John Hood: Political parties have evolved a long way in past 25 years–Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: This sort of address my question: When Black Folks Used To Be Republicans And The Republican Party Of Today, Well!

If you see the two major political parties as more polarized and more ideological than they used to be, congratulations! Your Spidey sense is working. But let’s be sure to interpret those tingles accurately.

According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, Democrats and Republicans are further apart today than they were in the past on many issues. (More)

 

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The Edgecombe County Board of Education will meet Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board rooms

Response: Board members will be sworn in. May be a lot of folks attending because I understand any staff members who can’t drive buses will not have a job at the end of June. My question is do that apply to staff members who have a medical reason for not driving the bus?

Board of Education to meet in regular session Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. The Edgecombe County Board of Education will meet Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board rooms. View Agenda…

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Eric Holder/DOJ: ARREST FL. GOV. RICK SCOTT, FOR BREAKING VOTING RIGHTS LAWS

Florida Governor Rick Scott appears clearly to have broken voting-rights-related laws.

Here is why federal marshals must immediately arrest Governor Scott in public.

Governor Scott successfully set up and carried out a purge of legitimate voters; if he faces no personal criminal justice consequences, then the message sent to other elected officials, and election officials, will be that they too can gain illegal advantages for their candidates without facing any criminal justice consequences. (More)

When Black Folks Used To Be Republicans And The Republican Party Of Today, Well!

I continue to read material written by black folks from across the nation that says black folks ought to be Republicans because they stand for what black folks ought to be about.

My question to one person that I have responded to on the local level is is the Republican Party of today the same Republican Party of the time they speak of? Of course I haven’t received a response.

I understand the people switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party because they felt it best represented black folks so this is why black folks are Democrats today.

Democrats please share your opinions.

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A Critique of today’s Republican Party? Pt. 1 – Minority Reporter

City marks Lincoln Park historic designation

Today, the red-brick buildings are aged, with flaking white paint on the window frames and older-model air conditioning units protruding out of the walls.

But in the 1950s, the buildings were the bustling Lincoln Park Motel and Restaurant, a hub for black customers in a community that was built specifically for them during segregation. (More)

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City to mark Lincoln Park Historical District designation – Rocky Mount Telegram