Ed Mitchell’s Que restaurant has closed in Durham – News & Observer

The Political Agitator response: I ate at the Que last year and it was good. Expensive but good. I ate at the Pit Que in Raleigh and it was good and expensive too. But you pay for quality and that it was.

Renowned eastern North Carolina pitmaster Ed Mitchell has closed his restaurant, Ed Mitchell’s Que, at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.

This is Mitchell’s second stymied business venture in the Triangle but he has hopes of reopening Que in a larger space.

In a phone interview Monday evening, Mitchell said, “We’re going to focus on getting a location that will allow me to have adequate catering and private dining.”

Mitchell explained that his Durham restaurant did not have any space for private dining for corporate events and only had capacity to cook one whole hog at a time, which was not enough to meet the demands of the restaurant and catering operation. “I fell in love with the space,” said Mitchell, adding that he should have had a better understanding of the space’s limitations compared to his business needs. (Source: Read more)

Enlightened Free Thinking Nubian Kings And Queens

The Political Agitator response: It is so much black history that it takes 365 to talk about it. I learned a lot on Sunday during a black history presentation at my church andnow reading this article. Awesome! I can’t learn it all nor can I tell it all.

The U.S. celebrates Black History Month in February to honor African-Americans’ achievements and contributions to society. People and organizations across the country hold events to recognize pioneers such as Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson. In its earliest form, the tradition is almost 90 years old, but some people don’t know its origins.

Historian Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week, which began Feb. 12, 1926. He scheduled it at that time to match up with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In 1976, Negro History Week became Black History Month. President Gerald Ford urged the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history,” according to the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies. (Source: Read more)

"LOW TURNOUT?" YOU BE THE JUDGE! HKONJ, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 CUP OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE, UNITY, DIVERSITY, DIRECTION, AND HOPE – DOWNTOWN RALEIGH by Minister Curtis Everette Gatewood

Curtis Everette Gatewood

Certain media outlets had predetermined, how they would report this year’s turnout for the Moral March on Raleigh, and HKonJ People’s Assembly in an effort to peel off momentum and downplay the rising tide of a new generation seeking justice. They knew last year’s effort of an estimated more than 80,000 could not possibly be repeated, therefore, many media outlets had already decided, if this year’s rally had 79,999,we are going to say, “This year, turnout was low!” I’m shaking my head.

Everyone who is honest, present, and not trying to deceive others, is shocked at how similar this year’s crowd was even as we never expected to have as many as last year. Because, last year was the same year Governor McCrory was elected and came into office joined at the hip of tea-party-funder Art Pope, while other Tea-Party extremists hijacked and took over the NC General assembly and began immediately legislatively assaulting children, African Americans, Hispanics, Women, LGBT, Labor, environment, Educators/education, those in need of Obamacare, those in need of unemployment benefits, poor Whites, and others who were not in the club of greed with those such as NC Civitas, ALEC, AFP, and other rich White male cliques.

In spite of those who would like to get us caught up into the numbers game, this year’s march, may have again outnumbered Selma’s final Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing (an estimated 25,000) in 1965 which had held the record for the largest civil rights mobilization in the South until, HKonJ8 – 2014, and now HKonJ9 – 2015 (the two most recent HKonJ People’s Assembly gatherings downtown Raleigh)! This year’s HKonJ turnout still “turned out” more than we have ever seen at any Tea Party rally, especially when considering this rally was not a “national” rally, but was indigenously-led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and other great state-grown leaders within ONE state – North Carolina. This year’s HKonJ turnout still produced more diversity (young, old, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, etc.) than any other social justice demonstration of our generation.

So let’s not get caught up into the numbers game; let’s not let them keep moving the goal post. WE HAVE PROVEN WE ARE BEST POSITIONED TO REPRESENT THE BEST INTERESTS AND BEST HOPES OF THE WHOLE BODY OF NORTH CAROLINIANS – “WE THE PEOPLE.” THIS IS WHY, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY; NOT MATTER WHAT GAMES THEY PLAY – WE ARE GOING “FORWARD TOGETHER – NOT ONE STEP BACK!” FORWARD TODAY, FORWARD TOMORROW; FORWARD FOREVER!

Thank you for allowing God to use you to show up and show out! Thank you for letting God use you to show North Carolina and show the world what the true faces of LOVE, UNITY, TRUTH, JUSTICE, and DEMOCRACY – ENOUGH LIES AND HYPOCRISY!

WE ARE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – LOVE SWEET LOVE! LOVE FOR THE LEAST; LOVE FOR THE LESS; LOVE FOR THE OPPRESSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER, II, AND THE FORWARD TOGETHER MORAL MOVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES YOU AND THE MIGHTY HKONJ COALITION!!!

"LOW TURNOUT?"  YOU BE THE JUDGE!
HKONJ, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 CUP OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE, UNITY, DIVERSITY, DIRECTION, AND HOPE  - DOWNTOWN RALEIGH. 

