America’s Moral Crisis: Rev. Dr. William Barber’s epic speech at the AFT convention – Blue Nation Review (BNR)

“There is a moral crisis in the country”

These are the bold words of Rev. Dr. William Barber who is one of the many faith leaders leading the “Moral Monday’s” campaign in North Carolina. Yesterday Rev. Barber was a keynote speaker at this year’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles.

“We are declaring that we will go forward together and not take one step back,” Rev. Barber said in his opening.

Rev. Barber warned everyone of a new moral crisis engrossing our country.

“Whoa unto those who legislate evil, and rob the poor of their rights, and make children and women their prey,” Rev. Barber quoted Isaiah 10:1-2

The basis of the Moral Monday’s campaign is push back against the immoral attempts from right-wing conservatives in North Carolina [and other states] to attack voting rights, worker’s rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, and LGBT rights.

“The same people who are fighting voting rights are fighting women’s rights. The same people who are fighting women’s rights are fighting worker’s rights. The same people fighting worker’s rights are fighting immigrant rights. You and I must be smart enough to hook up, and you ‘hook-up’ with an agenda,” bellowed Rev. Barber.

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The photo below was taken in Raleigh NC at the most recent Moral Monday at the NC General Assembly no I didn’t go to Los Angeles

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Generation To Generation: Generation of Civil Rights Leaders – MSNBC

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Video/Photos: Moral Monday At The North Carolina General Assembly Jones Street Halifax Mall June 23, 2014 The DCN Was There

The DCN was here. Watch the video and enjoy!

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HKonJ March Did Not Require ID To Participate by Curtis Everette Gatewood

Well, congratulations to our great leader, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II for an outstanding message and the demonstration of Prophetic leadership as Saturday’s Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People Assembly left the naysayers shocked and almost speechless. Unfortunately, they did not remain speechless – they immediately and desperately began spinning and spewing lies in blogs and newspapers throughout the nation.

Since they do not want North Carolinians and other observers across the nation and world to hear us tell the truth about the ‘constitutionally inconsistent, morally indefensible, and economically insane policies’ being passed by an extremist-Tea-Party-drunk group of legislators and Governor who declared war on their own state, they have resorted to a mass production of lies.

Rather than doing the right thing and make sure we are providing Medicaid that would morally expand and cover 500,000 struggling and poor North Carolinians, they would rather lie; rather than ensuring we provide the unemployment benefits to the 170,000 they betrayed, they would rather lie; rather than providing a fair earned income tax credit that would best served the 907,000 poor hardworking North Carolinians who had their taxes raised to give tax breaks to 23 millionaires, they would rather lie; and rather than ensuring all North Carolinians right to vote will in no way be denied or abridged, they would rather lie.

They are now desperate as they suddenly realize their economically insane, morally pathetic, and politically destructive agenda is headed toward divine defeat from the Almighty, as God cracked the sky and flooded the streets of Raleigh with a human rainbow which illuminated this state, nation, and world on Saturday.

The desperate lie they have polluting the airwaves since the overwhelming success of the Moral March/HKonJ People’s Assembly is the claim we ‘hypocritically required protesters/marchers to bring ID while we protest the Voter ID Bill.’ The problem with such a lie is, we have about 100,000 witnesses who know they were not required to show us ID before protesting. They are basing this lie on our list of ‘Dos and Don’t for Marchers’ which recommends bringing ID. ID is recommended in the event of an emergency – not as a requirement to protest or march.

But even if we did require ID, it is not the same as using ID to abridge one’s right to vote. Even if we did require ID to march, it would not be the same as cutting a week out of early voting, or eliminating straight ticket voting, or discarding ballots which were erroneously cast in the wrong precinct, or prohibiting Sunday voting, or refusing to accept college ID, or the elimination of youth preregistration, or giving the greenlight for voter intimidation, and list goes on.

In other words, the first act of deceit is to claim the Governor simply passed a ‘Voter ID Bill,’ when in fact the requirement of ID, the first time in 237 years, is just one of several voter suppression tactics associated with the legislation in question. Therefore, contrary to popular misinformation, we are not fighting a ‘Voter ID Bill.’ WE ARE FIGHTING A VOTER SUPPRESSION BILL.

