Progress Energy directors lauded Johnson’s style during Duke Merger – News & Observer

During the 18 months that Progress Energy and Duke Energy were waiting for regulatory approval for their $32 billion merger, one Progress director made a point of forwarding the board’s annual performance review of CEO Bill Johnson to a counterpart on the Duke board. (More)

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D.C. police investigate allegations that officer threatened first lady – The Boston Herald

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Police Department is investigating allegations that an officer who works as a motorcycle escort for the White House made threatening comments directed toward first lady Michelle Obama.

The officer, who has worked for the department for 17 years, was put on paid administrative leave and his police powers were revoked, said D. C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier at a news conference. Lanier said the department is still in the process of taking statements to determine the exact nature of the comments. (More)

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Building voter empowerment

Response: I hate I could not attend this event on yesterday, had to work and had a funeral.

All NAACP chapters east of Raleigh will converge on Wilson this morning for the first of two meetings to be held for their “Civic Engagement/Get Out the Vote” training. The second training will also be held today in Winston-Salem.

The registration for the summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. at OIC, located 801 E. Reid St. The training will begin at 9 a.m.

The Winston Salem summit will begin 3:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. (More)

A life on the line: Civil Rights Leader Moves To Wilson NC – Wilson Times

Response: Now this is a great article a white male born in Alabama in 1939 in a klan family but he never chose to become a klan and instead became a civil rights worker. He tells about his many beatings in the South as well as in the North.

This white person is the reason why I don’t call all people racist and when I am referring to a white person whom I feel is a racist I specify “racist white folks.”

A Life on the line – You can’t judge a book by its cover or a man by where he was born.

Bob Zellner was born in southern Alabama in 1939 during the height of Jim Crow laws in the South.

His father and his grandfather were members of the Ku Klux Klan. (More)

Ex-Wet Seal Managers Say Company Didn’t Like Having Black Employees – Loop 21

Response: I could see that happening. But some folks don’t think things like this is going on today. Well!
Company has yet to comment.

Three ex-Wet Seal managers have filed a lawsuit accusing the company of having bias against black employees, with one manager saying they were ordered to hire more whites or be fired. (More)

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