Bibbs eyes run at N.C. House seat

Local attorney Mark Bibbs is eyeing a new career as a state lawmaker.

Bibbs has formed the Mark Bibbs Committee and said they are looking at options for his running for office in the newly formed N.C. House District 8. It encompasses a portion of Wilson and Pitt counties. Right now, Edith Warren of Farmville has held the seat for seven terms. She is a Democrat. (Paid Content)

Black Farmers’ Advocacy Group to Appeal ‘Pigford II’ Ruling – Source: Big Government

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has agreed to a settlement involving a class of at least 40,000 black farmers who claim they were discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and who missed the deadline for an earlier settlement.

U.S. Dist. Judge Paul L. Friedman certified a class of plaintiffs aggregated in 23 separate complaints, including one made by the Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Inc., and its president, Thomas Burrell. (Read more)

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PRESS RELEASE: Butterfield Urges Congressional Colleagues to Support the President’s Student Loan Relief Plan

clip_image002U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate



Date:  October 31, 2011


Contact: Kezmiché "Kim" Atterbury 
Phone:  (202) 225.3101


Butterfield Urges Congressional Colleagues to Support the President’s Student Loan Relief Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) today urged his congressional colleagues to support President Barack Obama’s efforts to help further relieve student loan costs for millions of college graduates nationwide.  Butterfield said that the president’s proposal, which seeks to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of discretionary income, forgive outstanding debt after 20 years of payment and offer student borrower new opportunities to consolidate their student loans, would help North Carolinians who are experiencing record increases in the cost of higher education.

“In North Carolina the cost of tuition at schools in the state university system has jumped an average of 8.2 percent,” said Butterfield.  “Job creation and salaries are not keeping pace with growing tuition costs, which could deter people from seeking post-secondary education and exacerbate the unemployment rate.  Although Congress has passed legislation to provide relief to student loan holders, Congress should do more to ensure Americans continue to pursue careers that will make them competitive in the global workforce. ”

Earlier this year, Butterfield, a consistent advocate of job creation and education, met with staff and administrators from Edgecombe, Halifax and Vance-Greenville community colleges, as well as regional employment partners to discuss the challenges in educating the region’s workforce.  In April, Butterfield voted against a Republican budget resolution, which cut college aid for nearly 10 million students and slashed the maximum Pell Grant award by more than 45 percent.




New guidelines released for the treatment of ADHD in children – Source: StarNewsOnline

Jack Erickson was a 7-year-old first grader in a super-small Montessori-style class when he was first diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Jack’s teacher called his parents repeatedly to discuss his disruptive behaviors. The boy, she said, couldn’t sit still. He was out of his seat constantly, sharpening his pencil, wanting a drink of water. Several times per day, she’d have to take him outside the classroom to calm him down. (Read more)

Ignant Column – Blacks Democrats Supporting Cain But Talking About The Willie Lynch Story

It is funny as hell to me to see certain folks promote Cain and talking about “us” as descendants of slaves ought to join them in supporting Cain. They say that some folks are mad because Cain is a dark-skinned Negro and “our” President Barack Obama is light-skinned. They say this is the only reason why we support “our” President because he is light-skinned.

Willie Lynch is operating in many who don’t even realize it but when they open their mouths and/or write things they shows it.
Anyone who feels that black Democrats will vote for "our" current President over Cain just because of their skin color is just ignant as hell. They will simply vote for the Democrat just because they are registered as a Democrat.

I say these Cain supporters are IGNANT as hell and do not speak for me. I can think for myself.

Folks you better be “cautious” of folks who try to make you vote for a certain candidate just because they support that person.

I will continue to share information with you and you can decide for yourself who you want to support.

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Herman Cain now says he knew of cash settlement with one woman who accused him of sexual harassment – Source: The Washington Post

Herman Cain, who spent Monday denying that he sexually harassed two women while he headed the National Restaurant Association, late in the day offered details of an incident with a female colleague that led to allegations of inappropropriate behavior. Also, for the first time, the 2012 presidential candidate acknowledged that he knew about a settlement that was offered to one of the women. (Read more)

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Letter to the Editor: Princeville Trees Removed From Park

TARBORO — Please inform Mayor Everate-Oates of Princville that the trees which were cut down in Heritage Park in Princeville. (Read more)

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