Raleigh, North Carolina






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A Taste of Raleigh, North Carolina

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT RALEIGH?

  1. Raleigh is the capital city and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010 population was 403,892.

  2. After the Civil War ended in 1865, African Americans were able to be educated and men could become involved in politics. With the help of the Freedmen's Bureau, many freedmen migrated from rural areas to Raleigh. Shaw University, the South's first African-American college, began classes in 1865 and was chartered in 1875. Shaw's Estey Hall was the first building constructed for the higher education of black women, and Leonard Medical Center was the first four-year medical school in the country for African Americans.

  3. In 1867, Episcopal clergy founded St. Augustine's College for the education of freedmen. In 1869, the state legislature approved the nationís first school for blind and deaf African Americans to be located in Raleigh. And in 1874, the city's Federal Building was constructed in Raleigh, the first federal government project in the South following the Civil War.

  4. Southeast Raleigh is bounded by downtown on the west, Garner on the southwest, and rural Wake County to the southeast. The area includes areas along Rock Quarry Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and New Bern Avenue. This area is very diverse, with new suburban developments to poor inner-city neighborhoods. Many of the older neighborhoods are historically African American and date back to the end of the Civil War. Primary neighborhoods include Chavis Heights, Raleigh Country Club, Southgate, Kingwood Forest and Biltmore Hills. Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion (formerly Alltel Pavilion and Walnut Creek Amphitheatre) is one of the region's major outdoor concert venues and is located on Rock Quarry Road. Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the South, is located between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Street in this part of the city.

  5. The Carolinian, North Carolina's oldest and largest African-American newspaper published twice weekly.

  6. The median household income in the city was $46,612 in 2000, and the median family income was $60,003.

  7. Clarence E. Lightner was elected to the City Council, and in 1973 became Raleigh's first African-American mayor.

  8. Raleigh experiences a humid subtropical climate, with generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Summers are typically warm to hot. Winters are mild and wet with highs generally in the range of 47Ė53 įF with lows around or just below freezing, although an occasional 60 įF or warmer winter day is not uncommon.

Radio Stations
WDCG-FM (G105, Contemporary Hit Radio)
WRAL-FM (Mix 101.5, Adult Contemporary)
WKIX-FM (KIX 102.9, Classic Hits)
WPTF-AM (NewsRadio 680, News/Talk)
WQOK-FM (K97.5, Hip Hop)
WFXC-FM (Foxy 107/104, Urban Adult Contemporary)
WFXK-FM (Foxy 107/104, Urban Adult Contemporary)
WRVA-FM (100.7 The River, Classic Hits)
WKSL-FM (93.9 Kiss FM, (Rhythmic Adult Contemporary)
WNNL-FM (103.9 The Light, Urban Gospel)
WKIX-AM (Oldies)

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Demographics of Raleigh, North Carolina

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

52%

30%

0.3%

3.0%

12%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Raleigh, North Carolina


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African American Barber -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3501 Capital Boulevard # 117 - Raleigh, NC (919) 341-0671

  2. African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2411 E Millbrook Road # 108 - Raleigh, NC (919) 875-4411

  3. African Hair Braiding-Miriam -  Category: Black Hair Care -  3668 Capital Boulevard - Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 873-9232

  4. African Nubian Queen -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2911 Capital Boulevard - Raleigh, NC (919) 876-7771

  5. African World of Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3601 Capital Boulevard # 109 - Raleigh, NC (919) 875-4447

  6. Bebe Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2210 E Millbrook Road - Raleigh, NC (919) 981-6521

  7. Bella Derma Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  2011 - 3040 Berks Way, Suite 100 - Raleigh, NC 27614 (919) 862-4459

  8. Carochen Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  1620-108 Marth Luther King Jr Blvd - Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 231-8787

  9. Chontez Lofton -  Category: Black Barber -  3949 New Bern Ave. Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 231-3333

  10. Dymond Hair Source -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  6003 Shanda Dr Apt E - Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 235-5826

  11. Ella Hair Braiding and Boutique -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1924 Capital Boulevard - Raleigh, NC (866) 458-1830

  12. Hair Extension Specialist Rochelle -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6512 Six Forks Road - Raleigh, NC (919) 255-4217

