We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it

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Truth

"Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.": Helena Cassadine

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own: John Ruskin

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear: Herbert Sebastien Agar

"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do." William Blake

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry

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Homegoing Celebration For Ruth D. Cherry Rocky Mount NC

From a source: The arrangements for Mrs. Ruth D. Cherry are as follows: Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm at West Edgecombe Baptist Church Family Life Center, 13821 NC Highway 43 N, Rocky Mount, NC 27801. The funeral to follow at West Edgecombe Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home Tarboro NC.

Correction to times- Visitation will be 2:00-3:15 Service will be at 3:30.

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Ruth D. Cherry Rocky Mount NC.

I have been knowing Ms. Cherry since the late 80’s. I have been in the Democratic Party meetings with her since the late 80’s. She was always faithful in her attendance. I believe she was an Edgecombe County Commissioner, the first female to hold the title. She has always treated me nice. She will truly be missed.

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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Town upset police official used N-word for Obama – Yahoo News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks a police commissioner made about President Barack Obama.

Resident Jane O’Toole said she overheard Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland use a racial slur in describing Obama. And in an email to her, Copeland, who is white, acknowledged using the N-word in referring to the president and said he will not apologize.

"I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in an excerpt from an email he sent to his fellow police commissioners acknowledging his remark and then forwarded to O’Toole. "For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such." (Source: Yahoo News)

Nigeria is Home to Africa’s Largest Economy – William Reed Columnist

More African Americans should learn about Nigeria. It’s Africa’s most populous nation, as well as the continent’s largest economy. The giant of Africa has an economy of about $509 billion. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a constitutional republic comprised of 36 states. Nigeria is the world’s 26th largest economy. The country is the world’s eighth-largest oil exporter, and almost 90 percent of its export earnings are tied to oil. It has the seventh-highest population in the world – 170 million people – but, most of the wealth is confined to a small urban middle class. By 2020, Nigeria is expected to become one of the world’s top 20 economies. For decades, the quickest route to wealth was to have political power. Nigeria ranks as the fifth most corrupt country in Africa.

Most Blacks in the Americas have direct lineage to Nigeria and are encouraged to invest there. While the 54-year-old country is facing: depletion of the oil resources and degeneration of its land, Nigeria is an emerging market, with expanding financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. Nigeria’s manufacturing sector is the third-largest on the continent, and produces a large portion of goods and services for the West African region. Rapidly-growing sectors are telecommunications, banking, and its film industry.

Forbes magazine reports that 12 out of Africa’s 50 billionaires are Nigerians. Nigeria’s millionaires increased by 44 percent between 2007 and 2013 – but much of the country is poor. In the commercial capital, Lagos, a gleaming new Porsche dealership is a long stone’s throw from creeks jammed with tumbled-down shacks.

For reference toward becoming familiar with Nigeria and its opportunities here are 10 ultra-wealthy entrepreneurs and business leaders, each worth at least $50 million.

Kola Aluko is in energy and aviation. He founded the oil trading firm Fossil Resources in 2001, then went on to become CEO of Exoro Energy. In 2007, the company merged with Seven Energy.  Aluko is now deputy CEO of Seven Energy. In 2012, Aluko reportedly purchased two luxury estates in Beverly Hills for $40 million.

Eddy Martins Egwuenu is a banker and the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5 percent stake in Zenith Bank is worth about $60 million.

Jide Omokore is the chairman and founder of Energy Resources Group (ERG) which has interests in oil trading and exploration, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development. ERG’s annual revenue exceeds $400 million.

ABC Orjiakor is a trained orthopedic and trauma surgeon. Orjiakor is the chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has a 40 percent stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day.

Sam Iwuajoku made his fortune importing rice and steel rods. Among other ventures, he reinvested in private aviation services. His aviation companies include one of the few fixed-base operators in the country, a large maintenance hangar at the Lagos airport and a jet charter service.

Gbenga Oyebode is a commercial lawyer. Oyebode is a founder and managing partner of a successful corporate and commercial law firm. He owns a minority share in MTN Nigeria and sits on the company’s board. Oyebode also serves as chairman of Access Bank PLC, Okomu Oil and Crusade Insurance.

Arthur Eze is an oil man who sits atop Atlas Oranto Petroleum, a West African exploration company that owns several producing and non-producing oil and gas assets across Nigeria, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea and Gambia.

Aderemi Makanjuola is the founder and executive chairman of a company that provides marine, aviation and logistics support services to oil exploration and production firms.

Sixty-two year-old Dele Fajemirokun’s inherited Nigerian Maritime Services Limited one of the country’s largest shipping companies from his father, Henry Fajemirokun, a renowned shipping magnate.

Michael Ade-Ojo is the biggest seller of Toyota vehicles in West Africa. His Elizade Group accounts for over 10 percent of all Toyota sales in Nigeria. He is also chairman of Toyota Nigeria and a key shareholder of a distributor of Toyota cars.

William Reed is publisher of “Who’s Who in Black Corporate America” and available for projects via the BaileyGroup.org.

When It Comes To Donald Sterling And How Much He Pays Black Folks

For me it does not matter how damn much money I am paid, I refuse to be a slave and not to be treated with respect at all times. I am paid for a service and I in return provide a service. SMDH!

"Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

D.A. requests SBI investigate Dixon – Greenville Reflector

The Political Agitator response: I guess I will have to wait on Faris response and the SBI findings to see how all of this unfolds. I hope all turn out well because I don’t know him on a personal note but being in his presence over the years as I have attended events in Pitt County, he seems like a nice and professional person.

A judicial candidate dismissed Wednesday from his position as prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office soon will fall under scrutiny of the State Bureau of Investigations in regard to the dispositions of cases he handled, officials said.

The SBI confirmed Thursday it will be assigning an agent to investigate Faris Dixon Jr. at the request of District Attorney Kimberly Robb. Dixon has been a prosecutor with the district attorney’s office since 2001. He was dismissed on Wednesday from his position. (Source: Read more)

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Greenville NC – Message From Faris Dixon Who Was Fired As The Assist DA Pitt County But Is Still A Candidate For District Court Judge

Pitt County Residents and supporters of Faris Dixon please read the message below from Faris. Unfortunately he was terminated from the District Attorneys office today. He is still running for District Court Judge let’s come together and support him.

I wish to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to the people of Pitt County. I have practiced law for 22 years and worked in the District Attorney’s office for more than 13 years. That dedication was rewarded last week with a great victory. I am gratified that my peers recognize my dedication and earnest desire to be fair and impartial in the latest judicial rankings. According to the information provided on the judicial survey, on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the greatest I was the only candidate that scored 4 or above in all categories including integrity. In addition to this ranking my peers ranked me the highest in the 2012 Judicial Rankings.

I will in no way allow this to interfere with my campaign for District Court Judge. I will continue to seek to serve the people of Pitt County and will rely on all citizens to continue to support the campaign. We will move forward. Additional information will be forthcoming. (Source)

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