Recent events in November
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3rd Sunday Service November 2014
Abrams Christmas Show & Honoring Our Heroes
Bob Arrington & The Soul Revivers 4th Anniversary
The Investiture Service of Bishop Ardean Dickens Eason
On November 15, 2014, FYM, received an email from a Free Housing Project member. She explained in her email that she trusts FYM’s to post the truth about Bill Cosby. She would like to remain anonymous. (FYM fact checks all information prior to release.) FYM has verified the identity of the model who worked with Choice Fowler and Wilhelmina Models in 1982. She also provided us with the booking agents information, names of each casting agent and location. She was given Bill Cosby’s location during that time and we confirmed location. (Source: Read more)
As the Ferguson frenzy continues, the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, who call themselves the “conscience of Congress”, has publicly encouraged the Grand Jury in St. Louis County, Missouri to indict the officer involved in the shooting of Mike Brown. G.K. Butterfield, (D) North Carolina, references his own career as a Federal Judge when he says to let “a jury of 12 from Missouri” determine the guilt or innocence of Darren Wilson. (Source: Read more)
As the nation awaits the grand jury’s decision of whether to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, President Obama said that Ferguson should not be used as an “excuse for violence.”
In an interview with ABC News George Stephanopoulos that aired Friday night, Obama acknowledged the right to protest over the killing of Brown, but urged that demonstrations remain peaceful.
“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views,” Obama said. “But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are.”
Obama’s interview from Las Vegas was an excerpt of a longer version set to air Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Watch the video excerpt above. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Folks tickles the hell out of me as if our President is going to reap some type of benefits from this immigration thingy. Look at all of those Republicans and Democrats who went and brought back Mexicans to work on their farms because they didn’t want to pay black folks but wanted to pay cheap labor to the Mexicans. They started that long before our President became President. I remember clearly around the late 80’s and early 90’s when some big time farmers in Nash County replaced black folks with Mexicans. Farmer from Nash County but farmed some land here in Edgecombe County as well. And the sad part is one of the farmers was a big time crook who had been the jail but was back out and had a big farming business. The problem with the speech a couple of days ago it went right over some folks heads. Well read it over and over again until you get it. Our President continues to show just how intelligent he is and that is what “they” can’t get over.
Transcript via ABC News:
STEPHANOPOULOS: But do you have the right to make that decision on your own?
OBAMA: Absolutely. If you look, every president – Democrat and Republican – over decades has done the same thing as I mentioned in my remarks today. George H. W. Bush, about 40% of the undocumented persons, at the time, were provided a similar kind of relief as a consequence of executive action-
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you know the response of both Reagan – but in that case, there were bipartisan bills passed, they were acting after the bills were passed, not because Congress did not act.
OBAMA: Well George, I’m not sure that argues in favor. If Congress acted specifically and left something out and then a President goes ahead right afterwards and does more than Congress agreed to, it’s actually not different. It’s similar. The fact is is that we exercise prosecutorial discretion all the time. And, you know, the primary response that I have to Speaker Boehner and others is go ahead and . . . (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Okay now does this make sense or not. Read what she has to say why she didn’t report it. Who do you think anyone would believe, her or him? So what does she has to gain now? Just asking? I ain’t taking sides but all I know is what she is saying makes sense to me whether it happened or not, I ain’t going to speculate because I have nothing to lose nor gain.
Hill, now a married mother of three living in Pittsburgh, was an aspiring actress and model when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her over the course of 4 years and even paid her college tuition.
Now 47 years old, Hill was selected when she was a young girl by Cosby to join him on “Picture Pages” after he reached out to her agent and would frequently fly her around the country with her parents’ permission.
At the time, “The Cosby Show” was in full swing and Cosby was reaching the height of his cultural power, and Hill said she didn’t think anyone would believe her. According to her, Cosby would insist that she have an alcoholic beverage even though she was underage and each time she would wake up not remembering what happened past a certain point. (Source: Read more)
Okay we have the President of These United States that has been disrespected beginning before he was sworn in, Ferguson case with Michael Brown being murdered and allowed to lay in the street for hours with his body exposed along with Bill Cosby and several women coming forward after numerous years saying he sexually assaulted them and more on the black man in the news. Some say it is a black man thing. Some say justice is not being served and that we the black man are an endangered species. Well if you believe this is true, how do you suggest we deal with it? Or can we deal with it or just wait for the next black man to become the next target? Folks it do not have to be a famous black man who encounter this stuff but black men from all walks of life can be the next suspect.
