Recently, Mitchellville, Maryland, made headlines because it is currently under investigation by the governor of the state. The Republican governor, Larry Hogan, wanted to understand the rise in graduation rates and decrease of crime for this community. The governor and his team suspect cheating on test scores and padding of the percentage numbers, but the major source of suspicion is that this community is both affluent and Black. In fact, it ranks on the list of the 10 most affluent Black communities in America. It’s also a little town that we’ve never heard of. Of course our curiosity got the best of us and we had to find the other places where Black people are living and thriving. Check out the Rich List of Black communities across the United States. See if you can spot your neighborhood on here.
Originally posted at:https://www.bet.com/style/2017/07/07/4-reasons-prince-george-s-county-is-under-review.html
You can find this community in the suburbs of New York City near Long Island. Home to actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who was a guest host on the popular weekly music series Soul Train in the mid-'90s, starred in the sitcom Moesha and was part of the original cast of Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981).