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Re: “Best Musician

Would it be possible to put Mr. Rucker in the HOF and retire his number for the sake of these awards? Yeah, we get it... the guy that has been making platinum records since Slick Willie's first term is a good singer. Beautiful voice, everyone knows it... like everyone in the United States.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

How are these Hip-Hop clubs?

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Posted by Vaughn Postema on April 19, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Summerville's Perfectly Frank's has closed

Awwww! Patiently waiting for new digs for the best dogs!!

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Posted by Debra Jones Howard on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Best Way To Know Lower King’s Glory Days Are Over

A tad harsh as much as I agree.

Posted by Jamie Roberts on April 19, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Talking Points

I just want to know why everyone acts like "the step-and-repeat," in noun form, is a super normal term we should all know. "Don't forget, tomorrow after your dentist appointment we have to swing by the post office to pick up that step-and-repeat I ordered." Yeah, totally normal term I use all the time. What kind of monster doesn't know what a "step-and-repeat" is?! For once, I'm with Craig. I will call it a "step and release" from here on out. And by that I mean NEVER, since I have made it 30-some years into life without ONCE needing to refer to that thing that they call a "step-and-repeat."

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Posted by Pizzarina Pi on April 19, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Summerville's Perfectly Frank's has closed

That sucks great virety of dogs deserves a better venue I will be whating

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Posted by Chris Hutchinson on April 19, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Best Fundraising Event

The Charleston Marathon raises a LOT more money and is organized almost exclusively by volunteers.

Posted by JustJerry on April 19, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Best James Island Restaurant

The island Bazaar will be on the list for James Island next year. Stay tuned . #theislandbazaar

Posted by the island bazaar on April 19, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Best Newspaper Nuptials

It's Free Times. Not THE Free Times.

Posted by Patrick Wall on April 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Best Fundraising Event

Runner-up: Boeing....How is Boeing considered a fundraising event?

Posted by Kyle Whitcroft on April 19, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Best Comic Book Shop

Thank you so much to all of the fans of Park Circle Comics! As a part time business concentrating on selling the best vintage comics from the Golden Age to the present to our valued customers it is an honor to come in second place. We have worked hard to carve out a niche in the south east and especially our home in North Charleston by providing the best product at the best prices and this recognition only inspires us to keep going and growing! Thanks Charleston!

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Posted by JustJerry on April 19, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Best Exhibit of 2016

this is great that Patriots Point Vietnam Exhibit was voted best of 2016 but for "reporting" the Charleston City Paper gets a bad grade. The wasted page your website has as a result of clicking on the link for the Best Exhibit of 2016 is pretty empty. Sure its states who the winner is, but NO pictures? NO explanation? NO nothing? C'mon guys you gotta elaborate a little bit.

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Posted by John B Montgomery on April 19, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Designs for apartments set to replace James Island movie theater up for board approval

Please don't let it happen. Please!!!!!!

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Posted by Randall Floyd on April 19, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “How integration led to the decline of black-owned businesses

It's integration (civil rights type) not all integration is bad. We must qualify. Blacks face a ton of routine and non routine problems. They cant say it's this and not that. You have to look at us from before "the free labor problem" to now, do the causal analysis. Integration is one of many problems. Integration caused the loss if Black Baseball, theater, taxis, buses, radio, positive publication, knowledge of self, community, dignity, accountability...Some of these will cross into the other.

You MUST creat a large index of problems. You must use the science of observation. One observation is bamboozle syndrome. Each of the so called black leaders past and present has been a complete fool. They have not used any dynamic principals to fix the black problem.
King equality, Garvey unity, WEB high education, Booker T. skills and land, Dr. Claude Anderson group economics. Dr. Clacke wasn't fair when dealing with history. Blacks leadership is clueless, they don't know the cure.

As I mention, blacks cant solve routine problems. They have no principals across a mass part of their population to accomplish anything in their best interest. This is what all leadership fail to realize. Blacks have no empathy, I call it self genecide. Example, civil rights cases cost 100k just to see a judge. Negros don't organize to raise money for all these police shootings to build a civil rights case, they don't know how to use it. Gays, Hispanics and other minorities might of had a case well funded with traction in the right direction. Instead,you get black folks marching again callin they self black lives matter SMH.

Lastly, what I laugh at is when black men wanna be the HNIC. He got all the answers every other black man is wrong. This is some kinda mental disease. There are 1.3 Trillion reason for the black problem, but one solution and the Souls of Black Folks don't want it so I'm not going there.

Posted by Darryl Lovéy on April 19, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Re: “How integration led to the decline of black-owned businesses

It is not integration that is responsible for the breakdown of black America. Please read the legitimate stats of black America prior to the welfare state. The American Thinker posted a piece a few years back that included pre and post welfare stats. How well-meaning government programs decimated black America is shocking, from business ownership to two-parent families to education. Our politicians have enslaved the strong people it once freed, making them dependent on government while providing incentives to destroy the family unit (or simply not create it). Black enterprise, education and families pre 1960 (& post slavery) were flourishing. In an attempt to create equality (an attempt by misguided politicians), great harm was done. And it continues today. The poor black youth I have taught for 16 years are always shocked to see pictures of flourishing black businesses, towns, etc. They were born into the welfare state with family role models who were as well. It is unfortunate, but it will continue as long as the men and women we put into office embrace a victim mentality. One can acknowledge the ills and huge effects of slavery without creating legislation and programs that perpetuate the problems. But that is what we continue to do, enslaving generation after generation to lifelong poverty.

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Posted by N T on April 19, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I, too, am a graduate of the class of 1968. I recall many teachers with advanced degrees, and a fierce desire to help us succeed. Though we received substandard resources, these teacher challenged us and made sure that we received a first class education, academically and socially.

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Posted by Rita Hector on April 18, 2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “On the cover: Phillip Hyman’s Walter Scott piece

Sole motivation for this piece came from internal angst and strife suffered from years of being from the wrong side of the tracks.Pure expesssion of sadn as and love mixed with a bit of anger!

Posted by spcak on April 18, 2017 at 11:44 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

More reasons being a vegetarian keeps the conscience as well as the body clean lol. Never been and never will. According to yelp, the racist past doesn't hurt the chain a bit. In fact, the publicity surrounding the racism probably brings out all the trump supporters and confederate flag fliers on top of the simple lovers of BBQ... that covers nearly all of SC. Yeah, they ain't hurtin.

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Posted by bolobolo on April 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Maurice Bessinger, BBQ baron and unrepentant racist, dies

I can't wait for all these old@ss Jim Crow-era, confederate flag flying, slavery defending,white-supremacist idiots to drop dead already. The world will be a whole lot better without them.

Posted by bolobolo on April 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

Being raised in NYC during the 60's and watching on TV what was going on in the South, us Yankees just could not understand the horrible things being done to black people. At the time, my parents called them "negro's". Did that make them racists? I don't thinks so. NYC bused black children to our all Jewish white Junior High schools in the mid 60's and unfortunately it did not work. I went to a sleep away camp with white and black girls. A YWCA camp. No problem. We did not see color. I hv experienced anti-semitism, but I just brush it off. I know I did not get jobs because I was Jewish. Big deal.

But, to blame this son's father? Come on. My dad was in Auschwitz and Dachau. Am I to blame the grandchildren of the SS Officers of the camps????

I think this racism has really gotten out of hand. We live in different times now. Bessingers has amazing BBQ. Are we really going to punish the son? Ridiculous.

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Posted by lynnar on April 18, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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