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Old 09-17-2020, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table...ePreview=false

2019 1-year Census Estimates put Brockton at 50.9% Black or African American. Wth 48,733 Black, non-hispanic, non-mixed race Black residents. Up from 17%Black in 2000.

This makes it the first majority-black city in New England.

The first majority-black town was Bloomfield, CT in 2000. A small town of 20,000 people. It is currently 57% Black.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:37 AM
 
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Showing "Some Other Race" at 8.8%. I wonder how many of those are CV, many of them identify as "other" no? That would push the real number higher. 17% for 2000 sounds very low to me, I imagine many were missed there (and likely CV as well).
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:53 AM
 
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Showing "Some Other Race" at 8.8%. I wonder how many of those are CV, many of them identify as "other" no? That would push the real number higher. 17% for 2000 sounds very low to me, I imagine many were missed there (and likely CV as well).

'Some other race' in 2019 1-year estimates is 5.0% Brockton becomes first majority black CITY in New England.. First majority black town in MA.-brocktonracedata-2-.png




Pretty confident they're all probably all Lusophone people like you guessed.
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Old 09-17-2020, 01:52 PM
 
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Do you know what the Caribbean vs African vs AA breakdown is for Brockton?
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:25 PM
 
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Do you know what the Caribbean vs African vs AA breakdown is for Brockton?
https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table...ePreview=false

Out of ~49,000 Black residents:

21,200 identify as having 'West Indian' (Caribbean) ancestry. 22% of Brockton's population. 43.3% of the total black population.

17,000 identify as Sub-Saharan African ( heavily-not entirely- Cape Verdean) ancestry. 17.9% of Brockton's total population. 34.6% of the black population.

This leaves 11,000 claiming African American ancestry. 10.5% of Brockton's total population. 22.4% of the Black population.

I'd say 12-15% of Brockton is Cape Verdean. 12-15% is Haitian. 10% is African American. 10-15% is various West Indian or African black groups (mostly Jamaican, Bajan, Trinidadian, Nigerian).

*5% of Brockton identifies as non-latino some other race. 2.2% is non-latino mixed race.
I'd assume most of these people are Cape Verdean as well to be honest. So 20% Cape Verdean for Brockton is a decent estimate.

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Old 09-18-2020, 10:17 PM
 
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I need to get down to Brockton some time. I saw on Boston.com that Brockton Beer Company is one of only 3 black-owned beer companies in MA, so I’d at least like to show them some patronage. I asked my question to see if I should also try to eat some soul food, or some island food, or some suya.
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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I need to get down to Brockton some time. I saw on Boston.com that Brockton Beer Company is one of only 3 black-owned beer companies in MA, so I’d at least like to show them some patronage. I asked my question to see if I should also try to eat some soul food, or some island food, or some suya.
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JJs Cafe is a good black-owned restaurant there. Golden Krust has excellent Jamaican, it’s a NYC based chain.
Brockton is now largest majority black city in the northeastt. Newark and Trenton are no longer estimated to be 50%+ black
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Old 09-25-2020, 09:20 AM
 
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JJs Cafe is a good black-owned restaurant there. Golden Krust has excellent Jamaican, it’s a NYC based chain.
Brockton is now largest majority black city in the northeastt. Newark and Trenton are no longer estimated to be 50%+ black
BBM: Are there any good Cajun/Soul Food places that you would recommend in Brockton? I know your out of state but any recommendations would be great.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:49 AM
 
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BBM: Are there any good Cajun/Soul Food places that you would recommend in Brockton? I know your out of state but any recommendations would be great.
Brocktons downtown is severely depressed and restaurant have a hard time staying open for some reason. Not sure why-its not an impoverished city overall. I think man y black residents of Brockton like to venture to Boston and Providence for a night out. White residents seem to frequent older more tired digs or eat in the Birdgewaters/Easton.

Soul Food:

Leal's Kitchen and Lady C and J(shes at farmers market idk about brick and mortar).

Unfortunately JJs is temporarily closed. Morrells BBQ was pretty popular with the Black American crowd (Vivica Fox once stopped by for a party). It was in Stoughton near Brockton but it also closed due to COVID.

Cajun:
Cajun Seafood Restaurant opening this fall https://www.enterprisenews.com/news/...rant-this-fall Not really any cajun in MA.

Thats all I know-im not fromm Brockton. JJs Caffe was amazing though, I'd been there.

There are a good amount of Haitian, Jamaican, Brazilian, Cape Verdean and even Angolan Restaurants in Brockton.

From what I see "Georges" is an Italian/Soul food restaurant managed by Cape Verdeans lmao.

If your new to MA and exploring I'd recommend going into Boston/Cambridge for Soul Food (I know of quite a few spots there). Lowell has Mill City BBQ and Brew ran by some southerners and its supposed to be great.
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:11 PM
 
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Cajun:
Cajun Seafood Restaurant opening this fall https://www.enterprisenews.com/news/...rant-this-fall

That restaurant is already open and was mentioned recently in the other Brockton thread.


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More gun violence in Brockton...


At 4:30 in the afternoon, 19 shots were fired in a drive-by shooting at a busy shopping center on Crescent Street.


2 in custody after 19 gunshots fired near busy shopping area


Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/xrJBxKQqhZxGVqh9A


Note that the Papa Gino's is now a newly opened Cajun seafood restaurant called Boiling Catch. That's where it happened.
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