Black People : Where are the Thriving Black Communities ?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Since we're all over the country (and world), i thought it would be good to list the thriving Black communities we know of.

    By thriving, i mean economically solid, Black owned businesses, in a community that has predominately Black people living in it. Where there are jobs being offered by Black people, to the Black people in that community. Where it is safe, clean, and drug free (as far as you know).

    Where are these places Family?

    I'm especially interested in those located inside the USA, but anywhere in the world would be good to know. Do you live in such a community?

    Thanks in advance.

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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    where are the thriving...

    the only place that know of like that for blacks is called[UTOPIA]and it's location is somewhere in my mind...i don't say this to be funny,but if such a black community or country did exist solely on the physical description that you posted then some OUTSIDE organization would have found it and infiltrated it from the inside with the intention of-taking it over or destroying it.
     
  3. Destee

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    You're saying there are no thriving Black communities anywhere in the world?

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    The last one died a miserable death
    back in Tulsa, Ok. in the 1920's.

    What was known as "Black Wall St.,"
    has since served as a psychological
    warning to any Black whom may consider
    Himself 'ambitious' enough to usurp the
    powers that be.

    (The u.s. government Blew it up.)

    So, YOU tell ME...'where ARE OUR courageous
    Black Entrepreneurs'? I'LL tell YOU. In 2006,
    blowing AIR outta the sides of their neck.

    (Example,) Nat Irvin? HA! Though he may BE at
    'Wake' Forest, he needs to WAKE UP!

    (I said enough.)

    HOTEP

    ROARIN.........


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  5. Destee

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    Family ... i really expected to receive at least a few communities to be named. I'm still hoping and believing that there are some thriving Black communities in this country of wealth and opportunity. We've been here way too long for there not to be any. I'm having a hard time believing this.

    C'mon Family ... name 'em ... please.

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    Thriving Black communities can only come by way of segregation. I'm first in line when anyone here wishes to do so (community trust, anyone?).
    Although they consider PG County in Maryland and Dekalb County in GA to be the wealthiest/most thriving Black communities in the country.
    And I've been to both, having lived the vast majority of my life in one. IMO they do anything but thrive.
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There are no thriving "BLACK communties" because there is NO SUCH THING!!!
    So-called "Black communities" especially in Africa are INTEGRATED!
     
  8. Steve69

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    In the past few years, in my area I have seen quite a few new neighborhoods with homes in the 3000 sq.ft range that are about 60% black. At least this is some improvement.
    But as far as whole neighborhoods or communities I don’t think that will be anytime soon until we are able to make some improvements such as how we raise our families. With crime, single parents, and improving on how we raise our children I don’t see how it is even possible. The extra cost to a local government would not allow it to thrive.
    We have seen plenty of examples of when areas do become black communities. When blacks do become the majority and even in charge of local government the area and schools actually decline.
    I think we will continue to see an increase thriving black neighborhoods. And one day when we take responsibility and make just a couple of improvements we will then see a lot of thriving black communities or towns. The day will come, but will take a little longer for us to realize we need to address some issues before we have more of the type of people that it takes to thrive.
     
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    "Thriving" 100% "Black" communities in "amerikkka"???

    Dont count on it thanks to 1) "Black flight" to the suburbs and 2) REGENTRIFICATION
     
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    Des, what do you mean by "thriving"? Are you talking about a community such as the type we used to have pre-desegregation where the only people who lived within certain geographical boundaries were identified as Black people? Brother Steve69 I don't agree that having a 3000+ sq. ft. house is an example of "thriving" especially if the house isn't either owned outright or mortgaged in a way that it makes money rather than take money. Personally, I'm not aware of any so-called "Black towns" for Blacks, built by Blacks. But that's not to say there aren't any somewhere on the planet. I'm just not aware of them. If someone can give me an example of a "thriving community" among people of other races, then maybe I can see clearer what is meant by the question.
     
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