I Am A Life Fully Paid Member Of The NAACP And I Am Glad About It

I hear so many folks talk negative about the NAACP. The NAACP is just like any group, the church, family, friends and whatever because you will find some bad damn apples in almost every bunch.

I joined the NAACP in 1993 and I did so not because I had a personal issue but only because I want to be a voice for the voiceless.

I will never forget what I endured when I joined the branch. Because I was the youngest member I caught hell but I also got some special privileges because I was the youngest member and active. Some of these guys were just nasty as hell. They had no respect for me because first of all I came in and educated myself on the Constitution and By-laws of the NAACP.

These guys talked about where I worked, how I dressed, the car I drove (a damn 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood) that I purchased for $1500. It only had 50,000 mile on it but had a diesel engine. I put a gas engine in it. It was a pretty car with all the bells and whistles including a built in CB radio. Hell they had new cars.

I was appointed to the office of 1st Vice President because they wanted the branch to look good by having a young man in office. Well I accepted the position but I told them I wanted the record to show that I accepted the position but I have a problem that the branch did not have a real election. I held them folks accountable for their actions and I made them start having elections.

The first year we had the elections I ran for president because there was a group of folks whom were trying to remove Loraine Harris the best secretary the branch has had since I have been a member of the Rocky Mount Branch since 1993. She ran the NAACP, was the contact person when someone had a problem and she worked hard as hell to raise money for the branch. The NAACP State Headquarters sent a state vice president and another person to sit in on our election. My wife and a couple of others found there was ballots already in the ballot box before the polls were open. The state vice president did not secure those ballots so we could deal with the issue but that was because they were trying to keep the current president in office. Well I knew I wouldn’t win with the crew that was active because they didn’t do the mailings and advertise the election like they suppose to. I didn’t want the president position, I did it so I could have access to the entire list of the members because those running for President could get the list unlike all others. I didn’t win and they removed Loraine Harris as secretary.

Over the years I was able to recruit some folks and we were able to remove the crew that was using the organization as a social group to go to conventions, banquets and etc. at the expense of the branch. Well I went to those events and I was there set up and videoing and they didn’t even know I was there, unless it was a convention and I was a delegate, then they knew I was going. I always drove never carpooled with them.

Not only did I attend my branch meetings but I attended the Edgecombe County branch when I worked with our District Director to help get the Tarboro branch charter back. I moved my membership over to help them out and I served as vice president while Bobbie Jones the new mayor of Princeville served as President. He chose not to run for another term and I could have probably got elected to be president but I didn’t want that. Matter of a fact I stepped all the way out of being an officer and only chose to be on the Executive Board. I wanted to see some younger folks hold office so they could attempt to bring in some more young folks. Yolanda Thigpen was elected as President. I stayed in for a short while but then moved my membership back to my branch in Rocky Mount.

I attended my branch monthly meetings on Sunday, I attended the Edgecombe County monthly meetings and Wilson County monthly meetings because the president over there was on the N.E.E.D Inc. board where I was the vice chair in the early 90’s. I also attended some of the Pitt County meetings some months.

I have served on the state executive committee.

I could go on but I just wanted to share some information about where I stand with the NAACP. Again I am a proud Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP because I know the mission of the NAACP inspite of those who down the NAACP do not even take the time to read the mission online. I know what the NAACP has done over the years and continue to do. I will not allow a few bad apples to sway me from standing on the side of justice and fighting the good fight with the NAACP.

I am Curmilus Dancy II a life fully paid member of the Rocky Mount NAACP and I a proud to be a card carrying member of the NAACP along with my LIFE MEMBERSHIP PLAQUE.

ESPN Host Completely Nails The Part Of The Sterling Controversy Everyone Has Ignored – HuffPost Black Voices

The Political Agitator response: Like I said on a local TV station last night, I connect the issue with Donald Sterling to the issues we face on the local level. Rocky Mount city council because they are 4-3 black majority is catching hell from some white folks who have a problem with the black majority council and with putting economic development on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. And the sad part ignant ass black folks are agreeing with these few white folks who want to keep the Edgecombe County side right where they are. SMDH! Councilman Reuben Blackwell speech on Monday evening during the city council meeting is similar to the economics captured in this post. I don’t want to talk about Sterling, I want to talk about the racist ass white folks in Nash/Edgecombe County. But if you ask them. they will be quick to say they are not racist so that is why I do not ask them.

HuffPost Black Voices

Jones went on to bring up the death of a good friend of his, 32-year-old Leonore Draper, an anti-violence activist who was fatally shot outside her Chicago home on Friday, the same night she attended a charity event she helped organize. And he explained why Sterling’s previous displays of racism mattered even more than the shocking words on audiotape.

