I Just Don’t Get It, Black Folks Allow Mess To Go On And Do Not Hold Those Responsible Accountable For Their Actions

It is sad that black folks allow mess to go on and do not hold those responsible accountable for their actions. But they say they are about what is right and good for greater good of the community. I am so glad I know who are about what is right because your actions speak for you.

Recently the African American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party called a meeting in Raleigh NC and it appears that meeting was only called to remove the secretary. I could understand it better if it was an outright reason that everyone could see why the president wanted the secretary removed. I have not been able to come to a conclusion to why it was necessary for the president to travel from Charlotte NC and the other black folks who traveled from across the state to Raleigh to come to do absolutely nothing but to remove the secretary. My problem is the AAC-NCDP didn’t follow their own policy and procedures so therefore the meeting should been null and void. 

The North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Palmer has resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment and the North Carolina Democratic Party Chair David Parker has been asked to resign because of the way he handled the situation. Both of these guys refused to address the issue with the African American Caucus when the secretary sent them a complaint.

It is funny how things turn out and so soon.

But the sad part is the executive director and the chair didn’t have to do anything because the African American Caucus is a black thingy and just an avenue to divide black folks across the state but damn black folks can’t see it.

What good is the AAC-NCDP? I have not been able to get that answer from members and non-members.

But when it hit home for these black folks and they are the ones that are receiving the injustice they will be crying out for help. I get involved early on so those who are responsible for mess will know that I ain’t bout to take their bull manure.

I am reminded of the following:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

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African American Caucus of The North Carolina Democratic Party

Democratic Party of North Carolina

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Statement Reflecting on First Racial Justice Act Decision Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II President NAACP NC

 

NC NAACP Letterhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2012

 

For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                                                Ms. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

          Atty. Jennifer Marsh, Legal Redress Coordinator,

      919-682-4700

 

(DURHAM) Below is an official statement of the NC NAACP reflecting on today’s ruling by Judge Gregory Weeks in the first Racial Justice Act decision. The NC NAACP will hold a media briefing on Monday with a full examination of today’s ruling.

 

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Statement Reflecting on First Racial Justice Act Decision

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President 

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP

 

First, allow me, on behalf of the National, State, and Local units of the NAACP to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Eric Tornbloom. Many NAACP members, their families, and friends, have been victims of similar violence.   I know how deep his loss is felt, and I ask that we take a moment to pray for him and his family.

 

It is fitting that, on Sunday, April 22nd, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp. That decision ruled a defendant cannot rely upon statistical evidence of systemic racial bias to prove his death sentence was unconstitutional, no matter how strong that evidence may be.   Those of us who have tried to breathe life into the words "Equal Protection Under the Law" have marked April 22nd as one of the lowest points in our long quest for equality and justice. But today, almost 25 years later, because of the persistent, diligent, grass-roots struggle of literally hundreds of thousands of people of good will in North Carolina who fought for, passed, and then worked to implement North Carolina’s historic Racial Justice Act, we now have the first finding of racial discrimination in the prosecution of a defendant on Death Row. This decision will automatically change Mr. Marcus Robinson’s sentence to life without parole. . According to the law, and verified by an analysis made by the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, this is a final judgment

 

            We take this moment to remind prosecutors and their staffs that the Racial Justice Act mentions the idea of training program, to help weed out racial bias as they exercise their broad discretion in capital cases. We encourage the Association of District Attorneys to take advantage of such training to drain some of the unconscious and conscious racial bias out of our courthouses.

 

            This major decision in the long struggle against racism in southern courthouses prompts me to comment on the connections between the McClesky decision a quarter century ago and this first decision under our historic Racial Justice Act. When justice appears to value some victims less than others, it does not deserve the name ‘justice.’ Those of us who have been paying attention know this problem did not begin with the admitted denial by the McClesky v. Kemp decision 25 years ago. Over a century ago, the NAACP was founded to bring to the nation’s attention the use of vigilante lynchings of Black men who were rumored to have committed crimes against whites. As the NAACP began to win the struggle for national public opinion against lynching, southern states quickly moved the lynching tree inside their all-white courthouses, and changed the name to capital punishment. Official lynchings became the norm in southern courthouses against any Black man accused of raping a White woman, although it was practically unheard of to bring a capital case against a White man accused of raping a Black woman.

 

History books and professors, the media, and the New South apologists kept this well-known fact under the sheets until after World War II. To Kill a Mockingbird, the book and the movie, helped to challenge this denial in the early 1960’s. The obscene racial disparities that were accepted across the South in the application of the death penalty became a major embarrassment during the cold war, as case after case of unofficial capital punishment, such as Emmitt Till in 1955, and official capital punishment was brought to light by the NAACP and other civil rights groups. In 1972 the Supreme Court effectively stopped the death penalty for all crimes, but only a few years later, what became known as the Nixon court, reinstated the costly and race-based practice in 1976.

 

            In 1987, Jack Boger, now the Dean of the UNC School of Law, brought the case of Warren McClesky to the Supreme Court, arguing that racial considerations played a part in his client’s receiving the death penalty. The Court wrote that such considerations were so embedded in our courthouses they were an "inevitable part" of our system of justice, and therefore statistical evidence of systemic racial bias could not be used to overturn a death sentence. Who cares, the Court told Mr. McClesky and his young advocate, Jack Boger, whether defendants convicted of murdering White victims were over four times more likely to be sentenced to death than defendants who were charged with murdering a Black person? Who cares if study after study showed the best predictor of who lives and who dies in southern courts has nothing to do with the content or context of the crime, but everything to do with the color of the victim’s skin.

