N.C. House leadership makes smart reversal – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

One of the more unfortunate victims of the state’s recent budget shortfall seems like it might be getting another chance at life.

In looking for a way out of a $2.5 billion budget hole that didn’t involve raising taxes, the Republican-led legislature chose to put the chopping block to good use this past summer. (Read more)

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Downtown Streetscape project starts Monday – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

A downtown street beautification project in Rocky Mount that has been in the planning stages for more than five years is expected to begin Monday.

City officials said they hope the city’s Streetscape project, which has been delayed several times, will spur investment in the downtown area. (Read more)

Black Folks Better Come Together Like Never Before In 2012. Will You Seek The Facts Or Will You Be Bamboozled?

We are where I knew we would be as it relates to a Black President not being accepted by racist white folks however what I didn’t think was going to happen was we would allow the Republicans to take over locally and nationally. We must be in the majority to make things happen so therefore we must be in control of the House and Senate on the local and national levels. However when we are in control we must still hold them accountable for their actions.

I knew there would be some blacks who would not accept having a Black President also because hell many blacks didn’t accept Dr. Martin L. King when he was alive but today those same safe Negroes are all about him. This is how the safe Negroes of today will be years from now when President Obama is not in office.

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One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough . . .

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough . . .

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous: Carl Sagan

Blackout: CNN, Fox, and MSNBC Ignore Thousands Of US Day Of Rage Protesters

Most Americans are being kept in the dark about the US Day of Rage by the corporate cable news giants at CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC who have imposed a de facto blackout on the protest.

Even though estimates have varied from hundreds to as many as 50,000 protesters flooded into Manhattan and others cities to take part in events around the country to, “nonviolently disrupt the disloyal, incompetent, and corrupt special interests which have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to our liberty, lives and national security,” the three cable news networks have devoted no airtime to the story. (Read more)

Wilson Times – Vines Reflects On His Granddaughter Mayo

Dead hogs and dead horses floated. Church pews bobbed along. As children’s toys drifted above the vast waters, caskets rose from two nearby graveyards and could be seen in the distance. And little Teshekia “Sheka” Vines, 5, was missing. (Paid Content)

Note: I remember this tragedy just like it was yesterday. This is the community that I lived in however my family and I stayed in the shelter the night Floyd hit. I videoed the grandparents and the mother’s funeral however I just could not attend the child’s funeral. This was so sad.

I go back and look at the video coverage often that I videoed as  people were being rescued the morning after Floyd hit and several days later whereby volunteers were still searching the area.

I remember seeing Mr. Vines and his son daily as I went back and forth. I also attended the event that they held in Wilson in honor of Teshekia “Sheka” Vines.

During the 10th Anniversary of Floyd I was a member of the Bynum Mill Road Community Club planning committee whereby we did a 10 year Commemoration. A Memorial Wall was placed at the entrance to where homes that the Mayos and many of my family members used to live but after the flood the area is now the home of the Edgecombe County Training Center. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Hurricane Floyd 10 – Year Commemoration Saturday October 24, 2009 Sponsored By The Bynum Mill Road Community Club Pinetops NC Photos/Video Curmilus Dancy II DCN Publisher

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Professor reflects on nature of perception – Source: Sun Journal

A neuroscientist’s reflections on social perception and social consciousness, as well as the topics of God, the soul, mind and brain had many people entertained Sunday afternoon and left some wondering. (Read more)

Note: Interesting. I love the following by the professor, “I know it is trite to say we live on in other people’s minds,” he said “But we do.” I have said many times that we allow history to go to the grave and this is a prime example. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher