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Old 04-28-2016, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It's disappointing that we don't really have a thriving, educated, black middle class in a concentrated area but regardless we're still here. Really LA is no place for black people but I doubt I'll ever leave.
What do you mean it's no place for Blacks?

 
Old 04-28-2016, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I've never said I wanted to be around black people. I've simply said that I have noticed a lack of black people over here compared to Atlanta and the east coast. My concern is not about being around black people. I'm actually cool with that idea as a change. I'm only concern with the possibilities of growing my business over here as a black male.
What type of business?
Why are you concerned?

One on hand you could see it as a challenge , but also an opportunity.

You might find this interesting if you haven't seen it before:
https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/smal...ed-businesses/

Atlanta is the #1 city that has the most black owned business, 23% are black owned.
LA is #31 on the list , only 4.7% are black owned..but the average revenue is actually much higher $187,000 versus $52,000 in Atlanta.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Do you want to see Blacks out here or not? Not all of South Central is dangerous to visit. This isn't the 80's and 90's. A lot of areas in South Central are historic even. USC is located in South Central, with the majority of the students being White and Asian. They don't seem to have a problem with it.
It may be part of the central of South Central but at the local high school Manual Arts, a block off of Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, once the heart of the Black community as the street of that name is in many cities there is less than a 20% and dropping, Black population
 
Old 04-29-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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It may be part of the central of South Central but at the local high school Manual Arts, a block off of Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, once the heart of the Black community as the street of that name is in many cities there is less than a 20% and dropping, Black population
20% sounds really low. Vermont Square Profile - Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times
 
Old 04-29-2016, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I would suppose that greater percentage of Blacks versus Latinos are past the reproducing age range and among the younger are having less children. I remember a few years ago at on of LA's last Cinco De Mayo revenge for African American History Month riots at Jefferson High we looked up and the school at Central (the Black mecca of the 30s) and MLK BLVD had a less than 10% Black population and the Black kids where standing back to back until the police arrived to rescue them
 
Old 04-29-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I would suppose that greater percentage of Blacks versus Latinos are past the reproducing age range and among the younger are having less children. I remember a few years ago at on of LA's last Cinco De Mayo revenge for African American History Month riots at Jefferson High we looked up and the school at Central (the Black mecca of the 30s) and MLK BLVD had a less than 10% Black population and the Black kids where standing back to back until the police arrived to rescue them
Yeah, The black population moved from Historic South Central west towards Crenshaw a long time ago so that is not surprising. Jefferson High is in Historic South Central.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It may be part of the central of South Central but at the local high school Manual Arts, a block off of Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, once the heart of the Black community as the street of that name is in many cities there is less than a 20% and dropping, Black population
Whether that's true or not, you're talking one little area. South Central as a whole is still a majority Black and Latino.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Whether that's true or not, you're talking one little area. South Central as a whole is still a majority Black and Latino.
Sure but the OP was looking for Black population concentrations, around USC that concentration is dropping. Just like the Compton schools where I worked 25 years ago where named for African American heroes were already mostly Latinos as peoples migrated you have to travel further west along ML King BLVD to find Black not non Black Latino majorities
 
Old 04-29-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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What type of business?
Why are you concerned?

One on hand you could see it as a challenge , but also an opportunity.

Atlanta is the #1 city that has the most black owned business, 23% are black owned.
LA is #31 on the list , only 4.7% are black owned..but the average revenue is actually much higher $187,000 versus $52,000 in Atlanta.
I like those numbers. The potential for business growth is much larger in SoCal versus Atlanta. I guess it's all about marketing wherever you are and not so much about skin color.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by OceanViewer View Post
I've never said I wanted to be around black people. I've simply said that I have noticed a lack of black people over here compared to Atlanta and the east coast. My concern is not about being around black people. I'm actually cool with that idea as a change. I'm only concern with the possibilities of growing my business over here as a black male.
So your business won't grow because the lack of black people?
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