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)