate to the u.s. black (+ black/mixed race) percentage then it would make sense for them to do the same for caucasion (+caucasion/mixed race) percentage as well.
maybe a large amount of caucasions in metro boston are not bachelors or do not earn more than the metro median household income ?
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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Jeezy, TLC and Tyrese to perform at Peach Drop
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:11 AM
 
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What's the relevance of this to the topic at hand?
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