Homegoing For Willie Cleveland Highsmith Jr. “Man” Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to my neice Keyona M. Smith, my cousins Bettie Jean Highsmith, Wanda Kay Highsmith Jones, Steve Highsmith and family on the loss of your love one Willie Cleveland Highsmith Jr. “Man”.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

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Lebron James: Rare Champ in Black Financial Independence. – TheBlackMan.com

(ThyBlackMan.com) Lebron James now has the ring he’s been seeking for a long time.  But there is another way in which he stands out from the mass of Black athletes: he is harnessing his own financial prowess instead of passing it all across to the white corporate establishment. (More)

Urgent News from Congressman G. K. Butterfield! Affordable Healthcare Act Got Questions? Tune In To Town Hall Meeting Via Telephone!

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Our communities won a great victory when the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama.


Nothing is more important than the health of our friends, loved-ones, and the very communities we live in and serve each and every day.


The Affordable Care Act is already working to improve the lives of all Americans.  Now, insurance companies can no longer deny health coverage because of preexisting conditions or place lifetime limits on benefits.  Our nation’s seniors now receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and also receive free preventative health services as well as a free annual wellness visit.  Young adults can now remain on their parents’ insurance until their 26th birthday.  And some four million small businesses across this country can receive tax credits for offering health insurance to their employees.  But on Wednesday, Republicans in Congress will vote to repeal these vital reforms that benefit North Carolina families.


I invite you to join me in a telephone town hall on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. to answer your questions on the many ways in which healthcare reform will help us provide every American with the care they deserve.  To participate in the town hall, please call 1-(877)-229-8493 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. When prompted, enter PIN number: 110391 to be instantly connected.


I look forward to speaking with you then.


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Allen West: Social Security Is ‘A Form Of Slavery’ – HuffPost

Response: Damn I get so sick and tired of ignance. "Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Sunday called Social Security "a form of modern, 21st century slavery."

Responding to a question about the increase of Americans getting Social Security benefits, he said, "that is an unfortunate consequence of failing economic policies coming from the president so that now when people are running out of the unemployment benefits, now they are looking toward going on Social Security disability… so once again we are creating the sense of economic dependence, which to me is a form of modern, 21st century slavery." (More)

Runoff Election For Statewide Race Why Haven’t I Received Anything From My Local Democratic Party?

I read the article, “Few turn out for early voting in primary runoff” – Rocky Mount Telegram and found it to be quite interesting. Where is the awareness from my local party? I just don’t get it.

I want to thank the Daily Southerner for printing the names of those whom are in the runoff in their article, “Early voting under way for July 17 elections; so far 15 votes cast.”

Folks we need people in place on the county level that are going to make folks aware of what is going on. Why has there not been any meetings called? Don’t tell me there is nothing to talk about because a lot have been going on over the past couple of months. The party could share what is going on in Raleigh at the NC State Democratic Party because everyone didn’t attend the State Convention.

Okay don’t have to have meetings but would be nice however there could be an email list making people aware if nothing else. There is no local website active. Again I just don’t get it.

I sure hope the next county chair and officers will use technology to make people aware of political issues locally, statewide and nationally.


(Ignant Column) Ignantville, I Mean Princeville: So What Is Going To Happen To Princeville After LGC Meet On Tomorrow Tuesday 10, 2012?

It is a damn shame The Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Isabelle Andrews-Purvis and Calvin Sherrod has spent their entire term focusing on silencing Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight especially. I renamed them The Princeville 3 D.A.’s “Dumb Asses” and most recent Andrews-Purvis “So Moved!,” Calvin Sherrod “I’ll 2nd That!” and Mayor Everette-Oates “I’ll Break The Tie!” The Princeville 3 also brought on former commissioner Maggie Boyd to serve as the Interim Town Manager and has used her to elevate their ignance to a higher level by bullying her to take on Commissioner Knight.

