Photos/Video: Rocky Mount NC – Rabbi Fred Guttman Religious Emphasis Day Luncheon NC NAACP 70th Annual State Convention Thursday October 11, 2013 12 Noon

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Photos/Video: Rocky Mount NC – Dr. Cardes H. Brown Jr. Opening Ceremony & Necrology Service NC NAACP 70th Annual State Convention Thursday October 11, 2013 10:00 AM

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Republican policies seem bent on dismantling public education by Gardenia Hobbs – Rocky Mount Telegram

The public education system in this country was created for two purposes – to prepare our youth to be successful in a career of choice and to provide knowledge and skills that will make them informed and engaged citizens.

I am sure I am not off-track by saying that the majority of our renowned scholars, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, everyday people and yes, politicians, received their educational anchors in a public school system. Now, in this era that stresses preparedness in order to be competitive in a global economy, the Republican legislative majorities in this and other states are on a crusade to destroy the very system that gave them the foundation to launch their careers. They have aggressively passed legislation that eliminates equal educational opportunities for all students as well as the principles of social justice. (More)

Rocky Mount NC: University taps chief with local connection – Rocky Mount Telegram

Note: Spoke to my friend Dr. Bynum’s mom Ms. Christine Bynum on last night at the NC NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet about his new position and she is proud of her son. Congratulations Dr. Bynum.

From walking the halls of Baskerville Elementary School to studying in the classrooms of the former Rocky Mount Senior High to working in the president’s office at Mississippi Valley State University, Dr. William “Stone” Bynum has made education the centerpiece of his life.

The 51-year-old Rocky Mount native was selected Tuesday to take the helm of the Mississippi institution in a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. (More)