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Posted by Kylie Foley on 09/07/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “A Loss of Words: Remembering PlayMakers Repertory Company's Connie Mahan

Well written and I am sure she is smiling down on all of you at PRC. I know you all will miss her always.

Posted by ttcooper on 09/06/2016 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Raleigh landlord Bhola Gupta arrested for allegedly breaking into his own house, stealing tenants’ stuff

This guy took me to court and I had proof that I paid my rent. He so arrogant that he hung up in my face before I communicate with him. We get to court I show proof and all he can say is well age paid in cash I asked for money order,wtf "really but you got paid" he hushed Mr and I forgot I was in court. The judge literally laughed. To top it all the house was infested with termites and he told he that they will build a colony then leave no worries.Ummm I googled about termites and two weeks later I evacuated that spot. 704 Oak rd

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Posted by Quoya Harris on 09/06/2016 at 6:15 PM
Posted by Jon Howell on 09/06/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Impeach Judge Michael Denning!! Judge Michael Denning is a Family Court Judge whom stated "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." Judge Michael Denning made a discriminatory comment as the Judge during a court hearing. There is no excuse for his behavior! There is no reason that he should be allowed to remain a Family Court Judge! He should be impeached. Judge Michael Denning is running for Superior Court Judge! He feels it is perfectly acceptable for him to make discriminatory comments as a Judge. The people of NC feel differently, Michael Denning! No one wants you as a Judge and certainly no one wants you in the Superior Court!!

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Posted by Impeach Judge Michael Denning on 09/06/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump Is Pretty Confused, and Bill Clinton’s Coming to Durham

POLITICS OF SELLING OUT AMERICA:

Clintons’ use government position for total corruption, and personal enrichment; taking millions from radical countries’ who rape, torture, honor kill, sadistically kill woman and gay people. -Sell out America.

Hillary has plans to bring millions of undocumented radicals to the U.S. based on radical countries pay for play concepts. Saudi Arabia refuses to take in any Syrian refugees because the risks of terrorism are too high. –Sell out America without care of the terror it will bring to the U.S.

Obama's policies have contributed to the massacre of Boston, L.A. and Orlando communities. – Sell out America by suppressing information about radical ties to terrorism.

IT'S A FORM OF SWINDLING-CON-DECEIT-TRICKERY-SCAM BY DEMS TO CALL PEOPLE NAMES IF THEY'RE NOT ACCEPTING OF BARBARISM. – To make it easier to Sell out America.

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Posted by Alberto Inez on 09/06/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Evil Clown Reports Have Migrated from South Carolina to, Oh God, North Carolina

Stop calling Juggalos "evil clowns", it's triggering.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 09/05/2016 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Durham Judge Moves Custody Hearing Out of County, Appeals Court Returns Case to Durham

Doretta Walker has shown, time and again, a very tenuous grasp of both judicial decorum and legal precedure. She was a mediocre prosecutor and frankly a disaster on the bench. She should not be re-elected.

Posted by Frank Underwood on 09/04/2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

I went to The Durham last night with two friends. We are all Asian Americans. The place is shit for people of color. Bougie as fuck. We attempted to sit down at a clearly empty couch outside and got told by a white waiter to stand up because it was reserved for a party of (guess what!) white people, who weren't even using it. So we stood there for no damn reason, threw back our drinks, and left. The only people who bother commenting on indyweek articles online, it seems, are a bunch of white people. The Durham is gentrification EMBODIED. White people will take your city, your businesses, your money, but not YOU.

Yes, DO BETTER, DURHAM.

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Posted by fish sauce on 09/04/2016 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Are y'all sure Watkins Grill is Black-owned? Their Facebook profile picture certainly doesn't emphasize that...

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Posted by kpridge on 09/03/2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Joe's Diner! Angier and Driver in East Durham: http://www.joesbigdog.com/

Posted by Sam M-B on 09/03/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

I, like Mr. Cho, hope some positives can come out of this. I would say that if, going forward, establishments in the Triangle require a signed complaint and a positive ID from said complainant (sp?), then incidents like this could require accountability of the accuser, and that would certainly be a positive. As it is, we'll never know if this was simply a case of mistaken identity or something less innocent, such as the petulant behavior of a resentful (would-be) colleague.

