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Old 08-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Do any of the Utah Jazz count?
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Location: sacramento ca./sun valley ca.
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thats a low blow slcpunk we might as well get the rest of this out of the what else counts in slc. utah blaze afl,real salt lake msl,utah flash nbadl, univ of utah football,byu football,weber state football,utah state football and any other sports program thats left.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:22 PM
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If there had been more aaf in utah I may have stayed
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:52 PM
Location: Sound Beach
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I have a little girl from Haiti...and one of our best friends was African-American and was dating a local Utah girl. The group of us together walking down the street was about as divers as it gets...LOL. However we never once experienced any hatred or racism.

We did get asked a few times by the blonde/blue Utah moms as to why we didn't adopt a baby that "looked like us". It was hard not to laugh...
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:52 PM
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It is true that there are relatively few AAs in Utah. When I was in High School, there were only 2 in our school of 2000. However, they were two of the more popular kids in the school. I don't believe that there is any problem with acceptance or tolerance of AAs here. If you are OK with hanging with white people, speaking for me and the people I know, we'd love to have you here.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:16 PM
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Default There are......

Originally Posted by texasgirl3382 View Post
I'm a single 26 year old AA female considering relocating to Salt Lake City for a job.

I keep hearing that there aren't very many AAs in the area...which worries both me and my family/friends.

Anyone from SLC aware of this? What is the local attitude toward AA's there?

I'm not expecting Harlem....but cultural isolation is definitely a concern.
A.A.'s in Utah. Many are military people at Hill AFB near Ogden. Many of the kids that live there go to Davis County schools and some affiliated with the base live in Clearfield, Layton and Roy, among other adjacent communities. I believe there was an Army presence outside of Salt Lake City at one time too.

In Salt Lake City, it seems like the High Schools there have a decent amount of Black students and Highland High might have the highest percentage at about 6%. There are some churches that are historically Black too, as well as Black parishioners in other churches, including the Mormon church. Here's an article talking about this:Churches' role hailed in lives of early Utah blacks | Deseret News (Salt Lake City) | Find Articles at BNET

Here's some more sites you might be interested in as well:Ebenezer Church of God in Christ - Salt Lake City,UT


ame churches in salt lake city, utah - Google Maps

Calvary Baptist Church - Salt Lake City, Utah

A local soul food restaurant:Mama's Southern Plantation - Salt Lake City, UT, 84115-5240 - Citysearch

Here are some historical sites too:
Utah History Encyclopedia

Utah's African-American Voices

African American Community and Politics, 1890-1910

Also, keep in mind that there is a sizeable Pacific Islander and Hispanic populations there too.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:18 PM
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There's also Embry AME church in Ogden too.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:25 PM
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Some more:The Civil Rights Movement in Utah (check out the third paragraph)


Not sure about hairdressers or barbers, but I'm sure that if you get in contact with those in the community, they can help you with that.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:02 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I travel to SLC for work every other month or so, and every time I'm there, I see more and more people of different cultures, races and ethnicities. Salt Lake City itself is much more diverse than some of the surrounding suburbs. You'll find ALL walks of life there.

Take a trip to SLC. Drive around, go on an interview, visit the malls, treat yourself to dinner at a few fabulous restaurants, and see if it's the kind of place you can see yourself living. The Junior League of Salt Lake City might be a nice place to get real opinions from fellow young, professional women from a variety of backgrounds... I would bet a lot of them are not Utah natives. Home - Junior League of Salt Lake City
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
There's also Embry AME church in Ogden too.
Thanks for posting all of this great information about black churches in the SLC area.
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