Homegoing Celebration For Jeffrey L. Edwards Rocky Mount NC Formerly Of Fountain NC

My condolences goes out to the entire Edwards family of the late Jeffrey L. Edwards Rocky Mount NC formerly of Fountain NC.

I remember Jeff back in the day when he used to ride motorcycles faithfully. I remember the 900 Kawasaki with the loud headers. I also think I got to ride it one time because I was riding bikes long before I got my license. I had a mini bike and on road/off bike back in the day and I would ride the older guys bikes when they came in the neighborhood. Jeff and my cousin Herbert Pitt along with some bikers used to come to my neighborhood just about weekly and also to Carver School back in the day when it was the hangout spot in the summertime during the weekend. Jeff was always a nice guy but he used to scare me riding that motorcycle however he had no fear when he was riding, the fear was with those whom knew him.

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

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Three more white men sentenced for hunting black people and killing James Anderson – The Grio

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three more young white men, all part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi’s capital city for black people to attack, have been sentenced to federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Wednesday sentenced William Kirk Montgomery to 19 ½ years for his role in the attacks in spring of 2011 that climaxed with the death of 47-year-old auto plant worker James Craig Anderson. Two other men who were part of earlier outings but not present that night — Joseph Paul Dominick and Jonathan Kyle Gaskamp — got four-year sentences. (Source: Read more)

Yup, the GOP is f’d with young people – Daily Kos

This isn’t self-IDd ideology. Pew “used a scale based on 10 political values questions about the role of government, the environment, homosexuality and other issues to measure ideological consistency.” The results are clear: on the issues, liberalism is ascendant.

The obvious bottom line: the GOP is totally screwed if it doesn’t learn how to court young voters. Yet here is the CPAC session today on reaching out to young voters: (Source: Read more)

Breaking News – PRESS RELEASE THE BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER, INC PRESENTS THE 2015 ANNUAL COLLEGE ROUND-UP

 

 

 

 Breaking News!!!

Just Released

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
THE BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER, INC

PRESENTS
THE 2015 ANNUAL COLLEGE ROUND-UP
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, North Carolina
8:00 A.M-3:00 P.M.

The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc (BHMACC) will be presenting their Annual College Round-Up event on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, North Carolina on Saturday, March 14 2015. Registration begins at 8:00 A.M. There will be over thirty (30) Colleges and Universities  interviewing students and accepting applications, (application fees waived at the event only). Students are admitted on site. Break-out sessions and workshops on everything from Financial Aid to Self Esteem will be going on simultaneously. Keynote speaker during the morning program will be Dr. Nkrumah Lewis, PhD distinguished author, entrepreneur and social activist. His autobiography “Becoming a Butterfly; From Prison to PHD”, refutes the notion of impossibilities than many of our youth are face with in today’s society. Our morning program begins at 9:00 A.M. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. On line registration for this free event can be found @ http://eventbrite.com/a/2015-college-round-up-presented-by-the-black-heritage-museum-cultural-cent-registration-4609609466

 

The College Round-Up has helped over 2,000 students realize their dreams of obtaining a post-secondary education.

 

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, HAVE A STUDENT, OR KNOW A STUDENT INTERESTED IN ACHIEVING THEIR DREAM OF OBTAINING A POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION, WE’LL SEE YOU ON MARCH 14, 2015 AT THE 2015 14TH ANNUAL COLLEGE ROUND-UP!!!!

 

For additional information contact @ faysmith@netzero.net  or call 252.883-2667. Please visit our web @ http://www.bhmacc.org for additional information

 

Repost: Homegoing Cerlebration For Deacon Bennett McCoy Taylor Gumberry, NC

Sorry for any inconvenience but I just learned that the wake and the funeral arrangements have been changed due to the weather. I have edited the following correspondence that I received to reflect the changes.

My condolences goes out to the Taylor family.

I was shocked when I received this message. I thought it was someone else until I seen the photo because the age threw me off. I had no idea Brother Taylor was 72.

I met Brother Taylor back in the 90’s as we were in the Democratic Party, NAACP and when I was in the Masonary.

I just spoke with Brother Taylor in January at the NAACP Winter Meeting in Raleigh NC. I had no idea that he was that sickly however I knew he was in a wheel chair. Actually I went inside the training to get his brother for him as he was out in the hallway at the church.

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


 

Dear Curmilus,

Photo of Bennett McCoy TaylorIt is my sad duty to announce the passing of our union brother, Mr. Bennett McCoy Taylor of Gumberry, NC. Bennett died peacefully at his home on Monday, surrounded by friends and family after battling cancer. He was 72 years old.

Bennett was one of the original organizers of the J.P. Stevens Boycott by the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) and a leader in the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI). Bennett was deeply dedicated to human and civil rights, serving as president of the Northampton County branch of the NAACP for many years.

More than a good union member – although he certainly was that, serving for years as president of his UNITE local (later, Workers United) – Bennett was a close, personal friend of mine.

