Narrow Search

Re: “Charlestonians from Standing Rock on Thanksgiving week: "We need people"

Thank you for your comment Grammarpolice... I will do my best to answer your question....First of all...There are 3 camps and Sacred Stone is one of them. There is also Rosebud camp and Oceti Sakowin. All are here to stop the pipeline.
We are camped with Rosebud Lakota and have made our home there.
This land is sacred land and we are humble guests here to serve the tribes. I would encourage you to listen to elders on how you can serve the natives and their mission best. That may mean coming to stand on the frontlines, serving in the kitchen, fundraising for purpose, helping with building, child care, elderly care, assisting in the medical departments, helping with legal, stripping tipi poles, cutting fire wood..... Whatever your calling, come to serve and work and offer your gifts but Please come prepared and ready for winter... blizzard kind of winter. Pray about how you can serve the best with the offerings you have. Noone is saying not to come, they are saying...yes come.. but this is not a festival or air b&b standing rock. This is a time of ceremony and prayer. We don't want to be a drain on the movement. We want everyone to be safe. If you decide to come...there is an orientation meeting every morning at 9 am. Come to this meeting the first morning and get dialed in. We are here to honor the Lakota ways and stay in peaceful prayer and ceremony. It is our honor to be here and our duty to educate ourselves on the true history and also the practices of the people.
There are many people coming with good intentions but are not working as much as they are eating and hanging out. Let's check ourselves. THIS IS NOT A FESTIVAL. Do not come if you are going to be a drain on the precious resources for winter. There are so many natives, elders, security guards and families that have been here a long time who don't have suitable warm winter homes yet. I feel like we need to make sure our native brothers and sisters are well taken care of first. This is my personal view. There are drones of people coming, which is beautiful! Let us do our best to walk thoughtfully and intentionally in this movement though. Listen to the elders and use your gifts in service. Together, UNITED, ONLY IN PEACE, forgiveness and compassion can we defeat the black snake and walk towards honoring the treaties and healing.

5 of 7 people like this.
Posted by sarah poe on November 23, 2016 at 2:28 AM

Re: “How John Lewis gets his Texas Hot Guts sausages to snap

The meats here are fantastic. I don't usually get sides when I do BBQ, so I can't comment on them. But I will say the meat is tender and moist. A previous reviewer was rather harsh on the place, but it doesn't sound like he had an open mind based on his comments. It sounded like a revenge review ( unless perhaps the staff was exceptionally rude to him, but he made no mention of that) designed to turn people away because he ain't frum 'round here. I have had his brisket, turkey, ribs, and hot guts in Austin as well. The food hasn't changed and is top notch.

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Steve R on November 22, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Charlestonians from Standing Rock on Thanksgiving week: "We need people"

Interesting since the Sacred Stone Camp are actually are calling for people to stop coming. You can read it on their own Facebook page.
"Dear allies: we have asked this before, and we will ask it again. Please do not set up crowdfunding pages to simply bring yourself to Standing Rock if you are not coordinating with indigenous people on the ground. It is very very hard to organize on the ground, it is very difficult to gauge needs, navigate the camps, navigate power dynamics, communicate etc. We are here, and we have been working hard on this campaign, and we need your support. We do not need you to come and save us, we need your prayers and your resources and your actions. Please look around yourself if you are at camp, and consider the dynamic. Are you creating space that is dominantly non-indigenous? If so, please consider that this is a furthering of colonization, and take action to step back, and recenter indigenous sovereignty. If you have raised funds for yourself, please find a camp here to donate to:"

3 of 6 people like this.
Posted by grammarpolice on November 22, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Park Circle Local Brand coming soon to a market near you

Thanks so much Chas City Paper! We are diggin' reppin' our Park Circle hood in style! #wearlocal

1 of 6 people like this.
Posted by Missy Johnson on November 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Have you visited King Street's new Uncle Kyle's Sweater Emporium yet?

Weird. How are there multiple identical sweaters in the store if they're vintage/unique? Looks like reproductions/fake vintage to me. JS.

Posted by Kelly Rae Smith on November 22, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott as GOP backup in 2020?; Sanford says cabinet doesn't need to look "like a Benetton commercial, but..."

Women will want to run and will run and should run !
This has never been about her as a woman despite her cries otherwise.

Yes Hilary, we would all love to see a woman president one day... just not YOU.

