VOICI: Chocolate City
Have you ever heard the tale of Chocolate City?
In the nations capital, there exists of place where Black culture reigns supreme. The people are Black, the music is Black, the food is Black, everything is Black. The first city in the country to have a majority Black population. If that isn't a tale I don't know what is. The city gave birth to figures like Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey, The Ali Family and many more. GoGo, Mumbo Sauce, The Half Smoke. This city is more than that. Howard University, The Mecca of Black Universities. Lincoln Theatre, where musical legends were created. Lee's Flower Card Shop, Black owned and standing for over 60 years, and Ben's Chili Bowl's doing the same. Now you are seeing the picture.
This city is our city and it still exists yet people rarely talk about it. This city inspires us all in the D.M.V. and are the roots of the culture that define all today. You can find it in Hyattsville, Bowie, Silver Spring, Arlington. Everywhere. We know that it is hard to believe this tale but we ensure you that it is true. If you can't find this city we can give you a hint. 1915 7th Street NW. The official unofficial home of Gogo. Start there and you will find the truth behind this tale and more.
All in a Chocolate City.