STREET SOLDIER M/C INC. 5th FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY

STREET SOLDIER M/C INC.
5th FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY

SATURDAY JULY 23, 2011
11am UNTIL 4PM
AT
Twin County Motor Sports
Hwy 301, Rocky Mount, NC

Health Screening – Free
Blood Pressure & Sugar check, HIV & more Free Testing

Fun For The Kids By Saddle – Up Amusements
(bounces fun – house, rides, wet entertainment, etc.)

Stunt Shoe by Anger Management
Feat. Rodney Sargent

Vendoer On Exhibit
Lots of Shopping for your delight!!!

Please Every Come Out
Lets Fellowship Together
It’s Family & Friends Day

Contact Information

252-955-1386 * 210-439-7416 * 252-908-0207

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Redistricting Conference – Section 5 Meeting in Rocky Mount

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ESPECIALLY FOR BRANCHES IN SECTION 5 COUNTIES, HKONJ PARTNERS,

AREA ELECTED OFFICIALS AND OTHERS LISTED IN LETTER

6 July 2011

SPECIAL INVITATION

REDISTRICTING CONFERENCE

10:00am until 1:00pm

July 16, 2011

Rocky Mount, NC

Dear NC NAACP Unit Leader:

The North Carolina State Conference invites you to participate in our upcoming Redistricting Conference co-sponsored by The Alliance for Black Elected Officials scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at the OIC Building in Rocky Mount, NC.

The purpose is to invite area elected officials, local and state NAACP leadership, and community leaders who live and work in North Carolina’s Section V counties (list attached) to discuss gerrymandering efforts spawned by the ultra-conservative, far right Tea Party Republicans on the national and state levels. These attempts will have a retrogressive effect on voting rights and protections for the next decade and beyond, and we want to ensure that all North Carolinians’ voting rights are protected and not diluted. It is incumbent upon us to educate all elected officials, in particular those whose positions have been created by the protections of the United States Constitution through the 15th Amendment, and by Section V of the Voting Rights Act.

We are inviting Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC 1st District), Congressman Mel Watt (D-NC 12th District), State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr., Chairman and members of the NC Legislative Black Caucus; Walter Rogers, President and members of the NC Black Leadership Caucus, and Brad Thompson, Executive Director and members of the NC Alliance of Black Elected Officials.

The OIC Building is located at 402 East Virginia Street in downtown Rocky Mount, NC. The conference begins at 10:00am and will end at 1:00pm. Please confirm that you will be joining us by Monday, July 11th by calling Amina Turner, State Executive Director toll-free at 1-866-NC-NAACP OR send an e-mail to ncnaacpoffice@gmail.com with "REDISTRICTING CONFERENCE" in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.

Yours in the Spirit of Truth and Justice,

/s/

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

President

Enclosure

SECTION 5

Covered Jurisdictions in North Carolina

40 Counties

VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965

Anson County

Hoke County

Beaufort County

Jackson County

Bertie County

Lee County

Bladen County

Lenoir County

Camden County

Martin County

Caswell County

Nash County

Chowan County

Northampton County

Cleveland County

Onslow County

Craven County

Pasquotank County

Cumberland County

Perquimans County

Edgecombe County

Person County

Franklin County

Pitt County

Gaston County

Robeson County

Gates County

Rockingham County

Granville County

Scotland County

Greene County

Union County

Guilford County

Vance County

Halifax County

Washington County

Harnett County

Wayne County

Hertford County

Wilson County

Source: www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/28cfr/51/apdx_txt.htm.

 
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Breaking News – Princeville NC: Several Sources Say Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Has Hired Attorney Chuck Watts Back, Watts Was Released 2 Mondays Ago

I was told yesterday Wednesday, July 6, 2011 that Princeville may hire Attorney Chuck Watts back after he was let go on 2 Mondays ago. I understand that Watts is suppose to be the only one who knows about the title searches and etc. for the town. Well if he had kept documentation, another attorney should be able to pick up where he left off. 

Well sources say that Attorney Watts was cut a check for $4,000 today July 7, 2011 with pending documentation to be presented on tomorrow. What kind of business is that?

So it appears the Mayor is continuing to do her thing. I thought after attending the meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011 when the commissioners voted and released Attorney Chuck Watts and also voted to pay Commissioner Gwendolyn Knight, that things were going to get better. But damn here we go again.

