Media Advisory: NC NAACP to Host Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast in Charlotte on Labor Day

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NC NAACP Letterhead



August 28, 2012


Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast


Greater Galilee Baptist Church

Pastor Robert E. Lee McGowens, Sr.

501 W. Park Avenue – Charlotte, NC 28203


For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Exec. Director, 919-682-4700

                                                Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Religious and Education Advocacy                                                 Director, 704-599-8904  

For Media Assistance:            Ms. Sharon Coleman, Office Communication Manager, 



            CHARLOTTE – The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP is hosting a "Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast" on Labor Day, September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, NC at 7:00 AM. The breakfast coincides but does not affiliate with the Democratic National Convention, where thousands will arrive in North Carolina’s largest city in the midst of the most important election of this generation. There will be media availability for principle speakers at the breakfast. 


            Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP, Mr. Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Religious and Education Advocacy Director for the NC NAACP and other faith leaders and activists will hold a discussion on the moral issues that shape and frame this year’s election: voting rights, education equality, economic justice, labor rights, access to quality health care and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. The breakfast will take place at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Robert E. Lee McGowens, Sr.


            "Forty-nine years ago today, at the March on Washington, a diverse, progressive and committed group of Americans put before the nation a moral agenda to address voting rights, civil rights, educational equality, jobs and labor rights," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP. "Forty-nine years later, as we see a constant barrage of attacks against voting rights, widening economic injustice and poverty, challenges to health care, and attacks on public education along with continuing disparities in the criminal justice system, we must again keep a strong moral agenda rooted in love and justice before the nation and both political parties."


            A news conference announcing the prayer breakfast will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Davidson Streets) in downtown Charlotte. Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP Branch President and Religious and Education Advocacy Director for the NC NAACP, will lead the news conference.


Click Here to Download Flyer for Prayer Breakfast 

Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast Flyer




Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.          



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Vacancy Announcement- Police Officer I




North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative Services Office

George R. Hall,  Legislative Services Officer




August 27, 2012


*Vacancy Number:   1099-080212




  Salary Range:           $33,116 – $39,000


Hours:         (See Schedule Requirements)

Closing Date:             September 10, 2012   5:00 p.m.

*Vacancy number must be included on the application.



Interested applicants may obtain a General Assembly Application at the address below or by calling
919-715-1210; or by sending electronic mail to; or by visiting our web site at

A separate application is required for each position.


General Duties:     The Police Officer I provides for the security and protection of members, staff, and visitors and property on the State Legislative complex and throughout the state during special events as directed.  The Police Officer I works under the direction of the Police Officer II.  Recurring tasks and assignments are carried out with minimal supervision during the shift.


Examples of duties:

·          Investigates criminal violations and suspicious activities and makes arrests or notifies other law enforcement personnel when necessary.

·          Patrols legislative complex grounds and building facilities to enforce laws and regulations and to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism or other criminal activities.

·          Enforces parking regulations and controls traffic flow on complex grounds.

·          Assists with crowd control efforts

·          Provides dignitary protection and coordinates such activities with other law enforcement personnel.

·          Provides information, directions and other assistance to legislators, legislative employees, other state officials and the public.

·          Responds to emergency calls.

·          Monitors alarm and surveillance camera computer systems.

·          Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

·          Graduation from high school or equivalency with successful completion of North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training.

·          Special Requirements: Must acquire the general certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers within 12 months of employment date.

·          Ability to complete the Police Officers Physical Agility Test (POPAT) twice annually.

·          Possession of a valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator’s license.

·          Ability to effectively carry out oral and written instructions.



·          Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions as well as possess the visual acuity to perform the duties of the position.

·          Ability to prepare routine reports of activities engaged in and incidents investigated.

·          Ability to work cooperatively and under pressure with legislators, legislative staff and the public on a daily


·          Willingness and ability to work extra hours when required.

·          Computer knowledge.


Special Schedule Requirements for this Position

Dupont Schedule:  Four days 7am – 7pm; seven days off; four days 7pm – 7am; three days off; three days 7am – 7pm; one day off; three days 7pm – 7am; three days off.  All 12-hour shifts.  The Police Officer I will be expected to work all weekends and holidays as scheduled.  The Police Officer may be required to work other than scheduled days and/or hours.  Based on this schedule, the Police Officer I must be able to work without direct supervision.


Application Process:      A General Assembly application must be received in the Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2012.  Submit the application to:                                       


                                                                    Judy Braudwell, Personnel Office

                                                                    Room 5 Legislative Building

                                                                    16 West Jones Street

                                                                    Raleigh, NC 27601


For information about the position:  Contact Jeff Weaver, Chief, 919-733-2159.


NOTE:  A separate application is required for each position reflecting the vacancy announcement number.  For your convenience, a General Assembly Application is available on our website at 







– AUGUST 28, 2012 –



In a press release issued today by Sanderson Farms Inc. (, Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. announced that the company will locate a new poultry processing plant and hatchery in Nash County, North Carolina. Sanderson Farms Inc is the third largest poultry producer in the United States with annual sales of more than $1.978 billion. As proposed the facilities will provide 1,100 new jobs and create a $91.4 million capital investment in the local economy.


"Despite challenging market conditions, we remain confident in the long term success of the Company and our industry," said Sanderson. "We also remain confident in and committed to our growth strategy. Toward that end, we announced today we have selected Nash County, North Carolina, as the site for a future new poultry complex."