Bennett and I grew up together in the labor movement, and we have always been close. I not only lost a union brother this week, I lost a dear family member. My heart goes out to his wife and to his children, whom I consider my own.

Funeral arrangements for Bennett are as follows.

Visitation

When: Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Masonic Ceremony at 7 p.m.

Where: Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Washington Street, Seaboard, NC 27876

Service

When: Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 PM

Where: Roanoke Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2757 Cornwallis Road, Garysburg, NC 27831

Arrangements are being made through Faison’s Funeral Home, which can be reached by email at faisonfuneralhome@embarqmail.com.

Online condolences may be posted at faisonsfh.embarqspace.com.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to:

Northampton County Branch of the NAACP
P.O. Box  576
Jackson, NC 27845

– OR –

American Cancer Society (online at http://www.cancer.org)
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

If you prefer to send flowers in addition to making a memorial donation, contact Flowers and Gifts by Gia at http://www.flowersandgiftsbygia.com/ or by phone call to 252-536-2444.

On behalf of everyone at the NC State AFL-CIO, we send our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Bennett’s family.

In Solidarity,

James Andrews
President


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Zimmerman Verdict Illustrates Need to Speak Out About Racial Bias – Southern Poverty Law Center

The Political Agitator response: I agree because history tell me that if Trayvon had been the shooter and Zimmerman was killed, Trayvon would be in jail. But that is just my ignant opinion.

“They always get away.” These were the words George Zimmerman uttered as he followed and later shot Trayvon Martin — words that reflected his belief that Trayvon was one of “them,” the kind of person about to get away with something.  How ironic these words sound now in light of the jury verdict acquitting Zimmerman.

Trayvon is dead, and Zimmerman is free.  Who was the one who got away? (Source: Read more)

U.S. Postal Service to honor Maya Angelou with Forever Stamp – 3 wbtv

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service says it will honor poet and author Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.

A statement from the postal service says it will preview the stamp and provide details on the date and location of the first-day-of-issuance ceremony at a later date. (Read more)

What happens when you tax the rich and raise the minimum wage? Meet one of USA’s best economies – Daily Kos

When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took office in 2011, Minnesota had more than a $6 billion dollar deficit and an unemployment rate of 7%. Today, Minnesota’s unemployment rate is now below 4% and they have a budget surplus of over $1.2 billion dollars. How did Mark Dayton do this? Did he heed his Republican opponent Tom Emmer’s advice?

Make no mistake, government cannot create the jobs we need to turn our economy around, but private business people can. State government can either help improve the necessary business climate – as I will do if elected governor – or it can hurt job development, as my opponents’ proposals to maintain the status quo would do. (Source: Read more)

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’ – NPR

The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure “that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet.”

The policy helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.

“Today is a red-letter day,” Wheeler said later. (Source: Read more)

Tillis voted to oppose NC native Loretta Lynch nomination for U.S. Attorney General – News & Observer

Update: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday morning to advance the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, minus the support of fellow North Carolinian Sen. Thom Tillis.

The 12 to 8 vote sends her confirmation to the full Senate. All of the votes against her came from Republicans.

Thursday morning, Tillis announced he was willing to work with her if she is confirmed, but that he would vote against her Thursday.

In a statement announcing his intentions, Tillis said: “I have immense respect for Loretta Lynch both personally and professionally. However, in light of the testimony at her confirmation hearing and her subsequent refusal to provide straightforward answers to written questions from myself and other Senators, it appears that she would represent little, if any, tangible policy or management difference from Attorney General Eric Holder.” (Source: Read more)

Butterfield Disappointed in Senator Tillis for his Vote against North Carolina’s Own Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General

The Political Agitator response: I can’t call him a racist because race had nothing to do with it. I know he didn’t vote against her because he has an issue with Congressman Butterfield and other black representatives from NC.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis’ vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States:

“I am deeply disappointed, as I’m sure many North Carolinians are, in Senator Thom Tillis’ vote this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Tillis voted against the nomination of North Carolina’s own, Loretta Lynch, for Attorney General of the United States, despite a successful 30-year legal career as a lawyer, prosecutor, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  Senator Tillis had an opportunity today to be on the right side of history in supporting the nomination of Ms. Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General. (Source: Read more)

Tarboro NC – THE COLLEGE ROUND-UP IS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

THE COLLEGE ROUND-UP IS HAPPENING ON

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015

AND YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

Each year The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. holds its annual College Round-Up event in Tarboro, North Carolina. 

Click here to go to Evenbrite to register.

 

Our next event will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  As in previous years it will be held on the Tarboro Campus of Edgecombe Community College located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, NC 27886. The event will start at 9 a.m with programs and general onsite registration, (early onsite registration begins at 8 a.m.). The event  ends at 3 p.m.

 

Students from all over have been in attendance, travelling from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, California, and many other areas of North Carolina as well.

