Will Somebody Help Me?

I received a response from a person comparing the NOI (Nation of Islam) Minister Farrakhan with the KKK saying both are hate groups. Can somebody help my ignant ass out because I can’t get wit that. Please not everybody at one time, but has the NOI and Minister Farrakhan killed any folks like the KKK has?

This person said that Dr. Benjamin Chavis has said he is no longer a member of the NOI. Well did he kill anybody? Just what did he do when he was a member of the NOI that was criminal? Hell I know and been in the midst of many white folks who do not like black folks and they goes to a white church. Now do that make them a member of a hate group?

This person said Dr. Chavis should be disqualified for life from being able to serve as the Executive Director of the NC Democratic Party.

This person in question is Jewish and in my opinion he is confused. But I don’t know him and he don’t know me so I guess I ought not go there.

Somebody please help me. Am I right about it? If I am just wave your hand and/or holler! Well!

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I Am Watching You!

Just to let you know, I look at who and what people LIKE or COMMENT when I post things and on other folks STATUS. Sometimes I wonder why some folks will LIKE certain posts or comment on certain things that to me is not that important. Is it because they are afraid of how others will feel about them? Well I don’t care about how others feel about me. But then again that is just because I am ignant like that.

Folks how do you sit back allow things to go in your community and do not LIKE the posts and/or COMMENT on them when folks are bringing it to your attention? Keep on waiting on other folks to save you because if you have not experience some things, just wait awhile and you will have to reach out to those folks who are speaking truth to power to help you one day.

Now don’t twist this because I don’t need anyone to LIKE and/or COMMENT on anything I say because I don’t need any validation. You see my stuff is normally validated before I post or comment on someone else STATUS.

I receive phone calls from across the nation from folks who read my stuff. About 2 weeks ago a lady called me from California about an issue she was having with the hospital about how they were treating her dad. I listened to her for 1 hour and then I told her how I felt she should move forward.

A couple of days ago I received a phone call from a lady in Goldsboro, a white male in Greensboro and a white male from Raleigh in reference to the NC Democratic Party and the treatment of Dr. Ben Chavis/Randy Voller. (See what I am talking about as you read other posts on my blog.)

So if you don’t LIKE or COMMENT on my posts it does not matter but again I am watching. Well!

Raleigh NC: So Should Dr. Ben Chavis Be Disqualified For Life From Being Able To Serve In The Democratic Party?

Long status, anyone who doesn’t live in NC will likely be bored.

Over the weekend the Chair of the NCDP, Randolph S. Voller fired the party ED. I have yet to hear a bad word about the work Dempsey has done, so this was confusing. It came out yesterday that Randy intends to hire his friend Ben Chavis to run the party. All of this done without any contact with the Executive Council of the party, in clear violation of the Plan of Organization and the mediation agreement Randy signed after his last screw up.

But who is Ben Chavis? If you know the name you know him because of his membership in the Wilmington 10, and his jailing for fighting for Civil Rights. But his life took a turn for the weird that should disqualify him from ever running the NCDP.

In 1993 Chavis was named the ED of the National NAACP. Just over a year later he was fired for stealing money from the organization to pay a woman so as to avoid a sexual harassment claim. After he was fired he blamed "Right Wing Jewish Groups" for his firing. But his friends at the Nation of Islam (rightly classified by the SPLC as a hate group) put him in charge of the Million Man March and then later their largest temple in NYC. He was eventually accused of at least one affair bordering on sexual harassment while in that position. As late as at least 2006/7 Chavis was still a member of the Nation of Islam, a group that teaches hate and has almost no connection to actual Islam or Muslim theology. It is a charismatic, racist cult.

So, if you are a member of the Democratic Party in North Carolina and you think firing someone to hire a friend is wrong, and you think hiring an anti-Semite accused of sexual harassment is wrong make your voices heard.

My response:
So Will Cubbison how did you come to the conclusion "But who is Ben Chavis? If you know the name you know him because of his membership in the Wilmington 10, and his jailing for fighting for Civil Rights. But his life took a turn for the weird that should disqualify him from ever running the NCDP."

Why should he be disqualified for life? Who gave you and those who think like you that much power?

Will have you seen the following?

By Cash Michaels
An analysis

The fallout from the badly mishandled nomination of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. to the post of executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party this week, is still unknown.

But the behind-the-scenes movement among Democratic rank-and-file members to ensure that Dr. Chavis, a veteran civil rights leader and member of the Wilmington Ten, was stopped, is something that may give African-American voters pause come the critical 2014 mid-term elections.