"Sanderson Farms expressed an interest in Nash County as a potential plant location almost two years ago," said Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, "and we are delighted that this official announcement will finally make this project a reality. The economic impact of this project will bring 2,400 jobs and $5.5 billion over a 10 year period to the Nash County region".


The proposed location of the poultry processing plant is a large, industrially zoned 140 acre site near the interchange of East NC Highway 97 and Interstate 95. The proposed hatchery would be located further east near the intersection of East NC Highway 97 and South NC Highway 58.


The processing plant and hatchery operation is expected to employ workers from the Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe County area, where the unemployment rate averaged 13.4% in July 2012. Sanderson Farms, Inc. provides its employees with a competitive salary and benefit package.


In light of this announcement, Nash County officials will prepare an agreement outlining the employment and investment obligations of Sanderson Farms, Inc. along with any incentives to be offered to the company. Nash County will announce a public hearing date in the near future where citizens can hear a presentation on the proposed agreement and share their comments with the county commissioners.








John R. Gessaman, President & CEO                 Krista Ikirt, Vice President

Phone: (252) 442-0114                                 Phone: (252) 442-0114

Email:                      Email: 

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Boycott Victory: GE, Western Union, and Sprint All Dump ALEC – PoliticusUSA

The eve of the Republican convention was a bad day for ALEC as five more national and global corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council have cut ties with the group.

General Electric, The Western Union Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Symantec Corporation, and Reckitt Benckiser Group all told ColorofChange that they have cut ties with the right wing policy group. GE said that they left ALEC, “in connection with our ongoing review of the political and policy organizations we belong to.” (More)

Ignant Column: I Received A Phone Call And A Text About A Black Pastor Dr. Patrick Wooden Telling Black Folks Not To Vote For President Barack Obama

Damn I couldn’t believe it when I got the phone call and a text with the radio ad about Dr. Patrick Wooden telling black folks not to vote for President Barack Obama because of the same sex marriage thingy. I can’t believe a black man would tell black folks not to support “our” current President because of this one single issue. And to say that “our” President has turned his back on black folks is just too damn ignant.

I don’t know Dr. Wooden but I do know some folks that knows him. I do know he is the pastor of the Upper Room Church in Raleigh NC. I find this mess to be misleading and a sad day for North Carolina and nationwide that a black pastor would come out and point blank tell black folks in North Carolina not to vote for President Barack Obama.

I could understand it better if he had said this is the reason why he was not going to vote for President Obama and then let others make their own decision but to use his bully pullpit to attempt to make black folks not vote for Obama because of this one issue bothers the hell out of me. Yes because to tell black folks to not vote for “our” current President is telling them to vote for the Republican candidate. So Dr. want black folks to support the Republican Party.

Well sir this becomes personal to me when I strongly feel that the Republican Party’s agenda is about taking us back. When they say back I go back as far as I know either from what I know or from what I have been told. I am a 49 year old informed black man so I know what back then consisted of. Now although they have not come out and specified what they mean by taking us back, hell I assume the worst.

It never seems to amaze me that some folks want to make one sin bigger than others.

As it relates to homosexuals they can be found in just about every church some are musicians, sing in the choir and etc. However whatever the role they play, the church take their money just like they does the straight folks.
But I wonder what is really motivating the Dr. to do this?

What I have found since being actively engaged in politics since the early 90’s is that when a person comes out and tell someone who actually tell others who to vote for they are either on someones’ payroll or have a personal agenda.

So Dr. what about healthcare and other issues that can be linked to “our” current President? So are you saying that all that he has done and tried to do having to fight the good ole boys for 4 years do not outweigh this one damn issue?

As always I research information to see can I get more information about things when I receive information from others. The following is what I found so again resources to The DCN were right on!

The following is what I found when I did a Google search. The article do not name the church he pastors but it is the Upper Room Church of Christ in Raleigh NC. I understand it has a huge congregation.

Dr. Patrick Wooden, a black pastor who helped lead the successful effort to pass the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment, recorded a radio ad in which he denounces President Obama for "turning his back" on the African American community.

Wooden asks black North Carolinians to oppose Obama this fall. "With the strong support of the African American community, the amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly," Wooden says in the radio ad.  "The very next day, President Obama came out for homosexual marriage. Now his campaign leaders are working to deny North Carolina’s ability to define marriage, and they want to overturn our state marriage amendment altogether. Join me in saying ‘no more’ to President Obama." (More)

Rush Limbaugh Hopes that Hurricane Isaac Kills Poor Black Democrats – PoliticusUSA

Let’s get one thing straight right off the top. By poor Democrats, Rush Limbaugh means black people. As we all know in Republican land, white people don’t steal or use welfare, so of course Rush is talking about people of color who vote Democrat.

I wonder if the Romney campaign is taking their cues for Limbaugh, or if Rush is being a team player and carrying out the Romney plan? (More)

Gabby Douglas to Oprah: I was ‘bullied,’ called ‘slave’ during early gymnastics training in Virginia – NYDaily News

Response: And some folks do not think that racism is alive and well.

Gabby Douglas overcame several challenges to win two Olympic gold medals — none more daunting than cold shoulders and slurs from some racist fellow gymnasts.

On her way to London and triumph as the first African-American gymnast to win individual all-around Olympic gold, Gabby, 16, nearly gave up her dream because she was tormented at a gym where she trained in Virginia Beach, Va. (More)