The Jordans finally made it to Pemberton Place near downtown ATL to see the recently opened National Center for Civil and Human Rights, where we have a commemorative plaque, and where you can experience things like the sit-in counter (surreal), actual handwritten works from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and much more interactive and eye-opening history of Atlanta's part in the struggle for freedom and equality in America. Check the photos after the jump.
The streets were empty. It was a late night, and a young black boy strolled casually down the middle of the lanes, walking and weaving in and out of solid black stripes painted over golden asphalt as he dribbled a fully inflated basketball. The mood was grim. If you didn't know it was Heaven, you would swear it was Florida.
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(Don't mind the mohawked homie to the left--that's just Chief Noc-A-Homa, a friendly Native American who enjoys laughing at all of you who thought the Braves gave a shit about Mechanicsville, Atlanta or anything in general besides money, and who finds it especially hilarious that you've caught feelings about a Major League Baseball team surprisingly not having a phuck to give about your feelings.)
The Braves are leaving town! Shit yeah!!
No really, this is good, if not great news. First of all, traffic entering/exiting downtown Atlanta will get waaaaaaay better on the connector, which has been getting progressively worse every damn day. Second, it's not like the Braves are winners or anything. Maybe being out there in Cobb will help them focus, because Cobb County sucks even worse than Atlanta pro sports. No distractions! And third, I love how they're saying that they want to be in Cobb County because there are mass transportation issues. Does that mean that Cobb County is finally going to stop being, ahem, particular about allowing public transit systems to come through its neighborhoods? Probably not. I'm sure there'll be a train station with no buses that lands right at this stadium, meaning that you're batshit crazy if you thought you were about to cruise around Cobb County on some type of street car that picks you up from the stadium. Hell nah. They can't arrest you on a street car, and don't you know what COBB stands for? Speaking of which, who the hell besides Cobb County residents wants to go all the way to Cobb County just to watch the Braves lose? Pssheeeeit...
Quote: "The Braves brushed over the fact that MARTA doesn't even serve Cobb County, which has long rejected efforts to bring rapid transit to the suburbs and chose to develop its own limited, bus-only system."--ESPN
Chief Noc-A-Homa say: "ATL officially Tomahawk-Chopped and screwed."
*walks away, chucks the deuces using the A-Town Down foam hand, and hitting the peace pipe
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