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Re: “Charlotte School of Law is not doing itself any favors

>> The school has an estimated 1,300 students, nearly 1,000 of which rely on federal student aid.

And therein lies the problem... these for-profit schools (Phoenix, DeVry, Kaplan, etc.) get a massive amount of their funding from taxpayers.

Posted by Garth Vader on 01/15/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Students learn disrespecting teachers goes unpunished

I teach many different ages. Some students have excellent parents that instill good manners, which leads to respectful behavior in the classroom, but many of my students are "volatile, sensitive, arrogant, disrespectful and combative" as the author pointed out. The big ego trip that America is going through stems from the rubbish media (movies, books, tv shows, etc.) that has polluted the minds of the younger generations. Nowadays, it's "hot, sexy, and alluring" to dress like a prostitute. Women are prostitutes and men are programmed to be attracted to that. No value is placed on intelligence and the journey to obtain knowledge. Class, elegance, and quality has taken a long, if not permanent, vacation. The bottom line is I think this enormous disrespect in schools is going to get worse. Hence, I am moving out of the country. America had its run. I'm moving to Europe were elegance and respect for educators is still a normality.

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Posted by Belle on 01/11/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “A recent surge in violent crime has Plaza Midwood residents asking what can be done

Thanks for this. Alcohol is a huge factor in awareness of your surroundings and is not mentioned here.

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Posted by your neighboor that goes to bed early on 01/05/2017 at 10:34 AM

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

Know what's worse than being in a boring city? Being around fellow blacks who only talk about what they do for a living and undergrad. No wonder Charlotte sucks.

Posted by Blaine Evans on 12/18/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Desiree, The benefit you warned people to stay away from actually promoted cultural competency and unity at our fundraising event for Standing Rock. I can't speak to your experiences, but our event in the community brought Brothers and Sisters from various backgrounds together, we made friends, and are building partnerships for a Powerful today and hopeful tomorrow. Our Native guest speakers had a platform to share their voices and experiences. People listened and were moved. Dialogue occurred. Change happens in peoples' hearts, not just by blindly giving money away to a Cause then going on with every day life.

I encourage you to attend a School of Jai event in the future. We welcome you and hope your heart can be moved to building a community in Charlotte that our future seeds can be proud of.

If Charlotte keeps disappointing you, then you've got to be the change. See you soon!

LinSun

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Posted by Linsun Rising on 12/08/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Does anyone know of apartments in the university area being haunted? My daughter said she saw something tall, dark, with no facial features standing in front of her door. This creeped me out for sure and I know there is no way an intruder got in and out without a trace. I'm just not sure what to make of it.

Posted by qhope08 on 12/04/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

They are going to be burning that hay for warmth before January is over.

Posted by Truth or Consequences on 12/02/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “O.N.E. Charlotte pushes for restorative justice in CMS

These folks are pissing into a fan.

CMS isn't going to change. They are too much in love with their own power to influence our children.

Posted by Truth or Consequences on 12/02/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Don't go to the benefit mentioned. It promotes cultural appropriation. Give the money you'd spend to ocetisakowincamp.org instead. We don't need middlemen. If you're willing to participate in theft of culture, what else are you willing to steal? We're already fighting theft of land and water security. HUGELY disappointed in Charlotte, yet again.

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Posted by Desiree Kane on 11/30/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota brace for cold weather, eviction deadline

Don't go to the benefit mentioned. It promotes cultural appropriation. Give the money you'd spend to ocetisakowincamp.org instead. We don't need middlemen. If you're willing to participate in theft of culture, what else are you willing to steal? We're already fighting theft of land and water security. HUGELY disappointed in Charlotte, yet again.

Posted by Desiree Kane on 11/30/2016 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Where is Charlotte's independent film community?

I must say,I have to disagree with the statement about Charlotte not being big on our film communities. This city is rapidly flourishing with young directors, producers, and actors. I've produced 14 features and a sitcom pilot with relatively no problems at all. My indie film company, Dreamboat Motion Pictures is currently working on our latest film project, The Basement, written and directed by Jamie Strong will release in the spring of 2017. Please friend us on Facebook: Jamie Strong.

Contact Jamie Strong at: jamiestrongshow@yahoo.com

Watch The Jamie Strong Show Fridays @ 8pm on Time Warner Cable television Ch.21.

