Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7

Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013;

Hopefully Representing Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 forward if re-elected 2012




MAY 1 – 4 (Tues. – Fri.): Subcommittees Work Complete


MAY 8 (Tues.): Legislative Research Commission  Meets


MAY  9 – 11 (Wed. – Fri.): House Full Chairs Wrap-Up


MAY 22 (Tues.): House Budget Bill 2nd Reading


MAY 23 (Wed.):  House Budget Bill 3rd Reading



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2012 Harambee Festival Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th



2012 HARAMBEE FESTIVAL – MAY 4th and 5th

(REVISED 4/27/12)

FRIDAY, May 4                                                                                                                                                       

Douglas Block Commercial Tenant Presentations at Theatre:    

            Lawrence & Best Estate and Will Planning                             1:30 PM

            The Bath Place Skin Care Seminar                                           2:30 PM

            Cool Geek Google for Seniors                                                    3:00 PM

Thelonious Monk Sign Dedication Ceremony in Theatre               5 PM – 6 PM

Unveiling of Thelonious Monk Street Marker – Walk to Marker                             

Reception at Four Seasons                   

Monk’s Documentary                                                                                7 PM to 7:30 PM

Thelonious  Monk Jazz Festival in Theatre (Capacity – 230)    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Coco   Rouzier Band                                                                      7:30 PM– 8:30 PM
  • The Winston  Band                                                                       8:30 PM– 9:30 PM

SATURDAY, May 5                                                                                                                                                            

Vendors Set-up                                                                                 8 AM – 11 AM

Vendors Booths and Demonstrations                                           11 AM – 7 PM


           Douglas Block Commercial Tenants Open House & Tours       11 A.M.


   Douglas Block Documentary at Theatre by Rudolph Knight  1:00/1:30/2:00 PM


Harambee Kids Activities                                                                12 Noon – 6 PM

Inflatables by Retho Williams



Harambee Music Festival                                                                (12 Noon – 8 PM)


  • Ote-Sha Creative Arts Ensemble – African Drummers  11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Wanda Barnes – Gospel                                                         12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Electric Image                                                                             2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Cupid Shuffle Dance Off (Audience Participation)            3:30 PM – 3:45  PM
  • Freddy Greene – Jazz                                                                3 :45 PM – 5:15 PM
  • Wobble Line Dance (Audience Participation)         5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Plunky and Oneness– R&B                                                   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


For more information: Contact Rocky Mount ECDC at 252-442-5178 or




City files third objection to Duke-Progress Energy merger – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount and New Bern continue to fight a merger that proposes to create the nation’s largest utility company.

The opposition comes at a time when Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. are facing a tight deadline for getting their planned $26 billion merger completed. (More)

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Ward 1 candidates tout local experience – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: I am still trying to figure out why Manley is running from a political stand point but I get it from a personal standpoint. I know damn well he is not blind to what the political climate is in Rocky Mount as it relates to RACE. He know quite well how Knight has been a target by the racist white folks who do not want an outspoken black man speaking truth to power publicly.

Manley has benefitted from the works of Knight so what in the hell is his problem? Why is he playing right into the hands of the current racist white folks such as WHIG – TV and some of their strong supporters including Mark Bowling who is in prison and Jerry Fisher who used to co-host a morning show to talk about Knight and still on the scene daily. Watch the WHIG – TV Morning Show daily and see what they talk about or should I say who they talk about almost daily. And then you have some ignant black folks whom have ran against Knight trying to unseat him when they too have benefitted from his works.

Manley one does not have to be retired to be dedicated to doing the work of the city council. The majority of the council are working folks and the majority of other boards and commissions are working folks.

Damn Manley you are out of touch if you do not understand the importance of blocking the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Obviously the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission thinks it is a problem because they have denied the merger twice.

I am glad Manley realize racism exist but to think it is not in the forefront of every issue in Rocky Mount as it relates to the City Council is just ignant as hell. You see Manley I was in a Common Ground meeting Lewis Turner, Andre Knight before he became a councilman and myself along with several whites and a white person said that some whites said they were going to move out of Rocky Mount if the council became a black majority. Well some moved however even those few they are still trying to run the city although it is a black majority. So Manley sir they created the political climate and it has been this way every since the council became a black majority. There has been so much exposed since this council and like always some folks don’t want the truth to be made known. Manley I wonder would you have been the Chief of Police if it had not been for this council.

Manley but since you feel that WHIG – TV and their supporters love you so much why didn’t you run for the Mayor of the City since you were the Chief of the entire city? Why didn’t you run for that seat and it would have allowed the whole city to vote for you and then we all could see just how much you are loved by all of the people of the city?

Well sir you know we go back to when you wanted to be appointed to fill the unexpired term of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s position when former Sheriff Phil Ellis stepped down. I don’t have to tell that story because you know.

Rocky Mount Telegram: Both candidates in the Rocky Mount City Council Ward 1 race said they hope voters choose them because of their experience and knowledge of the issues facing the ward and the city. (More)

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Photos/Video: Candidates Forum Sponsored by The Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission May 2, 2012

Dan Whittacre could not name a Democratic Governor. Damn! This is the same dude that sent me an email asking me why am I supporting my Congressman G.K. Butterfield, he said I needed to do my homework. Oh hell no this dude should have done his homework before he emailed me.

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