More African Americans Move to the South

August 25, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Discouraged by the avalanche of foreclosures around them in Detroit, Mona Ramsey and her husband started looking at states where they would move. They considered North Carolina, Florida, Texas — and finally tacked Tennessee to the end of their list. In 2007, they moved to Nashville. Ramsey represents not only continuing strong black migration to the South but also the trend’s economic and cultural impact. Ramsey started an online business, Sole Sista Shoes, to appeal to a black clientele, and continued running the makeup company she launched in Michigan, Phenom Cosmetics.

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