Certain media outlets had predetermined, how they would report this year's turnout for the Moral March on  Raleigh, and HKonJ People's Assembly in an effort to peel off momentum and downplay the rising tide of a new generation seeking justice.  They knew last year's effort of an estimated more than 80,000 could not possibly be repeated, therefore, many media outlets had already decided, if this year's rally had 79,999,we are going to say, "This year, turnout was low!"   I'm shaking my head.

Everyone who is honest, present, and not trying to deceive others, is shocked at how similar this year's crowd was even as we never expected to have as many as last year.   Because, last year was the same year Governor McCrory was elected and came into office joined at the hip of tea-party-funder Art Pope, while other Tea-Party extremists hijacked and took over the NC General assembly and began immediately legislatively assaulting children, African Americans, Hispanics, Women, LGBT, Labor, environment, Educators/education, those in need of Obamacare, those in need of unemployment benefits, poor Whites, and others who were not in the club of greed with those such as NC Civitas, ALEC, AFP, and other rich White male cliques.

In spite of those who would  like to get us caught up into the numbers game, this year's march, may have again outnumbered Selma's  final Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing (an estimated 25,000) in 1965 which had held the record for the largest civil rights  mobilization  in the South until, HKonJ8 - 2014, and now HKonJ9 - 2015 (the two most recent HKonJ People's Assembly gatherings downtown Raleigh)!  This year's HKonJ turnout still "turned out" more than we have ever seen at any Tea  Party rally, especially when considering this rally was not a "national" rally, but was indigenously-led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and other great state-grown leaders within ONE state - North Carolina.   This year's HKonJ turnout still produced more diversity (young, old, Black, White, Brown,  Yellow, etc.) than any other social justice demonstration of our generation.

So let's not get caught up into the numbers game; let's not let  them  keep moving  the goal post.  WE HAVE PROVEN WE ARE BEST POSITIONED TO REPRESENT THE BEST INTERESTS AND BEST HOPES OF THE WHOLE BODY OF NORTH CAROLINIANS - "WE THE PEOPLE."   THIS IS WHY,  NO MATTER WHAT  THEY SAY;  NOT MATTER  WHAT GAMES THEY PLAY - WE ARE GOING "FORWARD TOGETHER - NOT ONE STEP BACK!"  FORWARD TODAY, FORWARD TOMORROW; FORWARD FOREVER!  

Thank you for allowing God to use you to show up and show out!  Thank you for letting God use you to show North Carolina and show the world what the true faces of LOVE, UNITY, TRUTH, JUSTICE, and DEMOCRACY - ENOUGH LIES AND HYPOCRISY!  

WE ARE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - LOVE SWEET LOVE!  LOVE FOR THE LEAST; LOVE  FOR THE LESS; LOVE FOR THE OPPRESSED!  

CONGRATULATIONS TO REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER, II, AND THE FORWARD TOGETHER MORAL MOVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES YOU AND THE MIGHTY HKONJ COALITION!!!

Homegoing Celebration For Catherine Faye Farmer Miles Winterville NC (Formerly of Pinetops)

My condolences goes out to David Miles and the entire Miles and Farmer families of the late Catherine Faye Farmer Miles Winterville NC.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Know that I am just a phone call away.

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

The Obituary

Wake: Friday, February 20th 7-9pm @ Philippi Church
Celebration Service: Saturday, February 21st 12:00pm @ Philippi Church

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Greater Joy Homeless Shelter Rocky Mount & Roanoke Rapids

Bishop Shelton Daniel

If you see anyone on the streets of Roanoke Rapids or Rocky Mount please Take them to the Joy Shelters hosted by Greater Joy Baptist Church – Rocky Mount and Greater Joy Church North!! “We are our brothers keeper!!

Mississippi lawmaker says calling blacks violent and lazy isn’t racist, it’s just ‘a way of talking’– Raw Story

The Political Agitator response: “Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

Republican Mississippi state Rep. Gene Alday asserted on Monday that he had been taken out of context by a local paper that published his remarks saying that “all the blacks” in his district get “welfare crazy checks” because they do not work.

In a Sunday article, The Clarion-Ledger‘s Jerry Mitchell reported that Alday had recently linked his opposition to increased education funding to social welfare programs.

“I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,’” he declared. “They don’t work.” (Source: Read more)

Photos/Video: Anderson Chapel MBC Black History Celebration Featuring Dr. Evelyn Johnson Sunday Morning February 15, 2015 11:00 AM

Dr. Evelyn Johnson did an awesome job educating us about our black history followed up by a brief sermon by Pastor Malcom E. Lewis. Please watch, you will be glad that you did.

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In this photo Dr. Johnson (L), 1st Lady Lois Lewis (R)
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In this photo Pastor Malcom E. Lewis

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