Their allegations of hypocrisy are consistent with the efforts to engage in voter suppression while claiming they are fighting ‘voter fraud.’ Or their attempts to call our leaders ‘racists’ for having the audacity to fight their racism. Or their claims that White men are poor victims of ‘reverse discrimination’ while they discriminate fast-forwardly against women, African Americans, Latinos, and every other non-White male. So why should anyone on earth be surprised when some of the biggest hypocrites on earth attempt to label the victims of their hypocrisy as the ‘hypocrites?

Similar to the voter suppression pushers, when certain people are defeated by a beautiful rainbow of God’s good people who work hard, organize, use love, intelligence, justice, and win by the rules – historically, the oppressive naysayers and powerful opposition will become more and more willing to lie, cheat, and change the rules.

Also, historically, there will be those of us who willl remain standing until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. People all over the world, will join hands, and get on the ‘LOVE TRAIN, the LOVE TRAIN (GET ON BOARD)!’ Lies can’t live forever!

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Photos/Video: HKonJ NAACP NC & Partners United For A Moral March On Raleigh

Photos/Video: HKonJ NAACP NC & Partners United For A Moral March On Raleigh

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Raleigh NC: It Is Going Down Today, HKonJ

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    On February 8, 2014, we will gather on Wilmington St. between South St. and MLK Jr. Blvd at 9:00 AM in downtown Raleigh. From 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM there will be music and welcoming followed by an hour long program with speakers and more music. We will march to Fayetteville Street at 10:30 AM after which we will begin the mass people’s assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.

    If you arrive early, feel free to join the prayer service at 8:00 AM at the State Capitol, led by pastors or the prayer service at 8:30 AM at Shaw University, led by rabbis.

    Reminder: there will not be civil disobedience at this event.

    For the past seven years, a fusion movement has been growing in North Carolina. In 2006, the Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition was formed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and the North Carolina NAACP. It has grown to include over 150 coalition partners. Each year this fusion movement comes together on the second Saturday in February to hold a mass people’s assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People’s Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina.

    This year’s annual people’s assembly will be held in the wake of a powerful push back to the immoral and unconstitutional policies supported and passed by Governor Pat McCrory, Speaker Thom Tillis, Senate Leader Phil Berger, Budget Director Art Pope and other extremists in the NC General Assembly during the 2013 Session. After 13 Moral Mondays in Raleigh leading to almost 1,000 arrests for civil disobedience and 23 local Moral Mondays spanning the entire state, the Forward Together Moral Movement and the HKonJ coalition will join together once again for the Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People’s Assembly.

    We are calling on all people of conscience and concern to join us as we stand against the extreme and regressive agenda being pushed in North Carolina. This agenda is a reflection of what is happening across the United States.

    If you believe that an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, if you understand that what happens in North Carolina has implications for the future of the nation, if you believe that we can build a moral movement together to save the soul of our state and country, then join us as we tell Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly, "Forward Together, Not One Step Back!"

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Photo/Video: Rocky Mount NC – Dr. William J. Barber II Speaker At The Dr. MLK Candlelight Ceremony Ebenezer Baptist Church Rocky Mount NC Sunday January 26, 2014

A powerful message from all 3 speakers. See who the other 2 speakers were that shared a powerful message along with the main speaker.

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Photos/Video: Raleigh NC – Rev. Andre Knight Mayor Pro-tem Rocky Mount City Council/President Rocky Mount NAACP Receives The Charles McLean Award During The NC NAACP 30th Annual Humanitarian Award

Photos/Video: Raleigh NC – Rev. Andre Knight Mayor Pro-tem Rocky Mount City Council/President Rocky Mount NAACP Receives The Charles McLean Award During The NC NAACP 30th Annual Humanitarian Award

What a fitting moment as Mayor Pro-tem Knight has been recently targeted by Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount Instigated by WHIG-TV by starting a petition asking Knight to step down as city councilman. They are asking for signatures to attempt to remove him but their ignant asses do not understand how the process works.

