I Don’t Know But I Been Told Column: Principal Westberg Coming Off Suspension And Back To SouthWest And Superintendent Dr. Talley To Get Rid Of Some Dead Weight At The Central Office

Someone told me tonight that they heard Principal John Westberg was coming back to SouthWest. Oh well.

Also I have heard twice that the new Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools Dr. Wayne Talley said he was going to get rid of some dead weight at the Central Office. Oh well.

Can’t wait to see how all of this unfolds. LOL

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SouthWest Edgecombe Principal Issues


[mpen-outsideohio-westcoast] FW: Save NPR and PBS" & "FW: Video: Cheney called war criminal at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)"

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· FW: Video: Cheney called war criminal at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

· FW: Save NPR and PBS

· EW: To the US C of C, "Have you left no sense of decency?"

From: Eric Kramer
Video: Cheney called war criminal at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

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From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action
Save NPR and PBS

"Congress must protect NPR and PBS and guarantee them permanent funding, free from political meddling."

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I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

With Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives, funding for NPR and PBS is in grave danger. Again.

The Republicans just released their budget proposal, and it zeroes out funding for both NPR and PBS—the worst proposal in more than a decade.1

They probably think that no one will notice these cuts in the midst of so many others. But the millions of listeners and viewers who rely on public broadcasting for "Sesame Street," "All Things Considered," and independent journalism will notice.

We need to tell Republicans that cutting off funding was unacceptable last time they were in charge, and it’s unacceptable now.

Add your name to the petition to save NPR and PBS

The petition says: "Congress must protect NPR and PBS and guarantee them permanent funding, free from political meddling."

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Amy, Michael, Wes, and the rest of the team

1. "Beyond Reason on the Budget," The New York Times, February 10, 2011

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From: Eric Kramer
[BULK] To the US C of C, "Have you left no sense of decency?"


Rev. Barber on Tom Joyner Morning Show with Roland Martin, Monday at 7:15 AM


From the Tom Joyner Morning Show:

We are delighted to confirm that North Carolina NAACP State Conference President Reverend Dr. William Barber, II will be a guest on the Tom Joyner Morning Show with CNN commentator Roland Martin TOMORROW – Monday, February 14th at 7:15 AM (EDT) to discuss the growing problem of resegregation nationally and the HKonJ People’s Assembly.

See below for the stations to tune into across the State:

Triangle – 104.3 FM

Triad – 97.1 FM

Charlotte – 92.7 FM

Fayetteville – 107.7 FM

New Bern – Greenville – 101.9 FM

Thanks to all who came out to the Historic Thousands on Jones Street!  Look forward to more action steps, pictures and YouTube videos  to come. We now must continue to build the HKonJ Movement, continue to fight and organize for freedom, justice and equality in North Carolina and never step down from the 14-point People’s Agenda!

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Dear Community:

You are cordially invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the topic of:


The discussion will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Leslie Building at Pitt Community College.

Over the past 10 years the achievement gap between black and white students in Pitt County Schools has widened. On average, Black students score about 150 points below white students on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), reducing their chances of entering and completing college. Black students are disproportionately placed on out of school suspension for minor subjective offenses, reducing the amount of time actually spent in classroom instruction. Pitt County Schools’ high school test scores declined over the past six years and black students disproportionately drop out of high school. Some believe that black students are worse off today than they were ten years ago.

In the past, the black community vigorously fought against segregation and racial isolation and won substantial gains in court or through the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and gained the rights to have elected representation on local boards and commissions, including the Pitt County Board of Education.

On November 15, 2010, the Pitt County Board of Education voted 7-4 to re-segregate three schools located in the City of Greenville and one school in Winterville. These three Greenville city schools were crafted, by the Board of Education, to be low income, low achieving, under resourced, racially identifiable black schools starting during the 2011-2012 school year. The black community was visibly absent from participation in the process and the three African American elected school board members led the vote along with four whites to re-segregate black children. This has raised a policy discussion within the black community as to where the black community stands on the future of the education of black children in Pitt County Schools.

The Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children along with its legal counsels is presently reviewing whether to mount a federal court challenge to the school board’s decision to re-segregate and need to hear the views of the black community and its leadership before committing substantial resources to a court challenge. We need to know whether the black community wants re-segregation or not, and how you feel black children will be impacted by this recent school board decision.

Please come out and participate in this important event.

Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children

Executive Committee

Ozie Lee Hall, Jr.


Rose H. Glover

1st Vice President

Melissa Grimes

2nd Vice President

Caroline Sutton

Executive Committee Member

R.J. Hemby

Executive Committee Member

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Pitt County Coalition

Internship Opportunity for Minority High School Seniors

We are looking for minority HS seniors who plan to attend a four year
college, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in media, business,
computer science, engineering or technology.  In addition to being
PAID, student also receive a matching funds scholarship. The
internship will last throughout their college years.  Please have all
interested students visit our website for more information and the
http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com Once there, click on

We are recruiting again for the best and brightest!  Perhaps you might
know of students who are in the following cities who might be
interested in a PAID internship to work at Television stations and
Media companies in the following cities:   Atlanta, GA
Bristol, Connecticut       Greensboro, North Carolina

New York/New Jersey     Washington, DC             Silver Spring, Maryland
Philadelphia, PA              Horsham, PA                 Miami, Fl

Sandra D. Rice
Vice President
Emma Bowen Foundation
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New York, NY 10019
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Rocky Mount’s Hicks honored by NCHSAA

Richard Hicks made significant contributions to high school athletics as a coach and administrator.

A graduate of Rocky Mount’s Booker T. Washington High and North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central), Hicks was . . .

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