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Old 01-23-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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You gotta point. Savannah, Montgomery, Tallahassee, Jackson, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Little Rock, and Pine Bluff are a few small southern cities/towns with large black populations. I would also include the entire Black Belt of the south.
Yeah, Greenville and other towns in the Delta!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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i say any southern area, heck in some rural areas are mostly black. them northern city are a different breed of blacks.
Black New Yorkers are really the only group that felt remarkably different, to me, being from Houston. Black folks in DC, Chicago, and even Philadelphia seemed to have a bit of a "down home" flair, despite the fact that they're not southern.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Detroit hasn't had a non-black mayor since 1974. Detroit also hasn't had a non-democratic mayor since 1970. The mayor (white guy Jerome Cavanagh) had actually won on the black vote in 1962 having been a supporter of the civil rights movement. Unfortunately, the 1967 riots happened under his term which pretty much ended his mayoral reign.

Detroit became majority black sometime during 1970s when whites were leaving the city by the train-loads. The white population peaked at 1.5 million while the black population was 300,000 in 1950. Today there's less than 80,000 whites and about 600,000 blacks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Black New Yorkers are really the only group that felt remarkably different, to me, being from Houston. Black folks in DC, Chicago, and even Philadelphia seemed to have a bit of a "down home" flair, despite the fact that they're not southern.
Probably because Black folks in NY come from not only the South or have Southern roots, but come from the Caribbean and Africa too. This is especially the case in the NYC Tri State Area.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Probably because Black folks in NY come from not only the South or have Southern roots, but come from the Caribbean and Africa too. This is especially the case in the NYC Tri State Area.
True, but the Africans here in Houston and the Caribbean blacks I've met from Florida seem to adapt and even fit into southern black culture pretty well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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True, but the Africans here in Houston and the Caribbean blacks I've met from Florida seem to adapt and even fit into southern black culture pretty well.
That could be due to residential patterns and when they arrive here too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Let's be honest...Any medium to large Southern Metro....Out of the South it would be Chicago, Detroit, Philly, and NYC....
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Blacks have an influential presence in politics and government in Cleveland. It was the first major city in the country to elect a Black mayor.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'd say all of the cities in the top 20 are in the south. It makes since historically... slavery was legal in the south and illegal in the north, that's what caused the Civil War... but it doesn't make since nowadays. That was a long time ago, and the south is still pretty racist. I'd say the top 5 in the south are...

1. New Orleans
2. Memphis
3. Miami
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas

In the north, I'd say...

1. Philly
2. D.C.
3. New York City
4. Baltimore
5. Chicago
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: the future
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I'd say all of the cities in the top 20 are in the south. It makes since historically... slavery was legal in the south and illegal in the north, that's what caused the Civil War... but it doesn't make since nowadays. That was a long time ago, and the south is still pretty racist. I'd say the top 5 in the south are...

1. New Orleans
2. Memphis
3. Miami
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas

In the north, I'd say...

1. Philly
2. D.C.
3. New York City
4. Baltimore
5. Chicago
I beleive DC has the highest percentage of African Americans that make up its metro in the north and only behind NY and Chicago in terms of number of black people overrall
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