NAACP to lead talk on KKK picture – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitatorresponse: It is quite interesting the response from the Superintendent since being confronted about the mess. Before the NAACP made it public, I had not seen anything coming from him, the principal of Nash Central nor the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools board members other than Reggie Silver whom was on WRSV FM 92 Express Yourself Weekly Talk Show on last Monday. Rev. Silver said he didn’t condone the actions of the mess and that he felt more needed to be done about the it. Thank you Rev. Silver for taking a stand and your willingness to talk about this mess.

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP has scheduled a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the OIC Auditorium to discuss the recent KKK-inspired photograph that was posted on the social media website Instagram by six female Nash Central High School students.

The Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, will lead the discussion at the meeting.

“The NAACP has heard the cries of children, parents and the community about the light manner in which the offensive Instagram posting initiated by Nash Central students has been taken by the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools,” said Rocky Mount branch President Andre Knight. “This forum is designed to do what Superintendent Anthony Jackson has asked the community to do: ‘Help our students get through the stuff by being honest with them and most of all, showing them by our actions how to resolve conflict resolution appropriately.’”  (Source: Read more)

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Flyer: NAACP Hosts The NC NAACP in a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the KKK Social Media Posting by Nash Central Students

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Rocky Mount NAACP Hosts the NC NAACP in a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the KKK Social Media Posting In Reference To Posting On Instagram by Students in Nash Rocky Mount Schools

MEDIA ADVISORY

Immediate Release

December 19, 2014

Contact: Rev. Andre’ D. Knight, President, (252) 544-2949

Rocky Mount NAACP Hosts the NC NAACP in a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the KKK Social Media Posting

Rocky Mount, NC – The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP announced today that it is scheduling a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 22nd at 7 p.m. in the OIC Auditorium at 402 E. Virginia Street to discuss the recent KKK social media posting by several Nash Central High School students. Rocky Mount Branch President Andre’ Knight stated, “The NAACP has heard the cries of children, parents and the community about the light manner in which the offensive imageInstagram posting initiated by Nash Central students has been taken by the Nash/Rocky Mount Schools. This forum is designed to do what Superintendent Anthony Jackson has asked the community to do, ‘help our students get through the stuff by being honest with them and most of all, showing them by our actions how to resolve conflict resolution appropriately.’”

Knight continued, “We are receiving numerous complaints from students and their families that black children are being disciplined if they even mention the incident while these young girls who posted clear images of the worst expression of hate in our country have received protection from the schools. If this is true, this is the time to openly and publicly discuss what has and is taking place. Rev. Dr. William Barber, the NC NAACP President, will lead the discussion with the community in order to facilitate the ‘teachable moment’ that the Nash/Rocky Mount Schools would like our community to engage in and help place into perspective the seriousness of the error of tolerance towards hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan that have an active, violent and widespread presence in America and in the greater Rocky Mount region.”

President Knight concluded that, “It is clear throughout numerous examples that we see in the media and in attitudes from many everyday citizens, that racial intolerance is becoming socially acceptable again. The NAACP was created to address that attitude and end the acts of violence and discrimination that come as a result. Clearly, our job is not done. This forum provides an opportunity for Nash/Rocky Mount School Board members, the Superintendent and his administration, staff and all parents and students throughout this school system and others to join us on Monday to have a conversation that is vital and to help us develop our approach and plan moving forward. We will embrace the young girls and their families who initiated this offense if they are willing to publicly step forward and offer sincere apologies to the entire community. If not, we will discuss the next steps that our leader, Rev. Dr. Barber will ask us to make.”

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Note: I am a Life Fully Paid Member NAACP Rocky Mount Branch and I support this meeting. Read the Mission Statement for the NAACP and don’t listen to Ignant Racist White Folks and Ignant Safe Negroes who say otherwise. They can twist the mission all the want but the mission statement stands and we will carry out the mission.

C Supreme Court upholds GOP-drawn legislative, congressional districts – News & Observers

RALEIGH — Twelve months after hearing arguments in the case, the N.C. Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday upholding the Republican-led redrawing of state congressional and legislative districts in 2011.

But the NAACP and other organizations that challenged the maps quickly announced plans to continue their legal battle against districts they contend are blatant racial gerrymandering intended to weaken the African-American vote.

“It is certainly regrettable that the North Carolina Supreme Court has sanctioned the use of race bias by the North Carolina General Assembly in an unlawful effort to promote and protect the political interests of extremist elements of the Republican Party,” Irving Joyner, a Durham attorney representing the NAACP, said Friday. “This decision is contrary to any political redistricting effort that the United States Supreme Court has ever approved.” (Source: Read more)