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Richmond Virginia: 2014 Virginia People’s Assembly for Jobs, Peace & Justice: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II NAACP NC State President Keynote Speaker

2014 Virginia People’s Assembly for Jobs, Peace & Justice

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223

Suggested donation: $10 – more if you have it, less if you don’t, no one turned away for lack of funds. Includes lunch, dinner and coffee and tea all day.

Open to the public, but only organizations and individuals endorsing the VPA can sponsor and/or present at workshops and panel discussions, display literature and vote on resolutions.

What it means to endorse: Supporting the call for a one-day, statewide networking conference of progressive activists under the general theme of Jobs, Peace and Justice. Endorse online at http://www.vapeoplesassembly.org.

Schedule for the 2014 VPA

Note: As much as possible, we will try to include members of various communities in the different workshops and panels. Check back here as the full schedule comes together.

Morning: Registration, Opening Plenary Session, workshops and panel discussions.

Lunch

Afternoon: Rally. Keynote speaker: The Rev. William Barber II, President, North Carolina State Conference NAACP and Organizer of the historic Moral Mondays protests at the N.C. Legislature.

Followed by more workshops and panel discussions.

Final Plenary Session: Voting on Resolutions and the proposed Action Plan.

Proposed Action Plan: That we gather in large numbers outside Capitol Square on Wednesday, Jan. 8, the opening day of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly, raising all the issues supported by the VPA and showing a display of united solidarity. And that we then attend committee hearings on bills we are supporting or opposing.

Dinner

Evening Cultural Program: Music, dance, spoken word and more from the many communities represented at the VPA.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber Joins "Fast For Families" Immigration Reform Action at National Mall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 12, 2013

 

For More Information:  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                     Atty. Jamie Phillips Cole, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700

 

For Media Assistance:  Laurel Ashton, Field Secretary, 828-713-3864

 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber of North Carolina’s NAACP Forward Together Moral Monday Movement Joins "Fast for Families" Immigration Reform Action at National Mall

Rev. Barber Says Both the Constitution and Faith Should Compel Congress to Swiftly Act to Create Fair Pathway to Citizenship for Millions of Aspiring Americans

 

DURHAM- Renowned scholar and leader, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, will join hundreds of faith, labor and civil rights leaders on the National Mall today for a time of prayer and fasting for immigration reform. Inspired by scripture and the examples of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, participants are fasting to raise awareness about the moral crisis caused by our nation’s broken immigration system. A diverse coalition of members of Congress, immigrant families, labor leaders, civil rights organizations and others are expected to participate.

 

"The book of Isaiah, Chapter 58, commands us to cry aloud against injustice, and it is in this spirit that I and hundreds of others from across the nation are engaging in prayer and fasting," said Barber. "We aim to bring a prophetic witness to the halls of power, to awaken the consciences of politicians who refuse to act and to send a clear message that Congress must act swiftly to pass an immigration reform bill."

 

Rev. Dr. Barber, who serves as president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and its more than 100 branches and chapters, is the leader of North Carolina’s Forward Together Movement. The Forward Together Movement carried out more than 20 "Moral Mondays" protests and civil disobedience actions throughout North Carolina this year in response to a wave of regressive and extreme public policy. Rev. Dr. Barber will join the "Fast for Families" event at 3:00 pm and lead a prayer vigil with fasters at 6:00 pm tonight.

 

"With 1,100 mothers, fathers and children deported from our country every day, immigration reform is the moral issue of our times," said Barber. "It’s a moral issue when families are torn apart by deportations, forced to live in the shadows and marginalized to second-class status. Every major religious faith demands that we treat the stranger and the immigrant with the same love, respect and decency that we do our own flesh and blood. A nation of immigrants certainly can do no less than this."

 

Organizers are urging lawmakers to take up immigration reform before the end of the year. They are prepared to fast as long as possible.

 

"Both our Constitution and our religious faith compels us to action. We will not rest until Congress passes a reform bill that builds a path to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans."

