Tarboro NC: Edgecombe County Public Schools Board Meeting Cancelled Today

Edgecombe County Public Schools Board meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled until next Monday February 15 due to expected weather conditions. (Snow, Sleet & Ice)

It is expected that the next couple of days we will face a winter storm.

Be safe everyone!

Good morning!

Due to the possibility of inclement weather later this evening, the ECPS Board of Education meeting scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for next Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Have a great day!

Educationally yours,

Kristian Herring

Public Information Officer
Edgecombe County Public Schools

Post Office Box 7128

412 Pearl Street
Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
252.641.2678, phone
252.641.5714, fax

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HKonJ March Did Not Require ID To Participate by Curtis Everette Gatewood

Well, congratulations to our great leader, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II for an outstanding message and the demonstration of Prophetic leadership as Saturday’s Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People Assembly left the naysayers shocked and almost speechless. Unfortunately, they did not remain speechless – they immediately and desperately began spinning and spewing lies in blogs and newspapers throughout the nation.

Since they do not want North Carolinians and other observers across the nation and world to hear us tell the truth about the ‘constitutionally inconsistent, morally indefensible, and economically insane policies’ being passed by an extremist-Tea-Party-drunk group of legislators and Governor who declared war on their own state, they have resorted to a mass production of lies.

Rather than doing the right thing and make sure we are providing Medicaid that would morally expand and cover 500,000 struggling and poor North Carolinians, they would rather lie; rather than ensuring we provide the unemployment benefits to the 170,000 they betrayed, they would rather lie; rather than providing a fair earned income tax credit that would best served the 907,000 poor hardworking North Carolinians who had their taxes raised to give tax breaks to 23 millionaires, they would rather lie; and rather than ensuring all North Carolinians right to vote will in no way be denied or abridged, they would rather lie.

They are now desperate as they suddenly realize their economically insane, morally pathetic, and politically destructive agenda is headed toward divine defeat from the Almighty, as God cracked the sky and flooded the streets of Raleigh with a human rainbow which illuminated this state, nation, and world on Saturday.

The desperate lie they have polluting the airwaves since the overwhelming success of the Moral March/HKonJ People’s Assembly is the claim we ‘hypocritically required protesters/marchers to bring ID while we protest the Voter ID Bill.’ The problem with such a lie is, we have about 100,000 witnesses who know they were not required to show us ID before protesting. They are basing this lie on our list of ‘Dos and Don’t for Marchers’ which recommends bringing ID. ID is recommended in the event of an emergency – not as a requirement to protest or march.

But even if we did require ID, it is not the same as using ID to abridge one’s right to vote. Even if we did require ID to march, it would not be the same as cutting a week out of early voting, or eliminating straight ticket voting, or discarding ballots which were erroneously cast in the wrong precinct, or prohibiting Sunday voting, or refusing to accept college ID, or the elimination of youth preregistration, or giving the greenlight for voter intimidation, and list goes on.

In other words, the first act of deceit is to claim the Governor simply passed a ‘Voter ID Bill,’ when in fact the requirement of ID, the first time in 237 years, is just one of several voter suppression tactics associated with the legislation in question. Therefore, contrary to popular misinformation, we are not fighting a ‘Voter ID Bill.’ WE ARE FIGHTING A VOTER SUPPRESSION BILL.

Their allegations of hypocrisy are consistent with the efforts to engage in voter suppression while claiming they are fighting ‘voter fraud.’ Or their attempts to call our leaders ‘racists’ for having the audacity to fight their racism. Or their claims that White men are poor victims of ‘reverse discrimination’ while they discriminate fast-forwardly against women, African Americans, Latinos, and every other non-White male. So why should anyone on earth be surprised when some of the biggest hypocrites on earth attempt to label the victims of their hypocrisy as the ‘hypocrites?

Similar to the voter suppression pushers, when certain people are defeated by a beautiful rainbow of God’s good people who work hard, organize, use love, intelligence, justice, and win by the rules – historically, the oppressive naysayers and powerful opposition will become more and more willing to lie, cheat, and change the rules.

Also, historically, there will be those of us who willl remain standing until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. People all over the world, will join hands, and get on the ‘LOVE TRAIN, the LOVE TRAIN (GET ON BOARD)!’ Lies can’t live forever!

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Photos/Video: HKonJ NAACP NC & Partners United For A Moral March On Raleigh

Democratic Party chairman abruptly fires executive director – News & Observer

In a controversial move, the chairman of the beleaguered N.C. Democratic Party on Sunday fired his executive director.

Executive Director Robert Dempsey’s abrupt ouster is the latest drama to hobble a party plagued by problems in recent years.

Chairman Randy Voller acknowledged through a party attorney that he fired Dempsey roughly eight months after picking him for the job. Attorney David Harris declined to give a reason for the firing.

“There’s really nothing more to say because it’s a personnel matter,” Harris said Sunday evening. (Source: Read more)