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Re: “How to Win Friends and Gerrymander People: A Redistricting Timeline!

Fabulous graphic!

Posted by Cristel Gutschenritter Orrand on 06/14/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “A divisive street-improvement plan raises questions about Raleigh’s citizen-petition process

For anyone wishing to keep up with the latest news about the Lorimer Road project, there's a new-ish public Facebook Group dedicated to the subject, here:…

Please have a look - and consider joining! Thanks.

Posted by David Simonton on 06/14/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Victor Ekpuk’s Divine Mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art Heralds New Life for Its African Galleries

Great work of art, the work is "nulli secundus" coming from Incredible Ekpuk !


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Posted by david sodade on 06/14/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Chapel Hill Native Andrew Weathers Hops from Oakland to a Tiny Texas Town in Pursuit of New Musical Experiments

Great story about a fine couple with a meaningful dream. Pulling for you all the way, Andrew and Gretchen!

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Posted by Jeff Korsmo on 06/14/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Jesus Vasquez -

This is Victoria Bouloubasis, INDY's food editor.

Your comments raise important and interesting questions about cultural appropriation, the definition and boundaries of authenticity, and the dynamics of power in our restaurant culture and overall food system. If you'd like, you may explore the various ways in which we've reported about this in the past. I've pasted links to those stories below. I agree with some of your points about the selections that our readers made, which is why I wrote about it above. I also make it a point in my writing to feature food voices that are normally not given agency, and I hope you explore that on our site and in our upcoming pages.

To your point about Luna, because I have thought about their motives and looked into their framework, I must disagree with you. In fact, you are incorrect in stating they have done nothing for the community. They make regular donations to community organizations, including the very necessary El Futuro, which assists uninsured immigrants with mental health resources.

There is complexity in this debate, which is a welcome challenge for me as a writer and editor. I'm happy to know that readers like you care. I hope you'll consider the nuances, too, because we shouldn't ever paint these issues with a broad brush.

Feel free to email me if you'd like: vbouloubasis [at]

INDY Week pieces on the issues you mention:

The Food Truck Boricua Soul Raises Interesting Questions About Authenticityand Now, Answers Them…

Exploring the Downside of Food Culture's Authenticity Obsession with Jose and Sons' Oscar Diaz…

Luna Rotisserie joins the esteemed area ranks of international appreciation and local application…

Un Buen Carnicero…

FARE Project mixes documentaries and food…

I would also encourage you to pick up a copy of EATS, which is not yet online but available on stands.

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Posted by victoria_foodeditor on 06/14/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity

Jesus Vasquez - I don't want to speak for Monica Segovia-Welsh, featured in this story as one-half of the business, but I hope you realize this is not just a white man's operation.

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Posted by victoria_foodeditor on 06/14/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity

As for the previous post, please explain the difference between "appropriating" and celebrating/appreciating different cultures.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/14/2017 at 2:18 PM

This happens in all cities. Nothing new, even gentrification. You have to look at two things: cities that are run by Democrats and the public school system. If schools started teaching basics again, vs. how to be LGBT compliant, then perhaps students will be able to acquire gainful employment.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/14/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity

Another White boy appropriates Latino culture. But it's cool, cause he's against HB2, supports the protestors at Standing Rock, and has Arabic on his bread.

White liberals, ladies and gentlemen.

It's cool to exploit the cultures and traditions of other races and the Indy will give you favorable press coverage so long as you signal your for gay marriage!


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Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 06/14/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

I support any legal form of hunting, and having recently moved to eastern NC, that includes dog hunting. That being said, it seems to be necessary in this situation to "police your own". If you know people don't like the practice already, and you're still letting dogs run all over private land and such, you're going to create more problems for yourselves. There's a large national forest right outside our town, and from what I've heard, it's become difficult to hunt because everyone runs dogs. I won't be "still" hunting this year because the likely hood of being shot is too high in an area with so many dog hunters waiting along the roads watching for a running deer to come across. Don't get me wrong enjoy a good morning in a treestand as well, but I will be bummed not being able to stalk through the woods. I don't want to see dog hunting disappear, and I would even like to try it once just for the experience- however people need to realize what's going on and get their dogs and situations under control before the WRC or state legislation is forced to make those regulations.

