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Old 10-01-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You'll find both but more see or be seen type.
What type of divide are we talking about though? Even in DC, I feel that the Buppie crowd is in the minority in most places?
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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With Dallas, you have Lower Greenville, Uptown, Deep Ellum, Addison, Knox-Henderson etc. You have these districts that are known for parties and nightlife in the past, present, and future and I think they will get better too as Dallas urbanizes in the future. Houston too but it doesn't have these many districts right now.
I think thats the distinction. You need Uber to really go from place to place once the alcohol starts flowing in Houston. Its a bit of a trek. Its not that Houston lacks good clubs and bars, its the layout.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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Well, now I'm curious. I have a feeling I'm going to visit Houston and my head's going to explode from all of the excitement down there. Is it like Howard Homecoming, Mardi Gras, All-Star Weekend, and Afropunk all rolled into one?
Houston has Houston Appreciation Weekend and Woody's Allstar Weekend, which are smaller All-Star Weekends. Houston is having some big Jamaican fest in October; this festival is only in Atlanta and Florida. TSU's Homecoming is gone jump because they are playing Southern. Lemme check on Afropunk though. Galveston has a Mardi Gras celebration.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Lol. You're listening to Spade now, huh? It's a black party city. Austin is seen as the overall party city in Texas.

Most of the people that will tell you that Houston is not a party city or is boring are not black. Many whites leave Houston on the weekends and go hiking or something like that. Well, the ones at my job do.
I know among young Black professionals on a larger level, Houston isn't known as a party city. Truthfully, very few cities are, namely NYC, Atlanta, and New Orleans. DC is so-so, as it's more known for lounges and bars.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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What type of divide are we talking about though? Even in DC, I feel that the Buppie crowd is in the minority in most places?
Since Spade doesn't live here, I'll answer that.

Alotta buppies are mixed in with other professionals. However, there are groups like HAUL - Houston Area Urban League that are very active and prominent; I'm apart of that group as well.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What type of divide are we talking about though? Even in DC, I feel that the Buppie crowd is in the minority in most places?
What do these tell you?

Pretty much the same. Visit that site earlier and you will see the pics yourself and the crowds.

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Old 10-01-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I know among young Black professionals on a larger level, Houston isn't known as a party city. Truthfully, very few cities are, namely NYC, Atlanta, and New Orleans. DC is so-so, as it's more known for lounges and bars.
I wouldn't even say New York is a big party town anymore. That mega-club era is largely over. People are more into weird stuff that sort of randomly pops up here and there.


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Old 10-01-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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^^LOL. Don't have to live there. I've experienced it plenty of times in Houston since 2001.

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I know among young Black professionals on a larger level, Houston isn't known as a party city. Truthfully, very few cities are, namely NYC, Atlanta, and New Orleans. DC is so-so, as it's more known for lounges and bars.
Exactly what DC is.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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I guess a lot of historical African American presence and culture, a good sized middle class population of African Americans, not too much crime. that is the criteria I would consider make up a black mecca.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Thanks. I'll pass.
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