Rocky Mount NC – NAACP Hosts Stop the Violence Forum Thursday April 19, 2012

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Immediate Release

April 17, 2012                        

 

Contact:  Rev. Andre’ D. Knight, President, (252) 544-2949

    

 

NAACP Hosts Stop the Violence Forum

 

 

Rocky Mount, NC – The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP, in conjunction with area ministers, will host a discussion with local community leaders.  “Our community has been devastated by recent events of youth and gang violence.  While we know that these brutal slayings do not solely define our community, we are all impacted by the loss of young men that will never have the chance to contribute to society” Andre’ Knight, President of the Rocky Mount Branch said. “Our community wants to do more than mourn.  We want to reverse the trend and challenge the mindset that it is okay for anyone to gun down our citizens for any reason.” 

 

The Stop the Violence Forum will be held in the OIC Auditorium located at 402 E. Virginia Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19th.  Joining President Knight will be guest panelists Rev. James Gailliard, Senior Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church; Bishop Sheldon Daniels, Senior Pastor of Greater Joy Baptist Church; Charlie Davis, noted local retired educator; Curtis Walker, aka “C Dub”, local media and entertainment professional and Trooper Clee Atkinson with the NC Highway Patrol.  Host and moderator for the event, Reuben Blackwell, Education Chair for the Rocky Mount Branch added, “We want to have a frank and in-depth discussion about what is not working in our community, who we need to engage to move us forward and how to begin to support strategies that are working.” Area youth have also been invited to participate in the panel discussion.

 

Andre’ Knight commented, “This forum is for the person who wants to see the violence end and willing to do something about it. We need our young people to come and be willing to talk with us.  We need the gang bangers to be there.  We need parents and family members who have lost their children or who are afraid that they might lose their children to come.  We need business and church leaders to come and be willing to do something we’ve never done before so we can rescue and redeem our future.  We need everyone to be concerned and to attend. ” 

 

The Forum is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

 

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Letter details allegations of sexual harassment at N.C. Democratic Party – News & Observer

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That being said I am going to continue to piss some folks off from this day forward and I will not be apologetic for speaking truth. However if I can be proven wrong I will apologize so I challenge you, you and you to try me.

Yes I am a black man but I am not so damn black that I am “IGNANT” to my knowledge of politics and people. I know who the players are the real leaders and those who play both sides. Those who play both sides get in an all black meeting and say one thing and then get in a meeting with black, brown, white and others in the same room and they say something different. Well I don’t roll like that. I am the same in all meetings because I don’t play both sides.

JUSTICE

“I’M FOR TRUTH NO MATTER WHO TELLS IT. I’M FOR JUSTICE, NO MATTER WHO IT IS FOR OR AGAINST. I’M FOR A HUMAN BEING, FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND AS SUCH I’M FOR WHOEVER AND WHATEVER BENEFITS HUMANITY AS A WHOLE.” Malcolm X

I posted articles on my blog for folks before the filing period and after. So now we are past that they will not have to guess where I stand. I will be stating who I will be voting for and who I would vote for if they were on my ballot. I ain’t telling others who to vote for just making them aware who I am voting for.

I can’t wait to see the slate of candidates that the Nash-Edgecombe Black Political Caucus who drop the black off when they speak so they can play not only both sides but all sides black, brown, white and other, Democrat and Republican. I also can’t wait to see other pacs endorsements and individual endorsements. You hardly ever see individual endorsements because many of the so-called mover and shakers play both sides. Well when folks pass by my yard it is clear by the signs that are displayed and by reading my blog.

Let the “POLITICS” begin.  Are you ready to “RUMBLE?”

Butterfield Applauds Increase of National Emergency Grant Funds to Assist Dislocated Workers

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For Release:  Immediate

 

 

Date:  April 18, 2012

 

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

Mobile: (202) 465.5125


Butterfield Applauds Increase of National Emergency Grant Funds to Assist Dislocated Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced an increase in National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Employment and Training in the amount of $375,200.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded the additional grant funds to aid in continuing temporary jobs for dislocated workers assisting with clean-up and recovery efforts from Hurricane Irene.

“These funds are essential not only to the rebuilding process, but also in providing jobs for those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene,” Butterfield said.  “I am pleased that the Obama Administration and the Department of Labor recognizes the enormity of the recovery process and continue to supply funds to aid in our progress.”

The NEG was approved September 2011 for up to $2 million with $750,000 initially being released.  The funding was subsequent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declaring 37 North Carolina counties eligible for emergency assistance after the hurricane in August 2011.  Thus far, the grant has created 200 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers assisting with clean-up and recovery.  The increase in funding will bring total NEG funds for the project to $1,125,200.

Affected counties within Butterfield’s congressional district to receive additional grant funds include: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Craven, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Washington, and Wayne.

Last year, Congressman Butterfield led the House Hurricane Irene Coalition in urging House Leadership to immediately pass disaster assistance and ensure FEMA had the funds it needed to pay for recovery efforts in all thirteen states affected by Hurricane Irene.  The estimated total cost of the damage caused by the storm is $1.5 billion.

 

http://www.Butterfield.House.Gov

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HOKE COUNTY BRANCH NAACP HOKE COUNTY CIVIC LEAGUE PRESENTS A TOWN HALL MEETING AND CANDIDATES FORUM FOR THE COMMUNITY

HOKE COUNTY BRANCH NAACP

HOKE COUNTY CIVIC LEAGUE

PRESENTS A

TOWN HALL MEETING

AND CANDIDATES FORUM FOR THE COMMUNITY

7 PM – 9 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

FULL GOSPEL TEMPLE CHURCH

506 EAST PROSPECT AVENUE, RAEFORD, NC  28376

· Moderated Q & A Candidates Forum

· Voter  Education & Empowerment

· Let’s Talk , Community Dialogue: “Trayvon Martin” 

Invitation extended to all Candidates running for office /re-election, Pastors, Law Enforcement, Parents & Youth, Civic Leaders, Fraternities/ Sororities, Democracy NC, Democratic & Republican Party, Community members, Moore County NAACP, Scotland County NAACP, Cumberland County NAACP

Contact: Charlotte Kelly @ 910-875-5561 or Email: hokecountynaacp@gmail.com 

Disclaimer: The NAACP does not endorse political party affiliates and/or candidates