As in 2010, when the Republicans dominated the congressional and state legislative races to claim a solid hold on both the US House and the NC General Assembly, NC Democrats have their work cut out for them in November convincing black voters that they deserve to return to power. With a lack of fundraising and little energy on their side, state Democrats are almost wholly dependent on outside nonpartisan movements like the NCNAACP’s “Moral Monday” and “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” demonstrations.

The Chavis episode, as it played out this week, will not help those efforts.

It all started when NCDP Executive Director Robert Dempsey, who had joined the state party last spring, was summarily fired last weekend by NCDP Chairman Randolph Voller. Sources say Voller had become disappointed in Dempsey, and felt it was time for a change.

An offer to Dr. Chavis to take the position, given that the civil rights leader had been planning to return to his home state after years away, was tendered by Voller, and after much thought, accepted by Chavis. Voller, the former mayor of Pittsboro, became acquainted with Chavis during the 2012 Black Press-led campaign to gain pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten.

Over the weekend Chavis tweeted that he was coming back to North Carolina to help the Democrats in 2014, without saying how, or in what capacity. It was not the first time Dr. Chavis has mentioned intentions of being involved in North Carolina politics, having contemplated, just a few years ago, a run for a state House seat from his native Granville County.

Voller retweeted Chavis’ message, and once word of Dempsey’s dismissal went public, the frenzy among local media and NC rank-and-file Democrats began. It didn’t take long for adversaries of Chairman Voller in the party, of which there are many since the liberal leader edged out moderate competition in 2013, to begin drumbeats of discontent about Dr. Chavis.

Local media began reporting negative stories about Chavis’ past membership in the Nation of Islam from 1995 – fueling immediate allegations of anti-Semitism; and rehashing old stories of sexual harassment allegations against Chavis in 1994 when he helmed the NAACP as executive director.

In virtually every false local media report on Monday and Tuesday, there was no mention that in court papers, Chavis has never admitted any guilt in the NAACP sexual harassment case, even though he tried to settle it quietly for fear that it would hurt the civil rights organization.

Nor was there any reporting that Chavis left the Nation of Islam in the late 2000’s, and has been an ordained Christian minister, and member of Oak Level United Church of Christ in Manson, NC for many years.

And there was certainly no reporting about what Dr. Chavis’ productive activities since 1994-95 have been, among which are:
– Serving as president of the Education Online Services Corporation, an online provider of higher education materials for HBCUs;
– President/CEO and cofounder of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Summit;
– Cofounder of the Diamond Empowerment Fund which supports scholarships in Africa;
– Syndicated columnist for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, read by 20 million readers.

Nothing was reported about his ministerial doctorates or other degrees from schools like Duke, UNC- Charlotte and Howard University, and the question was never even raised publicly if Dr. Chavis had the requisite experience to even function well in the position of NCDP executive director.

Instead, as Republican officials watched in glee, and the media focused primarily on any negative allegations they could dig up, Democrats took to social media to quickly stir up opposition among the moderate base.

Gary Pearce, who served as press secretary to Gov. Jim Hunt in 1978 when Hunt denied pardons to Chavis and the rest of the Wilmington Ten, took to his “Talking About Politics” online blog and, strongly referring to Dr. Chavis without ever using his name, chided Chairman Voller for wanting to appoint “…the most divisive, controversial figure he can find.”

Pearce, who is a loyalist of the so-called moderate “Hunt faction” of the Democratic Party which has reportedly vehemently opposed Voller’s administration, later did make direct reference to Chavis by name, writing, “And maybe Republicans will get so fixated on making Chavis and William Barber the faces of the Democratic Party that they’ll forget about education.”

By email, Democratic moderates were sending out patently negative narratives about Chavis.

“What are your gut feelings re: Dempsey’s dismissal w/o just cause and about Voller’s plan to announce tomorrow that he’s hiring Ben (formerly Chavis) Muhammad as Ex. Dir. despite Ben’s NAACP termination/lawsuit?” later asking, “WTH is going on in Raleigh.”

When the person who confirmed sending the email was asked why was Chavis’ former Muslim surname used since he hasn’t gone by it in many years, the person replied that they meant no disrespect. When pressed further, the person claimed to feel “threatened” being questioned about the needless reason to refer to Dr. Chavis in her emails by a name he no longer uses.

Emails were also sent out by members of the Democratic Women of NC.

They were not supportive.

