Sources say Charlie Harrell longtime Edgecombe County Commissioner resigned tonight at the monthly Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners meeting. If I am correct Harrell’s term expires in 2014.
Charlie has been the same every since I have known him. He has always treated me with much respect and always addresses me Mr. Dancy no matter where I seen him. I also gave him much respect. I believe he showed me respect because of the way I handled myself when I addressed the board and when we were in various meetings across the county.
Thank you Harrell for your years of service.
Response: I find this to be a very interesting article. First of all I have never had a thrill. I was happy and I was sad because I know that “Our” President was going to have hell on his hands not only with white folks but with ignant Black folks. It is true that something new always get more attention than something old.
Everywhere I go the same Black folks that voted for “Our” President still support him. So what is this article saying that people ought to be just as excited about going to Washington just because he was re-elected?
Before President Barack Obama the 1st Black President was elected how many Black folks attended the Presidential Inaugurations? How many white folks attended his inauguration?
I am so glad that when I read articles like these this is just the opinion of a person and it is according to who is telling the story and the story is based upon the personal emphasis are put into it.
At the end of the day “Our” President was re-elected, he will be sworn in and he will serve another 4 years. The people did what they needed to do to keep a Republican candidate for President from being elected. For me this is all that matters, the inauguration is not important to me.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years and one re-election after Barack Obama became America’s first black president, some of the thrill is gone.
Yes, the inauguration of a U.S. president is still a big deal. But the ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won’t be the heady, historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall to see Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama’s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21. (More)