Jurors urged to use common sense in Rocky Mount murder trial – Source: WRAL

Windsor, N.C. — Prosecutors trying a Rocky Mount man for first-degree murder say jurors must use reason and common sense as they hear evidence that, they say, will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he killed a woman more than two years ago and left her body in a rural area of Edgecombe County. (Read more)

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Sources: President Obama tried to save Troy Davis from execution–Source: Reading News Review

ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2011, 4 p.m. – President Obama candidly Friday took a little time to explain how he tried to save Troy Davis and why he did not say anything about his controversial execution, two sources told Redding News Review. (Read more)

Note: This is for those who said “our” President didn’t speak out, well this is what this source says. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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OFFICIALLY ADD A NEW MEANING TO THE WORD HOODWINKING–Black Folks Follows Whites When They Move

I want to OFFICIALLY ADD A NEW MEANING TO THE WORD HOODWINKING as the way that so called black people are being TRICKED out of their COMMUNITIES!

GENTRITICATION aka "HOODWINKING" when wealthier people ("gentry") acquire property in low income and working class communities .The average income increases and average family size decreases in the community.This results in the poorer native residents of the neighborhood, being unable to pay increased rents, house prices, and property taxes, being displaced.

This is occurring ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES in the areas that surround the downtown areas , business districts and tourists attractions of metropolitan areas.

EVERYTHING from COMMERCE to the POLITICAL CLIMATE will be affected and is at STAKE!
DON’T SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT FOR A BOWL OF PORRIDGE!

Resource: A Facebook Friend. This is great!!

Social Security – A Must Read – Source: The Black Long Island Iced Tea Party

THE BLACK LONG ISLAND ICED TEA PARTY

This is very appropriate in light of what is going on !!! Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your 49 year working life, that’s close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you would receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had. Entitlement, my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits, aka free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!!!!! They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? 99% of people won’t have the guts to re-post this. I’m one of the 1%

Thanks Peggy Mims Kennedy

Rocky Mount NC: High scores raise questions about validity of testing – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

How did Baskerville Elementary School achieve Annual Yearly Progress when the schools around it – O.R. Pope and D.S. Johnson Elementary schools – who have students from the same social and economic families, failed miserably on the same criteria?

There is surely something wrong, especially when the same students, by the tens, transfer in and out – rotating among the three elementary schools every year. (Read more)

Note: I have been waiting to see a response on this matter from folks in Rocky Mount. You gotta read this story in full to get the full effect of what this letter to the editor is saying. Since I follow Edgecombe County Public Schools, I can’t relate to this but if I don’t see a response soon, I will have to contact somebody to see if I can get a response. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Cain nearly quit campaign before Florida straw poll, calls Obama a ‘liar’ – Source: Yahoo News

ORLANDO, Fla. — Not everyone needs to go to Disney World to have fun in central Florida.

After one of Herman Cain’s strongest showings yet at a Republican presidential debate Thursday, and two days with conservative activists in the state, he won the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Orlando over the weekend, beating front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry by more than 20 points. (Read more)

Note: Very interesting article but my problem is, can he get elected and if he did what would that mean for the good ole boys in the Republican Party who are racist. How much would Cain accomplish? How would black folks benefit? How would white folks benefit?

And for those who want to see black folks receive reparations, do you think you would see it with Cain as President? Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

Breaking News – Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown – Source: The Hill

News from The Hill:

Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown
By Peter Schroeder

Senate leaders struck a late deal Monday night intended to avert a government shutdown.

Under a last-minute arrangement reached by the two parties, the Senate agreed to pass a measure that would fund the government for six weeks, through Nov. 18.

The House is expected to approve that stopgap measure by unanimous consent later this week in a pro forma session. This would give the lower that chamber enough time to return from Congress’s week-long recess to consider the six-week measure.

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