“If you have not seen any of the articles, I suggest you Google Ben Chavis,” one DWNC member, who admittedly got her information from biased local media reports, wrote Tuesday evening prior to the NCDP Executive Council voting on Chavis’ nomination.

“I will be honest with you,” she continued, “ I am not inclined to support Ben Chavis for ED for two reasons: (a) lack of ED experience and (b) his history of sexual (sic) harrassment. That said, if a majority of you feel otherwise, that is the way I will vote.”

On the liberal “Blue NC” blogsite, reader comments after a story where Chairman Voller denied media reports that he and Chavis were old friends, and dismissed charges that past allegations and associations were primarily material to Chavis’ qualifications for the post, were negative.

“What really got under my skin were Chavis’ attitudes toward my fellow Jews,” posted Mike Radionchecnko under the title, “An Anti-Semite Running the NCDP.” “When he was fired by the NAACP, he claimed that a Jewish conspiracy brought him down [1]. Chavis’ speech at the University of Oklahoma was laced with anti-Semitic dog-whistles and innuendo [2]. He served as the right-hand-man to the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan, who has a prolific record of anti-Semitic and homophobic rhetoric, but Chavis’ words speak for themselves.”

Two posts down, under the title “This Would Be Wrong for the Party,” someone identified as “chambers1” wrote, “If Chavis is no longer a member of NOI, this would be the first time that has ever been stated in the media. Frankly, I want to hear him say it. The NOI has done a lot of good work for the black community but nothing can excuse the fact that the NOI is a virulently anti-Semitic organization whose rhetoric about Jews is almost indecipherable from hate groups like the KKK and the Aryan Nation, etc. Having an Executive Director of the NCDP that was still a member of the NOI would be hugely problematic.”

On Facebook, other self-described Jewish Democrats actively compounded the anti-Semitic charges against Chavis, ignoring documented stories by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun from the mid-1990s of then NAACP Executive Director Ben Chavis joining with other black leaders denouncing fiery anti-Semitic remarks by Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Muhammad.

And when Chavis was forced to leave the NAACP in 1994, it is documented that it was under pressure from several Jewish donors to the civil rights organization who were concerned about charges of alleged financial mismanagement amid the sexual harassment scandal.

And even in a 1997 edition of The Jewish Week, the then Min. Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, under the leadership of NOI leader Min. Louis Farrakhan, told the paper that one of his missions was to improve relations with the Jewish community, given previous tensions between them and Farrakhan because of fiery remarks made by the Muslim leader.

For his part, Dr. Chavis, who arrived in Raleigh Tuesday in preparation for an announced press conference Wednesday, was certainly aware of internal opposition to his nomination, which had to be accepted by the NCDP Executive Council.

Facing difficult, challenging odds was part of Chavis’ trademark, and he had prayed about Voller’s offer, and accepted it, deciding to leave its fate in God’s hands.

But the level to which the opposition had risen, accompanied by a seemingly united front between the media and a committed Democratic opposition to Chairman Voller, soon became concerning to even Chavis, sources say.

Among the major local media in Raleigh, only one, WNCN-TV, conducted an interview with Dr. Chavis, giving him something no one else would even offer – a chance to answer his critics.

In that interview he denied guilt per the sexual harassment allegations, and made clear that he had left the Nation of Islam years earlier. He said he was eager to come back home to North Carolina to use his skills as a charismatic civil rights leader to help Democrats win in the fall of 2014.

But before that singular interview ever aired, it was too late.

Tuesday evening, during a reportedly raucous, contentious NCDP Executive Council teleconference to decide on Dr. Chavis’ hiring, the nomination was pulled by Chairman Voller, at the request of Chavis, because of the growing firestorm among moderates.

An interim E.D. was designated for the next 30 days.

Whether the Chavis nomination will ever be reintroduced is doubtful, given the high level of vitriol that remains in the party for its chairman.

The next day, triumphant members of a state party which had its own alleged sexual harassment scandal two years ago; handed the Republican Party control of state government for at least the next six years, and until recently, annually gathered for a dinner named after two white supremacist Democratic governors, slapped themselves on the back.

They admitted, as much, that Ben Chavis deserved at least due process to defend himself against allegations. But they vehemently opposed him, they say, to protect themselves from further Republican attacks.

They called what they did to Dr. Chavis, “political street smarts.”

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NAACP NC HKonJ Moral March On Raleigh How Many People Really Attended? Does It Really Matter?

I keep hearing there were 80,00, 20,000 even maybe 100,000 people at the march. I don’t know how many were there but it damn sure was a lot of people there.

