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Re: “A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte

It's sad that a lot of African Americans don't know about Kai's Kookies and More, a black owned late night Southern style bake and coffee house. It is working on its 4th year here in Charlotte. It is located at 3905 South Blvd. Www.kaiskookies.com Check it out.

Posted by Tracy Watkins on 10/30/2014 at 6:47 AM

Re: “A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte

I like to think I am in tune with the Entertainment Industry. A large number of my music friends are black and many of the groups that rehearse at our family's business are black or mixed with a greater weight toward the black performers. I think the Arts are largely shunned, ignored, pushed aside and disrespected. The Art's being all of the Arts (colorless). That's just this white girls opinion, but I do want to know what my friends in the black entertainment community think. We hosted a music conference that is designed for all genres of music when the Music Factory pushed them out because they didn't want "urban acts". The CIAA had recently left several venues with damage, one even closed it's doors permanently. These were not the actions of locals or even the legitimate basketball fans but out of towners and trouble makers. And like anything else the bad actions and decisions of a few are recognized above all the good and hurt everyone.

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Posted by MusicMomma on 10/29/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Survival of the Realest

Resiliency is amazing! Erika, your SC State Bulldog Family and I are so proud of you as you have exemplified the true meaning of TENACITY through your battle to defeat breast cancer. We love you and are always here for you...the power and the glory forever.

~~~Coach K. Campbell

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Posted by KMischelle on 10/25/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “A ride down MLK provides peek into city's racial psyche

I agree with you wholeheartedly on this Jarvis. I as a young professional have tip-toed my way through certain events in Charlotte based on how I think I would be received. It's not always to do with race but it's just a matter of fitting in and feeling comfortable arounds others. I look forward to reading the story nonetheless.

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Posted by Christine Edwards on 10/24/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “A school shooting rattles small-town North Carolina

No answers. Why was the suspect allowed into a Stanly County Public School after being expelled from a Montgomery County School for stabbing another student? I guess if the school board members had kids attending Albemarle instead of a private school they would have given it more thought. They should be charged!!!

Posted by Coachmox21 on 10/20/2014 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Bill wrongly links abortions to premature births

So one member of an organization that profits millions of dollars every year from killing in utero - the author of this article - runs toward a number of other political/corrupt organization's continuing denial of the science? Say it aint so! For anyone who is actually curious about the FACTS here rather than political and profit motivated lies - here you go:

"There are 137 studies reporting on the abortion-prematurity link. In 2006 the Institute of Medicine published the most complete review of preterm birth. The IOM called abortion an “immutable risk factor for preterm birth,” meaning a woman having an abortion always has an increased chance for future preterm birth.

Two well-designed meta-analyses in 2009 combined data from 41 abortion-prematurity studies. A meta-analysis combines multiple studies on a research topic. It is the gold standard for establishing association between a risky behavior, like abortion or smoking, and an outcome like preterm birth.

The results showed that after one abortion, risk for a future preterm birth before 37 weeks increases by 36 percent and risk for a future very preterm birth before 32 weeks increases by 64 percent. When a woman has multiple abortions, risk for a future preterm birth increases by 93 percent. There are no meta-analyses that refute this association. The abortion-preterm birth link is settled science."

Dr. Martin McCaffrey, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/22/2910986_time-to-acknowledge-the-connection.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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Posted by Human Rights Scientific Honesty on 10/15/2014 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files (Sept. 21)

A couple weeks ago I saw someone picking his nose and reported him to the police dept for obscene gestures with his finger in his nose and right then and there he had the nerve to flick his booger on the sidewalk where i was walking..( punishable in 1660 by putting the culprit in stocks and then making him wash the place down) when the mean nose picker flicked the nasty goober, this was just too much for me to witness. then without hesitation (i thought i was going to have a coronary) he picked the other side of his nose.. The things people do.. For Shame for Shame. There ought to be a law against picking your nose and flicking boogers in front of other innocent people..

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Posted by David A. Philbeck on 10/14/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “When school administrators go rogue

