Category Archives: Cities

GRANTLAND: TI, the Braves, & Atlanta

This one’s for my CITAY (click image to read)

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Atlantans are Georgians Too

I have probably uttered the phrase “I’m not from Georgia, I’m from Atlanta” over 1000 times in my life. I say that, because 1) I’m proud to be from Atlanta more often than not and 2) I’m embarrased to be … Continue reading

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Atlanta: Present and Future

In the past 10 minutes, two friends of mine have sent me things about Atlanta that have made my heart skip a beat. 1) From Matthew: Being There: Atlanta, The Economist, Summer 2011. Dave Chappelle made a joke once that … Continue reading

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MAD DECENT | MAD OLD.

When one attends an event that says “open to all ages” and “free”, especially when that event is a concert, in the summer, in New York, and poorly policed, there are some things that should be expected. The #1 thing … Continue reading

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Like Eli, I Did It.

This is one of the few times I have very little to say. About an hour ago, I get a gchat from one Modi Oyewole, with no text (rude) but simply a link. I’m going to let the video speak … Continue reading

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So Close. So Far.

I spent my Saturday enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Brooklyn on the Williamsburg Waterfront. It was great and when I left to head home in the late afternoon, I couldn’t imagine having a better Saturday. Boy oh BOY was I … Continue reading

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What. Is. This.

The only reason I took a picture of this is because I have no idea what it is. It’s really tall, really cumbersome, and there’s this retractable door attached to it. There was also some sort of phone-looking thing inside, … Continue reading

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Sunday Plans? – CHECK

Exhibit A. You just can’t predict this church to be on 123rd and Lenox in Harlem. Then again, when it comes to people’s loopy feelings on Obama, you can’t predict anything these days. ATLAH World Missionary Church is led by … Continue reading

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“The Largest Cheating Scandal in U.S. History”

This one hurts. Real bad. There’s a 448 page report on the scandal that I will read in its entirety this week. This is real bad.

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Black Mecca, Again.

I genuinely believe this magazine cover was a pivotal moment in the history of Atlanta. For one, after this issue people outside of Atlanta started referring to the city as the “New Black Mecca”, but also it put the city … Continue reading

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