4 of 6 people like this.
Posted by artrogue on November 22, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “There's a new wine movement in California, and it's all about the terroir

I also prefer old wines for I'm used to it. I would love to have a taste with these new terroir and will compare it with other wines to know its difference. Nice article David.

Posted by Wine Clubs on November 22, 2016 at 4:20 AM

Re: “North Charleston's only soup kitchen urgently needs your support

Across the street on Mondays, Project Streets Outreach serves lunch to the homeless. On Saturdays, the Lowcountry Herald magazine serves lunch to the homeless. So, we have many volunteers working to help the unfortunate in that impoverished community. The hopes and prayers of the people at the Lowcountry Herald are that those unfortunate people find their way back to self-sufficiency, which is why the Herald hires homeless people.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by duffy91 on November 21, 2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Um, Dylann Roof was from Columbia, not Charleston, so that part does not make much sense. I am happy to speak my history out loud. My ancestors came from Ireland dirt poor. I was the first in my whole family from my grandfather/grandmother and 8 children on down to go to college. No one in my family tree ever owned slaves and probably did not even have any servants. Not sure what change you expect. I can't change someone's heart and I certainly can't go back and change the dark and evil days of slavery. What I can do, and have, is teach my children to love and respect all people. All of my children had friends of different colors and ethnicity. All were welcome in our home...always. That is MY Charleston way.

8 of 8 people like this.
Posted by Richardd on November 21, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Putin's inauguration wishlist

Interestingly on Sunday, President Obama did not discuss Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections during his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin

That's behind us, Obama told reporters during a press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru. The President said he and Putin discussed Russia's air campaign in Syria and the Minsk negotiations regarding Ukraine.

Why not mention it? Seems like a very serious issue to discuss with another head of state.
....We all know. Its because he and Hilary and the rest of the DNC knew it was never true but just another lie to try to stick to Trump.

Wikileaks even said it was not the Russian Government ... but never let the truth get in front of the Liberal agenda.

Enjoy your civilian life, Mr President. :))

3 of 4 people like this.
Posted by artrogue on November 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “TEDx Charleston: Maybe we can change the world

Connelly, thanks for your write-up on the 2016 TED X Charleston event. I could not have described the event better myself. TED X Charleston 2016 was inspirational, a real eye opener that challenged me to drink in life with eyes wide open to opportunities for sharing my God-given gifts in new, unexplored way. One action I have already committed to is participating as a TED X Charleston volunteer for 2017. Another is volunteering twice a week with Reading Partners South Carolina to help a struggling student learn to read with better understanding and proficiency.

Little known to the public are the ways that TED X Charleston gets involved before, during with after the day of the event. TED's commitment of "inclusion" extends beyond socio-economic and racial diversity to include geography, gender, and industry. Some of the events attended by TED X volunteers and friends this year included a "Women in Technology" meeting, as well as a resource/job fair hosted by the Housing Authority. All 10 Title One schools in the area were invited to the TED X Charleston Dress Rehearsal. Nine schools accepted the invitation. Two other area schools asked if they could attend. I am happy to report that a total of 11 schools participated and between 415-450 students attended.

Posted by Susan Petty on November 21, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Xiao Bao Biscuit owners' new restaurant will not serve Asian food

@DaleS: I'm going out on a limb and guessing 430 Meeting Street from the caption.

Of course when I first read the headline, I thought they meant XBB had a new owner and they were ditching Asian cuisines. Mornings, man.

2 of 3 people like this.
Posted by factoryconnection on November 21, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Charleston-raised Bill Patton confesses his fears

I too knew Bill Patton, but as Pastor Patton from St. Pete, Fl where he served as our pastor in the early 60s. He was in charge of the youth groups and we all loved him. So odd to see him in this life now and reading about his past roles. Yes, his gymnastic background was also an entertaining side of him that we were amazed by.

Posted by Judy Schosser Barrett on November 20, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Xiao Bao Biscuit owners' new restaurant will not serve Asian food

Where is the location??

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by DaleS on November 20, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

It has been a distinct honor to be the Working Families and Democratic Nominee for South Carolina State House of Representatives District 114.

I am very proud of the 7,487 votes I received, which is the highest number of votes for a candidate not running as a Republican in the 114th district in over 20 years. I consider each one of those votes as an obligation for me to continue to speak out for millions of hard-working people that are not being listened to by the establishment in Columbia. My campaign for SC House 114 is over, but my fight for working families will never end

I offer heartfelt thanks to everyone that has given me support in this campaign, any success I had would have been impossible without you.