Well my thing as a black man has always been is to not allow what they say and do to you be the truth but does it really matter. Look at the President, it does not matter what he says or does, they will never respect him.
The Michael Brown case, it was one thing for the officer to murder him but to not even cover his body while lying there in the street is another thing.
Bill Cosby, I don’t know what to say about this because he ain’t saying anything so I am only getting one side. Well I hope it is not true.
One thing I have said over and over again is that since I have been actively engaged in politics is that when I leave home that a red flag goes up and that I will not allow money, sex and drugs to be on my agenda because I know “they” want to get something on me. “They” ain’t just white folks either because we have some black folks who have a problem with the black man being vocal.
I remember some years ago when the saying was black males in the school system were at-risk. I said all black males are at-risk. Endangered? Whatever?
So again I ask, how do you suggest we deal with it? Or can we deal with it or just wait for the next black man to become the next target?
But black youth and black men, you must stay clean so that if “they” come after you, you can live with knowing that you have not done anything wrong no matter what “they” try to do to you. You don’t have to sell your soul because you have to live with a lie knowing that you did something and you have to try to hide it. Just do the right thing and stand up for righteousness because you will be able to sleep at night knowing that you tried to do the very best that you could however life comes with consequences and choices but make the right choices and let the chip fall where they lay. It is a hard pill to swallow when folks accuse you of something but I have found peace knowing that I know that what they accuse me of was not true and “they” will have to live with “their” lie.
The Political Agitator response: Right on my brother! Educate them damn ignant Racist Republicans that you sit to the table with. They continue to make up the rules day to day. But these are the types of folks voters vote to represent them. If you voted for these ignants, don’t you understand that these ignants don’t care about anyone but themselves?
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Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, died around midnight Saturday at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78.
Hospital spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m. He had been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday following a brief stay. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Mr. Barry. No cause was given, but he had suffered from many health problems over the years, including diabetes, prostate cancer and kidney ailments. (Source: Read more)
JACKSONVILLE — Superman was clad in a white-and-blue uniform, was without a cape and wore No. 5 on a cold Friday evening before an anemic turnout of some 250 in Northside High’s Mike Smith Stadium.
The visiting SouthWest Edgecombe varsity football team unleashed its version of Superman in 5-foot-9, 250-pound running back Devontrell Hyman in demolishing Northside, 32-13, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-AA playoffs.
In overshadowing Northside’s 6-2, 237-pound senior Kris Curry in the showdown of power backs, Hyman pounded for 223 yards and a touchdown on 20 rushes and all but snuffed the Monarchs’ comeback hopes with an 83-yard kickoff return for a TD after Northside opened the second half with a TD march. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator Response: Now this is absolutely awesome!
Duke offensive tackle Takoby Cofield is a name that is often forgotten when people talk about Tarboro High football.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the ex-Vikings player that’s a household name.
But Cofield is set to finally get his moment in the spotlight.
A source close to Cofield said Friday, that Cofield has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
The all-star game – which is for NFL draft-eligible seniors – will be held Jan. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and is a week-long showcase event for NFL Draft hopefuls. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator Response: This looks like it is going to be a good meeting moving Rocky Mount forward. Can’t wait to see who will show up in opposition to what the city is trying to do.
Rocky Mount council members are scheduled to begin Thanksgiving week with talk about the proposed downtown event center among other topics at their Monday afternoon meetings.
At the 2 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting, City Manager Charles Penny said staff will update officials on the progress of the project as well as discuss related items scheduled for action during the 4 p.m. meeting. City staff has been doing due diligence and behind-the-scenes work on the proposed center leading to the recommended approval of designating the project as a design-build project instead of a design, bid, build project. (Source: Read more)