"We hear all this stuff that goes on in Chicago and all these people who die, who lose their lives," he said. "All that stuff that’s happening in Chicago is a byproduct of housing discrimination. … Housing discrimination is the biggest reason that we can point to historically for why we’ve got all these dead kids in Chicago fighting for turf, fighting for real estate with poor accommodations and facilities and everything that you’re supposed to have in a city, poor education, all of this because the tax dollars and everything else decided to move away."

Jones continued:

"When we start looking at all these people in these lists who are dying as an economic byproduct of the people like Donald Sterling and you now have a problem because, oh my God, he said something that intimated that he doesn’t respect his players? I’m calling you out as a fraud." (Source: Read more)

Video/Photos: See What The Interim Town Manager Had To Say About The Condition Of The Princeville Town Hall

What would set the town off now is if they could get Pharrell Williams to come in and sing “Happy.”

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In this photo Mayor Bobbie Jones Princeville NC

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Council weighs proposed downtown event center – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Councilman Reuben Blackwell was on point. Perhaps the vocal and vehement naysayers to progress in Downtown and in inner city communities in Rocky Mount have forgotten that our City dollars belong to ALL of our City. That includes ALL residents of Nash and Edgecombe counties who live in the City limits of Rocky Mount. Maybe they have forgotten that those of us who still live and work in the Boddie version of "Dead End" have paid and continue to pay our taxes, our utility bills, shopped in their stores, ate in their restaurants and worked together with them to build and strengthen our entire City on both sides of the track. And like Bill Jones said, we know all the five ways to cross the railroad tracks Downtown because we do business on both sides of the track.” The council can request things go on the agenda at any given time and this is what happened. Blackwell requested that the council move forward on the next phrase of the Event Center and anyone, I repeat anyone that still want to have input can go to the next city council meeting and voice their opinion. Also contact Blackwell about his message at the Monday’s meeting instead of responding in the comments section only.

The Telegram

Rocky Mount Councilman Reuben Blackwell’s reading of a prepared statement in support of a downtown event center Monday afternoon prompted a response from all the other council members despite the topic not being on the meeting agenda ahead of time.

He noted that many of the comments made during the April 21 public meeting on the event center were by those who had come to the council previously asking for city support of projects in the western part of Rocky Mount, which helped to “secure their financial futures and advance their personal growth.” (Source: Read more)

 

Tea party weighs in with statement – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: What a damn lie. Makes no damn sense to post a video and now saying they were not in support of or opposition to either party. Too damn ignant! This was all about trying to help unseat the current Sheriff which had nothing to do with the alleged incident.

Wilson NC Tea Party weighs in with statement

On April 21, two members of the Wilson NC Tea Party posted a video on the Tea Party YouTube channel containing an interview with the parents of the 5-year-old girl who was injured during the recent incident with a sheriff’s detective. As the video’s description stated, “This video is not a statement by the WilsonNCTeaParty in support of or opposition to either party in the incident mentioned in this video. It is merely an attempt to allow the parents to be heard by their community.” This was the one and only statement by the Tea Party members who posted the video; they meant no ill-will toward the sheriff’s department yet failed to consider the repercussions of their actions. (Source: Read more)

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Bibbs files second complaint against city – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: As I have stated earlier maybe Bibbs is on to something but if he is not, then is it really worth all of this? Time will tell.

State candidate Mark Bibbs’ legal fight against the city of Wilson took another turn Monday as Bibbs was granted a temporary restraining order and filed a complaint in Wilson County Superior Court.

Bibbs, a candidate for House District 24 and Democratic challenger in the May 6 primary, filed his second complaint in court and has been granted a hearing on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Wilson County.

Earlier in the day Monday, Bibbs also filed a notice of dismissal in U.S. District Court that is tied to his first suit against the city that alleges he was treated unfairly during a recently failed fire and building inspection of his office and residence at 105 Douglas St.

Bibbs filed suit against the city on April 7 and city attorneys moved the case to federal court after issues related to the U.S. Constitution were raised in Bibbs’ complaint. The suit filed Monday has no references to the U.S. Constitution. (Source: Read more)

Money fuels N.C. Supreme Court race – Wilson Times

Justice Robin Hudson says the Koch brothers are part of a conservative coalition bankrolling a bid to unseat her from the North Carolina Supreme Court.

The veteran judge and trial attorney told Wilson County Democrats that right-leaning political powerhouses are supporting both of her opponents in the May 6 primary in order to replace an impartial arbiter with a Republican ideologue.