We are reminded at least on a weekly basis by the national media that idiot bully administrators with less common sense than a puppy are rampant in our schools on a national level.

Posted by Common Sense on 10/12/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “A school shooting rattles small-town North Carolina

As I understand it this kid was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon?

Why wasn't he charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder?

In addition there are other charges available.

Taking a firearm to school for starters.

The grandparents should be charged under NC's Safe Storage of Firearms laws. They should be charged with failure to properly secure the firearm.

Posted by Common Sense on 10/12/2014 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The Unofficial Underwear Issue

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Posted by pantiesbegone on 10/11/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “The Unofficial Underwear Issue

As the saying goes: History of Panties? There Isn't Any!!! -- A very, very recent addition/ imposition on women's fashion ... & judging from yeast infections, caused by panties, something long overdue to be discarded in favor of women's freedom from fashion slavery).


"Did Native Americans wear undergarments before contact with Europeans?
Kathleen Kelley
Sugarland, Texas

"Not really—but then, neither did Europeans wear underwear before contact with Native Americans. American Indian men and women wore loin- or breechcloths, which might be considered undergarments or outer garments, depending on climate and tribal lifestyle. But what we deem “going commando” today was more the norm until the 18th century—among native peoples and Europeans.
Adrienne Smith (Cherokee/Muscogee Nations of Oklahoma)
Manager, ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, National Museum of the American Indian

"Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-history-of-going-commando-and-more-questions-from-our-readers-74338606/#ilWIgrwpL40UYCJo.99
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Posted by PANTIES-BE-GONE on 10/10/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “When school administrators go rogue

Don't think for one minute that this only CMS.... .this is statewide. Teachers like this who genuinely care about and connect with students are basically persecuted for trying to help those that need it most. I challenge any legislator to come spend a full day in a classroom in CMS or any other similar district and then make random decisions about how teachers should be evaluated.

Posted by Cindi Osborne McCorquodale on 10/09/2014 at 2:52 AM

Re: “A school shooting rattles small-town North Carolina

NEXARsos, do an internet search for it. Currently installed in Oregon...

Posted by Jeff Anderson on 10/07/2014 at 7:53 PM

Re: “A user's guide to 'legal weed'

I am so upset wit this legal weed crap. This is hurting especially these young people. I have watched and tried to help a friend of mine after he smoked some of this so called legal. He could've died or even hurt me or a member of my family severely. He was not him at all!!!!!! He was unfunctionable.!!!!!!! He was acting so very crazy!!!!!! He was acting like he was an animal and then some... My husband led a prayer with me and my family around him and I will continue to pray consistently to wipe this legal mess out ta here. Its so sad and scary..!!!!!!please help stop this anyone that cares.!!!

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Posted by Nikki Jones on 10/07/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “A school shooting rattles small-town North Carolina

This news is over a week old. Please try to keep up, will you?

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Posted by Bert Jennings 1 on 10/07/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Carolinas turn out for Climate March

Did the Charlotteans in attendance arrive in SUVs as Al Gore did?

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Posted by ODB on 10/02/2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Carolinas turn out for Climate March

Click the link below to listen to Voices of the People's Climate March from the perspective of one of 400,000 plus marchers for change. Click, Listen Share! The 35 minute audio is not narrated but instead lets marchers from around the country tell the story in this 35 minute audio mix.Click, Listen Share and engage! https://soundcloud.com/brian-kasher/voices…

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Posted by Brian Kasher on 10/02/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Bizarre crimes from Charlotte police files (Oct. 2)

Frappuccinos are cold

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Posted by L1284 on 10/02/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Carolinas turn out for Climate March

With 60 BILLION food animals on the planet, this should be our first step in the Climate March! The best chance to mitigate climate change is to severely reduce consumption of animal foods. Easily 1/4 of human induced warming is attributable to animal agriculture. Methane is 24 times more potent than CO2 but takes only 7 years to cycle out of the atmosphere. CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!

Methane vs. Carbon Dioxide: A Greenhouse Gas Showdown
http://tinyurl.com/kwnwz6n

"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

"A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/

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Posted by Jim Corcoran on 10/01/2014 at 9:10 AM

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