Homegoing Celebration For Susie Barnes Bush Pinetops, NC

My condolences goes out to Reverend William Bush and the entire family of the late Susie Barnes Bush Pinetops, NC.

Susie, William and I were classmates SouthWest Edgecombe High School and Susie was my neighbor. Know that anything I can do video the services and whatever that I am available.

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

Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

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Video/Photos: Edgecombe County Public Schools Approves Budget Amendment Monday June 30, 2014

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Video/Photos: Edgecombe County Commissioners Passes Budget 4-3 Down Racial Lines Voting For A 3.5% Tax Increase And No Reduction In Force

The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners continued a recessed meeting on Monday June 30, 2014 7 PM. The meeting was called to order followed by a prayer.

During the Public Hearing with a standing room only and citizens sitting in the hallway listening to the comments via speakers in the hallway. One side of the room was a majority of School Administrators and the other side was Department of Social Services Administrators. Several citizens from both sides of the room and a couple from the hallway spoke out against the most recent proposed budget that had been on display to be voted on last night. All of the speakers asked the commissioners to reconsider the budget proposal on the table.

See the comments and the motions that were made, motions that died due to a lack of a 2nd and withdrawal of support. I feel the last motion that was made was the best motion and it pass 4-3 along racial lines. I strongly support the vote and I am still trying to figure out what the 3 commissioners whom voted against the motion interest they had in mind because it damn sure was not the county employees. However it was evident they wanted to make sure they looked out for the school system and didn’t give a damn about the Department of Social Services. It is evident that the majority of the school employees are white and the majority of the Department of Social Services are black. But that should not have been an issue because they ought to have been concerned about all of the employees.

I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator now this is my ignant ass opinion and I stand behind ME! Now view the video and you can form your own opinion.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writes Scathing 35-Page Dissent In Birth Control Case – Huffington Post

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Click on photo to read what Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to say reported on the Huffington Post.

A depressing but unsurprising decision by the majority, and a rational dissent by Justice Ginsburg. I think that Justice Ginsburg is correct that the Court has stepped into a minefield. I also think that it’s going to explode at some point and inflict a lot of damage. The religious beliefs of corporations, closely held or not, should play no role in the coverage offered in health plans for employees. What if the business is a closely-held corporation in which the employers’ faith prohibits blood transfusions, does this decision mean that the corporation can refuse to cover blood transfusions in their health plans for religious reasons? Far-fetched? Not in the least. There are religions that oppose blood transfusions and this decision certainly could be used to argue the closely-held corporation’s right to act according to its owners religious beliefs.

"The Supreme Court delivered a blow to universal birth control coverage on Monday, ruling that closely-held corporations can refuse to cover contraception in their health plans for religious reasons. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sharply disagreed with the five conservatives on the court, delivering a scathing, 35-page dissent and defense of mandatory contraception coverage."

"In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs," Ginsburg wrote. She said she feared that with its decision, the court had "ventured into a minefield." by Sheria Reid 

Note: I am not only friends with Attorney Sheria Reid on Facebook but I know her on a personal note. She is originally from Wilson NC. I met her when she worked for the NC Justice & Policy Center whereby I went through training with her and I received Certificates from the Education & Law Project in the late 90’s. Sheria is a strong intelligent black female.