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Re: “The African-American community could have slowed gentrification

Putting the fate of development in the hands of PASTORS? Don't Think so. Riley at the helm? Is this Kwadjo saying this? Goodness! Has he turned you out too? You don't even have faith in one of your "brother's" who you once advised. It's not what is says about him but what is says about you. I hope that the african-american population can be better selective of its leadership than what you offer. Please go back to wherever it was Riley had you stashed at. I'm not racist either Kwadjo, I do have an african-american wife!

Posted by smackdown on October 8, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Should mayoral candidates focus on this election or the next one?

"Despite some unpopular decisions, most of his political choices have been deemed successful, and he has also received due credit for bringing greater unity to a city once divided among racial lines." -DG
Once divided by racial lines? C'mon Green! Just because your next door neighbor is caucasian, (using the Green postulate to come to a conclusion) unity in the city has not been established. If a city that was once nearly racially balanced has now become clearly a white majority with the reduction of nearly half of the indigenous population can we assume that the remaining minority group have a sense of unity? The concentration of blacks are still in certain segments of the city but you wouldn't know about them because they haven't seen you there.

Posted by smackdown on August 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Should mayoral candidates focus on this election or the next one?

If you were a professor and I were your student Mr. Green, the first thing I would do is go to the department chair and ask that your credentials be re-checked or that you be removed immediately for your inability to convey facts. This is pure propaganda. The same that is used to discourage participation in the political process that you distort in your column. Why does the paper allow a Pro-Riley crony who's law practice received money from the city, loans from the city, to now all of a sudden to voice an uncompromised critical analysis view of the Riley administration is insane. This is the epitome of the cronyism. What poll did you conduct with a true representation that lead you to draw such a conclusion that the Mayor is favored so highly in a city when the majority hasn't participated in an election in decades. Are we to conclude that they are satisfied because of the lack of participation? Maybe Green used the same data prior to getting spanked by Senator Robert Ford in his run for state senate. Simply put, we know the power of the incumbent and what that entitles, and the power of the majority, some of did pay attention to our civics lesson professor Green. But to continue to condone the politics of this city is ridiculous.

Posted by smackdown on August 31, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Joe to Go?

I am quite disappointed. It is time to stop pending good paper on propaganda and give the candidates a fair shake to properly expose them to the community to make their own decision. Mallard isn't running so his opinion could be better served in another article. Media in this city restricts any opposition to Riley and in an alternative paper format that the city paper is, it should serve the community better! It is clear to any politically astute individual that media coverage is key to breaking free of Riley's nine term shadow. Let's cast a better light on those who are attempting to break through.

Posted by smackdown on April 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Columbia has finally elected an African-American mayor. When will Charleston?

This article is a bunch of hogwash. I don't know why the African-American community continues to tolerate this sort of banter. Middleton uses the term credible candidate as if to discount the candidacy of those who have challenged Riley. If he is speaking of Knapp and Officer Omar in the last election, possibly but it sounds as if he is including Gregorie in this group. With such language, he could not have possibly been a supporter so he must have been a Riley supporter, I don't recall him being a visible supporter of Gregorie. So in regards to this article his talk is cheap. He like many others, Green(wife included) are sycophants! And for someone to even suggest Green and Kimpson as candidates for the Mayor of Charleston? Are you serious? Green could not beat Robert Ford! I repeat, Green could not beat Robert Ford and Kimpson is a Columbia native, known in professional circles, and would suffer the same fate as Green because neither are connected with the grass roots community. But back to Middleton. To try and make a comparison of Columbia politics to Charleston and reduce it to campaign slogans is ridiculous. I would think Congressman Clyburn would have taught his protege better. Benjamin was not to long ago a candidate for STATEWIDE office and has many ties to various segments of the Columbia which made him a viable candidate, BLACK or WHITE, regardless of his "One Columbia" Slogan. It would be nice if it were so simple. For a black Mayor to ever have a successful bid for Mayor in this city, he or she would first have to expose the frauds in their community such as Middleton and Green. Middleton needs to spend some time more time back in D.C. but I wonder if he actually spends any time there at all.

Posted by smackdown on August 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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