 

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Rocky Mount NC: Photos/Video – NC NAACP 70th Annual State Convention State of NC Civil Rights Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Saturday October 12, 2013 10:00 AM

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NC NAACP Open Letter to Sen. Burr and News Conference at 10AM in Rocky Mount

NC NAACP Letterhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

27 March 2013

 

For More Information:        Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President, 919-394-8137

                                            Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

                                            Atty. Jamie Phillips, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700

For Media Assistance:        Rob Stephens, Field Secretary, 336-577-9335

 

NC NAACP RESPONDS TO NORTH CAROLINA’S EASTERN DISTRICT HISTORIC COURT VACANCY AND THE OVER 200 YEAR DENIAL OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDGE 

NC NAACP to hold News Conference Outside Senator Richard Burr’s Office

 

ROCKY MOUNT – The North Carolina NAACP will join the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP on Wednesday to hold a news conference outside the office of U.S. Senator Richard Burr.  There has never been, in the history of North Carolina, an African-American appointed as Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  The Eastern District of North Carolina is where the highest concentration of African Americans reside. 

 

            The news conference will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at 100 Coast Line Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

 

The NC NAACP has sent three separate certified letters to Senator Burr in the past year asking for a meeting without success.  Despite this road block, the North Carolina NAACP will continue its efforts to obtain the appointment of a qualified African-American in a judicial district that has had a vacancy for the past seven years.

 

Below find an open letter to Senator Burr in anticipation of today’s news conference.

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27 March 2013

Open Letter

 

Senator Richard Burr

217 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

 

Re:  U.S. District Court Judge Vacancy in the 44-county Eastern District of North Carolina

 

Dear Senator Burr:

 

As you are well aware, in the history of North Carolina no African-American has ever been appointed as Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina where the largest concentration of African-Americans in North Carolina reside.  Typically the President depends on a joint recommendation from the Senators of the affected state.  Senator, you and Senator Hagan should submit a joint list of several African-Americans who could serve on the District Court bench.  If that fails, President Obama should take the initiative to nominate someone to fill the vacancy.  The North Carolina NAACP is prepared to present, directly to the President of the United States, a list of highly qualified individuals who are of the caliber of candidates you could have presented yourself.  These individuals have deep roots in the East and should be considered to rectify this historic denial.

During the past five years, the North Carolina NAACP has sought to meet with you, our elected Senator, in an attempt to obtain the appointment of an African-American Judge in this Judicial District. We were painfully aware of the successful efforts which were manufactured by former Senator Jessie Helms to prevent qualified African-Americans from being appointed to this position. While he was alive, Helms used every political ploy imaginable to insure that those exceptionally well qualified African-Americans who were suggested for appointment were never given an opportunity to be voted upon.

In light of that history, we sought to meet with you and Senator Kay Hagan to discuss this issue and press our resolve that an African-American must be appointed to serve as a Judge on this Court. We were encouraged that Senator Hagan met with us, expressed her concerns and agreed to consider a list of qualified candidates and articulate this concern to President Barack Obama.

On the other hand, Senator Burr, you have refused to meet with us or to discuss our concerns in any manner. Over the past year, we have sent three separate letters to you requesting a meeting and you have not responded positively to those requests.

The North Carolina NAACP will continue our efforts to obtain the appointment of a qualified African-American in a judicial district that has had a vacancy for over seven years. In fact, a judicial emergency exists in this district as cases are delayed and justice denied to citizens because of this vacancy. The vacancy in North Carolina has existed longer than any other judicial vacancy in the United States.

It is time for the President to appoint someone to this position. Senator Burr, like your predecessor Jessie Helms, you are standing in the way of the appointment of an African-American to this position.  Only whites have been appointed to serve as judges on the Eastern District of North Carolina Court and the continued intentional exclusions of qualified African-Americans from this position will not be tolerated.  Thus, we will continue to loudly raise our voice in support of this appointment.  While we continue to call on you to join in this effort, we will not be deterred by your refusal to meet with us or support our efforts. We will carry our demands directly to President Barack Obama.

