Rocky Mount NC – Multiple agencies work to stop high school dropouts

It tickles the hell out of me how Racist White Folks and/or Safe Negroes criticize programs geared towards helping children but then if no one is doing anything they criticize that too. Oh well life goes on. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

With local dropout rates holding well above the state’s 4.97 percent, a handful of Twin Counties agencies are working to make sure that students like Northern Nash High School freshman Sheldavid Hardy have a chance to be more than a statistic. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Connecticut – “The Real Cost of the War on Drugs”

Clifford W. Thornton

President, Efficacy

“The Real Cost of the War on Drugs”

=  $1 billion for prison expansion in Connecticut

=  billions for incarceration, interdiction, and incarceration

=  public health consequences (HIV, HepC)

=  20 million children orphaned

=  cheap, available street drugs

=  90% policy failure

Central Connecticut State University

lunch time series in the Connecticut Room

on the ground floor of Memorial Hall.

Pizza will be served.

Thursday, April 16th, 12:15 to 1:30pm.

PO Box 1234
860 657 8438
Hartford, CT 06143

“THE DRUG WAR IS MEANT TO BE WAGED NOT WON”   Working to end race and class drug war injustice, Efficacy is a non profit
501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1997. Your gifts and donations are tax

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Cincinnatti OH – One Love Unity Movement Greater Community Church

Praise the Lord Friends!


We have finally completed the development of our website for the OneLoveUnity movement and fundraising campaign!!!!

Please help us to fight our battle against violence and for love and unity, by forwarding this email to as many people as possible, and visiting our website through the link provided above.*

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in helping us move forward in this effort and continuing our mission to bring unity in the community.

Remember, together… we CAN stop this!!!

* If the link above does not take you to the website, you can also reach it by typing in directly.

Help us win this battle in Jesus’ name!

God Bless You!!

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity!

— Psalm 133:1

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact:

Pastor Ron Evans

Greater Community Church

301 Dorchester Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45219


Plymouth NC – Butterfield to Announce Funding for Washington County Health Clinic

U.S. House of Representative Seal

U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

1st District of North Carolina

For Release: Immediate
Date: April 3, 2009

Contact: Ken Willis
Phone: (202) 225-3101

Butterfield to Announce Funding for Washington County Health Clinic

Plymouth, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will announce federal funding for the Washington County Health Clinic during a visit on Tuesday, April 7th.

Butterfield will announce federal funding needed to build a 3,600 square foot rural health clinic that will operate as an extension of Washington County Hospital. The county is in the process of acquiring a five-acre site in eastern Washington County for the clinic. The county plans to develop a consolidated service center that will eventually include a fire station, law enforcement center an a public library to meet current and future needs, and to spur development. In FY 2005, Butterfield helped secure $300,000 for this initiative.

WHAT:           Congressman Butterfield announces federal funding Washington County Health Clinic

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m.

WHERE:         County Administration Building, Commissioner’s Room, 116 Adams Street, Plymouth, N.C.

Tarboro NC – Butterfield to Announce Major Funding for Microcell

U.S. House of Representative Seal

U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

1st District of North Carolina

For Release: Immediate

Date: April 3, 2009

Contact: Ken Willis
Phone: (202) 225-3101

Butterfield to Announce Major Funding for Microcell

Tarboro, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will announce major federal funding for Robersonville-based advanced fuel cell battery project at Edgecombe Martin County Electric Cooperatives where one the fuel cells is operating on Tuesday, April 7.

The Robsersonville-based Microcell Corporation is the world leader in proton exchange membrane (PEM) microfiber fuel cells that operate on a cylindrical platform for applications ranging from back-up power to automotive. The company’s extrusion-based scalable process for cost-effective, large-scale production distinguishes it from other fuel cell technologies.

Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy. Unlike batteries, which convert chemical energy stored within the battery, fuel cells continue to deliver electrical energy as long as fuel is supplied. Hydrogen is one of the primary fuel sources for fuel cells, and when operated with hydrogen, the only byproducts of fuel cells are heat and clean water. This technology will not only help reduce green house gas emissions, but it will also help decrease our dependence on foreign oil.

Since Microcell began its research and development in 2000, many companies, including North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina have discovered the value of Microcell’s technology and have invested in the company.

A partnership with Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation and the Martin County Economic Development Corporation resulted in a beneficial strategic alliance as well as a zero interest loan to provide resources to help Microcell establish its manufacturing facility in Martin County.

Some employees began working at the Robersonville manufacturing facility in the spring of 2007. Employees are being trained in teams, and more employees begin working at the facility every couple of months. Based on a conservative start-up schedule, this facility will provide 40 new jobs within 12 months, 80 jobs within 36 months and 120 jobs within 84 months.

WHAT:           Congressman Butterfield announces federal funding for Microcell

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Edgecombe Martin County Electric Cooperative, 679 N.C. Highway 33 E., Tarboro, NC

Tarboro NC – Butterfield to Tour World Cat (Jobs)

U.S. House of Representative Seal

U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

1st District of North Carolina

For Release: Immediate
Date: April 3, 2009

Contact: Ken Willis
Phone: (202) 225-3101

Butterfield to Tour World Cat

Tarboro, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield will tour World Cat boat manufacturing facility on Monday, April 6.

World Cat recently announced plans to invest $2.65 million and add 120 jobs over the next three years at its Tarboro facility. The new jobs are expected to pay an average of $29,560, plus benefits. The company currently employs 60 people.

Butterfield said the jobs are critically important to the community, which is suffering 16.9% unemployment.

WHAT:           Congressman Butterfield tours World Cat

WHEN:           Monday, April 6, 3 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:         World Cat, 1090 West St. James Street, Tarboro, N.C.

North Carolina – Lawmakers say stop paternity fraud … sorta

An affiliate in North Carolina that has been quite successful in getting her husband’s paternity fraud story in the local newspaper, television and national radio (Rev Al Sharpton’s ‘Keeping it Real’.
There are two bills (House Bill H 307 and Senate Bill S 587 introduced in the North Carolina legislature for the 2009 – 2010 session. It purports to address DNA paternity testing @ 97% and provide the foundation for vacating paternity fraud cases. (

Pinetops NC – My Great Neice Little Keyona Smith (15 Yrs. Old) Initial Sermon

“After all I have been through there is joy in my tribulation” was the topic of little Keyona’s sermon on Sunday March 29, 2009. Keyona did her initial sermon at Living Waters Ministries Church in Pinetops where Nellie Rodgers is the Pastor and Overseer.


Sister Keyona Smith Initial Sermon

Raleigh NC – Atkinson sues state, governor

N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson sued Gov. Bev Perdue and the N.C. State Board of Education on Friday looking to restore authority to her position.

After weeks of pondering whether to file a lawsuit, Atkinson said she decided with the help of former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law to have a court clarify in her role. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Raleigh NC – John Edwards investigation reported

The National Enquirer reported on its Web site that a federal grand jury in Raleigh is investigating whether former Sen. John Edwards violated campaign-finance laws in his bid for president in 2008 by making payments to Rielle Hunter, his admitted mistress. (News & Observer)

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John Edwards