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Old 10-01-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not that this is exactly scientifically rigorous, but the website "I Don't Do Clubs" has 5 pages worth of events for Houston and 33 for Atlanta.

Houston Archives - Page 5 of 5 - I Don't Do Clubs

Atlanta Archives - Page 10 of 33 - I Don't Do Clubs

Just sayin'.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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What do you mean "that's not a good way to compare"? LOLOLOL, that's instinctive and makes sense on its face. What's next, you're going to tell me that Houston has just as many Black churches and soul food spots as Atlanta too?

Now if you're speaking qualitatively, since that's more subjective you might have an argument there, along with a couple of other cities.
I'm primarily speaking on quality, even though Houston has the quantity of black "stuff" of a city with 500,000 more blacks than it.

Outta all of the southern metros I've been to that are of similar size, Atlanta and Houston seemed the same as far as quality of black culture and events. Miami just was disappointing; the Hispanics there are very important and leave Houston in the dust. DFW was too white.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm primarily speaking on quality, even though Houston has the quantity of black "stuff" of a city with 500,000 more blacks than it.
Out of curiosity, what makes the quality in Houston so much better?
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:39 PM
 
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No. It was for the whole metro. But I made a miscalculation. The Black poverty rate is 29.8%, not 31.9%. Here is more detail (along with some other smaller metros for comparison).

Birmingham - 85,284 (27.0%)
Cincinnati - 85,057 (33.4%)
Columbus, OH - 83,939 (29.8%)
Richmond - 80,247 (22.4%)
Jackson, MS - 74,437 (27.4%)
Baton Rouge - 72,270 (25.3%)
Columbia, SC - 58,918 (23.4%)
Raleigh - 48,923 (20.6%)
Interesting, especially given that Columbus is bigger than almost all of those metros except for Cincinnati (Columbus is 32nd in that regard) and its pretty strong presence of a Black middle class/business community.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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I'm primarily speaking on quality, even though Houston has the quantity of black "stuff" of a city with 500,000 more blacks than it.
Well yeah, I don't doubt that Houston has adequate representation of all of the Black nightlife scenes at all; I still wouldn't say that it's on Atlanta's level though given the quantitative difference. It can be misleading to say such.

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Outta all of the southern metros I've been to that are of similar size, Atlanta and Houston seemed the same as far as quality of black culture and events. Miami just was disappointing; the Hispanics there are very important and leave Houston in the dust. DFW was too white.
Well that's not hard to believe at all.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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Not that this is exactly scientifically rigorous, but the website "I Don't Do Clubs" has 5 pages worth of events for Houston and 33 for Atlanta.

Houston Archives - Page 5 of 5 - I Don't Do Clubs

Atlanta Archives - Page 10 of 33 - I Don't Do Clubs

Just sayin'.
You haven't been here to experience that's why you're just sayin. Lol. Houston is much better than what's on paper. I didn't want to move to Houston at all because it wasn't over 20% black, but when I got here, I was shocked; it felt like there were way more blacks than an 18% black metro.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, what makes the quality in Houston so much better?
Book a ticket and come see.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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You haven't been here to experience that's why you're just sayin. Lol. Houston is much better than what's on paper. I didn't want to move to Houston at all because it wasn't over 20% black, but when I got here, I was shocked; it felt like there were way more blacks than an 18% black metro.
"Much better than what's on paper" and "equal to Atlanta" are two different things.

Do you think most people on the Houston forum would agree with your assessment, btw?
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Well yeah, I don't doubt that Houston has adequate representation of all of the Black nightlife scenes at all; I still wouldn't say that it's on Atlanta's level though given the quantitative difference. It can be misleading to say such.



Well that's not hard to believe at all.
To massage your reasoning:

1. NYC
#a. Atlanta
#b. Houston
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Book a ticket and come see.
I'd rather not. Or maybe you can convince me to if you can explain the qualitative difference. It's just your opinion after all. Nobody's going to hold it against you.
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