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Old 05-25-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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The film scene in Atlanta is unrivaled in the south expect for that of Austin's film scene.

 
Old 05-26-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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And Miami's. What happened to Houston getting a major film development?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: ITP
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OK folks...black folks relocating to Houston or Atlanta isn't a zero-sum game! They attract black folks for different reasons.

It is true that many black Californians are relocating to Houston because many of them have family ties to the Houston/SE Texas area. Has anyone ever read any of the Easy Rollins mysteries? Devil in a Blue Dress? They extensively talk about the large number of black Houston expats in Los Angeles immediately following WWII.

Atlanta on the other hand will always be a black mecca because it is the commercial hub of the Southeast (Houston is more Southwest), which is the ancestoral home of many African Americans. The HBCU's in Atlanta are among the finest and more renown in the country and have a lot of history attached to them. Also Atlanta has long played a role in black media.

Houston is also an anchor, but an anchor of the western Gulf Coast region; and thus attracts black folks from everywhere between Mississippi and West Texas. It also has played a role in black media - though not as prominent as Atlanta - as exemplified by its music scene.

Both cities offer amenities that cater towards African Americans and both have been labeled at some time or another as the best city for black professionals.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Forgot to mention Tom Joyner for DFW as well. Wow, so back in 2007, DFW market was home to the following Black radio morning or afternoon shows. Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden. Interesting.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Atlanta=Black music artists
DFW=Black radio shows
Houston=Black what?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Forgot to mention Tom Joyner for DFW as well. Wow, so back in 2007, DFW market was home to the following Black radio morning or afternoon shows. Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden. Interesting.

ISnt ricky Smiley and steve harvey in Atlanta now?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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You never know how Houston is viewd towards blacks from the Northeast. Atlanta may have to share them with Houston and Dallas. LOL!

Just like Houston shares its Cali transplants to because there are some here
 
Old 05-27-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Houston is getting ATL transplants too. LOL!
 
Old 05-27-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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jluke, what is Houston known for since Atlantais known for black celebs and DFW is known black radio shows?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Just like Houston shares its Cali transplants to because there are some here
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It's very simple really. It's because Houston doesn't want that attention when it comes to that industry. It's the reason why Dallas as seen as a better media market than Houston. Dallas gets noticed more from reality tv to sports. Heck, they are only one of four cities with their own ESPN website and an app on Android for it as well. Why Houston doesn't really want the industry? I have no idea. If the entertainment industry wasn't so big in Atlanta, the Rickey Smiley show and Steve Harvey show would have stayed in the DFW area along with the Michael Baisden show.
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