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Old 06-06-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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I do have some friends in Minneapolis now that you mention it but it's only like 2 families. Their is probably a decently large Nigerian community but like spade said nowhere near Houston, Dallas, D.C, Atlanta and New York. But like I said since Nigeria has 250 different ethnic groups the Nigerian diaspora is spear across all of the U.S and Canada and even Mexico as Nigeria is really as ethnically diverse as it gets so a group of Nigerians from a certain ethnicity or group of ethnicities may clump together in one part of the U.S.
Interesting and in a way, it similar to Black migration patterns within the US. For instance, many Black people left GA, the Carolinas, VA and FL for cities in PA, NY, NJ, the southern New England states and MD during the Great Migration. Same with people from MS, AL, AR, LA, KY and TN going to cities in Midwestern states or people from TX, LA, AR, MS and western TN going to cities in Western states.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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Many college towns in general as well. If I'm not mistaken, I think that Ithaca has the highest percentage of Black people 25 and older with at least a Bachelor's degree and up out of any metro in the US. I'll have to check that again to make sure though. In 2000, 32% of Black males and 43% of Black females that fit the criteria in that had at least a Bachelor's degree: Ithaca, NY - Profiles - diversitydata.org - data for diverse and equitable metropolitan areas (towards the bottom) You can search other areas, but keep in mind that it will be data from 2000 and as a frame of reference, 24% of Americans 25 and older had at least a Bachelor's degree at the time. It was 28.5% in 2010. I believe that it is around 31% currently, nationally.
I've mentioned this in the past, but another thing about Ithaca is that it is where the first Black college fraternity formed: Alpha Phi Alpha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A side note, it is also where Roots author Alex Haley was born.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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I've mentioned this in the past, but another thing about Ithaca is that it is where the first Black college fraternity formed: Alpha Phi Alpha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A side note, it is also where Roots author Alex Haley was born.
Before an irritated member of another Divine Nine organization chimes in, let me just say that my fraternity is the first Black intercollegiate fraternity. But I always appreciate the shout out.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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Before an irritated member of another Divine Nine organization chimes in, let me just say that my fraternity is the first Black intercollegiate fraternity. But I always appreciate the shout out.
No problem and thanks for the proper way to note this first.

I was also thinking, I'm surprised that regional styles of music/dance weren't mentioned. For instance, I found out about this style during my early college years:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0AsckXYUM (I see you Power 96.5 and WJLB) This was one of the songs that was associated with that scene back then, but it was sped up a little bit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYtjKz0Sy6M

More music from that time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iqGBO2OvP88

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wjUNw4UW_v0

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Old 06-07-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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This looks interesting: Documentary focuses on all-black towns in Oklahoma - Connecticut Post
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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No problem and thanks for the proper way to note this first.

I was also thinking, I'm surprised that regional styles of music/dance weren't mentioned. For instance, I found out about this style during my early college years:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0AsckXYUM (I see you Power 96.5 and WJLB) This was one of the songs that was associated with that scene back then, but it was sped up a little bit:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYtjKz0Sy6M

More music from that time:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iqGBO2OvP88


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wjUNw4UW_v0
I think this guy is the best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfbGrW1_JA
too cold.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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Its weird being from grand rapids, mi I'm between Chicago and Detroit we never really got that that jit/jute culture but I was big when I went to college down south and all the Chicago/Detroit people would argue about it.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:01 AM
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Interesting that you mention Oklahoma. Kansas also had some all-Black towns. One is still standing, Nicodemus.

And while were on Oklahoma, there is a famous funk group(one of the members happens to be Charlie Wilson) from Tulsa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUF8bbuivwU
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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Its weird being from grand rapids, mi I'm between Chicago and Detroit we never really got that that jit/jute culture but I was big when I went to college down south and all the Chicago/Detroit people would argue about it.
I know in Lansing, they definitely played the music on the radio and you would get the New Dance Show on TV.

I also know that parts of SW Michigan around Benton Harbor/St. Joseph would get house music from a radio station in Chicago(B96 at the time).
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Interesting that you mention Oklahoma. Kansas also had some all-Black towns. One is still standing, Nicodemus.

And while were on Oklahoma, there is a famous funk group(one of the members happens to be Charlie Wilson) from Tulsa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUF8bbuivwU
Yes, the GAP Band, named after Greenwood, Archer and Pine in North Tulsa, which is where the 1921 Tulsa(Greenwood) Riot took place. It was also referred to as the Black Wall Street. What is also interesting is that planes may have been used in the riot/attack.

I believe some of those towns in Oklahoma still exist as well. Boley is one that comes to mind, but i don't think it is even predominately Black anymore.

This the guy that set up Nicodemus: Benjamin "Pap" Singleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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