20 classroom slots trimmed in ECPS cuts – Daily Southerner

Response: It appears that Board Chair Ann Kent is trying to send some kind of message to the employees as she continue to talk about she is disappointed that the board didn’t cut back on the travel and training. But Kent was the only one, I repeat the only one who brought up about cutting to the table without giving it to those who worked on the other cuts and the main thing is not having a discussion with the other board members. Presentation as board member Attorney Teresa D. Bryant so eloquently stated when the board discussed the matter. Kent chose travel and training easily because she has not and do not do any although the board is suppose to receive a minimum of 12 hours of training each year. Kent stop trying to send some kind of message to the employees of the county when you did not get with your fellow board members first. It is time for you to stop singing that song and work with the budget that was presented and voted upon. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

TARBORO — Thirty-nine positions in the Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) system have been eliminated, including 20 classroom positions, as part of budget cuts in the 2012-2013 budget. The budget was adopted Monday night by the Edgecombe County Board of Education. (More)

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Princeville sends corrective response to LGC – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — PRINCEVILLE — Without notifying two of the town’s commissioners, Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates responded by email to a letter from the N.C. Local Government Commission (LGC) in which the agency asked for town’s "corrective action plan" to improve its financial condition. (More)

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Message: "Get out and Vote" – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — North Carolina State Sen. Clark Jenkins (D-Edgecombe), set the tone for the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention on Saturday in the Edgecombe County Superior Courtroom in Tarboro by asking citizens to take back the control of the Republican-led General Assembly. (More)

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Higgs stirs racial controversy – Daily Southerner 

Video/Pictures: Democratic Party Edgecombe County Convention Saturday April 14, 2012 Began With A Good Message From Rev. Wayne Hines But Ended With Ignance From Rev. Roosevelt Higgs About Racial Profiling

Higgs stirs racial controversy – Daily Southerner

Response: Higgs said the three black candidates are not qualified for the offices and electing them could hurt the Democratic Party. How ignant. Being qualified only means meeting the criteria for being able to file and obviously they are all qualified because they were approved by the Edgecombe County Board of Elections to be considered as candidates. I hate ignance and the misleading information thrown out as truth.

"It does damage to our party when we can’t show that we have racial diversity in the offices," he said. "When you look at the fact that we have four elected salary positions being the sheriff, the clerk of court, the register of deeds and the district attorney, we hold three of those offices. And to try to go out now and try to get all four offices will be like when we condemn the other community years ago for not giving us opportunities to have access to it." This is just as ignant as it gets. Democrats be they black, brown, white and other have the right to run for office and the people have the right to vote for whoever they want to represent them.

County chairman Allen Mitchell chose not to address Higgs’ comments, but did say, "If you have a meeting, you are going to have some people who might disagree. We’re going to have a little of that in every meeting, but I think we brought it (the convention) back to order." Mitchell chose not to address Higgs because he like several whom was in the room are afraid of Higgs. We have a weak damn chairman so he is right we are going to have a little of that in every meeting because he is afraid of Higgs.

Daily Southerner: TARBORO — A black political activist stirred up a racial controversy during Saturday’s Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention.

During the closing minutes of the meeting, the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs said, "President Obama didn’t win the election in 2008 because he got all black votes. Sheriff James Knight did not win the sheriff of Edgecombe County because he got all black votes. Madam Clerk (Carol Allen White) did not win because she got all black votes. (More)

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Video/Pictures: Democratic Party Edgecombe County Convention Saturday April 14, 2012 Began With A Good Message From Rev. Wayne Hines But Ended With Ignance From Rev. Roosevelt Higgs About Racial Profiling


Response To The Comments On The Wilson Times In Response To My Comment About The Candidates Forum Held By The Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta

Response: Funny as hell these ignant responses to me didn’t say anything about the other person who had a video camera. Obviously this person came to video just like I did but since I am the one calling their ignant a . . . out I guess they don’t get it that my video camera would have captured the same thing that the other person’s camera would have. LMBAO!!

I was there said…
President Graves addressed the problem the way it should have been. The candidates were not made aware of any video recording going on so they should not have been put on the spot at that moment on whether they wanted to be recorded. If any one candidate had said no – then you would have been all over them. The Forum was handled in a professional and dignified manner and if you, Mr. Dancy, wanted to make it a "knock out -drag out" I’m glad that you did not get the privilege.

