Is there a word from Kojo? To: Kojo Nantambu, President, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP

To: Kojo Nantambu,
President, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP

Dear Mr. Nantambu,

Let me start by acknowledging that I owe an eternal debt to the NAACP and your generation of civil rights warriors. Had it not been for the sacrifices you made, I would not have been able to accomplish all the things I’ve accomplished in my life. The barriers of discrimination were not lowered by magic or goodness; they were razed by the determined efforts of people like you. (Read more)

Note: Glenn H. Burkins, I understand where you are coming from however I believe that the NAACP stands on it’s on merit however others have an opinion of what they want to see the NAACP do. I just posted the mission on my blog a couple of days ago because a local white Racist Rep. in the NC General Assembly called the NAACP "thugs!"

Yes the NAACP can speak to other issues and they should but others can not forget the Mission Statement which is the purpose.

To say, "Problem is, the NAACP of today seems to have only one primary tactic – shouting racism!," show that you are ignorant to what the NAACP stands for.

The mission statement: "The Mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial-hatred and racial discrimination."

I always say if one wants to pick a fight they ought to get their facts straight.

When I want to see something changed I fight for change. However to change the mission of the NAACP would be ignant as hell in my opinion and I would no longer need to be a member if we are not going to fight against RACIAL HATRED.

By the way I don’t know Kojo Nantambu and I don’t need to know him. However I am a proud card carrying Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP. Curmilus Dancy II – Life Fully Paid Member NAACP

“I have no permanent enemies, no permanent friends only permanent interest!”

*When I am member of any organization and hold an office, I am about strictly business and following the mission, rules, by-laws, constitution and etc. I don’t play when I am in meetings and attend meetings to do business in a timely fashion.

Do I agree with others all the time, hell no but when I want to see change, I fight hard and when I see I can’t accomplish it I examine to see if I want to stay an officer or if it is time to move on.

MLK’s Daughter (Bernice King) Exits Eddie Long’s Church – Source: eurweb

*Folks are wondering if everyone is really happy for Bishop Eddie Long after one of the stand out members and servants decided to “turn her keys in.”

Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has left her position as an elder of Bishop Eddie Long’s church just days after a settlement had been reached in the sexual misconduct case against the pastor. (Read more)

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Bishop Eddie Long

Proximity was key in Wake’s school plans – Source: News & Observer

RALEIGH — Wake County school officials are willing to go only so far to keep individual schools from having too many struggling students – especially when steps in that direction might conflict with providing families schools closer to where they live. (Read more)

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Wake County Public Schools

Happy Memorial Day To All Veterans And Their Families As I Celebrate The Life And Legacy Of PFC Arthur Lee Dancy

Today I celebrate the life and legacy of my uncle PFC Arthur Lee Dancy.

I remember the day the military came to the house to tell my grandma.

I would like to also salute all men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military.

For the men and women whom have returned and/or the families of those whom didn’t return, I dedicate this song to you: He Has His Hands On You – Marvin Sapp

Note: How fitting it is I will be traveling with my son’s 7th grade class on Friday to visit the Memorial in Washington DC.

Little-Known Black History Fact: George Junius Stinney Jr. 14, became the youngest person executed for a crime in the United States in the 20th century

In 1944, George Junius Stinney Jr., 14, became the youngest person executed for a crime in the United States in the 20th century. The 5’1, 95-lb. African-American boy was sent to the electric chair for allegedly killing two young white girls . . . (Read more)