U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:53 AM
 
5,289 posts, read 6,107,541 times
Reputation: 1135

Advertisements

Don't know if people use this moniker anymore, but how did this "Black Mecca" thing start?

Thanks!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:55 AM
 
421 posts, read 644,765 times
Reputation: 166
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
10,377 posts, read 10,417,960 times
Reputation: 6255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite_heights77 View Post
Don't know if people use this moniker anymore, but how did this "Black Mecca" thing start?

Thanks!!
Good question. I thought Mecca is in Saudi Arabia.... But I suppose folks flock there, and that's what is meant by "Black Mecca." I think since it first became known as the City to Busy to Hate, Atlanta has been a safe and welcoming place for racial minorities, the African- American populace particularly. Given our rich civil rights history, I think it's not a bad term at all.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:26 AM
 
2,466 posts, read 4,057,831 times
Reputation: 1830
According to Wikipedia - Ebony magazine gave us that name

Black mecca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:41 AM
 
320 posts, read 507,187 times
Reputation: 296
The only way that this is a serious question is if you've never heard of Tyler Perry, Crunk/Trap music or black southern history.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:44 AM
 
421 posts, read 644,765 times
Reputation: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by SawBoi View Post
The only way that this is a serious question is if you've never heard of Tyler Perry, Crunk/Trap music or black southern history.
Someone is bored and looking for some chaos. They know this post will pull Atlanta haters AND racist far and wide.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:45 AM
 
9 posts, read 10,555 times
Reputation: 10
It's heartwarming to see some journalists working hard to inform us regardless of political pressure.http://felicia.laoandytom.com/11.jpg


http://felicia.laoandytom.com/1.jpg
http://felicia.laoandytom.com/2.jpg
http://felicia.laoandytom.com/3.jpg
http://felicia.laoandytom.com/4.jpg
http://felicia.laoandytom.com/5.jpg
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:56 AM
 
320 posts, read 507,187 times
Reputation: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freeminds View Post
Someone is bored and looking for some chaos. They know this post will pull Atlanta haters AND racist far and wide.
Yup.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
5,843 posts, read 4,523,176 times
Reputation: 7472
Freaknik was always interesting....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_mecca

[adds_fuel_to_the_fire] I heard there are a lot of gay people here too? [/adds_fuel_to_the_fire] j/k
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: panthersville, ga
252 posts, read 471,647 times
Reputation: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite_heights77 View Post
Don't know if people use this moniker anymore, but how did this "Black Mecca" thing start?

Thanks!!
somebody heard that i was down here working for a few months and then everybody said 'if thats where adio is, well g@+dam!t, im goin there too!!!!'
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta

All times are GMT -6.

¬© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top