Homegoing Celebration For Tamara Lindsey Wilson NC

My condolences goes out to Thurman Lindsey and the entire family of the late Tamara Lindsey Wilson NC.

Such a beautiful article in The Wilson Times about who Tamara really is.

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

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Met To Elect A Board Of Elections Appointee, Secretary And Chair Thursday March 20, 2014

See what happened when the Edgecombe Dems met around 2 weeks ago. Some very interesting elections took place. But what tickled me is why didn’t Gladys Shelton 1st Vice Chair didn’t begin the election process by replacing the chair, the secretary and then the board of elections appointee? Since both Ms. Shelton and Rev. Roosevelt Higgs had both mentioned to me about this meeting, it was obvious that they both had discussed this meeting at length. I could say more but I was not feeling it about this meeting and since I didn’t come with an agenda, I only said a few things because my intentions were at that time to maybe soon step down as precinct chair.

It was quite interesting why the secretary and chair say they stepped down when our conversations were much different from what I heard at the meeting. It was quite interesting how the board of elections appointment came to be. The chair position election was the norm with Rev. Roosevelt Higgs name always in the running.

I say thank you to Dr. Glenda Lawrence-Knight and Dr. Delois Porter for wanting to get involved with the Democratic Party. All I have to say is you are in for an interesting ride.

What I have a problem with is the county officers is somewhat mute because very little has been done for several years now but these folks want to continue to hold their titles and quick to say they can’t do this and can’t do that because of age and that they want someone else to run the show because they know more than them. Well what is the point of holding on to titles when you are not doing anything?

I know Dr. Florence A. Armstrong will do a great job serving on the board of elections. I feel strongly that Dr. Glenda L. Knight would have done a great job too if her name had gone to Raleigh in the number 1 spot vs 2.

I feel strongly that Dr. Delois Porter will do a great job as secretary although that will be determined by if the chair allow her to do her job. Something that has been a problem with the past 2 chairs.

I have no comment on what I think about Rev. Roosevelt Higgs serving as the chair other than it will be all about Dr. Thomas L. Walker. It is okay for him to include the man as a Democrat but it is one thing to appoint him to speak for the party when he do not even hold an office on the county executive committee. But I ain’t got time for that.

What really tickled me during the meeting is that Gladys Shelton 1st vice chair who chaired the meeting nominated Dr. Florence A. Armstrong and Rev. Roosevelt Higgs.

There is so much education to be done within the Democratic Party. During this meeting when we had a Democratic Governor my precinct had 5 votes during the party meetings but now since we have a Republican Governor I only have 1. I didn’t think about the change but really had no reason to. This is something that the chair should have educated us on during the meeting that was called in January but you see we didn’t vote on anything during that unnecessary meeting.

Educating Dems could even be done via email but we don’t receive them. There is no Edgecombe County Democratic Party Facebook Page sharing information and the county officers we have now, unless the new secretary can get the information to be shared then we will continue to go without being educated via email. Sad!

I have preached using technology but it does not good so I ain’t pushing it anymore.

Watch the video to see what actually happened at the meeting for yourself.

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In this photo Rev. Roosevelt Higgs New County Chair

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In this photo Gladys Shelton 1st Vice Chair

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Words! I Have Learnt! As Election Day Gets Closer When I Speak . . .

I just love to watch and hear some folks take (words) messages and use it for their own personal self worth. And that is a good thing! Sometimes!

I am glad you asked boy what in the hell are you talking about because you are always saying something. Well I am always saying something because so many folks are afraid to say what needs to be said, so I get credit for what others are too damn scared to say. But always know I don’t need no pat on the back nor any accolades because I am for real.

Now some folk takes (words) messages and use it for their own personal self worth. But at the end of the day you can try to take other’s words, use them and feel good about yourself but at the end of the day, if you got some mess with you and you ain’t got it right, then it does not matter. All I am saying is you better be honest with yourself because I know you and you know me so you can hide behind or feel good about other folks (words) messages, it does not change your status.

