One of the things that comes to mind when thinking about Chicago and Atlanta are their black communities. How are they similar and how are they different? Chicago has the influence of Obama and Oprah and I would guess more black political (and business?) leaders. Atlanta has the huge hip hop influence and more of a Dirty South reputation. How have policies such as gun control (i.e. Chicago more liberal) impacted the evolution of black communties in each city? How does poverty in predominately black neighborhoods compare between ATL and CHI?