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Re: “Reliving a massacre

How can one get a copy of the book above, The Marion Massacre by Mike Lawing?

Posted by Anita Justice Wages on 12/09/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “"DACA Is Gone, But We're Still Here": Youth Activists Stage a "Death of DACA" Rally in Downtown Raleigh

IN WASHINGTON IN PERSON
PLAYWRIGHT DR LARRY MYERS PENNED

"DACA DADA/IMMIGRATION BRAILLE"

IN MIDST OF BUILDING SEIZURE
DIRECTOR OF THE PLAYWRIGHTS SANCTUARY

Posted by CRITIC on 12/08/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Wildin Acosta Dropped His Asylum Case and Switched Legal Strategies. Will That Save Him from Being Deported?

innocent bystander: You really hit the nail on the head. Nice job.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 12/08/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Please share a link so we can donate!

I'm white and I'm happy to support. I know our whole community will benefit.

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Posted by ruby on 12/08/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Tim Walter’s Long Effort to Give Downtown Durham a Venue It Needed Pays Off in the Nick of Time

Surprised you didn't mention the venue's all-too-brief existance as "305 South", an excellent arts, clothing, crafts, and music space hobbled and ultimately killed by not having enough bathroom space. Please check that out and add it to your great story.

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Posted by Richard Milward on 12/07/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Wildin Acosta Dropped His Asylum Case and Switched Legal Strategies. Will That Save Him from Being Deported?

This story is all over the place. Starts off with media interviews in a parking lot, dabbles in legal strategy and court proceedings, and ends with playful banter over choosing what music to listen to. You almost forget the title of the story states "switched legal strategies". It states Acosta "withdrew" his petition for asylum because he all but knew he was gonna lose based off the statistics of that particular judge. Yet they file complaints against Attorney Smallwood. Seems at every turn the judge was questioning these choices too. So which is it? He was gonna lose because of the judge being so hardline or the past attorney? Seems like its the old lets see what sticks strategy. Attorney Guirguis probably doesn't want to lose and apparently seems fine with throwing a fellow attorney under the bus, all in the name of strategy. Does Indyweek have copies of these complaints or proof that they were actually filed? Why not share a redacted copy of said complaint if you are willing to write about it. States they were provided the complaint by a third party "Alerta Migratoria NC", seems a little fishy. This group doesn't appear to be registered or licensed as a non-profit yet they raise money and pay themselves stipends. Is that even legal? Where is the responsible reporting? Publishing about a complaint against an attorney given to Indyweek by a pseudo non-profit third-party, seems dangerously close to libel.

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Posted by innocentbystander on 12/07/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Arty Bars Ruby Deluxe and Arcana Cultivate Queer-Friendly Atmospheres in Raleigh and Durham

Awww, yay! Ruby Deluxe is the best!

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Posted by Jeremy Sprinkle on 12/06/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

I have a problem with your assertion that Councilor Mendell campaigned on a "slow growth" platform. I think a much more accurate description would be that she campaigned on a smart growth, pro neighborhood platform.

If you want to describe her philosophy as slow growth, you should then describe the philosophy of those on the opposite side as a "rampant growth" platform.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 12/06/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Want Raleigh to Reconsider Granny Flats

As long as the accessory units are tightly regulated, I definitely think these have a place in *some* neighborhoods.

I know in ours, we have awful parking woes, even without adding more cars...

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by glenwoodbrooklynite on 12/06/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “With the Comedy World’s Toxic Culture on National Notice, Mettlesome is a New Kind of Organization for a New South

Since their founding, Mettlesome has put on some of the most consistently funny, entertaining, and provocative comedy events in the Triangle. If that's not enough, they represent a variety of perspectives with the perfect mix of respect and irreverence. They are nurturing a community while still having fun. Thanks to the INDY Week for shining a light on their noble efforts.