 

Respectfully,

 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, NC NAACP

 

CC:     Mrs. Amina J. Turner, NC NAACP Executive Director

Ms. Carolyn Q. Coleman, 1st Vice President

Ms. Corolyn McDougal, 2nd Vice President

Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, 3rd Vice President

Mr. Courtney Patterson, 4th Vice President

            NC NAACP Legal Team

 

 

 

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Statement made by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and Chair of the Political Action Committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors On the Steps of the U.S. Supreme Court February 27, 2013 – 10:00 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

27 February 2013

 

For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

 

WASHINGTON, DC – A NC NAACP delegation of students and local organizers traveled to Washington, DC today to join a rally outside the US Supreme Court in defense of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. A case out of Alabama challenging the constitutionality of Section Five of the VRA was before the US Supreme Court today. NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II was one of the featured speakers in the morning rally. Rev. Barber also appeared on MSNBC during the rally, which can be viewed here. Rev. Barber’s statement is below and can be downloaded by clicking here:

 

Statement made by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II,

President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and 

Chair of the Political Action Committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors

On the Steps of the U.S. Supreme Court

February 27, 2013 – 10:00 AM

 

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? –Matthew 7:15 

 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."                    –1st Corinthians 15:58

 

            When this nation began, the right to vote was denied to women, poor whites and African Americans. In 1870, after a bloody civil war, the 15h Amendment was ratified which provided: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

 

            In 1872, only a few years after the First Reconstruction was put in place, white supremacists, fearing a new political reality, attacked our ancestor’s new voting rights violently and unconstitutionally. By 1900, black voting in the south was virtually wiped out.

 

            During the Second Reconstruction, the modern Civil Rights Movement in the 1950′s and 1960′s, blacks and whites and others came together to change this nation again. Together, our parents’ generation moved the moral arc of history toward justice again. White supremacists, fearing a new political reality, organized as Dixiecrats and attacked our voting rights violently. They argued states’ rights because they feared the Supreme Court had begun to enforce the 15th Amendment.   It was then they started their modern Southern Strategy to make the south an unbreakable solid block for their ultra-conservative, regressive political ideology.

 

            Now, ten days before the anniversary of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama, we come to the Supreme Court. We are pleased to announce there are changing demographics in the south. A new fusion politics is emerging in North Carolina and other southern areas. Blacks, whites, Latinos, the young and the elderly working and voting together. A Third Reconstruction is starting. New political alignments are being formed. The Solid South is cracking.

 

            We are here to announce Section Five of the Voting Rights Act has just begun to bear fruit. We are on the threshold of the goals of the Voting Rights Act which would change our nation like some have never wanted to see it changed.   They know the only way to stop this change, is to stop our vote. The only way are voter ID schemes. The only way is to roll back preclearance. The only way is to implement race-based redistricting schemes. They know they cannot do all of this as long as Section Five of the Voting Rights Act is in the way. The Koch brothers’ money won’t work as long as Section Five is in the way. Rush Limbaugh’s lies won’t work as long as Section Five is in the way.

 

            James Crow Esquire, with his computer in the back room drawing illegal lines of voting districts, to stack, pack, bleach and undermine the power and potential of the black vote united with other progressives won’t work as long as Section Five is in the way. They want to cheat so bad, but Section Five is in the way.

 

So their goal is to remove preclearance. To clear the way for an all-out attack on voting rights. To stop America and democracy from moving forward.

 

So we must say not on our watch!

Not after all the blood that’s been shed!

Not after the marches that have been marched!

Not after the struggles that have been endured!

Not after the pain that has been inflicted!

Not after the tears that have been shed!

Not after the dreams that have been deferred!

Not on our watch!

 

Shelby is our Selma!

Alabama is North Carolina!

Alabama today is America!

We must stand together and we fight back

 

            Yesterday, February 26th, marked the first anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin. It marked the 48th anniversary of the killing Jimmie Lee Jackson in Alabama in 1965. Trayvon was trying to walk home.

