On election night when the numbers come in from Edgecombe County the statewide candidates can normally declare victory. Edgecombe County is a power house when it comes to statewide elections.
We don’t have a black political organization because a certain few political pimps have been allowed to pimp Edgecombe County over the years. The political pimps have been allowed to be the political machine over the years while good people have set back and just let them do whatever the hell they want to do. However these good people have talked about the political pimps but they have continued to let Edgecombe County be pimped by the political pimps year after hear.
It is sad that Edgecombe County do not have a legit, respected black political organization that would use a democratic process to invite candidates to be interviewed and to be voted on and then endorsed by the group. The Durham Committee On The Affairs of Black People just recently took 4 days to interview candidates before they endorsed them. But in Edgecombe County 2 – 3 political pimps have been allowed to endorse candidates and to pass out ballots at the polls telling people to vote for their candidates.
Edgecombe County is around 52% black and 42% white plus other so if we would come together and do things democratically we could make some things happen. I recognize and understand that when black folks make things happen all folks benefit.
Right now I would like to see some things happen but we are too divided as black folks and have no political machine in place so therefore as long as we continue to do what we do we will continue to get what we get.