“Julian Bond” Responds to JJP’s NAACP Doesn’t Care About Black People

This post gets a bit long and rant-ish. So if you’re not up for it — don’t say you weren’t warned. In the continuing saga of JJP Meets NAACP or Cutting Edge Meets Dull Blade, there’s an update.

Y’all might remember that during the NAACP’s convention in mid-July, I wrote a post called: The NAACP Doesn’t Care About Black People. If you missed them, you might want to refer to the following posts for reference before we begin: (Jack & Jill Politics)

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From Homeless to Harvard

She finally has a home: Harvard

Khadijah Williams, 18, overcomes a lifetime in shelters and on skid row.
By Esmeralda Bermudez
11:03 PM PDT, June 19, 2009

Khadijah Williams stepped into chemistry class and instantly tuned out the commotion.

She walked past students laughing, gossiping, napping and combing one another’s hair. Past a cellphone blaring rap songs. And past a substitute teacher sitting in a near-daze.

Quietly, the 18-year-old settled into an empty table, flipped open her physics book and focused. Nothing mattered now except homework. (Jack & Jill Politics)

Letter to Editor: Merit Made Laws

Merit Made Laws

     We hear about federal legislation being interfered with by lobbies and it brings home what is happening in our state.  With matters close to heart involving private property and integrity of elected officials to choose right in North Carolina, many are watching and praying.

     On the federal front is healthcare.  In North Carolina, the state is not serious about changing the 1959 annexation laws.  House Bill 524 that passed the house is still in limbo since the senate was preoccupied with the budget last session.  Perhaps the tax plan which could require a special session will make time for annexation. My concern is for people having budget problems, yet legislators do not notice that forced-annexation means double taxing them.

     The League Of Cities, the N.C. Builders Assoc., and the Chamber of Commerce fight to keep the 4.5 million people who do not live in cities, from getting to vote about being annexed. The N.C. Association of Counties, NCACC, has not spoken in their behalf with any annexation bill this decade. 

      Maybe legislation should not be determined by  lobbies.

Julie Perkins
Tryon, N.C.

MAKE A PHONE CALL TO CONGRESS TONIGHT FOR HEALTH CARE

Hello:
If you have not called today for healthcare reform, we are writing to ask again that you call your congress representative this evening 1-877-264-4226 or 1-888-436-8427. It’s never to late to call Congress.
Your support is needed to make health care a reality for 2009. Support President Obama and make a call, tell your representative to support health reform with a public option insurance plan that will make health available and affordable for all.  Anything less is not reform. Thank you for making a difference. 
Peace,
Lynice
Lynice R. Williams. Executive Director
North Carolina Fair Share "working for a fairer NC"
3824 Barrett Drive, Suite 312
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.786.7474
www.ncfairshare.org
www.healthcareforamericanow.org/nc
 

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Johnston County – What does the North Carolina Boyd jihad investigation have to do with Smithfield-based Aero Contractors and rendition to torture?

>  (Thanks to Chuck Fager and Timothy Hodges for this report.  Please forward to media and elected-official contacts.)
>  On August 3, Timothy Hodges read the statement below to the Johnston County Commissioners during their public comment session.  Timothy is president of the  Johnston  County  NAACP .
>  Chuck Fager of Quaker House,  Fayetteville , then read from a letter by interrogator Matthew Alexander to President Obama about how torture has increased the danger to US troops.  Commissioner  Tony  Braswell,  who has a son in  Afghanistan , asked Chuck questions for 20 minutes.

On August 3, Timothy Hodges read the statement below to the Johnston County Commissioners during their public comment session.  Timothy is president of the  Johnston  County  NAACP .
>  Chuck Fager of Quaker House,  Fayetteville , then read from a letter by interrogator Matthew Alexander to President Obama about how torture has increased the danger to US troops.  Commissioner  Tony  Braswell,  who has a son in  Afghanistan , asked Chuck questions for 20 minutes.
>  – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
> Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the Commission.  It is a pleasure to see you all again.
>  Tonight I want to speak briefly to you about a subject that is close to my heart, namely keeping our community safe from terrorism, foreign or domestic.
>  You all know that some  Johnston  County residents, including one Daniel Patrick Boyd, were recently arrested for allegedly planning jihad actions somewhere outside the  United States .
>  I hope and pray that justice will be done in this case, and that all these defendants will receive a fair trial, in accord with all the American constitutional guarantees.  I trust you will join me in that hope.
>  However, as I read the federal indictment handed down last week, I learned something important that I want to share with you, because it bears on an issue that I have discussed with you before.
>  Let me begin with a partial quote from the indictment, on pages 3 and 4, where it says that, and I quote:
>  . . . The defendants DANIEL PATRICK BOYD, a/k/a "Saifullah,"[and the others] . . . did knowingly, willfully, and unlawfully combine, conspire, confederate and agree with other individuals . . . in preparation for, and in carrying out, a violation or violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 956, (Conspiracy to murder, KIDNAP, MAIM OR INJURE PERSONS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY), that is, conspiring with one or more persons to commit, at any place outside the jurisdiction of the United States, an act that would constitute the offense of murder . . . , KIDNAPPING, MAIMING, AND INJURING, if committed in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States and in so doing, commit an act within the United States to effect an object of such conspiracy.” [Unquote.]
>  What I learned from this, ladies and gentlemen, was that it is now a GRAVE CRIME in the  United States to plan and conspire to kidnap, injure, maim or murder someone in a foreign country.  Such plans and conspiracies are subject to investigation and punishment.
>  Mr. Chairman, on several occasions I and others have tried to convey to you many credible allegations that numerous such conspiracies — many more such grave crimes — of kidnapping, maiming, injuring and even murdering, persons in foreign counties, have been planned and carried out in Johnston County, from the Aero Contractors facilities at the Johnston County airport, which is under your direct jurisdiction.  The fact that these kidnappings, injuries and maiming have been called by the name of “extraordinary rendition” does not change their unlawful and conspiratorial nature.
>  We have brought to your attentions many pages of evidence to corroborate these allegations, and pleaded with you to exercise your responsibility for the airport, to see to it that any such conspiracies to kidnap, injure, maim or murder persons in foreign countries are stopped, and those responsible for them brought to justice.
>  Again tonight, Mr. Chairman, I want to urge you to take steps immediately, to examine these many credible allegations involving Aero Contractors, and refer all findings to state and federal law enforcement authorities.
>  Conspiracies to kidnap, injure, maim and murder persons overseas have no place in  Johnston  County , or anywhere else in  America .  I respectfully call on you to uphold the laws of  America in the county facilities which you oversee.
>  Thank you very much for your time and attention.
>

Note: The above was forwarded to me from Timothy Hodges President of the Johnston County NAACP.

Pinetops NC – Quenesha McNair: Want to be heard? Try writing

I recently had one of the worst weeks of life. I mean a week where I couldn’t get anything right at work.

I made a few large mistakes that crushed my ego, and because I pride myself on being efficient, outside of work, I was a walking zombie. It reminded me of a time I experienced in high school. I was an overzealous senior who was so excited about the direction of my life (graduating and entering college) that I was not closely monitoring the details that currently needed my attention. (The Rocky Mount Telegram)

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