 

            Jimmie Lee Jackson was trying to register people to vote and protest for justice. Ordained in the summer of 1964, Jimmie Lee Jackson was a deacon of the St. James Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama. Jackson had tried to register to vote without success for four years. Jackson was inspired by Dr. King who had touched off a campaign against Alabama voting restrictions on black people and attended meetings several nights per week at Zion’s Chapel Methodist Church. His desire to vote ultimately led to Jackson’s death at the hands of an Alabama State Trooper and to the inspiration for the Selma to Montgomery marches.

           

            Both were killed for doing something that should have been normal. They shed blood doing what should have been without risk–normal.

 

            We shouldn’t have to fight for voting rights . . . but we will. We shouldn’t have to fight and march just to be safe on the streets . . . but we will. We shouldn’t have to fight to preserve the Voting Rights Act . . . but we will. We shouldn’t have to fight for the vote to be protected, it should be normal, it should be as American as apple pie, it should be as normal as breathing, but racism and regressivism is not normal.

 

            Since we have to fight, we will fight consistently, we will march continually, we will file law suits, we will speak forthrightly, we will stand defiantly, we will demand justice persistently, we will fight, we will fight, we will fight until justice rolls down like waters.

 

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Video/Pictures: Watch Night Fellowship 2012 Dilda’s Chapel FBC Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Messenger

What a powerful fellowship.

Everything was awesome, the Praise and Worship Group that fired up the service, Greenleaf Baptist Church Choir, The Mime Team and then the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Greenleaf Christian Church Goldsboro put it down. It was on up in there. See it for yourself. You can get drunk all over again if you were there and if you were not there you can can get drunk.

Bishop Jessie Jones is the Pastor of Dilda’s Chapel Fountain NC and Rouses Chapel Ayden NC.

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January will make me 26 years alcohol free. Found out I can act a fool and do not need the alcohol.
Try it you will see you don’t need alcohol to make you act a fool either.

Funny how I posted this when I arrived at the church got there 1 hour early. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II preached about drinking and it was the congregation fault if they were not drunk after his message. You have to watch the video to get it.

Gov. Perdue Signs Historic Pardon of Innocence for the Wilmington 10 Press Release From The NAACP NC

 

NC NAACP Letterhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

31 December 2012

 

For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

                                                Atty. Al McSurely, Communications Chair, 919-381-0856

 

Gov. Perdue Signs Historic Pardon of Innocence for the Wilmington 10

NAACP News Conference Held in Raleigh December 31, 2012

at Martin Street Baptist Church

 

RALEIGH – "Today the spirit of justice was awakened in the Capitol of North Carolina," said Rev. Barber. "Governor Beverly Perdue has signed a Pardon of Innocence for nine men and one woman known as ‘The Wilmington 10.’ These young people were non-violent protestors fighting for educational equality. They were framed, wrongfully convicted and incarcerated in connection to a fire bombing in Wilmington, NC over 40 years ago. These unjust convictions were due to racist manipulation of the court system and extraordinary and blatant racially motivated prosecutorial misconduct. A Federal Court overturned these convictions over 30 years ago but until today, NC had fallen short. In the last few days of her governorship, Governor Perdue has walked us into a season of epiphany."

 

            "In this season, NC has finally had a revelation and with this revelation comes a continued need for redemption and repentance from the stain of injustice. Not only will the civil rights and human rights communities honor this act, but history itself will record this day as groundbreaking. On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Governor Perdue has proclaimed a contemporary emancipation for these freedom fighters, Benjamin Chavis, Connie Tindall, Marvin Patrick, Wayne Moore, Reginald Epps, Jerry Jacobs, James McKoy, Willie Earl Vereen, William Wright, Jr., and Ann Shepard, whose fight for justice will never be forgotten. These pardons are not only for North Carolina but also for the nation and for the world. We honor the Governor’s noble, courageous and righteous decision today and we commend her heart’s steadfast commitment to justice."

 

            Special thanks is extended to: The National Newspaper Publishers Association, The Wilmington Journal, Attorney James Ferguson, Attorney Irving Joyner, Attorney Al McSurely, Cash Michaels, Marry Thatch, Dr. Timothy Tyson, officers and members of the NAACP, and the thousands of persons who signed petitions, prayed and pushed for this dream to become reality.

 

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