When I first got involved as a community activist in the early 90’s, I said it then and I am still saying it, that all of the black political leaders, community leaders, ministers, pastors and others need to have a coming to Jesus meeting. We need to get in a room and get all of the bull manure off of our chest as it relates to personal with one another, hash it out and then talk about how we can move forward. It is past time that we as a black people need to come together and work together on issues that affect our communities. issues
It is a damn shame that when I joined the Democratic Party during the black/white fight because the whites had the power and the blacks were fighting for our fair share. We fought for years and now we have taken over the party. We have had a black chair for the past 10 years almost. These chairs have not been as effective as they should have been. Actually they have held us back to a certain degree in my opinion. Some of the members that were in the fight quit coming once we took over.
Most folks join the NAACP when they get in trouble. I joined because I wanted to help somebody. I had to research to find who were leading and where the NAACP met in Edgecombe County. The Tarboro branch was not in compliance so I joined the Rocky Mount branch. I had to fight with the NAACP too.
I have been involved in Rocky Mount politics since the late 80’s. I know the political leaders, community leaders, ministers, pastors and others who have been in the struggle and/or acted as if they were in the struggle. I have spent much time in Rocky Mount attending NAACP meetings, organizational meetings, community meetings, political meetings and etc.
I receive a lot of information that folks don’t even have a clue that I know about. I know who are doing what in Rocky Mount. I receive phone calls, emails and etc. from folks sharing information with me and some of the folks I do not know. So therefore I have to investigate them and the information they pass on to me to verify it as truth. I don’t just take information as fact from folks, I don’t give a damn how black they are. They can be so damn black that they are almost blue, wearing a suit and/or dress, educated and other but I am still going to check them out. That is something I tell folks that don’t know me to do, to don’t just take my word on things but check me out.
What many folks do not know is that certain folks, some of the same folks that you and some others are trying to discredit are the ones who are making manure happen. But we do not get the credit for it and do not do it for the credit but because it is morally right. It is a lot of stuff going on over since last week and now a couple of days ago as it relates to a couple of shootings. Some folks want to act like they are all about the cause when actually they had been asked to do some things and their asses refused to. But now they want to act as if they have been in the struggle all along. Some of you say your pastors are doing this and doing that but you don’t even know what is actually going on.
Folks a lot of things are not as it seem in the black community because of there is a great divide. However we seem to come together on some causes but as I have stated over and over again that it has been by the grace of God that we are where we are today.
I know who are about what and it is about time for the truth told so we can move forward together. I know I am going to piss some folks off but just maybe they will do something. If they don’t, then they need to get the hell out of the way and quit fronting.