"I don’t know what their agenda is,” Hudson said, "but apparently, they don’t want someone who’s going to be fair-minded and impartial. I just call it as I see it under the law and under the Constitution. We need judges who come without a political or a personal agenda. We need judges who are going to be fair.” (Source: Read more)

Wilson gang detective honored for service – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: Congratulations to Reggie Smith however I do not know him. Also would like to congratulate Regina Willoughby-Langley of Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Homes of Tarboro, Fountain and Scotland Neck with its distinguished service award and honored Charles L. Edwards of Fountain, assistant manager of Don Brown Funeral Home in Ayden, as its professional of the year. I do know both of them and I have seen them in action and they deserve this recognition.

The Wilson Times

Reggie Smith decided to join the Wilson Police Department in 1999 after learning of its reputation for community service. Fifteen years later, he’s an integral part of the agency’s volunteer efforts.

The Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina honored Smith last week with a 2014 community service award. A gang unit detective, Smith coaches youth basketball and serves on the boards of three Wilson nonprofits that work to improve children’s lives.

“It was definitely an awesome feeling,” Smith said of receiving the award. “Our department is top of the line when it comes to that. We are a community-oriented police department, and that really says a lot. That’s what I enjoy doing.”

Smith was one of 17 eastern North Carolina residents recognized for community service at the funeral directors group’s eastern district awards banquet held Friday at the Darden Alumni Center in Wilson. Carrons Funeral Home nominated him for the honor. (Source: Read more)

Video: Rocky Mount NC – Event Center Presentation/Comments Monday April 21, 2014 6:00 PM

The Rocky Mount Telegram reported: Event center proposal spurs heated debate. See what took place at the meeting for yourself.

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John Wooten I Hate It When Ignant Ass Folks Try To Discredit Me And Try To Mislead Folks

John Wooten I hate it when ignant ass folks try to discredit me and try to mislead folks. You called in tonight and said somebody said it was a debate and it was not suppose to have been that so you were told. Well damn I said I had spoken with some of the candidates and I thought it was a debate. I said the way it was set up it was a debate because it damn sure was not a forum. A forum is when folks attend but this was at the TV station and I don’t think anyone was there but the candidates and the moderator. SMDH! But now I am going to let you see where else I got it from, "Candidates to participate in televised debate." 

John I understand you are mad with Taro Knight because he didn’t support you for Tarboro City Council and then a couple of years later Mayor’ sea,, but don’t get ignant on me, stay with me.

Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape – Deadspin

When you click on the link (Source: Read more) you will see the extended version.

Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano. If the original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ left any questions about Sterling’s opinions regarding minorities, the audio here should remove all doubt that he’s a doddering racist with views not too far removed from the plantation. (Source: Read more)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life over alleged racist comments – WRAL 11

The Political Agitator response: But did they ban him only for his most recent actions? From the little I have read he should have been out a long time ago. I strongly feel that when a person receive certain treatment it should be according to what kind of position that person holds. A person could continue to use their position to further keep mess going. Some folks didn’t have a choice but to be a slave and to be called and used as such. Some of these old sayings since I have gotten older, I don’t agree with any longer. For me it is not about being politically correct but all about RESPECT. Hell if he felt that way then he ought to have gone into hiding or only allowed non black folks to be on his staff and on the court. Yep I get emotional as hell because I will not tolerate this kind of mess from other folks. But the problem is, I have dealt with it here in Edgecombe County be it directly and/or indirectly just like this issue and I stood with others so that these folks would know that they better think differently if they want to come my way with their racist attitudes.

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.

Almost unanimously, owners supported the commissioner Tuesday, as he handed down one of the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports.

"We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views. They simply have no place in the NBA," Silver said at a news conference.

Sterling, 80, is banned for life from any association with the league or the Clippers, and fined $2.5 million – the maximum allowable under the NBA constitution. If three-fourths of the other 29 owners agree to Silver’s recommendation, Sterling will be forced to sell the team he has owned since 1981. (Source: Read more)

NAACP will not present award to Donald Sterling amid controversy – USA Today

A May 15 banquet for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just became a lot more intriguing. The group is planning to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. This is the 100th anniversary of the L.A. chapter.

[UPDATE]: The NAACP has announced on its official Twitter account that Sterling will not receive the award.

But in light of racist comments attributed to Sterling on a recording that surfaced on the TMZ website, the banquet plans might be changing.

L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is also scheduled to be honored with a Person of the Year Award, as is the Rev. Al Sharpton. But, Yusef Robb, the mayor’s spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, “In light of recent events, we will be discussing the event with the Los Angeles NAACP.” (Source: Read more)

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