Correctional officers investigated for sex with inmates–Sources: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — Top officials within North Carolina’s prison system have admitted to ongoing investigations into what they are calling “undue familiarity” between prison employees and inmates.

“This is probably one of the most critical operational issues that we have been emphasizing since the early 1990s,” Jennie Lancaster, chief secretary for the Department of Correction, said Wednesday. (Read more)

Authorities thwart terrorist attacks aimed at US–Source: News & Observer

SHINGTON — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets from Yemen. Parts of the plot might remain undetected, President Barack Obama’s counterterror chief warned.

Obama called the coordinated attacks a "credible terrorist threat" amid worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new campaign of assaults. (Read more)

Cougars JV defeat Rams 48-14; earn conference title–Source: Daily Southerner

TARBORO — The SouthWest Edgecombe Junior Varsity football team completed a perfect season last night with a 48-14 victory over the Greene Central Rams.  With this victory the Cougars claimed the Eastern Plains junior varsity conference championship as they outscored their opponents this year 434 to 86 and never were contested in a ball game. (Read more)

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Tea Party campaigns against Islam | Slideshow: Blood-curdling black horror films–Source: The Grio


TheGrio Newsletter 10/29/2010


Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, does not mince words when it comes to his views on Islam and the people who practice the faith. "A majority of Tea Party members, I suspect, are not fans of Islam," Phillips said. "I, personally have a real problem with Islam. With Islam, you have a religion that says kill the Jews, kill the infidels. It bothers me when a religion says kill the infidels. It bothers me a lot more when I am the infidel."

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Who says the only places to find horror have to be Transylvania or Elm Street. Sometimes the biggest scares go down in the hood. Over the last forty years or so Hollywood has occasionally turned out horror movies with an unapologetically urban flavor. Check out some of our favorites — just don’t watch them alone in the dark.

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It was a surreal scene at the Sacramento press conference called by Bishop Ron Allen and a host of other black ministers and faith leaders last July. They blasted the California NAACP for very publicly and vigorously calling for passage of Proposition 19. The initiative would legalize marijuana possession, cultivation and sale for personal use for those 21 and older.

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Image is a major part of professional sports. It can make or break a career. And when cocaine or any type of illegal drug is involved, calamity is not too far away from wreaking even the most honored career — especially when the athlete is black. So when Texas Ranger Manager Ron Washington became the first of his kind, in Major League Baseball to fail a drug test for the use of cocaine in July of 2009, the sports world gasped. Here was just one of four Black men in professional baseball to lead a franchise–embarrassed.

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Florida’s three-way Senate race grew testier Friday as the last-place Democratic candidate denied claims that former President Bill Clinton had advised him to drop out, saying the idea came instead from his independent rival, Gov. Charlie Crist.

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Some people really are worth more dead than alive. That’s certainly proving to be the case with Michael Jackson. Just in time for Halloween, it’s been announced that his dream project Thriller will finally get the big screen treatment.

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Early Vote Today or Tomorrow Or Go To The Polls On Tuesday, November 2, If You Don’t Vote, Sit Down And Shut The Hell Up Caus I Don’t Hear You

You can early vote today and tomorrow however you can vote on Tuesday if for some reason you can’t make it today or tomorrow. But if you don’t vote, sit down and shut the hell up caus I don’t hear you.

Gov. Perdue names Gilchrist as new Highway Patrol commander–Source: News & Observer

Gov. Bev Perdue today appointed Lt. Colonel Michael W. Gilchrist as head of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Gilchrist, a Plymouth native, has served on the patrol since 1986. Prior to his promotion, he was second-in-command to Col. Randy Glover.

Glover resigned after 10 months on the job. During his tenure, there were several embarrassing disclosures about misconduct by troopers under his command. (Read more)

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Meek: Dealmaking Crist "a Desperate Candidate"– Source: CBS News

Rep. Kendrick Meek said he trusts the counsel of longtime friend Bill Clinton, but insists the former president’s advice never included dropping out of the Florida Senate race.

"We did not come to any kind of agreement that I would get out of a race," Meek said in appearance on CBS’ "The Early Show" Friday. "The president [Clinton] did not push me to do so. I did not tell him that I wanted to do it. We talked about it and that’s it.

He called the day-long controversy about his possible withdrawal "made up." (Read more)