Tarboro NC – You Are Invited to The College Round-Up Event Saturday, March 8, 2014


In this photo founder the late Robert “Bob” Whitehead who expired last year after the 2013 College Roundup. Click on photo for more photos.


I hope that my note finds you well and enjoying your day.

I am extending this invitation to you and would like to request that you consider sharing it with students and their families, counselors, and other education professionals.

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 we will be holding our annual College Round-Up event on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College. Our programs begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. (The College Round-Up is a program of the Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center’s Education Division.)

I have included a PDF attachment with event information and details as well as provided a link to online information and free registration below.

Each year for the past twelve years we have held our College Round-Up event in Tarboro, North Carolina and have helped over 2,000 students find their opportunity for a post-secondary education.

All students and their families benefit from interacting with the Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, and other organizations that will be in attendance. Our break-out sessions provide an opportunity to learn about career preparation, scholarships, and financial aid services. It is an opportunity that should not be missed.

Please share the attached letters and registration forms widely; with your local high schools, teachers, guidance counselors, students, their families, and anyone in your local communities who might need our help and would benefit from attending.

Free, online registration can also be found at https://collegeroundup2014.eventbrite.com/

Our event is free and open to the public. We encourage all high school students, their families, and guidance counselors to attend.

Families, schools, community organizations, faith-based organizations, etc. come together each year to bring car loads and bus loads of students from around the country to Tarboro for our College Round-Up event because of the benefits offered to students and their families.

Also, consider going to our website at www.bhmacc.org, click on the 180 Days In the Life of a School image or the link for it on our website’s College Round-Up page and watch the PBS documentary, our College Round-Up is featured near the very end.

We appreciate you and your support in our effort to share information. I hope to see you or someone you’ve shared this with in attendance. Thank you!

My best regards,

Dianne Valentin

Co-Founder & Executive Director

The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.

See related:

College Roundup

Rocky Mount Town Hall Meeting – Nov. 14th – 5:30pm



“Taking Back OUR State” Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2013– 5:30-7:30 pm


Hosted by:

Sen. Angela Bryant

Rep. Bobbie Richardson

Rep. Joe Tolson

Rep. Nathan Baskerville

Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield


Four Seasons Restaurant and Conference Center

215 N Church Street, Rocky Mt, NC 27804


ü Voter Suppression

ü Cuts to Education

ü Attack on Women’s Rights

ü No Healthcare Expansion

ü Info/Assistance with Affordable Care Act

ü No job creation….

How can we take back our state? Get the facts!



For additional information:

North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus

Shawna Williams 919-715-5723



Anna Meadows – Office of Rep. Richardson




Karon Hardy – Office of Sen. Bryant




See related:


Homegoing Celebration For John Turner Edwards (Tony) Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to Burgin Edwards Sr., Burgin Edwards Jr., Charles Edwards and the entire family of the late John Turner Edwards (Tony) Pinetops NC.

Tony was a classmate (1981) SouthWest Edgecombe and a friend.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

The Obituary

More Obituaries

Complaint seeks election official’s removal – Wilson Times

Does a seat on the local board of elections curtail a person’s ability to zealously pursue his or her political passions?

That’s an issue as a formal complaint was sent to the North Carolina State Board of Elections Thursday seeking the removal of a member of the Wilson County Board of Elections.
Asa Gregory, former chairman of the Wilson County Democratic Party, wrote a letter to the state saying that he was concerned about the activities of Joel Killion, who is the secretary of the local board.

Killion, a Republican, is also a Wilson Tea Party member. (More)


I am offended by the Geico commerical which suggests the Pyramids were built triangular by error and were meant to be square. Why go there? As an African descendent, I claim the African culture of our ancestors all the way back to the Garden of Eden. I am offended when it is made fun of.

It is not necessary for Geico to play… with our history, promote nearly White-skinned images to serve as Egyptian King and Pyramid builder, and in other ways continue building upon America’s ignorance, brainwashing, and racism regarding African culture. Geico should stick to insurance and not play with African culture.

I have shared this message with Geico via ’email’ (‘contact us’ link) on their website located at geico.com. Friends/supporters are urged to do the same. You may let them know you support ‘Curtis E. Gatewood’s email and share his belief the Geico ‘Pyramid’ commercial is culturally offensive.’

Letters may also be sent to Geico home office located at 5260 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815.

While I am sure Geico will suggest this was just a joke and not to be taken seriously. But no one tells us how seriously we are to take our culture, especially when it has for generations been historically violated, distorted, degraded, and manipulated.

Curtis E. Gatewood



Get Ready for HKonJ8!!

Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Coalition


One of the state and nation’s largest mobilizations and movements for social justice will ‘FLOOD THE STREETS’ for a ‘People’s Assembly’ in front of the NC General Assembly (‘The People’s House’)!!


HKonJ movement will assemble on South St. Shaw University, 9:30 a.m. on Sat., 2/8/14

March to Jones St. begins at 10:30 a.m.   Sign up at  www.hkonj.com