           

            Obviously, the answer to this riddle is not to execute more defendants who have been convicted of killing Black people. The answer is to focus on the cowardly fallacy that underlay the McCleskey decision — that there is nothing we can do about the endemic racism in the southern criminal justice system because it is an "inevitable part" of it. We believe that racism need not be inevitable, and that truth will win out. Today, almost 25 years after the Supreme Court implied racial considerations were an inevitable part of Southern Justice, another Court, following carefully the guidelines set for us by the Racial Justice Act, said No. It is not an inevitable part. We will face the racial considerations in our system, and we can face the truth in the South. This decision reveals the lie of the inevitability premise. 

 

            In the past few years at least five Black men were released or barely missed death row because brave media reporters; hard-working, underpaid lawyers; and the NAACP have proven that N.C. prosecutors had tried or convicted the wrong man! Today another Black man has successfully presented evidence that showed his sentence was polluted by racial considerations. Each of these revelations strike the public consciousness like the hammer of justice. Each revelation helps more of us face the hard truth about our criminal justice system.

 

            Each of these revelations lead to a broader, deeper commitment to the truth that the simplest way, the surest way, the safest way, to be sure the ‘inevitable" racial considerations the Supreme Court mentioned 25 years ago play no part in the decision of who lives and who dies, is to repeal capital punishment.   The NAACP has studied this question for 103 years. The question helped start our organization. It is a question we have never wavered about. It is part of our 14 Point People’s Agenda. Repeal the Death Penalty. Save money. Save our souls. Save and reform our criminal justice system.   Repeal the Death Penalty.

 

 

 

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

So Again I Ask The Question To The WHIG-TV Supporters Whom Said Herb Greenberg Wanted To Open Up His Studio For Black Folks To Talk About The Violence In Rocky Mount?

So where was Whig-TV Herb Greenberg last week on Thursday, April 19, 2012 when the NAACP held the “Stop The Violence Forum?”

When I said it should not start in the studio but in the community someone jumped the hell all over me. But if Herb wanted to help get the message out damn he sure missed out on a great opportunity.

Oh well!

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WHIG – TV Herb Greenberg

Some Say Freaks (Fools) Come Out At Night, But I Say Freaks (Fools) Come Out During Election Time

During election time you will see some things how people operate over a few crumbs (dollar bills). They will sell their souls to attempt to get certain folks elected however they play both sides. They will call themselves working for a certain candidate but will be working for more than one candidate if they are getting paid by more than one. They will be in meetings talking one thing but outside of the meeting they do totally opposite.

Some folks I will not trust them no further than I can see them. President Barack Obama gets it. He put his own people in the community to work his campaign and many local folks don’t like that. Now that is smart as hell and I love it.

Well all I got to say to candidates is you better know who you are working with.

Deborah Faye Dew Jordan To Educate The Community And Schools About Autism Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and I would like the community to support efforts to inform each other about Autism. Autism is a communication disability that affects each child differently. Autism masked behaviors associated with ADHD and is the reason so many children are misdiagnosed. I will be attending Tarboro City schools to share information with the Exceptional Children’s Program and also I will be speaking at Edgecombe Community College at 10 AM April 23, 2012 to help the cause of informing people in the community about Autism. I’m the proud parent of a son who is considered High Functioning Autistic because he can speak and learn with modifications. I currently supervise and staff cases for individuals with Autism and other developmental delays. My job at HomeCare Management Corporation is very rewarding because I spend my days helping disable individuals enjoy a better quality of life.

Submitted by: Deborah Faye Jordan

Editor’s note: Deborah Faye Dew Jordan is a candidate for Tarboro City Council Ward 6 in the May 8 primary.

Community Forum Discussion on the Future of Black Children in Pitt County Schools Sponsored By: Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children

Dear Pitt County Community:

The purpose of this letter is to request your support and participation in a matter that warrants your immediate scrutiny and attention. In December, 2012, the Pitt County Board of Education will submit a report to federal District Court Judge, Malcolm Howard, outlining its progress toward “Unitary Status.” The Judge will subsequently consider whether to lift a more than forty year old federal school desegregation Order.

As the class Plaintiff representative, the Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children, has to decide whether we should continue to fight to keep the Court Orders in place and compell Pitt County Schools to stop practicing discrimination against Black children and their families.

The achievement of “Unitary Status” would means that Pitt County Schools has done everything that it possibly could, and has eliminated all vestiges of de jureracial segregation that is possible. In the 2010-2011 school year, Black students in Pitt County experienced a 205 point achievement gap on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for college entrance, a 40 point achievement gap on grades 3-8 State mandated End-Of-Grade (EOG) test, and increase in the black high school dropout rate of 62% of all Pitt County dropouts in 2008 to 65% of all dropouts in 2011. Black students are 79% of all out of school suspensions. The Black student population has increased to about 50% of all students while the district systematic exclusion of Black teachers results in a teacher workforce of about 15%. The district has made zero progress in increasing the percentage of Black teachers over the past 10 years.

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 143 of the Leslie Building, Pitt Community College main campus we will be holding a Community Forum Discussion on the Future of Black Children in Pitt County Schools. We expect to be joined by representatives from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Civil Rights, the National Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights, the State NAACP, and other local leaders. We need you to support and protect Black children in Pitt County.

The future of Black Children in our schools is such a crucial issue that we are personally appealing to Clergy, local business leaders, parents, and the community to come out and hear what’s going on and share your own experiences.

Very sincerely,

Rev. Ozie Lee Hall, Jr., President
Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children
P.O. Box 1699
Winterville, NC 28590

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Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children