 

For Colleges & Universities: We do understand that this has been a difficult time for many colleges and universities, but your participation is vital and will encourage and inspire the students in attendance to continue to strive for and secure a postsecondary education. It will support your efforts to recruit students who have a strong desire to attend your institution. Through its College Round-Up program, so far The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center has well helped over 2,000 students realize their dream of a postsecondary education.

 

Though they had the desire, for a number of reasons most were students who never thought that it would be possible for them to attend college.

 

There is no fee for your college or university to participate in this event, but we do ask that you waive your application fee for that day only and that there be representatives present from your institution’s admissions and financial aid departments with decision making authority. 

 

Our students will come prepared with transcripts and scores, and each year many are accepted on the spot. We would like for you to come to the College Round-Up prepared to make those types of decisions.

 

For Students: If you are thinking that college was out of the question or out of your reach, give it a little more thought.  Attend the College Round-Up event for an opportunity to meet face-to-face with college representatives who would like to help YOU find a way to get accepted into college.

 

You’ll have a chance to interact with colleges and universities as they make every effort to assist you with the application and financial aid processes needed to attend their institutions. 

 

If you are a senior, please bring multiple copies of your high school transcripts. Application fees are waived on the day of the event, at the event only, which means you can apply to, and possibly be accepted to, multiples colleges in one day. A number of the colleges and universities are offering scholarships and other financial assistance. 

 

Share this information with your parents or guardian, your school counselor, and your friends. Take this chance for yourself. Take a chance on yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity to get into college.

 

For Parents or Guardians: This is an invitation for you and your high school child(ren) to attend the Annual College Round-Up event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro Campus located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. The event will start at 9 a.m. with programs and general onsite registration, (early onsite registration begins at 8:00 a.m.).  The event ends at 3 p.m.

 

The College Round-Up is a program of the Education Division of The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. and places its primary focus on assisting high school students who have felt that college was unattainable, or that they have not prepared themselves academically for college but have a strong desire to attend.

 

The College Round-Up program gives your child the opportunity to meet face-to-face with colleges and universities that are prepared to make every effort to assist students with the application and financial aid process needed to attend their institutions. Most importantly they hold the decision-making authority to admit students attending College Round-Up “on the spot”, Saturday, March 8, 2014.

 

·    If your child is a high school senior, make sure they bring enough copies of their official high school transcripts to submit to the colleges and universities to which they wish to apply. (Please note that there can be as many as thirty (30) colleges and universities in attendance.)

·    Parent/guardian, please make every effort to accompany your child to the event. Your assistance can ensure the completion of a more thorough admissions and financial aid package.

·    Application fees will be waived only during the College Round-Up on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

·      Please assist your child in completing this Registration Form if necessary.

·    Please feel free to share this information and online registration link with other parents and students.

Even if you feel your finances and your child’s academics may be insurmountable barriers, you should attend the Annual College Round-Up to explore the possibilities. This may be the opportunity of a lifetime for your child to get a college education.

We look forward to seeing you and your college bound student at the College Round-Up!

 

For High School Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators: School Officials play an important role in the success of our children’s postsecondary school access. At the College Round-Up we rely on the work of Guidance Counselors, Principals, Teachers, Superintendents in our efforts to assure that all children who want a chance to go to college has the opportunity.

 

We are inviting you to bring your students to the College Round-Up event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. for programs and general onsite registration and check-in, (early onsite registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro Campus located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, North Carolina. The event ends at 3 p.m.

 

The College Round-Up is a program of the Education Division of The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. and places its primary focus on assisting high school students who have felt that college was unattainable, or students who did not adequately prepare themselves (academically) for college but have a strong desire to attend.

 

The College Round-Up program provides “face-to-face interviews” with colleges and universities that are prepared to make every effort to assist students with the application and financial aid process needed to attend their institutions.  Representatives from admissions and financial aid departments have had tremendous success in placing students who have participated in the program. 

 

In addition to a prominent guest speaker and important community partners, career development professionals, mentors and counselors will be on hand throughout the day to assist students and families, in a positive environment, which we hope will facilitate and greatly improve their chance for acceptance into college or university.

 

We are asking that your school administration support the College Round-Up by making sure students, particularly Juniors and Seniors, are aware of this event. The benefits that students receive have been described as immeasurable. In fact, high school seniors have been accepted “on the spot” (when providing sufficient information to complete the admissions and financial aid process). For some students, this event has been described as an opportunity of a lifetime.

 

We strongly urge that high schools seniors bring multiple copies of their transcripts. The Colleges and Universities waive their application fees at the program only.  We also suggest that a parent or guardian attend the College Round-Up with their child in order everyone involved to have a clearer picture of the financial issues the students face.

 

When you accept our invitation to attend and participate in the College Round-Up event, you will receive additional details that will help your organization have a positive experience with us.

 

We look forward to seeing you in March of 2015!

Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor – Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned.

Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.

Rosen, who is the director of counterterrorism programs and policy at the State Department, was arrested and transported to a D.C. jail and charged with one count of Use of a Communications Device to Solicit a Juvenile. (Source: Read more)