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Old 06-02-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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In no particular order except for DC and Atlanta which are 1 and 2 depending on the person:
Dallas
Houston
Charlotte
Raleigh-Durham
Detroit
Columbus
NYC
Jacksonville
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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In no particular order except for DC and Atlanta which are 1 and 2 depending on the person:
Dallas
Houston
Charlotte
Raleigh-Durham
Detroit
Columbus
NYC
Jacksonville
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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A good city for Black Americans would be any city with a strong Black aristocracy. The top three in 2010 would be, in this order.

DC
ATL
Philly(was the original haven for free blacks, and was at the heart of the abolitionist movement)
The top 3 huh. Did you just throw Philly in there because you are from there? Philly is no different than Houston or Dallas right now in the hearts of Black Americans. DC and Atlanta are on a different level than the rest.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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The top 3 huh. Did you just throw Philly in there because you are from there? Philly is no different than Houston or Dallas right now in the hearts of Black Americans. DC and Atlanta are on a different level than the rest.
Philly is a majority black city, and blacks have lived there as free people longer than anyother major city in the US. The Philly area is one of the few metros in the US that have a considerable amount of "Old" black money.

Dallas and Houston have a very strong, and growing, black presence, but most of those families have just relatively recently moved in from the surrounding countryside.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Philly is a majority black city, and blacks have lived there as free people longer than anyother major city in the US. The Philly area is one of the few metros in the US that have a considerable amount of "Old" black money.

Dallas and Houston have a very strong, and growing, black presence, but most of those families have just relatively recently moved in from the surrounding countryside.
Believe me. That is wonderful history for Philadelphia and I happen to love Philly. But that really has no bearing on today. Blacks aren't just moving to Houston from the countryside. They are moving there from around the nation and the world. Houston is believed to have the nation's largest Nigerian population and largest in the world outside of Nigeria and London. Philly is in the same tier as Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, and New York, IMO.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Believe me. That is wonderful history for Philadelphia and I happen to love Philly. But that really has no bearing on today. Blacks aren't just moving to Houston from the countryside. They are moving there from around the nation and the world. Houston is believed to have the nation's largest Nigerian population and largest in the world outside of Nigeria and London. Philly is in the same tier as Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, and New York, IMO.
Philly is about 45% black, while Houston is about 25% black.

Not in the same league.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Philly is a majority black city, and blacks have lived there as free people longer than anyother major city in the US. The Philly area is one of the few metros in the US that have a considerable amount of "Old" black money.

Dallas and Houston have a very strong, and growing, black presence, but most of those families have just relatively recently moved in from the surrounding countryside.
Also, the Philly area has two HBCU's in there area and Temple has a high Black student percentage relatively as well.

With that said, Houston has a long history too and should be up there as well.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Philly is about 45% black, while Houston is about 25% black.

Not in the same league.
Yet another reason why city population is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
Metro population percentages
Philadelphia 21.3%
Houston 17.4%

While Houston trails Philadelphia in raw numbers, it will rapidly catch up because more blacks are moving to Houston compared to Philadelphia. So as of NOW, all the history that Philadelphia in the AA community means nothing.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: STL
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1. Detroit
2. New Orleans
3. Atlanta
4. Philadelphia
5. Jackson, MS.
6. Baton Rouge
7. Lansing
8. Tallahassee
9. Birmingham
10. Washington DC
Really?
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Really?
Yeah, that list is too funny....
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