Were you there? Hell, if you had been there the number would have been greater, but it still would not have changed the outcome of the purpose of the march.

Okay now back to the numbers game. It does not matter what the actual count was because I don’t think you can possibly figure out exactly how many people were there since there was no way to actually count the people. Hell, who can count to 10,000, 20,000, 80,000 or 100,000 off the top of their head. Not my ignant ass.

Well I was at the march just like I have been at most if not all of them. I am listed as a partner of the HKonJ and I am a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP and I am glad about it.

The point is folks are sick and tired of being sick and tired of what is going on in NC and we participated in the march. While some folks are trying to count how many people were there, frankly I don’t give a damn. What I do care about is I witnessed and recorded via video and photos the 1,000’s of people that were there to hear the messages that we received.

So Now Run & Tell That!

Damn! Now This Is On! But Folks Says RACE Does Not Matter But The Last Sentence Speaks Much Volume!

By Grace L. Galloway

Once upon a time around the turn of the 20th century, there lived a man who equated imperialism with masculinity and ambition while denouncing isolationism as lazy and cowardly. He argued that imperialists were not greedy but courageous instead. He claimed that "we do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort." He was also rumored to have had several extra marital affairs while in the White House with a voracious sexual appetite. This man was President Teddy Roosevelt considered to be one of our finest Presidents – which I believe to be true. What this man did for America with his conservatism and love of nature is unparalleled.

Once upon a time during the depression, there lived a man who wrote more executive orders than any other president other than George Washington. He also had a voracious sexual appetite and had extra-marital affairs. But what he did for America with the New Deal, how he turned the Great Depression around, his ultimate concern for his fellow man made him too one of our great Presidents.

Once upon a time during WWII a bespectacled, seemingly unassuming man dropped the A-bomb not once but twice on Japan and while controversial and vilified for what his critics called callousness, ended the war thus saving millions of lives. It was said by some that he too had some extra-marital affairs. This man was Harry Truman – no doubt that he was one of our greatest. We remember him as "the Buck Stops here" Truman.

Once upon a time in the 1960s a tall, lanky Texan orchestrated the Gulf of Tonkin thus leading us into a bloody and costly war. A heinous act. He too had a voracious sexual appetite. But he also led us into the era of Civil Rights and the War on Poverty. This man was Lyndon B. Johnson and for all his mistakes we still honor him for his good works.

Once upon a time in the 1990s a young governor from Arkansas was accused of sexual intimidation, even murder. Yet he was elected President. Then he was found to have had sexual relations outside of his marriage while in the White House. Yet he gave us 8 years of peace and prosperity and the latter is what we remember him fondly for. Indeed he is still my most favorite Prez.

Then we have Dr. Ben Chavis – who did nothing as egregious as causing millions of deaths, but who was accused in the 1990s of some sexual misconduct. He is also well known for his Civil Rights activity, for engaging the youth in social events and democracy, for philantrophy….yet the only thing remembered about Dr. Chavis is that he is a sexual predator. Shades of Willie Horton.

Does anyone see the glaring difference between all of the above mentioned and Dr. Ben Chavis?? Does anyone see how a different yardstick is used to measure Dr. Chavis’ actions as the others? Does anyone see it? And does anyone see yet one more glaring difference? Yes. Dr. Ben Chavis is the only Black man in the group.

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Christensen: Maybe it’s the GOP’s turn to rule, but which GOP?

I often hear people say the Democrats have controlled North Carolina for more than 140 years, and it is now time to give GOP Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican legislature a chance to see what they can do.

While it is true that North Carolina, like the rest of the South, has been dominated by the Democratic Party for much of its history, the Republicans – and what’s more important, conservatives – have a much richer history in the Tar Heel state than some may realize.

During the past 40 years, for example, we’ve had six governors – three Democrats and three Republicans. During the past 19 years, three of the five state House speakers have been Republicans. (Source: Read more)

Get This! Got A Problem With How I Write On My Blog? Damn Delete, Ignore Or Whatever Hell Works For You!

While I am online I am Blogging, on Facebook, Twitter, chatting with folks from across the country and sometimes on the phone all at the same time. Hell my thoughts in my writings may not be worded just right but you get the message. I go back and re-read after publishing a post but I miss some things because when you know what you want to say and your fingers are typing, sometimes it don’t come out right. But I have asked others to bring my errors to my attention. But what you ain’t fitting ready to do is to post an ignant post about how I write when you know you got the damn message. Oh hell, damn! Yeap I like to use those words but recently I have added ass to my list. I like to use manure instead of the real word. What I try to stay away from is the F-word because for me that is just too deep.

