So It Is Personal?

So will longtime Tarboro Town Manager Sam Nobles be leaving?

I can’t answer that question but it appears that it may be a possibility.

See what was reported in The Daily Southerner.

So will Tiger Woods tell what really happened? I don’t know but I feel it will come out and soon.

See what they are saying here.

If the rumor is true then it will be a sad day for another brother. Money, sex and drugs are 3 major downfalls so why would any man in his right mind do something like this knowing it will be headline news?

NC NAACP State Conference of Branches To File Federal Title VI Complaint Against Wayne County Public Schools



114 W. Parrish Street, Second Floor * Durham, North Carolina 27701

866-626-2227   *    919-682-4700   *   FAX  919-682-4711

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II  President     Amina J. Turner Executive Director


30 NOVEMBER 2009

Contact:  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                 Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Exec. Dir., 919-682-4700






WHEN:        TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 AT 9:00 AM



NAACP will file a federal Title VI Complaint on behalf of all children assigned to the Wayne County Public School System (Goldsboro, NC) who are deprived of a constitutional education by the policies and practices that adversely impact particularly African American and other students of color.  Specifically, the practices complained of within the complaint have and, if not reversed, will continue to result in:

  • Lower graduation rates for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Higher drop out rates for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Higher suspension rates for African Americans and other students of color;
  • More and meaner discipline for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Lower grade point averages for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Lower college entrance rates for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Lower college ambition rates for African Americans and other students of color;
  • Lower gifted and talented participation by African Americans and other students of color;
  • Higher placement of students of color in “special” self-contained classrooms; and
  • And other well-recognized indices of structural and individual racially discriminatory school practices.

According to State President, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, “We are filing this complaint because in 2009—55 years after Brown v Board of  Education—the Wayne County Public School System has not only had a high school (Goldsboro High School) cited as failing to meet the standards of our [state] constitution,  but is operating an attendance district that is virtually 100% resegregated, failing to provide adequate education to the students therein and we believe is in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s Title VI.”

NAACP is filing the complaint simultaneously with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on the 54TH Anniversary of Rosa Park’s challenge to Jim Crow when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama that led to the modern day civil rights movement.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funding.  If any agency is found in violation, it can lose its federal funding.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.  For more information, call the State Office at 866-626-2227 or e-mail us at  ###

2010 Is Approaching, What Role Will You Play?

We as a black people must come together, work together and be about the business of moving our communities forward. Hell we do not have to like each other but damn let’s do what is best for the community at-large. But we can not do that if we continue to do the same things. We talk a good game but year after year we see the same results. And then we say it will take some time to get there.

Hell I have been dealing with some folks since the early 90’s and damn they ain’t there yet. So how can we move forward when those around us continue to hold us just where we are. And the sad thing we think we are doing something but look at the news daily and see what is going on right in our communities. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of lies and those who got theirs and don’t give a damn about others. But then their children end up out there and they don’t understand why.

Oh well 2010 is approaching. What role will you play?

37th Annual National Conference on the Black Family in America

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Dr. Joy DeGruy
Opening Session
March 11, 2009
Dr. Byron Garrett
Community Workshop
March 12, 2010
Dr. Julia Hare
Banquet Speaker
March 12, 2010
Dr. Wade Nobles
Luncheon Speaker
March 13, 2010

University of Louisville
Cultural Center

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Conference Registration Fees At-A-Glance

Early Bird (thru Dec. 31, 2009): $100
Regular (Jan.1-Feb. 28, 2010): $175
Late/On-site (March 1-13, 2010): $200

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Single & Double  Occupancy: $95/night

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Questions or Inquiries:

Phyllis Clark
Assoc. Director, Cultural Center
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Fax: 502.852.0913
Dr. Joseph McMillan
Professor Emeritus, Black Family Conference Chair
Cultural Center
Univ. of Louisville
Louisville, Ky 40292

37th Annual National Conference on the Black Family in America
Theme: "Saving the Black Family"
March 11-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency
Louisville, Kentucky


Call for Papers/Invited Session Proposals

Call for Papers:  Abstracts of 300 to 500 words currently being reviewed.  Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 1, 2010.  Notice of acceptance will be no later than January 15, 2010.  Because of the increasing number of papers, abstracts will be screened carefully to ensure that papers reflect the theme of the conference. Please submit resume with abstract/proposal.

Topics of Consideration (but not limited to):

  • Empowerment of the Black Family
  • Globalization of the Black Family
  • The Black Man/Woman: Single Parent
  • Health & Wellness of the Black Family
  • Spousal Abuse in the Black Family
  • The "Changing" Extended Family
  • Foster Parenting & the Black Family

Submit your abstract/proposal by email to:

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                                      Abstract Title



Dr. Joy DeGruy
Master Motivator
Portland, OR
Opening Session
March 11, 2010
Dr. Byron Garrett
President/CEO, National PTA
Jacksonville, OR
Community Workshop
March 12, 2010
Dr. Julia Hare
Co-Founder, "Black Think Tank"
San Francisco, CA
Banquet Speaker
March 12, 2010
Dr. Wade Nobles
Professor, Department of Africana Studies
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Luncheon Speaker
March 13, 2010

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I Want To See Your Face In The Place In 2010

I will be going to work and back home working on my changes to Dancy Communications Network. I am suppose to be off the first week of January 2010 so I will begin the new year attending the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners meeting and any other meetings that may take place that week. I plan to attend County Commissioners meetings, Board of Education, Board of Elections and Pinetops Town Hall meetings  to name a few regularly beginning in 2010.

I am quite sure there will be many campaign functions next year because 2010 will be a major election year.

