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Old 04-25-2008, 09:36 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Atlanta is extremely overrated and I hate how everyone assumes it's the best place to live for African Americans! Why?!?! Because that's where all the black celebrities are? It has a big black population?!

I get sick and tired of magazines trying to tell us blacks what's the best place for us.
Thank you!! Someone needed to say this.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:10 AM
 
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Atlanta is extremely overrated and I hate how everyone assumes it's the best place to live for African Americans! Why?!?! Because that's where all the black celebrities are? It has a big black population?!

I get sick and tired of magazines trying to tell us blacks what's the best place for us.
I like magazine articles on the subject but if they will continue to focus on the same cities it is not helpful. Tell me about cities with less than 50% blacks that are good for blacks. I like to mix it up a bit but thats just me. Is there such a place?A place that all people want to move no matter what race?
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Black Enterprise come up with a new list. Venture out of your box and explore new cities. Cities that aren't the so-called black mecca cities. I lived in some of them but now I live in Seattle and life is great.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Hi, I planning on moving and I really dont know where to go. Im looking for a urban atmosphere that is low in crime, that is not racist, affordable, with a strong job growth, and barely any natural disasters. Does anyone have any suggestion? Keep in mind I am black. I live in New York City, where most blacks live in poverty striken areas. NYC is a racist town for blacks and if the blacks can not see this they are blind. I hate this place, so I am looking to move to a town that will accept me and my black son. HELP
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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Toss up between Seattle and New York.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Paris( France)
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Luckily, most people in the world do not look at lists to choose which city is for them or not. Blacks have prospered greatly in New York and Chicago for decades and for decades to come. I love the city of Chicago and could easily find myself living there over Washington DC, a city that's on that list, because of the cost of living.


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Old 11-29-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Of each of those, D.C. is the only one I'd even consider living in. The rest are in the South. Most of the cities I'm considering going to school in, Seattle-Portland, Boston, NYC, Ann Arbor, Boulder-Denver, have moderate to normal black populations and aren't even places most consider going to. The others that do have large black populations, D.C. and Philly, are still in the north.

I think the Hipster in me is just much stronger and wins out.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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Black Enterprise is obviously concerned with "enterprise" so I assume they're judging these cities based on economic criteria that include low taxes and an ease of starting up a business. New York, Chicago and other big, old cities have higher tax rates and lower rates of new business growth compared to the Sunbelt. I'd assume that's part of why they selected the cities they did.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^Good point. Take the title of such studies with a grain of salt. It's just specific performance indicators associated with certain cities being plugged into a formula to produce a list.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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Toss up between Seattle and New York
Seattle is only 8% Black. I have seen many threads here on City-Data started by Black women who live in cities that are less than 10% Black like San Jose, Tucson, Phoenix, San Antonio, Reno, etc, and their number one complaint is always that there is a lack of good beauty salons that know how to deal with Black women's hair, LOL.
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