Response: Candidates put on the spot at that moment on whether they wanted to be recorded. If any one candidate had said no – then you would have been all over them. Really so they have something to hide? How ignant! I would not have recorded that one person.

If I wanted to make it a “knock out-drag out.” How ignant because I don’t make the news I just record it. So whatever they did is what I would have videoed.

Get over yourself Dancy said…
If you have a blog then I hope you use better grammar than you did here. There is no such word as "mines" that would be used in this context. It also sounds like you just wanted this recorded so you could promote your own web blog. Also why is it always the first thing out of somebodies mouth is "you will be hearing from my lawyer" ?? Typical

Response: Better grammar? You got the message because if you didn’t you would not have responded. Ignant I can write however I please.

Record to promote my blog? My blog is out there all over the nation so if you think that I needed to record this forum in order to promote my blog you are ignant as hell.

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Wilson NC: I attended the Candidates Forum sponsored by Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta And I Was Told I Could Not Record The Forum But They Announced It Was A Public Meeting

True then … proven today! Please, keep hope alive!

True then … proven today!  Please, keep hope alive!

Subject: September 25, 1883




Frederick Douglass September 25, 1883

Many people wonder why some are so hard on President Obama. Did Frederick Douglass predict the answer many years ago?

“Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements.

In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress.

If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence.
Frederick Douglass – September 25, 1883


Frederick Douglass sought to embody three keys for success in life:

Believe in yourself.

Take advantage of every opportunity.
Use the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.
Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run, Obama ran so our children could fly!!

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”
Frederick Douglas


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Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony of Christina Jones & Terry Joyner Saturday December 17, 2011

Church Events

Elder Donnie Atkinson’s Appreciation Service November 2011


South Edgecombe Class of 1971 -72 Boys Basketball State Champions 40th Anniversary

South Edgecombe Middle School vs West Edgecombe 8th Graders Recognized/Boys Game At SouthWest Edgecombe High School Thursday, February 9, 2012 – Last Game Of The Season


Homegoing for Latosha Draughn Jones Sunday, January 29, 2012

Homegoing for Mattie Lee Darden Battle Crisp Chapel FWB Church Saturday February 11, 2012

Trayvon Martin Memorial Morning Star Church of Christ Rocky Mount NC Tuesday April 10, 2012 – New


Boys & Girls Club Youth of The Year Gateway Convention Center Rocky Mount NC Thursday, February 16, 2012 12 Noon

College Round-Up 2012

Schools-To-Prison Pipeline Action Camp On The Campus of North Carolina Central University Saturday March 3, 2012

Schools-To-Prison Pipeline Action Camp On The Campus of North Carolina Central University Sunday March 4, 2012

Board of Education Meetings (Edgecombe County)

Edgecombe County Public Schools March 12, 2012 Monthly Meeting

County Commissioners Meetings (Edgecombe County)

Edgecombe County Commissioners Hears Presentation from Edgecombe Charter School John Westberg Executive Director & Nash Rocky Mount Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson Thursday March 15, 2012

Edgecombe County Public Schools Board Monthly Meeting Monday April 9, 2012 – New


N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Forum explores strategies to help troubled youth Thursday January 19, 2012


NAACP Rocky Mount Presenter Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Dr. Anthony D. Jackson Thursday March 22, 2012 – New

Political Events

African American Caucus Banquet Congressman G.K. Butterfield Speaker Goldsboro NC Saturday, February 4, 2012

Congressman G.K. Butterfield Campaign Kick off Booker T Theater Rocky Mount NC Monday, February 13, 2012

Princeville NC 127 Birthday Celebration Congressman G.K. Butterfield & The World’s Most Famous Salvation & Deliverance Choir Tarboro NC Winners Verizon How Sweet The Sound Gospel Competition Saturday February 25, 2012

African American Caucus -North Carolina Democratic Party Voted To Remove State Secretary A Must See Raleigh NC March 24, 2012 – New

Congressman G.K. Butterfield Health Care Rocky Mount OIC Community Health Center Thursday April 5, 2012 – New

1st Annual NC Law and Policy Symposium Duke Law School Day 1 Thursday April 12, 2012A must see A presentation by SpiritHouse a multi-media theatrical production “Collective Sun.” Warning: there is some graphic language. – New

Democratic Party Edgecombe County Convention Saturday April 14, 2012 Good Meeting Turned Ignant – New