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Princeville Town Commissioners

SUTTON BLASTS SCHOOL BOARD FOR SILENCE ON TEACHER HIRING – Source: The Cash Roc

By Cash Michaels

Editor

             Saying that, “…I for one, support the effort of our Superintendent to close the gap between our minority student population and our minority teaching force,” Wake School Board member Keith Sutton blasted his fellow board members for remaining silent as Wake Superintendent Anthony Tata comes under fire for suggesting that more black and Hispanic teachers are needed for an increasing diverse student population. (Read more)

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Wake County Public Schools

Extra – Everyone look at Joe Johnson’s giant truck (Now that’s a truck)

It’s the same old story. Locked out NBA player returns back to his college to run a basketball camp, and brings a truck that possibly might be worth up to a quarter of a million dollars with him. The kids at the camp like basketball, and are enjoying the camp, but all they really want to know about is that giant, giant truck. (Read more)

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS? by William Reed Columnist

It’s been so long since I have heard his name, I thought since “ole massuh Bush” left the White House, Armstrong had retired close to his beloved cotton on the plantation singing his favorite song, ‘ole massuh, I is heah’” – A Williams critic’s internet comments.

Back in the day, Armstrong Williams proved to be “one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America.” He possessed a pugnacious and provocative style, and stayed Williams was “on point” when expressing his viewpoints. Most importantly, he provided conservatives and Christians with what they longed to hear. In the 1990s, Williams’ colloquies regarding Black Americans, received national attention by pointing out that high percentages of African-Americans actually hold conservative views. Williams also noted that “political leaders dupe Blacks and persuade high numbers of them to swap their votes for Democratic handouts.”

Today, after hitting some bumps along the road, Williams is back on the national scene with a new book that talks about his current attitude and perspective. He still considers welfare as “a new plantation system” and decries America’s obsession with race. Chronicling his personal journey through purgatory, the conservative African-American political commentator has written, Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great. In his new book, Armstrong Williams calls for “a renewal of basic virtues that have gone by the wayside in today’s world”. Drawing on his upbringing in South Carolina, Armstrong discusses pertinent issues such as the sanctity of life and the virtues of capitalism. In the 190-page book, Williams discusses traditional virtues from a Christian perspective and ultimately argues for a revitalization of American society, politics and culture by updating the values of our founding fathers and bringing them into the 21st century.

It was that “conservative” and “Christian” persona that got him in trouble in the first place. In 2005, Armstrong Williams acknowledged that he was paid $240,000 by the U.S. Department of Education to promote its initiatives on his syndicated television program and to other African-Americans in the news media. That disclosure of payment set off a storm of criticism from Democrats over the Bush administration’s spending to promote its policies to the public. According to the contract with the Ketchum Agency, a public relations and marketing firm that had the contract with the Department of Education, Williams was required to broadcast two one-minute advertisements in which Education Secretary Rod Paige extolled the merits of its national standards program, No Child Left Behind.

Neither Ketchum’s contract with the Department of Education or Williams’ role to promote Secretary Paige and No Child Left Behind were new to the way business is done in Washington. While no other contractors who participated in the deal were chastised, Armstrong bore the brunt of public criticism. He told the New York Times that the substantial, negative media he had received was due, at least in part, to his being African-American. He said “The liberal elite despise Black conservatives. I am a conservative who does not know his place. If I were White, they wouldn’t care."

Williams has a lot to share with readers. He has strong Black bona fides undergirding his current perspectives. A 1981 graduate of historically-Black land grant South Carolina State University, Williams is a third-generation entrepreneur and Republican who was reared on the family’s South Carolina tobacco farm with nine other siblings. Williams’ conservative leaning have served him well among other African American trailblazers. Throughout his career Williams has had friends in high places. Armstrong Williams served as a Special Assistant to Clarence Thomas when he was the Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Williams started his broadcasting career in 1991 at WOL, Radio One’s flagship station. In 1995, Williams’ local show was syndicated by The Talk America Radio Network. By 2002 Williams rejoined Radio One Inc. hosting a monthly primetime television special on the TV One cable network.

A combination of his faith and travails, Armstrong Williams uses Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great to discuss a conservative code of conduct that illustrates his strong character.

William Reed is available for speaking/seminar projects via BaileyGroup.org