Posted by Josiah Wise on 06/14/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Book of Henry Is a Blatant Tearjerker Whose Elaborate Plot Serves a Useless Solution

Thanks for spoiling the movie. Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean you have to ruin it for everyone else.

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Posted by Carly L. on 06/14/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s City Council Ballot Begins Filling Out

Make sure to include the incumbent's platform without including the challenger's. It's cool Not-So-Indy Weekly. I'll get my message out the hard way. Homelessness, Attainable housing, and improved police public interaction are on my docket.

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Posted by Olen Leo Watson III on 06/14/2017 at 11:26 AM

where was the Indy on the light rail discussion.Its part of the same trend - serving gentrification

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Posted by Bonnie Hauser on 06/14/2017 at 10:18 AM

Gentrification has pushed people out of often below code poor housing into worse or no housing. Durham is and always has been a very bad place to be poor. You're born poor here and you die poorer. Once the homes poor people lived in finally got fixed up they got thrown out of them. Bill Bell did awful on this but it's about all of us.

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Posted by Sandee Washington on 06/14/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s City Council Ballot Begins Filling Out

And at-large member Russ Stephenson, District A councilman Dickie THOMPSON, District D representative Kay Crowder, and District C councilman David Cox will run to retain their seats as well.

Posted by TacoTodd on 06/14/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “An Apex teen dies of an overdose of synthetic LSD

Hi all, I just want to askl if someone ever tried using shrooms or truffles for medical purposes? I was reading some articles about this magic truffles and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. Like this one from: .They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I've read magic truffles or shrooms are use on reducing the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients. I would really want to hear other insights regarding this new possible alternative meds. Thanks

Posted by Liang Chen on 06/14/2017 at 3:52 AM

Re: “Wake Commissioners Walk a Fine Line Between Being Fiscally Cautious and Fulfilling Campaign Promises

Fiscal responsibility means ensuring you are in a financially healthy position in order to respond to unforseen circumstances. With this runaway state legislature, that is even more important. I respectfully disagree with some of my BOC friends' position on this, and they with me. Some '14 commissioners can rightfully point to two years of honoring campaign promises to better support our school system. This budget does not come close to that tradition, and because I cannot honor *my* '16 campaign promise to Wake's voters and taxpayers, I will not vote in support of this budget as it stands. This is more than a simple disagreement about accounting practices. Elections matter and their results should be respected as an expression of the values and will of the voters.

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Posted by Greg Ford on 06/13/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Like Luna, Nana's Tacos is another rip off of Latino culture. It's owned by White people. I met one of them once while there. Nice lady, but totally appropriated Latino culture.

The fact is, for people like the owners of Luna Rotisserie and Nana's Tacos and Dashi, blacks and browns and yellows are there to be exploited. We're mascots to them. They steal our culture, our history, our traditions, and make money off it while doing nothing for us.

Then "good liberals" like the audience base of The Indy vote for them. Apparently it's okay for these businesses to treat non-Whites as mascots and appropriate their culture so long as they're for letting men in women's bathrooms and they're against Trump and they source their food locally.

Time for those of us who aren't racist to boycott Luna Rotisserie, Nana's Tacos, and Dashi, for exploiting the culture of non-White peoples and profiting off it while doing nothing for the community.

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Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 06/13/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Southpoint Mall Posts Signs, Can Tow GoTriangle Park-and-Riders Now

If they tow, I'll shop elsewhere.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 06/13/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Orange County Schools Takes Step Toward Confederate Flag Ban

If this symbol offends you look the other way

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Posted by getoverit on 06/13/2017 at 7:10 AM

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