When I post on my blog it automatically goes to my Facebook, Twitter and LinkenIn accounts. So if you are following me on any of these Social Networking Programs and you have a problem with what I am saying please delete me because I am going to continue to do what I do. I use Social Network to be educated and to educate. I don’t play games so do not send me any GAME REQUEST because I ain’t got time for that!

If you should respond on any of my Social Networking posts about how I write, then you are going to automatically get cussed the hell out. I am in control of what I write and I will write how I want to, when I want to and about what I want to. I am a grown man and I say grown man stuff!

So there you have it, another reminder.

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NC Democrats—This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things—Part II by George Fisher

Raleigh, NC  — In my last piece, I promised to shed light as to why some Democratic leaders—who probably know some of the history and backstories of the NCDP—find it necessary to play political games, both behind the screens and in the media.

http://whothehellisgeorge.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/8.jpg?w=130&h=103A convoluted mess is hard to sum up in a fifteen hundred word blog post, so I’m compelled to cherry-pick information for brevity. But, in order to connect the dots, you must first start at the beginning. (Source: Read more)

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Edgecombe County: Breaking News: Democratic Positions Open Because Willingham Resigned From The County Board of Elections And Harris Tendered Her Resignation As Party Secretary

First of all my question should be are you aware that the Edgecombe County Board of Elections have a vacancy because Shelly Willingham has stepped down as the Democratic representative? Willingham filed to run for the office of the House District 23 seat.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee must call a meeting to vote to appoint someone to fill the seat. Any Democrat can seek the appointment. See the NC Democratic Party Plan of Organization Section 2.06 County Board of Elections to see how the appointment to be filled. If you have any questions contact the county chair William Solomon or you many contact me.

If you want to seek the appointment do you know that you need to try to contact the folks on the Executive Committee stating your interest. However names can be submitted from the floor during the meeting also.

I am a precinct chair so therefore I am a voting member and my precinct has several votes.

I have been in some discussion with the chair and a couple of folks and I am waiting on the meeting date to be announced so that we can fill the seat as soon as possible. Willingham resigned on Monday. A 7 day notice is in order to call a meeting and I am not aware of a meeting date. Why? Time is of essence because we don’t need the Edgecombe County Board of Elections meeting without a Democratic Representative. The board meets every 3rd Tuesday and they have a meeting this coming Tuesday. It appears that we will have no Democratic Rep. so therefore Democrats need to attend the meeting. I have attended the BOE meetings over the years but I don’t attend them during basketball season because I volunteer videoing high school basketball games. The last game was suppose to be this past Friday but due to the snow, we have about 4 games to make up.

It has been brought to my attention that the Secretary Viola Harris has tendered her resignation. So therefore the party need to meet to replace the Secretary, Board of Elections Representative and so the Precincts can receive the Precinct Packages that has been issued to the County Chairs by the State Executive Committee.

See NC Democratic Party Plan of Organization Section 2.03 Officers of the County Executive Committee to replace the secretary.

I am waiting patiently for a meeting to be called but if the Chair William Solomon does not call one soon, then the County Executive Officers Gladys Shelton, Robert Byrd and Martha Johnson need to call a meeting. 

Gov. McCrory denies Duke coal ash deal involvement – AP

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory denied Friday he had any talks with Duke Energy executives or lobbyists about his administration’s scuttled deal to settle environmental violations at two of the $50 billion company’s coal ash dumps for $99,000.

McCrory was asked about the agreement at a public event after his office had not responded to questions from The Associated Press.

Federal prosecutors on Monday served the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Duke with grand jury subpoenas demanding records as part of a federal investigation into the spill, which contaminated the river so badly the state has advised against prolonged contact with the water or eating fish. (Source: Read more)

Raleigh NC: Whistle-blower at state agency finds himself fired – News & Observer

RALEIGH — Joe Vincoli has made a name for himself as a whistle-blower, saving the state millions of dollars by pointing out examples of wasteful spending and lax oversight. Two years ago, a law strengthening whistle-blower protections was enacted because of his efforts.

But now Vincoli might have whistled himself out of a job.

Vincoli is fighting to keep his position with the state Department of Public Safety, petitioning an administrative law judge to put him back on the state’s payroll. He contends the agency fired him in December as retaliation for his persistent efforts to report theft, embezzlement or misuse of state property. (Source: Read more)