What a sad day in Ignantville but I blame the good citizens of Princeville for not speaking out about what The Princeville 3 now along with the Interim Manager are doing. They can not blame Commissioners Howell and Knight because they have been calling the shots and not making them aware of what moves they were making. They didn’t allow them to ask questions and when they did they got ignant answers.

Damn just maybe there could be some criminal charges to wake The Princeville 3 up because I hate to think that they are just that damn ignant.

I have much respect for Mrs. Maggie Boyd however when will she decide that she need to step down as the Interim Manager and go home. However she could attend the meetings as a citizen. I can’t understand why she would allow herself to be a hinder to a commissioner not being able to represent her ward and all of the citizens in Princeville because she represent all of them whether she live in their ward or not. If someone needed something done I am quite sure they would call her because they know she is not afraid to put their concerns on the table.

It is also sad that The Princeville 3 are using the Princeville Police Chief Joey Pettaway to bully Commissioner Knight as well because they are asking him to do ignant stuff but he has no choice to a certain degree because they are his boss.

I truly believe that Commissioner Sherrod is allowing his titles such as being over the Police Department to play a role in his following the Mayor and Commissioner Andrews-Purvis.

I truly believe that Mayor Everette-Oates and Commissioner Andrews-Purvis is just simply ignant when it comes to politics.

See article LGC could take drastic action against Princeville – Daily Southerner Calvin Adkins and then read the following documents.

See page 1 of Documents 1 & 2 and pages 1 & 7 Document 3 below:

Doc. 1. Analysis of Town of Princeville Unit Letter Response of June 4, 2012 dated June 29, 2012,

Doc. 2. Recommendation to Issue Notice and Warning to Town of Princeville dated July 5, 2012

Doc. 3. Town of Princeville Record of Correspondence and Assistance 2010-12 Pages 1 & 7 of 7

Analysis of Town of Princeville Unit Letter Response Page 1 of 5


Recommendation to Issue Notice and Warning to Town of Princeville dated July 5, 2012 Page 1 of 7


Town of Princeville Record of Correspondence and Assistance 2010-12 Page 1 of 7


Town of Princeville Record of Correspondence and Assistance 2010-12 Page 7 of 7


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City hits one out of the park this summer – Rocky Mount Telegram

Fighting crime takes a lot of work. City officials are hoping a lot of play will help in that effort as well.

Teaming up with the police department, the city’s Parks and Recreation staff has put together a new summer lineup of organized sports and movie nights. (More)

(Ignant Column) No Respect For The Black Man: Rick Perry Won’t Implement Obamacare – HuffPost

Response: You see this is what tickles the hell out of me, no respect for the black man. Damn it does not matter if his ignant a . . don’t like the President just do what is law.

Texas will not expand Medicaid or implement a state health exchange following the Supreme Court’s upholding of the constitutionality of Obamacare, Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday. (More)

George Zimmerman Makes His Way To "Safe House" (DETAILS)

Response: Very interesting. Why does he need all of this protection? So who are paying for this?

After George Zimmerman was released from jail for the second time, posting bail on a second-degree murder charge last week, he made his way to a "safe house." (More)

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NC lawmakers, Perdue make claims to bipartisanship – Charlotte Observer

RALEIGH, N.C. Whose definition of bipartisanship will North Carolina voters believe as they decide in November whether the Legislature should remain in Republican hands after a contentious two-year session?

This year’s General Assembly’s budget-adjustment term ended this past week after GOP leaders persuaded a handful of Democrats to help override three vetoes by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, including the budget bill for the second year in a row. (More)

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Ignant Column: Pastor Says Black Christians Should ‘Withhold Support’ From Obama Over Same-Sex Marriage – The Blaze

Response: This article made it to my ignant column because these are some ignant pastors and folks who agrees with them.

I just love ignant folks and to not support the President because one disagrees with his stand on same-sex marriage is just too ignant. Do you agree with your parents, spouse and/or your significant other family and friends on everything? And most of all, do you agree with your pastor on everything? Oh hell no!

An influential group of black pastors is urging black Christians to shelve their support of President Barack Obama until he reverses his position favoring same-sex marriage. (More)