Author and activist Cornel West was arrested while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday.
West was in Ferguson as part of the “Ferguson October” rally, which has been attended by over 1,000 protesters.
Journalists in Ferguson tweeted photos of the incident Monday afternoon: (Source: Read more)
My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Mr. Owen Grant, Sr. Rocky Mount NC.
I met Owen back in the early 90’s when I joined the NAACP. I also knew him as a Masonic Brother. He was a good caring brother and was very neat and professional at all times.
I was shocked to learn of his death Saturday morning around 11:30 AM and the funeral was at 12 noon. I hate I missed the services because Owen was a good friend and consultant before his health failed him. But my friend will have to suffer any longer.
Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin
“Patriot” may now be the most overused and misused word in the English language. Instead of someone who loves their country, it’s come to mean someone who hates it, and hates everyone who doesn’t see it from their exact rage-filled vantage point behind the barrel of a gun.
With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to Drew Walker. Like so many other people on social media, Walker thinks he has something to say. He has a lot to say, actually, and all of it is addressed toward “patriots” who love their guns and are absolutely convinced that Obama is out to take them away (come on, Mr. President, time is ticking, when are you going to take those guns?). (Source: Read more)
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Rocky Mount officials will hear from Dominion North Carolina Power representatives Tuesday about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which tentatively includes a 30 mile stretch through Nash County.
A special Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed 550-mile long natural gas pipeline between West Virginia and Robeson County, N.C. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the $4.5 billion venture is expected to create 738 jobs in North Carolina during construction – scheduled for 2017 and 2018 – and 52 permanent jobs.
Officials said the final route of the pipeline has not been selected but Dominion is conducting surveys of properties – including 93 percent of the proposed 242 Nash County properties. Once the surveys are complete, Dominion will consider landowner input along with an assessment of environmental, historic and cultural impacts of the pipeline.
At the 7 p.m. council meeting, a local resident will be recognized for his heroic acts on Sept. 6 in saving the life of a driver whose car had become submerged in a creek. (Source: Read more)