By Kamau Austin
With heavy gentrification taking place in both Harlem, and even Central Brooklyn, can I make the argument, almost by default, that Southeast Queens is becoming the new epicenter of Black Culture in NYC? Don't laugh I'm serious.
Queens is a very diverse borough and I respect all cultures. However, In this article I give 8 reasons Southeast Queens is becoming like the default center of Black culture in NYC.
Although Harlem and Central Brooklyn have been traditionally considered the most celebrated and venerated areas in NYC for Black culture and even community empowerment these neighborhoods are becoming lighter in hue. Therefore, I feel Southeast Queens, is gradually becoming the default cultural center for Blacks in NYC? It has rich cultural history and may be the last bastion of empowering Black cultural ethos in the NYC area.