Dancy Communications Network The DCN Going Through Change


In the early 90’s there were some black key leaders in the community who said we needed our own communications such as our own radio talk shows, newsletters and etc. and they have done nothing. Since that time I have had a talk show on WCPS 760 – AM (Tarboro NC) Wednesday evening 4 PM – 5 PM and some months went to 6 PM, founded Dancy Communications Network daily, had a talk show on WNCR TV (Rocky Mount NC) Wednesday nights 9 PM – 11 PM. These things take time to prepare and preparations must be done daily. While doing this I also participated in other talk shows almost weekly by calling in to FM 92.1 Express Yourself (Rocky Mount NC) Monday evening 6 PM – 7 PM and FM 104.3 (Raleigh NC) Sunday mornings 10 AM – 11 AM.

Today I see things differently from many folks because I have been in the struggle for so long and when I see people getting involved, I do not want them to do the same things those in the past did. I talk to a lot of folks and I hear what the people are saying about our current politicians/leaders so therefore I try to take what they are saying and try to make things work for the better good of the community.

When I get involved in the community or anything that I feel is a worthy cause, I put my all and all into it. My philosophy is that there is something to be done daily in order to make a difference. If I am working with others, I feel we need to touch basis daily either via voice or email. By staying in touch, we can do a little daily and this keeps the burden from being so heavy.

I feel I have learned much because I have educated myself, know all the politicians, community leaders and others locally and I know what they are capable of and what they stand for. I will challenge any of them at any given time. Therefore I am going to hold these folks more accountable than ever before beginning in 2010. However I am going to hold other politicians, community leaders and others whom will have a play in what goes on in Edgecombe County at any level of government or community activities that is of interest to me.

My number one passion is advocating for our children however I have been an advocate for education standing up for our children and also educators in the area since the early 90’s long before I had a child in the system. I will continue to be an advocate for our children to a certain degree however I will not continue to be an advocate for ungreatful Negroes who do not appreciate folks like some of us who fight their fights. The sad part for me is working along with some leaders who are collecting a check monthly but use us to make them look good at our expense.

I am always hearing about meetings and when I attend them if I like what I see I have volunteered my services. However the time has come that I will not be volunteering anymore time at my expense. I feel I have paid my dues since beginning my grassroots activism back in the early 90’s. I feel that if I do not do anything else that I have done my share. I have promoted other folks when they were at home or wherever and what have these folks done for me lately or at anytime?

I have decided that the time has come that I need to promote Dancy Communications Network. I have been promoting other folks in many ways over the years and I have come to the conclusion that it is time that I begin to focus on taking The DCN to the next level. I have gone above and beyond promoting other folks at my expense sacrificing much.  I do not regret a moment of what I feel I have accomplished trying to educate black folks especially, but not limited to and not only locally but abroad as well. I have not truly promoted The DCN like I should so therefore if I want to take The DCN to the next level I must make it happen and not leave it totally up to others whom many times do not want to be held accountable nor want the truth to be made known.

Some folks say I have not been actively involved lately but I beg the difference because if you visit my website I have been very, very busy posting information and videos bringing about awareness. Nope I have not attended several meetings this year because I am sick and tired of business as usual. However I will be picking and choosing the meetings and events that The DCN will be covering in 2010. I have also asked others to write articles to share with my readers to help me educate the people.

Please look for more changes to The DCN blog and Online TV coming soon that will be more user friendly.

Thank you George Fisher for keeping me motivated to do what I do as you continue to push me to take The DCN blog and Online TV to the next level.

Please remember, "Knowledge is Power, Sharing it is Empowerment" and know that "I Have No Permanent Friends, No Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interest!!"

Curmilus Dancy II DCN Publisher

Tarboro And North Edgecombe High Schools Football Teams Advances To Round 4

Congratulations on your victories and advancing to round 4 of the playoffs. Hope you can survive and make it to the state finals.

Tarboro No. 7 seed will travel to East Bladen No. 1 seed on Friday night.

North Edgecombe No. 7 seed will travel to Wallace-Rolls Hill No. 4 seed Friday night.

Note: Updated Monday November 30, 2009.

Reidsville Rams 14 – 0 Defeat SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars 13 – 1 In Pinetops NC

SouthWest Edgecombe season ended as the Reidsville Rams handed them their first loss of the season. SouthWest had an awesome season and should be commended for going to round 3 of the playoffs. The Rams has won 46 games straight after defeating the Cougars.

See related:

SouthWest Edgecombe Videos

Reidsville Sheriff Sam Page and Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight Meet At Abrams Barbecue In Pinetops NC Before the Reidsville vs SouthWest Edgecombe Football Game


Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight (right) welcome Sheriff Sam Page (left) to Edgecombe County. They met at Abrams Barbecue in Pinetops NC around 6:00 PM.

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Sheriff Sam Page brought Sheriff Knight some Reidsville barbecue and gave it to Sheriff Knight after the game although Reidsville defeated SouthWest 22 –20.

Sheriff James Knight is the President of the NC Sheriff Association and Sheriff Page is the 1st Vice President.

See related:

Sheriffs wage barbecue

SouthWest Edgecombe Videos

Watch Video Sheriff James Knight Installed As President NC Sheriff’s Association

SouthWest Edgecombe High School Football Happenings

Glad to be a Cougar class of 1981.

Cobb named Twin County Coach of the Year

‘I’m thankful’

Sheriffs wage barbecue

See related:

SouthWest Edgecombe Videos

Note: Sorry have been having difficulties loading the video of the Jacksonville Northside vs SWE game on last Saturday. Hope to get it loaded soon.

Note: Updated Friday November 27, 2009.