Charmaine Fuller Cooper Last Day With The N.C. Justice For Sterilization Victims Foundation Will Be Thursday August 16

imageResponse: Thank you my friend Charmaine for all that you have done the hard work fighting for justice for victims who where sterilized. I want to also thank you again for your hard work in fighting for the NC Racial Justice Act. I remember when you came to Tarboro and we had a meeting several years ago educating folks about folks being sent to jail for wrongful convictions. I know you will do well in your new transition.

My last day with the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation will be Thursday, August 16th.  It has been an enlightening experience working on the behalf of people impacted by NC’s former Eugenics Board program.  I have grown greatly as a person during my time at the Foundation and met many wonderful people who have suffered greatly but have still managed to display enormous strength, dignity and virtue.  While many including myself hoped and worked for compensation for victims to finally be passed this year, a vote on compensation was not carried forth and passed by both legislative chambers.  There are many who are still working for NC’s eugenics victims and the Foundation will continue to operate.  My advocacy for victims will also continue as a private citizen.

Professionally, I will transition into the role of Director for Community & Multicultural Health Initiatives with the American Heart Association.  I look forward to this new opportunity but will greatly miss the daily interaction with the victims and family members who I worked to earn their trust and respect via the Foundation.

After my transition, feel free to contact me at charmaine.fuller.cooper@gmail.com 

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Start of classes successful – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — North East Carolina Prep School had a few glitches in its first week, but the start of the school year was an overall success.

“I’m not sure if the parking lot was ever meant for 390 parents,” said Taro Knight, NECPS’ director of communications/ community outreach. (More)

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Princeville’s financial problems start with town’s leadership – Rocky Mount Telegram

In response to Mike Armstrong’s letter to the editor about Princeville’s cuts: What the what?

Other towns are not being run by incompetent folks like the three people in Princeville – Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod – who have done nothing but shown how ignorant they are. (More)

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Edgecombe County Public Schools Approved Personnel: Resignations, Transfers, New Hires . . .

Approved Personnel Items

May 9, 2011
May 23, 2011
June 13, 2011
July 11, 2011
July 20, 2011
August 8, 2011
September 12, 2011
October 10, 2011
November 21, 2011
December 12, 2011
January 9, 2012
January 31, 2012
February 13, 2012
March 12, 2012
April 9, 2012
May 14, 2012
May 30, 2012
June 11, 2012
July 9, 2012
July 23, 2012
August 13, 2012 

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Is “Gay” the “New Black”? by William Reed Columnist

Ordering lunch just got a lot more complicated than deciding, "Do you want fries with that?"  All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political and economic statement.

The Chick-fil-A fast-food chain is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage since company President Dan Cathy said the company “backs the traditional family unit.” Gay rights groups have called for a boycott of the chain and politicians in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. told the company that they intend to use zoning laws and local regulations to let Chick-fil-A executives know that it’s not welcome in their locales. The current campaign may well turn out to be a bridge too far and evolve into a horrible setback for homosexual activism.

Nowadays, the type of fast-food bag you carry can put you on one side, or the other of this hot-button social issue. Since President Barack Obama threw Black values and emphasis under the same bus as he did the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “Gay” has been allowed to become the civil rights issue of our time. The vile attacks on Chick-fil-A and its owners should make clear that the "gay rights" movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about rewriting American values and advancing, not freedom, but the homosexual political agenda.

This type of social activism is a straight menace to Black values and American free enterprise. Some proponents of same-sex marriage want to boycott Chick-fil-A and disrupt the chain’s 1,615 locations and $4.1 billion annual revenue stream. Chick-fil-A is in 39 states and Washington, D.C. In July, the company’s 59-year-old president was asked by a Southern Baptist Convention news service, whether he opposed gay marriage, to which he responded:  “Guilty as charged.  We are supportive of the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said. Cathy emphasized that “the biblical definition of a family unit doesn’t include Adam and Steve.”  

"Eat mor chikin" is the chain’s prominent advertising slogan. Chick-fil-A [referring to "filet"] specializes in chicken entrées and has long been associated with the Southern United States, where it is a cultural icon. It all started in 1946, when Samuel Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Ga. Credited with inventing Chick-fil-A’s boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. in the early 1960s and pioneered establishment of restaurants in shopping malls with the opening of the first Chick-fil-A Restaurant at a mall in suburban Atlanta in 1967. Since then, Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the U.S.  The business is family-owned and has become a multi-billion dollar operation. With 44 consecutive years of positive sales growth, the company is known for being methodical about opening new restaurants, but opening them with fanfare, including giving the first 100 customers free chicken sandwiches for a year.

Dan Cathy has been the Chick-fil-A chief executive since 2001.  On August 1, at Chick-fil-A locations across the country, people voted with their wallets by coming out on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day to express support for the chain and to Cathy for his stance on “traditional marriage.”

Blacks should be aware that the gay movement has eclipsed them in political potency. Politicians are swooning to take up gay causes. Sources inside the Democratic National Committee have confirmed that the party will include gay marriage as part of its platform. It will be the first time in history that either the Democratic or Republican Party has supported anything other than the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

We find no reason to be mad at Cathy and his traditional values. But, beware gay is not the new Black, and we are foolish to allow conflation of the two issues. Sexual disposition does not parallel race. And it’s difficult to watch a coordinated, well-funded, well-connected propaganda strategy undermine thousands of years of history. It’s especially disconcerting to watch the use of the civil rights struggle as the vehicle for the strategy.

(William Reed is available for speaking/seminar projects via the Bailey Group.org)

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Editorial: No sag – Dunn leader wants pants up where they belong – Fayetteville Observer

Some fads pass quietly in the night, little noticed by anyone but their adherents. Others stick around for years, causing public heartburn all the while.

That would easily be the case with saggy pants, the fashion statement made mostly by boys and men who wear their pants loose and sagging way below the top of their underwear. And informed fashionistas tell us the trend is spreading to young women as well. (More)

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Dunn town council to discuss banning baggy pants tonight

Response: I spoke to my good friend Mayor Pro-tem Carnell Robinson this evening and he briefed me on what he expects to take place at the meeting today. I will speak to him tomorrow if not later tonight about what took place during the meeting. After I get the results of this meeting tonight I may try to go to the September meeting.

Although Robinson was busy getting ready for his council meeting today he still brought up his concern about what could be done to help with the Town of Princeville. I will talk about that conversation at a later time. Robinson like most people I talk to near and far always want to talk to me about Princeville because the word is being passed on that if you want to know about what is going on in Princeville that they need to go to my blog.

DUNN, N.C. —The mayor pro-tem of Dunn, Carnell Robinson, wants to fine anyone who is caught wearing saggy pants more than three times in a row, calling it detrimental to the young people of the community.

The Dunn City Council discuss the issue at tonight’s 7 p.m. council meeting at the Dunn Municipal Building. (More)

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