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Re: “African American Cultural Complex

The African American Cultural Complex is a great educational venue for individuals and families. The Amistad Saga this past summer is an enriching experience that students and adults should view. The venue is reflects an African village and for those of you who have not gone to the Motherland you will feel the aura

Posted by SimpleMe55 on 01/04/2008 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Infill: New growth ousts old charm

The growth of Raleigh is overwhelming. Many of us relocatees came for the charm and are confronted with "gentrification". I am not against expansion, but why not phase in your growth. Raleigh will have big city problems with small town mentalities that will overwhelm the base population. An example of this is in my subdivision I spotted the Mexican gang tag signs. I spoke with the property manager and she had no idea what I was talking about. A year later, WRAL and the local/state governments are working on a bill to try minimize gang activity. With growth comes violence, comes persons from all walks of life. My recommendation would be moritorium and re-evaluate. Does Raleigh have a fire hose long enough to put out a fire in a 45 story building? Do you have an experience fire department that knows how to fight the fire? What about garbage removal? What about water pressures surroundng high rise buildings? Take your time Raleigh...You really do not want Raleigh WIDE OPEN..Raleigh needs to be RALEIGH READYING TO BLOSSOM.. A BUTTERFLY

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Posted by SimpleMe55 on 07/26/2007 at 3:29 PM

Re: “AIDS activists dissed at N.C. State

I am of the opinion that education for the students at NC State is lacking. Gay and lesbians are not the largest population of persons suffering from AIDS/HIV. They are people in their age category 18 to 24, and African American women. Lifestyle is not the only avenue to contract the virus and those are points that every student should know. Whether it is the Southern Baptist or not, this disease is devestating populations, families and communities. The Gay Men's Health Crisis started many years ago and they have educated their population and did a good job to minimize the number of cases of the disease. The Black Womens Health Network began at the same time and was underfunded and women of color are the population where the increase in numbers is astronomical. You do not have to be Gay or Lesbian. But those men and women who are on the "down low" are not accounted for in the equation. So before those who are at an institute for "higher education" throw stones, stop and think about the person next to you who may not be who you think he or she fronts to be.

Posted by SimpleMe55 on 07/26/2007 at 3:18 PM

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