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Posted by Again Again on 12/06/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

http://www.raleighnc.gov/business/content/…

This "anti-growth" talking point is not supported by the facts. According to the city of Raleigh -- see URL above -- from Jan-Dec of this year 2017 the council approved 29/34 cases (1 proposal was withdrawn). Last night Council approved all 3 proposals, and I'm pretty sure they were all unanimous votes. The 3 approvals last night then make it 32/37 for the year. That pattern holds true for the past several years as well. The info is all right there on http://raleighnc.gov.

Since almost 90% of rezonings in Raleigh are approved, and the great majority of decisions to approve (or deny) are unanimous, how did this anti-growth message originate? And why do media outlets perpetuate a false narrative time and again without exploring the actual facts?

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Posted by George Farthing on 12/06/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

http://www.raleighnc.gov/business/content/…

This "anti-growth" talking point is not supported by the facts. According to the city of Raleigh -- see URL above -- from Jan-Dec of this year 2017 the council approved 29/34 cases (1 proposal was withdrawn). Last night Council approved all 3 proposals, and I'm pretty sure they were all unanimous votes. The 3 approvals last night then make it 32/37 for the year. That pattern holds true for the past several years as well. The info is all right there on http://raleighnc.gov.

Since almost 90% of rezonings in Raleigh are approved, and the great majority of decisions to approve (or deny) are unanimous, how did this anti-growth message originate? And why do media outlets perpetuate a false narrative time and again without exploring the actual facts?

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Posted by George Farthing on 12/06/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Cases Continued for Durham Confederate Monument Protesters; One Gets Deal for Deferred Dismissal

If Durham has decided that you are not guilty why are you being prosecuted?

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Posted by Kevin Kerr on 12/05/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “The rise and fall of the Easy-Bake Oven

I baked a little cake with my turquoise Easy Bake and then made the Thanksgiving menus with my spirograph....those were the days!

Posted by Glenni Lorick on 12/05/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@Sheilab: You DO know it's the same ownership and leadership in both locations, right? It is entirely reasonable to be wary.

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Posted by MavisDaily on 12/03/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

@SheilaB: Clearly you know no one in the Triangle comedy scene. In a very short amount of time, the leadership of the PIT has already racked up some questionable behavior here that, while not criminal, is certainly tone deaf (especially considering what we've been through thus far), condescending, and unnecessary. There's more going on than what's in this article. Add that to the inept leadership in New York, and, well, the decision is easy.

There are too many good people working too hard to put on open, inclusive, and (most importantly) funny comedy shows for performers and audiences to waste their time at the PIT. Hopefully they will prove me wrong in the long run, but in the short term, no thanks. But hopefully you have a good experience there. Let us know.

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Posted by Again Again on 12/03/2017 at 12:52 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

So, Again Again - you are casting a pall over an organization that has yet to have time to make its presence known in the community based on allegations in its space in another city. Nice.

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Posted by SheilaB on 12/02/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “A movement emerges against the Duke Energy-Progress monopoly

I never seen a company like DUKE ENERGY, it's unbelievable the customer service is unprofessional, when you call them you fill like you're talking with a boy in his first days of school, the charge is unbelievable, actually for me they are doing this in absence of concurrency, i use to leave in New Jersey, New York and California, it's something totally different

Posted by Ahcene USA on 12/02/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Al Strong is at the epicenter of a Triangle jazz revival. And his debut LP, LoveStrong Vol. 1, is a treat.

I am very impressed with the jazz musician Al Strong. I started checking him out years ago at Humble Pie in downtown Raleigh when he would showcase his talents with the Peter Lamb jazz band. I also check him out when he performs at C.Grace in Raleigh on Glenwood South. I also appreciate his efforts in encouraging young muscians about the importance of America's classical music -Jazz. I am sure Master trumpet player and intellect, Wynton Marsalis would commend Mr.Strong for what he doing with that effort.

Posted by Radio Clash on 12/02/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Well, because black feminist voices get drowned out by white ones all the time. And this is a small operation, trying to bring obscure writers to larger audiences. I'm sure these women would be thrilled to lend books out to white people. We should all be happy about black female empowerment, and stop pretending it comes at the expense of some other group.

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Posted by Steve-oh on 12/01/2017 at 10:49 PM

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