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Old 09-27-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Many Blacks in DC were known for having dignity and class compared to places further South (not specifying Atlanta). Although many DC blacks moved up from down south, once they got there they would establish themselves quickly and immerse with the affluent culture that existed in the area. You know all about LeDroit park and the areas around Howard U where many blacks lived in harmony with strong middle class incomes for those times. Forrest Whitaker's character moved up from the deep south to find a better life for him and his family in Washington DC. In those times Atlanta was not a more of a "Black Mecca" than DC. Why didn't he just go to the governor's mansion in GA to work if that was the case?
I just laughed when I read the first sentence in this post. Didn't even bother reading the rest after reading that opening line.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Any way we can find out the number of Vh1 Soul subscriptions by metro?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llNI2Av31tw
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I just laughed when I read the first sentence in this post. Didn't even bother reading the rest after reading that opening line.
Well it hasn't been proven wrong so...
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Any way we can find out the number of Vh1 Soul subscriptions by metro?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llNI2Av31tw
Well. I prefer Spotify and YouTube, but to each their own.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Well it hasn't been proven wrong so...
Are you referring to how rachet Atlanta is, can be, or is known for? Not as though the same thing does not exist in DC.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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Again, being a mecca goes beyond metrics related to economics and such. Of course that's part of it but not the only thing to consider. If you're only considering the recent statistics, then you'd have to say that Dallas is a little more of a Black mecca than Houston is, but that would obviously be ignoring other important factors.
It's not like saying DFW is more than Houston.

DC is well rounded socially, economically, and politically. Houston and DFW are neck and neck economically, but Houston is greater than DFW politically and definitely socially.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Are you referring to how rachet Atlanta is, can be, or is known for? Not as though the same thing does not exist in DC.
I stated that I was not specifying Atlanta with that post. Atlanta is vastly more cosmopolitan than the majority of the rest of the SE U.S.

About 65% of NYC is also rachet, but don't tell that to Bajan!
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I have been hearing a lot of people throw around the term “New black mecca”referring to cities that are in their opinion the new black meccas. People have been throwing around this term a little too much these days. A city can’t belabeled the new black mecca just because black people are moving to said cities. Certain standards and criteria’s must be met in order to claim thetitle. There has to be a standard just like there is a standard that must be met to join the military. Having lived in true black mecca cities such as Atlanta and DC (NYC) there are certain things and a certain lifestyle that these cities have that make them true black meccas from history, having multiple nightlife options with well dressed AA, eventsthat bring large amounts of blacks in the city all the time, dozens of AA neighborhoods, plenty of black businesses, etc. This thread is to set astandard on what a city should have at a minimum to even be mentioned as a black mecca. A city that is a good city for blacks is totally different than saying said city is a new black mecca. Some people don't know any better so this is to inform those people what things a true black mecca city should have

Nightlife: Must have a diverse nightlife for all blacks. All blacks to include professionals, neo soul/spoken word crowd, etc. Does the averageprofessional black person have at least 10 options per night on the weekend for places to go to that aren’t ratchet? In most cities it is easy to find ghetto spots but what about places with well dress professionals? Nightlife should consist of live music, mega clubs, lounges, dive bars, happy hours, networking events, etc. Are there at least two places that are packed on Monday and Tuesday night?

Middle Class/Upper Middle Class neighborhoods: Your city musthave at least 20 middle class majority AA subdivisions. For this topic amajority is at least 80% instead of 51%

Radio stations: Must have at least four radio stations that play either R&B, Hip Hop/Old School music

Black Events: City must have at least five huge homegrown events that bring at least 30,000 people to the city annually. Homecoming and national music tours do not count since they are unique to any city.

HBCU: Must have at least one well known historical black college within the metro area

History: What significant national history does your city have regarding African Americans?

Trends: What trends have your city created? Not local trends but national trends

Black businesses: Your city must have plenty of black businesses. Not just talking about hair salons and wing stands.

Mayor: Said city must have had at least 3 AA mayors in the past 30 years.

Unemployment Rate: Since most cities are out of the recession I decided not to include this



Atl, NYC and DC have set the standard on the different criteria's listed above for the most part. When people visit these cities they can except to have these standardslisted above in above average quantities. With that being said a city might not have everything on this list but overall they are still true black meccas.

Why is this list needed? A standard has to be set. I cant say for example Minot, ND is the new Hispanic mecca if they have no Hispanic radio stations, Hispanic events, etc. I can say it is but I would lose credibility.
I disagree on the radio and HBCU part. You could put Dayton, OH in the mix because of Wilberforce and Central State. They did have a few radio stations that either played Black music all day, or part of the day.

I just don't think that Black radio, or having a HBCU, is as big of a deal now for millennials as it was for our generation.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I stated that I was not specifying Atlanta with that post. Atlanta is vastly more cosmopolitan than the majority of the rest of the SE U.S.

About 65% of NYC is also rachet, but don't tell that to Bajan!
I'm not sure that he would disagree with you there. Of course, in NYC, they are trying to price that element out of the city so that might not be the case in another ten years.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Well it hasn't been proven wrong so...
Neither has the existence of Bigfoot.
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