Stamps pay tribute to Negro baseball leagues – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Fans and baseball historians braved the humid and murky weather conditions to pay tribute to the legacy of hundreds of past and living Negro Leagues Baseball players. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

Note: I just love ignant comments from racist white folks. Obviously they don’t know the history or they don’t care. That’s it, you got it “they don’t care.” I am so glad all white folks are not racist. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

On the Record: Student assignment and neighborhood schools with Vice Chair Debra Goldman

Debra Goldman, vice chairwoman of the Wake County Board of Education, explains the position of the board majority in favor of a change to the student assignment policy. (Watch the video @ WRAL)

Note: My comments on Facebook Saturday as the show was airing.

On the Record on WRAL News interview with Debra Goldman vice chair. Just  tuned in and boy this is crazy. The interviewer and Goldman is making it all about her but she said it is all about the children. I have only been watching about 3 minutes and this is too damn funny. She said she and the board chair Ron Margiotta offered to talk with Rev. Barber. Well why haven’t they listened at the board meetings?

But maybe I am missing something. She said there is nothing in place yet. So my question is why should the NAACP and others wait until they put something in place and then question them. I would think now is the time to question their motives.

I have not gotten anything out of this interview. Maybe since I missed the 1st 15 minutes that I missed why the interview was necessary. The interviewer repeated to her in the closing that she is on record saying she would like to sit across the table from Rev. Barber and he said he would try to make that happen. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Wake County Public Schools

Battle Over N.C. Busing Heats Up – ABC News World News

In a scene reminiscent of the 1960s, thousands took to the streets in Raleigh this week, accusing the Wake County school board of "resegregating" the schools.

Many are outraged at the North Carolina school board decision to alter busing.

"The five members of our school board are trying to make socioeconomic diversity, which is a proven research friend of school excellence, a dirty word. It’s wrong and it’s very dangerous," Rev. Dr. William Barber told ABC News. (Read more @ ABC World News)

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Wake County Public Schools

Faith and Politics Conference

Note: To see the original brochure contact Dr. Hall or you may send me an email.

Conference Schedule
Saturday, August 21, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Elder Student Union
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

8:00 Registration
Student Union Lobby

8:45 Opening Session/Welcome
NC Black Church Survey

9:30 Role of the Black Church Panel
Rev. Kenneth Cooper
Christian Faith Baptist Church
Raleigh NC

Rev. John Mendez,
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Rev. Staccato Powell
Grace AME Zion Church
Raleigh, NC

Rev. T. Anthony Spearman
Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church
Hickory, NC

Ms. Tiffany Thomas
Duke University Divinity School

11:15 Participation Workshop I
Democracy NC
Legal Dos and Don’ts
Best Practices and Resources

12:30 Lunch (provided)
Rev. William Barber, Keynote
North Carolina NAACP
(Conference Schedule Continued).

2:10 Participation Workshop II
Blueprint NC
Use of New Technology &
Old Techniques

3:20 Advocacy Workshop
Effective Advocacy
Focus on Education,
Economic Development &

4:50 Next Steps/Closing
Youth are encouraged to attend!
North Carolina
Please Print Clearly
Name ____________________________
Address __________________________
City _________________ Zip ________
Telephone ________________________
Email: ___________________________
Church or Organizational Affiliation (optional)
Registration Fee $20 per person
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Also, after the conference, participants will receive a
DVD of the conference and a printed summary of the
civic engagement survey and training materials.

Submit one registration form per attendee. Please feel
free to reproduce this form as necessary.

Make checks payable to:
NCCU Foundation
Please put “Black Church Project” in the memo line

Detach this form and mail to:
NCCU Foundation
P. O. Box 52466
Durham, NC 27717-2466

Register Early! – Space is limited. The deadline for
registration is August 13, 2010. Your registration will
be confirmed by postcard, phone, or email.

For questions or additional information contact:
Dr. Jarvis Hall
109 Edmonds Classroom Building
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707


Gearing up – A message from Senator A.B. Swindell

North Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus


The Senate has officially adjourned for the year and now it’s time to turn our focus to this coming November. Currently, campaigns for Senate Democrats are gearing up and getting ready for the campaign battles we’re sure to see this fall. Our candidates are out raising money, putting polls in the field, and knocking on doors across the state. All the political talking heads are forecasting that this year is going to be all about voter turnout. They’re right.

Each campaign has developed a comprehensive, strategic field plan aimed at contacting the most persuadable swing voters that they need to win. That’s why we need your help.

Can you commit to volunteer this fall, contacting the most persuadable voters in the Senate districts that need them the most?

These races aren’t about Washington, and they aren’t about Raleigh. They’re about making the critical decision that keeps funding coming to your public schools. They’re about making sure you have someone that will stick up for you, not big corporate lobbyists they meet in Raleigh.

Can you help our campaigns make sure they get all the doors knocked and the calls made that they need to win in November?

On November 3rd when the dust settles, I am going to wake up knowing that the commitment from people like you is the number one reason for success.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Senator A.B. Swindell

P.S. We’re going to need all the help we can get this year – please forward this friends and family willing to help!

Paid for by the North Carolina Democratic Party –

New superintendent has right tools for job – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Tough jobs often have this in common: They come with a steady supply of criticism and are light on the praise.

Leading a school district fits that definition to the letter. And tough jobs can be tough to fill. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

Note: Telegram I hope you are right and I hope the board made the right decision. Now that he has been hired all we can do is wait to see what he does. I have nothing to say about him because I know nothing about him. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Superintendent Search