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Posted by Dumboldboy on 09/03/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory’s Smiling Face Replaces North Carolina-Made Movie Posters in a State Office

Kick the film industry out of the state and then replace its posters with his hideous propaganda. #ReadyforRoy to #BringBackNCFilm

Posted by Elizabeth Giles on 09/02/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Where Have Durham’s Black-Owned Restaurants Gone?

Thanks for the extra history, Raymond.

I didn't come across either of those restaurants in my research, but I imagine that there are many places just like them that either escapes peoples' memories or just weren't as documented and/or popular as other restaurants. For instance, no one that I talked to or nothing that I read mentioned Coleman's, which was also off of Alston Avenue near the Durham Freeway. In fact, it may have been in the same space as the Doug's Seafood and Chicken spot that you mentioned. I remember Mr. Coleman used to make a very tasty, serious sweet tea/ punch concoction. Haven't had anything better since he closed up shop several years ago.

Thanks again for your contribution.

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Posted by Eric Tullis on 09/02/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

Seems my comment of yesterday disappeared. I think there was a lack of communication, along with overreaction of the person that felt he was discriminated against. I think he could have straightened it out if he wanted to.

I also think that a so-called upscale hotel would have a more upscale dress code. From the pictures I saw, it looked as though people were going to the baseball game.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/02/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Durham Rescue Mission Will Not Waver in Attempt to Be Removed from Proposed Historic District

It really depends on the funding. Since there hasn't been a formal comparison of funds, it's difficult to compare the two.

Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/02/2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Where Have Durham’s Black-Owned Restaurants Gone?

Another great black owned and black operated establishment was Doug's Seafood Box and also under Doug's Seafood and Chicken that was not mention in this article. At one time was located on Ridgeway Avenue and later moved his establishment to Alston Avenue near the Durham Freeway that was across from the Gulf Service Station which is now BP/Family Fare. Then he moved over to Lakewood Shopping Center for a brief while. Also mentioned was another black owned restaurant the Triangle Steak House that was at the corner of Fayetteville and Pilot Street across from the Chicken Hut that opened in the mid-1970's and was closed sometime in 1980 where it sat in the vacant shopping center at one time anchored the A&P Supermarket and Dry Cleaners(where Food Lion is now).

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Posted by Raymond Caple on 09/02/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Doug's Seafood Box and Doug's Seafood and Chicken that was located on Ridgeway Avenue and later moved to Lakewood Shopping Center has closed.

J&J Chicken and Fish at Phoenix Square Shopping Center

Posted by Raymond Caple on 09/02/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

Speaking of policy, it would be nice to see the Indy follow its own policy regarding ad hominem attacks - whether here in the comments or in its original article. I'm a proponent of debate, but don't see how direct violations of one policy add value to what could be a productive conversation about myriad facets of the development and implementation of other policies, including how one might counteract inherent biases that still exist in communities as broad and diverse as Durham. This is not intended as a defense or attack of anyone or their opinions. Even in the face of deeply personal and emotional issues like this, I would simply like to see us all work to maintain integrity - both journalistic and personal.

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Posted by Interested Observer on 09/02/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

The Hotel could have stopped with "we are deeply sorry for this incident." Instead they went on to attack the victim - accusing HIM of making "unfounded allegations" on social media. In effect, this is really a non-apology. The hotel failed to address the fact that the hostess failed to follow policy by 1. establishing that there WAS in fact a "personal dispute" 2. establish that the person in question was indeed Dr. Cho and 3. at least allowed the victim (Dr. Cho) to know what the allegations against him were. The snap to judgement by [name redacted] were due to her own inherent biases. The hostess kept repeating that Dr. Cho made someone feel "uncomfortable." That someone was just as much the hostess herself as much as the hysterical mistaken accuser. The hotel should have outlined concrete policies to address how to prevent this type of thing from ever happening again, to anyone. Period. They are lucky it was only an Asian man and not another race they targeted otherwise the story would have been much bigger.

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Posted by SMH on 09/02/2016 at 9:22 AM

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