@ DC ***:
Aint you fresh off the banana boat anyway? And at 23- I wouldnt expect you to know much. That being said...two words: MARION BERRY.
Before you EVER talk about Sheila Dixon, just remember that dope-fiend mofo right there.
@ Downtoearth: yes, Cherry Hill is scary. I dont even take my *** down Cherry Hill. But thats just one real rough spot amongst a whole bunch of other stuff. I don't do east or south Bmore period...so you can say whatever about that part- I wouldnt know because I dont deal with those sides of town.
Also- as far as being more about what you "have" than what you are....name one major city full of African-Americans that doesnt have that mentality. That is jst a staple of our screwed up culture more than our locality. Even in DC- they on that same "stuntin" *** tryna show off what they really dont have. Thats universal, no point there.
As far as job opportunities- DC is good for that. Cost of living....not so much. DC, MD, NY, NJ all have costs of living that are WAAAAAAYYY too high compared to the quality of life (and that is the important factor.) For instance.... I know somebody living in DC.....paying 2500 a month....for a condo...that is 800-some odd sq.ft......located off of NY Ave. THAT is nothing to brag about. Just like people in NY paying 3gs a month to live in a shoebox in BK is NOTHING to brag about. Most of the NE corridor is overpriced for BS, and so that is actually more of a minus than a plus. And that shows as most of the "minorities" in DC cant even afford to live decently with that "high cost of living." So brag about the "high side" of town if you may....but yo know like i know, that most of "us" dont even live in that area, and that area, is not made for "us" anyway.
There is a seperation of the classes....federal hill being one. Johns Hopkins being another. The county is a whole other seperation. The Symphony/Lyric opera house area is another. The other side of Loch Raven. Mt. Washington, that extra affluent area near Poly-Western high school. The more northwetern side of Park Heights/Resisterstown Rd; Catonsville. These are all very very very well-off areas where nowhere in sight is there a "boarded up house." Say what you want, but our "bad" areas in Bmore are very much contained and restrained. You know where they are- and it is clear when you walk into them, and out of them.
In DC- it is quite a different story. There are several instances in DC, (and next time I visit, I will note the street names), where you got low income housing on one side of the street, and expensive *** housing/condos on the other. The rich and the poor have no choice but to intermingle in DC, but that actually may be an advantage moreso than a disadvantage (depending on how you see it.)
@ SouthEast Baddest: capris are played out. I don't know where ya'll be...but I havent seen any dude in Bmore rocking capris since 2004 at the latest.
@ Baskin Robbins: Christmas ornaments in the hair and all them high -to-the-ceiling hairstyles are a SOUTH thing. Bmore does play with colors like nobody;s business, but we def aint rocking the sky-highs, waterfalls, glitter, fingerwaves and all. If you see that here....best believe thats an "immigrant" from another town.
Fake azz cubic zirconias, fake chains, etc. is universal to any person trying to stunt. You can find them anywhere- NY, BMore, Philly, and yes dear, def in DC. And if you 've EVER been to LOVE, you know they rock these same items in DC in abundance.
And Sisqo....is in a league all of his own. But stop lying, you'll be copping the next Dru Hill album and bumping it in your car anyway. Don't front because theyre from Dru (Druid) Hill, and not CAPITOL Hill. "Somebody's sleeping ya'll beed-ed-ed...somebody's taking ya'll place-ace-ace-ace..."And it def aint Bmore cause we can't stand ya'll azzes. Better luck with PG, tho.