My condolences goes out to the family of the late Beverly Otwan McDowell Tarboro NC.
Response: It is just a damn shame that some folks don’t want to see black folks be good at what they do. All of the mess that these ignant folks brought up such as about her hair, her mother struggles have nothing to do with how good Gabby is. But to think that one being in the spotlight especially worldwide that these things are not on this young girls mind would be just too ignant. She is young and has not experienced ignance on this level especially when she is thinking that she is doing a good thing and everyone ought to be happy for her to find out that they are not. Damn Gabby is the first black to win the all-around event so this is one of many things that happens when a black becomes a first. People sit around and try to discredit them but to attempt to discredit our precious children by way of ignance is too damn much to endure.
Gabby Douglas didn’t end her Olympic dream in a dreamy fashion. After making history as the first African American to ever win the all-around event, Douglas finished in last place in the women’s balance beam final. This was the low point of a very poor performance, which was full of a series of near-falls all along the way. (More)
PA hosted a community panel discussion on March 7th to learn more about Charters in Durham and NC. Our members then voted on a list of expectations for Charter schools in Durham. Below is the final document that PA supports. Click here for a printer friendly file.
Expectations for Charter Schools in Durham County
Charters are public schools, funded with federal, state and local taxes. Charters should be accountable and transparent to the public. (More)
TARBORO — To the Editor:
First of all, I want to say that I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!
I know you, mayor Linda Ingram, and I know commissioner Viola Harris very well. Harris and I are not the best of friends, however we do have something in common and that is visiting Princeville because we care about the status of the town. I don’t live here, nor does Harris. (More)
TARBORO — With the first official 2012 high school football game approaching fast, all three Edgecombe County high school teams will be in action Friday at Tarboro Vikings Stadium to see what they need to work on before week one of the season. (More)