Homegoing Celebration for My Co-worker and Friend Ms. Angie Anita Armstrong Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out to the family of the late Ms. Angie Anita Armstrong Rocky Mount NC.

Angie and I worked in the same department until her health failed her. Although she has truly been missed since she left us, we will miss her even more now that she has gone on home. We know she is in a better place no pain and suffering.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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Leadership, This Is What Comes To Mind When I Think About How Black Folks Allow Mess To Go On But Think Things Are Going To Change. Safe Negroes I Got My Eyes On Them. Talking About Being Outraged? When? Where? Why?

Talking about being outraged when it comes to the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford Florida but then to not be outraged in your local communities and in your own state about issues and people is just ignant as hell. Many folks get outraged about issues and people outside of their local communities and state because they can play it safe. Safe Negroes is what I call them. I got my eyes on them.

On Saturday March 24, I went to Raleigh to the African American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party General Body Meeting to see for myself just how they operate and most of all because they suppose to be about what is good for black folks. Well I try to keep up with folks who say they are trying to make things better for black folks.

I not only attended the meeting but videoed it and the video is available on The DCN TV so that those who didn’t attend can look at it from the convenience of their home. I was totally pissed because I get so sick and tired of black folks not handling business professionally and by their own By-laws, Constitution, Robert Rules of Order and etc.

Anyone whom has viewed the video ought to be outraged as hell. Not because of who the people are involved so much but outraged about the process. It is my opinion the process was not carried out properly because I don’t believe they followed their own By-laws, Constitution nor the Robert Rules of Order. It is my opinion that the meeting was illegal and totally out of order and control.

It is a damn shame black folks allow mess to go on in our communities and not hold those who do ignant mess accountable for their actions. It is not about liking the President nor the Secretary but should be all about being outraged how this meeting was conducted by a group of black folks who say they are leaders and about making things better for black folks. When things like this happens folks must set aside friendship and family and just do the right thing. Well I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the folks just ain’t going to do that.

But what tickles the hell out of me is that these same folks will talk about what our children are doing in the negative but hell we as adults ain’t together. Our children are watching us and they see we don’t hold each other accountable for our actions, do not promote good black folks (adults) so why should the children be held to a different standard. Our children live what they see and what I have seen when I first got involved in politics in the early 90’s is a bunch of mess. No respect for young folks who wants to get involved so the adults drive them away. But then the adults continue to talk about they don’t know what is wrong. Hell ya’ll ain’t that ignant just in denial or should I say scared? “If you are scared, say it!”

During the time of controversy is when the real, true leaders will take a stand. Please always remember these quotes by Miles Monroe on Inspirational Insights for the Frontline Leader;

"A title and position do not guarantee performance and productivity." "The greatest display of leadership is service." "Until you are willing to die for what you are living for, you cannot become a true leader." "The leader should not be motivated by, or greedy for money." "Leaders are men of faith, for faith is vision." "Leadership demands a commitment of service to others, a placing of the needs of others above our own." "If you are not willing to stand alone in your vision, not many will be willing to stand with you." "It is better to be criticized for action than to be ignored for non-action." "Leadership is lonely, because to lead means you must be out in front, ahead of the followers." "No true leader can expect to live a normal life as other people do." "Leaders belong to their generation and not to themselves." "If you do not want to be criticized, then decide to do nothing in life." "A leaders who knows who he is does not depend on others to validate his sense of self-worth." "True leaders never forget from whence they came, and live to bring others to where they are." One of the greatest dangers to leaders is the temptation to measure all others by oneself." "The true leader does not measure his success by comparing himself with others, but with his own purpose and vision."

My response: Now as I grow older, I pay less attention to what black folks say. I just watch what they do. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Electric rate group to vote today – Wilson Times

A subcommittee tasked with finding a way to reduce electric rates in eastern North Carolina will conclude its study today and vote on its findings.

The subcommittee report could include a recommendation to seek legislation that would restrict the use of electric fund revenues by the municipalities that sell electricity supplied through the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency. The city of Wilson is one of 32 NCEMPA member cities. (More)

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African American Caucus sponsors candidate forum – Rocky Mount Telegram

People will have an opportunity to have their questions answered by candidates during a public forum tonight in Tarboro.

The event is being held at 6 p.m. in the Edgecombe County Administration Building, 201 Saint Andrew St. It is sponsored by the Edgecombe County African American Caucus. (More)