Also purchase his newly released novel:
The Wellington Ratio at: jamiecvstrong.wordpress.com

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 11/24/2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “A barkeep's marketing angle

By far did I not feel like it was racist. Just good food and entertainment

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Posted by hamy350 on 11/20/2016 at 11:19 PM

Re: “A barkeep's marketing angle

Just got back from the Georgia peach! Best damn food.. baked oysters from there are the best!

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Posted by hamy350 on 11/20/2016 at 11:17 PM

Re: “A discussion with seven protesters who have faced down Trump and arenas full of supporters

He won, get over it!What a bunch of sore losers, this is why trump won! Professional protesting is not a career. if you give the man a chance ,like obama received he may do well. wake up children Get a life besides protesting,

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Posted by habib on 11/11/2016 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Dating in black Charlotte

dating in charlotte five almost six years later is still like this. i moved here a year ago and have met the worst of the worst. i am convinced that this is the wrong place to live if you are a single black female. no race of men wants to date you. just be alone and try to find happiness with that or move away. this country town is dead anyway

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Posted by Shelly on 11/05/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Residents get proactive in the fight against gentrification on the west side

I find it funny that McAfee says she receives weekly offers to buy her house. I have lived in the neighborhood for many years and not once has anyone made an offer on my house which was renovated prior to 2007. I wouldnt be surprised if she received offers before 2007 when the market fell, but I have been watching housing prices here for many years and I just dont believe it, especially weekly!?
I say the renovations proposed for the west end are a move in the right direction. Just look at any crime map of the area, using Wesley Heights as an example. The crime rate has dropped dramatically as the neighborhood has revitalized. This is not a black vs white issue. I am a proud black home owner in Enderly Park who would like for nothing more than to see my neighborhood streets cleaned up. If anyone is being displaced, it should be the thugs bringing the drugs and crime to my neighborhood. This will only happen with the transition of rental properties into renovated homes owned by citizens who actually have something to contribute to society and our neighborhood.
There has got to be a way we can harmoniously do this without displacing our long-time senior residents like grandfathering them in with the flat tax.

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Posted by PROUD on 11/04/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “No Really, He's A Racialist

Theres Racism from slavery and it continues to thrive today. One party isn't much better than the other. Their different, not better and both bring a unique skill. The two party system will refuse to work together, whoever together, who has the best skill at the the time should be the one used. We Have enough problems to use everyone's skill with no one taking credit but to get the job done.This original system has put one against each another, further apart. If We continue this country will continue to whither, no matter who's in office Thinking one party can solve all the problems. Together We solve most problems. Unfortunately people oppose this type of thinking for personal or group affliation gain so sad no matter how well off you're.It's about others too, not about some &, not others.
The Bend is toward the one party, oneself, and who can benefit each other, greed. excluding Others, We have too come off the ego, power, greed,& financial trip. Then We can live & come together and erase separatism, and today's slavery through hatred and money.

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Posted by oldschool on 11/01/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Old does not mean haunted.

Posted by Shirley Allen on 10/29/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the election of George Bell as District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County. It has been my privilege to know George as both a client and a friend for over 5 years. He has a genuine love for the law as well as respect and empathy for people he deals with in his profession. I have known him to be a person who is dedicated, and works tirelessly and energetically for his clients. He will undoubtedly bring these qualities to the bench, if elected.

He will be a breath of fresh air to our local judiciary, promoting accessibility that we have not usually seen from those on the bench. Additionally, he will demonstrate compassion to all while taking care to apply the law in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties without regard to status or influence.

These are qualities that are sorely lacking in many public officials in our current political situation. To start making a positive change, I would encourage all to "Ring the Bell for change" by joining me in supporting George Bell's candidacy.

Kenneth C. Jackson
Stanley, NC

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Posted by ken jackson on 10/21/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Greed seen as the church's top problem — so why isn't Elevation angrier at pastor's excess?

What you need to do is leave this situation alone, because as I know for a fact even poor church's withold their pastor salaries from public view. In fact, it is the norm in most churches to not discuss salary. How much do you make since you don't think it is offensive to ask questions like this.

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Posted by gmanhum on 10/18/2016 at 8:34 AM

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