0 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Bob Aubin on November 19, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Oh, please! Worry about the future, not the past. If the "Thugs" would quit attacking each other AND each other, the Police wouldn't go to work everyday worried that they won't come home. Of course, they develop a "Do it to them before they b do it to you." I would also not that very often it is Black Cops shooting Blacks. How is that racism?

On Root, the boy is as a insane as any Nazi nut job. After almost 80 years the Germans haven't been able to stamp out that philosophy. You see, it is about power sized by those who think they have none. Racism is just the excuse.

3 of 11 people like this.
Posted by FraserGlen on November 19, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

There is nothing wrong for being guy as we all know, the problem is that if a man is guy and wants to interfere with women life (abortion issue), he better shut up since he knows nothing of the pain and stresses a lady will take to make her body decision!!

Posted by neutral.pundit on November 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Hallelujah!! Thank you all and the author for your honesty to speak the TRUTH that is long-overdue in our 'genteel' city, built by enslaved black people, while whites historically [still] reap all the benefits and profit today accordingly with the cultural status quo. Don't kid yourself folks! Freedom, justice, nor socio-economic parity have never been granted where rightfully earned and need I say well-deserved in the "Land of Plenty." For whom?? Forgiveness is a personal act, not a blanket freely given where one-size-fits-all, nor can speak for all.

The 'system' of white privilege is designed to keep our fellow black brothers and sisters oppressed. It's the New Jim Crow playing out before our eyes, and that of our children, as well as theirs. What benevolence are we [still] showing the nation and the world? That we are blind to the pain and suffering of OUR black citizens while we whites continue to economically benefit through our oppressive, out-dated marketing practices and politico "apathy" and "confusion."

Speaking as a Charlestonian, if one is interested in learning the TRUTH about the Holy City according to the Holy Bible--best place to start, I heartily recommend taking "the best inclusive tour in Charleston" by the only Native Charleston Gullah Historian and Anthropologist in the world, Godfrey Khill. He operates Gullah Gullah Tours daily from the Charleston Visitors Center. A real eye-opener, Godfrey is the only black qualified tour guide in Charleston. He knew his information inside out and then some. Godfrey was so informative about REAL Gullah history with an incredibly beautiful twist to it all. It was a spiritual journey. What a pleasant surprise!!!!!

You can go on one of the 'white' poshy elite tours with a white guide/staffer who has their white perspective narrative on Gullah and slavery or you can go on a truthful one. "Like a skilled builder I laid a foundation...Each builder must choose with care how to build on it." (Corinthians 3:10 KJV)

I think the biggest component that really resonated with me is the idea that we as a community really need to come together to create change for ourselves for what we want. Until we can live together in Unity and work together we're not going to make any progress. We should not sit in a corner but engage the society we are in to make an impact based on our divine agenda--PEACE.

3 of 10 people like this.
Posted by Denise Heaven on November 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Could Romney spoil Haley's chances?; Roof hearing remains closed; Clyburn will run for leadership post

Jim Clyburn ought to retire now that both he and the Democrat Party have been discredited.

7 of 8 people like this.
Posted by Gunnar on November 19, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

The author seems to think that we should scream at each other over the sins of our fathers. Actually, not our fathers, but our father's father's father's fathers. For many years African Americans chose not to think about the past (slavery) as they worked to achieve the American dream. Today there is a higher awareness and pride in the accomplishments of their enslaved forebearers. At the same time, there are others who feel that white southerners should feel that same shame that many African Americans used to feel because of the role of their ancestors in a society with slaves. There are few if any people living today who knew or met anyone alive during the era of slavery. Unlike many cultures that look backward and hate because of atrocities committed centuries before, (see the current Middle East mess), Americans have always moved on and looked forward. Charlestonians have had generations to work out the scab that was slavery. The end result is that today, the descendants of that very culture have created a beautiful city that is the envy of the world. The Charlestonian ethic of civility and kind consideration of others is the glue that makes us one people black and white. Perhaps the author should ask herself why it is that she chose Charleston as her home, and celebrate the city as it is today.

3 of 11 people like this.
Posted by bigalsc on November 19, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Classified Listings

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2016, Charleston City Paper   RSS