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Old 09-30-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This appeared in the NYT on September 18, 1998.

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Howard Sanders had garnered the trappings of American success: a degree from Harvard Business School, a position with a high-powered Manhattan investment firm and an apartment on Central Park West.

But Mr. Sanders, who is black, felt so strongly about one day owning a home in Harlem, where he had grown up, that it became a condition of his marriage proposal. Today, he and his wife, Karen, and their daughter, Samantha, live in a five-bedroom brownstone with a Japanese garden on West 147th Street.

''I don't have to live next to a white family,'' Mr. Sanders, 32, said. ''I effectively have integrated. I've gone to predominantly white schools. I work in a white firm, and I can live anywhere I want. It really is psychologically soothing for me to be in Harlem.''

What started in the early 1990's as a trickle of young African-American lawyers, doctors, professors and bankers moving back to Harlem and other historically black neighborhoods seems now to have reached the flood stage.

Black professionals are snatching up 5,000-square-foot brownstones off avenues named for black leaders. And their financial commitments extend beyond new boilers and restoring woodwork; they are also looking to bring the amenities they had found in SoHo and the Upper West Side to neighborhoods that, while on the upswing, are still marked by abandonment and a dearth of shops and restaurants.
For Affluent Blacks, Harlem's Pull Is Strong - NYTimes.com
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Detroit didn't surprise me, but Philly at second definitely did.
You can probably buy a house in parts of West and Southwest Philly for 40 or 50 Grand. And unlike a lot of denser cities, most of the housing stock in Philly is fee simple, attached.

Philly ranking higher than Atlanta doesn't surprise me because Philly isn't transient like Atlanta. Most of the Black people you meet in Philly were born in Philly. There's a decent chance their parents were too. Most aren't leaving Philly.

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Old 09-30-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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You can probably buy a house in parts of West and Southwest Philly for 40 or 50 Grand. And unlike a lot of denser cities, most of the housing stock in Philly is fee simple, attached.

Philly ranking higher than Atlanta doesn't surprise me because Philly isn't transient like Atlanta. Most of the Black people you meet in Philly were born in Philly. There's a decent chance their parents were too. Most aren't leaving Philly.
Very true; it's a city full of natives and not many transplants at all, comparatively speaking. Very different from what I'm used to.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I've heard Dallas is a terrible place for Black families. Nothing but savage thugs running around in subdivisions who refuse to yield to authority.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6tTfoifB7Q

I still can't get over the fact Paul Blart did a barrel roll.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Beautiful, If only blacks invested more in our neighborhoods. Areas like 4th Ward in Houston or Shaw in DC would still be remaining. Sad.

I hear Anacostia is getting hit hard with gentrification aka modern day colonization lol

I was shocked when I went back and saw Barry Farms was gone. That place was ROUGH, but still. Did they ever redevelop the land?
Barry Farms is not gone yet. I ride past it every day, and yes there are redevelopment plans ready once raized but I don't have those available. Maybe MDallstar may have them tucked away somewhere.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I've heard Dallas is a terrible place for Black families. Nothing but savage thugs running around in subdivisions who refuse to yield to authority.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6tTfoifB7Q

I still can't get over the fact Paul Blart did a barrel roll.
You give us that...I'll give you this. *edit* Better link


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk_g1vBNxnw
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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I've heard Dallas is a terrible place for Black families. Nothing but savage thugs running around in subdivisions who refuse to yield to authority.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6tTfoifB7Q

I still can't get over the fact Paul Blart did a barrel roll.
Spade is going to get you for talking about Dallas and black families.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Here are Black owned radio stations across the country: African American Owned Public Radio Stations - RapRehab

WDKX.com | 103.9 FM Rochester NY

WUFO MIX 1080 AM: The World Is Listening

WAGF HOME
Wilson Broadcasting Company, Inc.

WATV 900 AM

WJLD AM 1400 Birmingham, Alabama

http://www.weupam.com

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXVI

Home - Autaugaville Radio, Inc.

WBFZ F.M. RADIO | The Heart Mind Soul of the Black Belt

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WZZA

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WVFG

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KJIW-FM

Welcome to www.force3radio.com

Radio FREE 102.3 KJLH — Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness

KBLX-FM

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Old 09-30-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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More: - KPOO

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WKND

Will add more later......

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Old 09-30-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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^ haha... poo.
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There are about 330,000 Black people in Metro Boston. Look into Milton, Brockton, Cambridge, Malden, Lynn, Somerville, Salem, Everett, Chelsea, Randolph and Boston neighborhoods like Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester, Roslindale, Hyde Park and others in that SE portion of the city. I think for the CSA, it is including the other cities in MA like Lowell, Lawrence, New Bedford, Worcester and NH like Manchester and Nashua, among others nearby that have some Black folks.
given the footprint, its actually kinda' lower than i thought.
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