Wilson NC – Butterfield wants Perdue to consider black DA

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield prefers that North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue appoint a black district attorney in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

Butterfield wrote Monday asking Perdue to interview and consider qualified black lawyers to succeed retiring DA Howard Boney to increase diversity in the court system. (News & Observer)

See related:

Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

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Winston Salem NC – Congressman wants Perdue to consider appointing black DA

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield prefers that North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue appoint a black district attorney in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

Butterfield wrote Monday asking Perdue to interview and consider qualified black lawyers to succeed retiring DA Howard Boney to increase diversity in the court system. (Winston Salem Journal)

See related:

Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Raleigh NC – DMV workers retire after being cleared in probe

Two officials with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles have retired or plan to soon after they were cleared by an investigation into whether they took free tickets to a state inauguration event from a vendor.

Questions arose after Gov. Beverly Perdue’s inauguration as to whether the employees in the DMV’s License and Theft Bureau took tickets for events from Verizon Business. (News & Observer)

Baltimore MD – It’s a slap on the wrist. And it’s not enough.

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Dear Curmilus,

I have an update on the Erie police scandal that I wrote to you about yesterday.

James Cousins II, the officer caught on the YouTube video making fun of a homicide victim and his grief-stricken mother, has been suspended for 10 days without pay. And he’s been ordered to complete alcohol counseling.

It’s a slap on the wrist. And it’s not enough.

To add insult to injury, the Erie police department issued a badly written, typo-filled letter of apology to the victim’s mother. And there has not yet been an apology from the mayor or police chief.

But, the good news is that the pressure that you, the NAACP, and thousands of other NAACP supporters put on the mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania is working. The officer’s punishment for his inappropriate and shocking behavior has been increased. And we won’t let up until the mayor orders an independent investigation into the practices and policies of the Erie police department — a department with a history of racial bias and discrimination.

We’ve also requested that Attorney General Holder ask the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the pattern and practices of the Erie Police Department.

I know that like me, you are committed to seeing justice done in this case. But more than this single case, together we must work towards highlighting the unfair and biased policing in our communities.

The NAACP is committed to ending racial profiling and curbing police brutality and other forms of unequal justice for African Americans and Latinos.

Thank you for standing with us,

Ben Jealous
Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

North Carolina – Response From A DCN Blog/TV Newsletter Reader

—– Original Message —–

From:

To: The DCN Blog/TV Curmilus Dancy II (Butch) Blogger/Videographer @ www.thepoliticalagitator.com

Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:44 AM

Subject: Re: Dancy Communications Network “The DCN Blog/TV” – Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Butch, Thanks for sharing. The police video is scary but we cannot change people’s attitudes. I hope Beverly Perdue get the message and think about reelection for office, along with Kay Hagan. Some situations do not get a second chance because they clearly don’t deserve it. I really appreciate your keeping the rest of us informed. See you soon so we can talk, okay.

In response to: Baltimore MD – Trust him to protect you?


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To: “The DCN Blog/TV Curmilus Dancy II (Butch) Blogger/Videographer @ http://www.thepoliticalagitator.com&#8221; <thedcn@embarqmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:01:43 AM
Subject: Dancy Communications Network “The DCN Blog/TV” – Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Durham NC – WNCU 90.7FM Town Hall Meeting: What’s at Stake for Students & NC Workers in a Down Economy?‏‏

To: Dear North Carolina Students and Workers:

With the end of the semester approaching and cramming for tests beginning, many of us are focused on the future of our careers post graduation. For other students, seeking a summer job is on the top of the “to-do-list”.  No matter what your academic class status, as students, we are all on the front lines feeling the effects of the economic crisis. One of the biggest challenges is facing the reality of joblessness, despite our hard work and preparation for the job market. The search for jobs is intense. Jobs are decreasing and the unemployment rate is increasing. More joblessness can mean fewer chances for students in the job market.

Despite the lag in the economy, WNCU 90.7 FM is encouraging students to get an early start on overcoming the economic crisis by finding out what is at stake for North Carolina workers in a down economy. On Tuesday, April 28th, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, WNCU 90.7 FM will broadcast a live town hall meeting on joblessness. There will be a panel discussion about joblessness in North Carolina and how it affects workers in our local communities. Invited panelists include: Moses Carey, Jr., North Carolina Employment Security Commission Chairman; James Andrews, North Carolina AFL-CIO President; and Laura Cotto, Manpower of Durham, Branch Manager; and moderated by Artemesia F. Stanberry, NCCU political science assistant professor. The live broadcast will be in the University Theater of the Farrison-Newton Communications Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. This event is free and open to the public. Come out and be a part of our audience. One of the best things you can do is get informed.

For more information, please visit www.wncu.org. You can also contact Kimberley Pierce, WNCU Public Affairs Director, at 919.530.7833 or via email at kpierce@nccu.edu.

Inspire and be inspired,

Marquita McAlpine

North Carolina Central University

WNCU 90.7FM freelance producer

Selfless actions move farther and weigh more than any selfish act.–M.N. McAlpine

Roanoke Rapids NC – CONCERTS AT ROANOKE RAPIDS THEATRE

The Oak Ridge Boys Comes to Roanoke Rapids Theatre

Friday, May 1, 2009

8:00 p.m.

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring three decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.  Doors Open at 7 p.m.  For ticket information www.ticketmaster.com or 252-536-5705. Ticket prices start at $35, $45, $55 and box seats $75

An Evening with Dionne Warwick at

The Roanoke Rapids Theatre

Sunday, April 26, 2009

6:00p.m.

Tickets start at $45 and are available at TICKETMASTER.com or by calling the theatre box office at (252) 536-5705.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ROANOKE RAPIDS THEATRE IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.RRTHEATRE.COM