Black People : Martin Luther King Avenue

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  1. Destee

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    It seems MLK Avenue is in the poorest, most run down areas of the city ... is it that way where you live (or do you even have one)?

    I could see how having a street named after you could be a great thing, but why does it have to be in the poorest part of (every) city? Is that where all the black folk are, so the city leaders thought that would be the best place to put it?

    Or was the location of this avenue mandated by the federal government, since it appears to be uniform across the country? Did they say it must be placed in the heart of the black community, which just happens to be the poorest too?

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    indeed here in Chicago we do and MLK Drive ...it runs through
    some part of da hammy down areas to the nice places
    but it do seem that way coz it's here in Chi too
     
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    running east to west in the depressed section of LA (now inhabited by mostly Black and Hispanics), just north of what is now labeled South Central LA. (& just south of USC)

    yep
     
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    Atlanta too...
     
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    thanks for sharing yall ... anyone else ... ??

    can we get a witness to at least one MLK Avenue in an affluent part of the city ... anywhere in this country?

    :heart:

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    Not only does MLK, Jr. Blvd run straight through the African American community, the condition of the road in the north part of town where mostly white businesses are located is in better condition than where more Blacks are located. In addition, because there was such an outcry by local businesses during City Council meetings when the discussion of a name change took place, the City where I'm located decided to identify the street by TWO separate names. This was to appease businesses that claimed they would lose patrons if the street was named after MLK, Jr.
     
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    :birthday: Happy Martin Luther King's Day !!! :birthday:

    in an attempt not to get off topic ... how's MLK Jr., Avenue in your city?

    :heart:

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    indeed honors to our fallen brutha of peace & freedom

    as of late the road is been better and lined with nice flowers
    but the buildings still many empty and run down too many
    lots and no grass still living the dream that one day his name
    and street way be more upgraded and the people take care of
    it ....as i see many other places have a MLK Drive and this
    something we can all fight for to get our cities MLK drive
    roads & homes & housing better rehab and nice playground
    for children or some center built on the lots
    happy you made this come back as i look at the way
    his NAME is placed in the many Black hoods
     
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    I have lived in Chicago, Baltimore, New York City, and New Jersey. Indeed every where I go there is a MLK drive (in the poorest most violent part of the city). Of course these are also mostly black areas, so I am not sure if this a someone's idea of a joke. However, I think we should take it as a message that we haven't arrived just yet, and that the job isn't done (no matter how much some people try to argue otherwise)!
     
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