Two quit Duke Energy board, say new CEO needed

Response: So when will they undo this merger? This is just too much. It appears the merger is based on lies.

Charlotte, N.C. — Two riled directors of America’s largest electric company resigned Friday, saying they were blindsided by a surprise management switch that has put pressure on Duke Energy Corp.’s credit rating and stock price.

John Baker II and Theresa Stone called on the remaining board of directors to start a search to replace Chief Executive Jim Rogers. Baker and Stone had been on Progress Energy Inc.’s board of directors and joined the Duke board when the companies merged July 2. (Read more)

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Duke & Progress Energy Merger

Scott Mooneyham: Randy Parton Theater isn’t just a Roanoke Rapids boondoggle – Rocky Mount Telegram

Last year, a state senator from Northeastern North Carolina, Ed Jones, introduced a bill to allow the beleaguered town of Roanoke Rapids to impose a penny sales tax to help pay off the mostly empty building once known as the Randy Parton Theater.

The bill got out of an N.C. Senate committee but was never put to a vote on the Senate floor. The presumption was that it would have been defeated. (More)

Small Business Profile: President of Perkins Management Services inspired by business bio ‘Black Titan’ to think big – theGrio

When Nicholas Perkins, President of Perkins Management Services company, read the biography Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire, his vision of how to become a business leader crystalized. During his heyday, Gaston was thought to be the richest black man in America and a pioneer among black entrepreneurs. Born in 1892 in a log cabin in Demopolis, Alabama, A. G. Gaston was raised by his grandparents who had been slaves. He would go on to become one of the first black entrepreneurs to dominate the business market using vertical integration to control the supply chain along every aspect of his many enterprises as early as the 1940s. (More)

President Barack Obama & The NAACP On Same Sex Marriage What?

I have read several pieces of material that speaks to our President and the NAACP support of same sex marriage.

I find some of the material to be quite interesting especially since I was following the same sex marriage thingy before President Barack Obama came out in support. The NAACP in North Carolina was already addressing the issue as a civil rights issue. The NAACP addressed the issue from the national mission statement of the NAACP. The NAACP NC spoke out against the Amendment One before President Barack Obama took a stand after the election.

I read one piece of material that stated the NAACP may have been forced to take a stand with our President because they receive grant money. Again I repeat the NAACP NC took a stand before the President took his stand.

The NAACP National Board met after President Obama took his stand and the NAACP NC President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is a board member.

If you read the mission statement of the NAACP you will see that if they had not taken the stand that they did they would have been going against their mission statement.

I am not a Bible scholar nor a Constitution scholar but I do ask the following question:

Updated: Same Sex Marriage, Amendment One, The Constitution, The Bible, NC General Statue Chapter 51 Marriage

See related:

Pastor Moss’ Response to President Obama’s Comments on Marriage Equality by Trinity United Church of Christ 

Media Advisory: NC NAACP to Hold News Conference on National NAACP Endorsement of Marriage Equality 

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage – The Root 

Serendipity in Obama’s timing on gay marriage – The Miami Herald 

The Far Right’s Trick Amendment 

Vice President Biden Endorses Same-Sex Marriage – 

Rev. William Barber Speaks Out Against Amendment One  – NAACP President/National Board of Directors

Media Advisory: NC NAACP Rolls Out Statewide Media Campaign to Expose the Truth About the Discriminatory Amendment One 

Note: Originally posted May31, 2012

“If We Ever Needed To Vote We Sure As Hell Need To Do It Now!” Rev. Dr. William Barber, II addresses the NAACP, July 11, 2012


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II picture taken in Rocky Mount NC.

The Reverend Dr. William Barber, II addresses the Plenary Session of the NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas on July 11, 2012. His speech here was the one that immediately followed Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP.

Watch speech on You Tube 15 minutes.

A transcript of this incredible speech can be found at this link: Daily Kos