  13. Jinsa Essentials -  Category: Beauty -  100% Natural Bath, Body & Hair Products   1321-102 Kirkland Rd. - Raleigh, NC (919) 821-0064 - (visit website)

  14. Rem's Place -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6104 Westgate Road - Raleigh, NC (919) 791-3602

  15. Schatziís Design Gallery & Day Spa -  Category: Natural Hair Salons -   258 W. Millbrook Rd. - Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 755-3446 - (visit website)

  16. Sonia African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2039 Progress Ct - Raleigh, NC (919) 844 1933

  17. Sophia Sunflower Salon, Inc. -  Category: Natural Hair Salons -   608 W. Johnson St., Suite 12 - Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 828 9689 - (visit website)

  18. Tajiís Natural Hair Styling -  Category: Natural Hair Salons -  2200 E Millbrook Rd Suite 122 - Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 332 3021

  19. Xclusive Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  6900 Six Forks Rd Suite 110-A Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 455-5392

  20. YO YO African Braiding World -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  331 Tryon Road - Raleigh, NC (919) 779-7332

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Blacknificent Books & More -  Category: Black Bookstores -  2011 Poole Rd. - Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 250-9110

  2. Butler Custom Clothing -  Category: Clothing -  Butler Custom Clothing specializes in made-to-order clothing and accessories for men. We offer exceptional quality and selection, timely service, individual style and ideal fit.   - 3901 Barrett Drive - Raleigh, NC (919) 349-6524  - (visit website)

  3. C.L. Butch James, CPA -  Category: Accountants -  Raleigh, NC (919) 845-0075

  4. Excellent Presence: Design & Marketing for Women & Minority Businesses -  Category: Business Services -  Based out of Raleigh, NC, Excellent Presence offers results-driven websites, marketing, and remote support to small local and non-local minority- and women-owned companies. We'll help your trade or service business increase clients, reduce workload, prevent burnout, and grow consistently, using your Web presence.   - 505 Oberlin Rd., Ste. 110 #10023 - Raleigh, NC (919) 617-7739  - (visit website)

  5. Expect Perfection Raleigh Transcription Services -  Category: Business Services -  Producing classy, flawless, articulate transcripts and edited documents for professionals in the academic, corporate, and entertainment/media sectors, Expect Perfection is THE first of all digital transcription companies to *guarantee* transcript accuracy. When precision is paramount, use Expect Perfection: Our typing services are far more accurate than industry standard. View work samples, transcription rates, or request a FREE trial.   - 505 Oberlin Rd., Ste. 110 #10023 - Raleigh, NC (334) FLAWLESS  - (visit website)

  6. The Carolinian -  Category: African American Newspaper -  518 East Martin Street, Post Office Box 25308, Raleigh, NC, 27601 (919) 834-5558

  7. 100 Black Men -  Category: Community Services -  P. O. Box 26365, Raleigh, NC,

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Barbecue Lodge Inc -  Category: BBQ -   4600 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC (919) 872-4755

  2. Don's Jamaican Soul Food Cafe & Bar -  Category: Jamaican -   1110 Navaho Dr, Raleigh, NC (919) 876-8248

  3. Toot-N-Tell Family Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food - fried chicken, banana pudding, chicken barbecue -   903 W Garner Rd, Raleigh, NC (919) 772-2616

  4. Watkins Grill -  Category: Soul Food -   1625 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC (919) 834-0467

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


This is a fashion show in Raleigh,North Carolina at the Progress Energy Center .Loved the " Coming To America" theme.

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CHURCHES



  1. Lincolnville AME Church -  6400 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC (919) 851-6085 - (visit website)

  2. Martin Street Baptist Church -  1001 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC (919) 833-9756

  3. St John's Ame Church -  3001 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC (919) 833-0224 - (visit website)

  4. St Paul Ame Church -  402 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC (919) 832-2709 - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Goodnight's Comedy Club -  Category: Entertainment - One of the top 10 comedy clubs in America. -   861 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC (919) 828-5233   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African-American Cultural Festival
    Location: In City Plaza in Raleigh and spread out through Charter Square and along the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. Raleigh, NC (September)     - (visit website)

    A two-day celebration of African-American music, art, food and culture.


  2. Holiday Kids' Events & Activities in Raleigh
    Location: Raleigh, NC     - (visit website)

    A list of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa kids' events and activities happening throughout the area.


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