Folks you better recognize that if what folks are saying about you are true then it can help you or hinder you. You can get mad because folks talk about you all you want. Well you gonna be mad the rest of your life because folks are going to talk about you until the end of times. But the real deal is don’t let what folks say about you be truth and if it is, what you gonna do about trying to get it right? Well maybe it do not matter to you but if what you are doing is going to have a major role in other folks lives you better get it. If you don’t you will be all messed up and may not be able to handle the outcome.

Well by now you are saying well who is he? I am the Political Agitator and I am the one who tell folks directly and indirectly what I say about them especially when they need me or want to represent, speak for me and etc. I am not the one who sit back and allow others to just do their thing without being held accountable. Oh yes I tell people to hold me accountable. But if you have noticed, I have not ran for an elected office since 1998 so I can am free and wouldn’t have it any other way.

So as I say all the time, you know I am political, I am a blogger, facebooker, twitter and write to the local newspapers, call in to several radio and tv talk shows voicing my opinion so don’t get mad when I talk about you. What you need to do is to prove me wrong and if you can’t do that then you have a problem. You are going to have a problem because I ain’t going to say anything that I can not back up and if I should error, I stand to be corrected and will get it right by apologizing as well.

As Election Day gets closer, when I speak you can get mad or whatever but I refuse to be silent when folks want to represent me, speak for me and whatever that may directly/indirectly affect me and the many folks whom allow me to speak for them. Oh don’t get it twisted! If you have not told me that I speak for you then I ain’t talking about I speak for you.

I recognize I have one voice and one vote so I know how much power I have. So go figure! Caus I know the power in one voice and one vote!

Social Networking Forum Sexting Sponsored by Tarboro Police Department Thursday March 27, 2014

I along with my son attended the social networking forum. It was a powerful presentation by the different resources that were participants in bringing about awareness. The shock of the night for me was my son stood up and wanted to share something.

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Homegoing Celebration For Joe W. Dickens Jr. Thursday March 27, 2014 “Joe Must Have Known” Rev. Joseph Bryant New Morning Star Church Rocky Mount NC

Although I thought Joe W. Dickens Jr. speech played during the wake would have been sufficient for the wake and the funeral, Rev. Joseph Bryant delivered yet another powerful message, “Joe Must Have Known!”

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In this photo Daniel Crandol (Left), Kelvin Dickens (Right) Dickens Funeral Home Inc. Staff

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In this photo Rev. Roy Gray Presider (back), Daniel Crandol (Left), Kelvin Dickens (Right) Dickens Funeral Home Inc. Staff

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Joe W. Dickens Jr. Wake Wednesday March 26, 2014 Whites Chapel Speed NC Speech By Joe Titled, "This Is Why I Celebrate!"

The wake for Joe W. Dickens Jr. was the most powerful wake I have ever recorded. I have recorded a many over the years. The keynote speaker of the night as Rev. Roy Gray presider put it was Joe W. Dickens Jr. himself. When the audio began it felt as if Joe was in the room. An audio of Joe addressing Whites Chapel Church and his family on Thanksgiving Day 2013 titled, “This Is Why I Celebrate!” was so powerful that I felt it would have been sufficient for the night with no other remarks following. I felt the same message could have been played during the funeral and it would have been ENOUGH! I have watched this message every day since Wednesday night and it is just like watching it for the first time each and every time I watch it.

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In this photo Rev. Roy Gray Presider (back), Daniel Crandol (Left), Kelvin Dickens (Right) Dickens Funeral Home Inc. Staff

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I Am A 51 Year Old Black Man And Race Has Been An Issue All Of My Life

I am a 51 year old black man and race has been an issue all of my life. I am reminded when I fill out certain forms that it matters to the system. So no matter how much anyone think race should not matter, well you may as well get over it because it was before I was born, it will be until the end of the world.

So I will not get caught up in race should not be an issue, I repeat I will not get caught up in race should not be an issue. I ain’t scared to talk about race.

I am a proud black man and will remind all folks who I am and whose I am. You see I have a problem with folks who do not recognize what race they are and want to think it does not matter. The system is not set up that way. The system is set up on COLOR so act like you are COLORBLIND all you want and your ass will be in the blind ie: the DARK!

Kobe Bryant an ignant ass! On Trayvon Martin comments.

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