Edgecombe County Public Schools Meets To Discuss School Merger Monday March 30, 2015

Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent educate the board about what is going on with the Nash County Commissioners move to give the schools in the city of Rocky Mount Edgecombe side back to the Edgecombe County Public School System.

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Homegoing For Tiffany Staton Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to Marie Staton, Wilbert Cherry and the entire family of the late Tiffany Staton Tarboro NC.

Marie my friend I don’t know what you are going through because I have never lost a child but my heart is heavy. I know you are going through but know that God has it all in his hands. Know that I am just a phone call away.

Wilbert my classmate haven’t seen you in quite some time but know that I am just a phone call away.

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

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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Bad Grades Got This Kid’s Air Jordan 11s Ruined – Sole Collector

The Political Agitator response: Now that’s what up! See the photo of these shoes.

“His grades matter, not the shoe.”

That’s the message that Kurin Keys was trying to get across by having “My Grades Matter” scribbled in permanent marker on his son’s pair “Legend Blue” Jordan 11s.

Apparently, Keys’ son brought home a report card with grades that weren’t up to par. The father decided to help him refocus on his academic pursuits by ruining his sneakers, and planting on them on a message that will hopefully help his son remember what’s really important in life. (Source: Read more)

Trillion Dollar Fraudsters – The New York Times

By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.

But the just-released budgets from the House and Senate majorities break new ground. Each contains not one but two trillion-dollar magic asterisks: one on spending, one on revenue. And that’s actually an understatement. If either budget were to become law, it would leave the federal government several trillion dollars deeper in debt than claimed, and that’s just in the first decade. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Politics In Rocky Mount Divided By The Tracks Part 1

I have been following Rocky Mount politics since the early 90’s and I have seen it come a long way but some areas still have a long ways to go.

Because the town is divided by the tracks, race and hatred has and continue to play a great role in continuing the divide. You see you have Rocky Mount Edgecombe and Rocky Mount Nash. Some folks think every damn thing should be on the Nash side as if there is no Edgecombe side. But the sad part is there are some Ignant Safe Negroes that think that way as well. Everything that is going on in Rocky Mount do not have to be that way if black folks would wake the hell up, unite and organize. But some of the folks who should be waking the folks us, uniting them and working on organizing the people are the folks who are holding the people hostage. These folks preach these feel good sermons but when they leave the church what do you have to look forward to other than going back to church when the church opens again for another service.

I have seen the Rocky Mount City Council become a black majority. Some said that would not be a good thing and that Rocky Mount would go to hell. It was alright when it was a white majority but it is the mindset of Ignant Racist White Folks and Ignant Safe Negroes that a majority black council/boards are not capable of doing great things. Well this council has proven the naysayers wrong. The Rocky Mount City Council has done some great things and will continue to do some more. The Rocky Mount City Council has had to fight to move Rocky Mount Nash and Rocky Mount Edgecombe forward but you have a few white folks and a few black folks in high places whom continue to play both sides. These folks use everyday folks to try to block and stop the progress that the Rocky Mount City Council is doing. I am so glad the Rocky Mount City Council continue to move forward by voting for what is right and most recently voted unanimous for moving forward on the Community Facility (formerly called the Event Center.)

You have The Community Council that has been going after the council at every level. But when I go to The Community Council Facebook page there are no names as to who they are. I wonder why? Well I know Lige Daughtride was the main man at one time so is he still the man?

I just liked The Community Council Facebook page recently so I could get their updates however I had been getting them when other folks had liked something that they posted on their page. They had been posting stuff trying to discredit the Rocky Mount City Council but it appears they are not making any progress. The unanimous vote this week to move forward with hiring architects and others to design and build The Community Facility has set The Community Council back a step. So what are they going to do now to try to discredit the Rocky Mount City Council? Will they get on board and try to see how they help move Rocky Mount forward? I wouldn’t doubt that Lige and some other white businessmen whom are a part of The Community Council are now trying to figure out what kind of investment they can work on to get some of the monies that will be available when The Community Facility is built. Think about the business potential such as hotels, shops and other that this project could bring to the city.

I look at the churches/folks of good will in Rocky Mount and ask myself what are they doing to encourage others to support the folks whom are trying to move the city forward. Don’t allow the naysayers to attempt to discredit your leaders whom are doing great things. You need to shut folks down when they are trying to discredit them.

When I go to meetings in Rocky Mount there are a few to none Pastors. Some folks especially the Pastors need to be attending meetings to be on top of what is going on and so they can share it with the many folks they come in contact with. Oh, they can’t do that because you can’t mix church and politics. Well everything is political so if you like other folks making decisions for you all the time, then I love it! But I ain’t going to allow other folks to make decisions for me and I not voice my opinion.

Folks you need to encourage the Rocky Mount City Council to continue to work together moving the city forward. It is time for the people Rocky Mount Nash and Rocky Mount Edgecombe to join hand in hand and to move Rocky Mount forward as one.

White frat boy who hung noose on historic black statue faces 11 years in prison – The Grio

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department says a former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school.

The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford in February 2014. In 1962, Meredith was the first black student admitted to the university.

Graeme Phillip Harris of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race or color. (Source: Read more)

Sale may mean light at end of the tunnel – Rocky Mount Telegram

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

In the early 1970s the demand for energy outpaced supply causing electricity costs to skyrocket. Experts began predicting power rationing on the horizon, casting an uncertain shadow over economic development in Eastern North Carolina.

A solution was forged between municipalities needing reliable electricity and utility companies needing help paying for new power plants. In 1975, the N.C. General Assembly unanimously passed the Joint Municipal Power and Energy Act. A state constitutional amendment passed referendum two years later. A municipality-owned electric company was born and everyone was on board.

Construction of Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant began in Wake County in 1978. Eastern North Carolina’s economic future looked bright.

It all came crashing down March 28, 1979, due to three words: Three Mile Island. (Source: Read more)

Homegoing Celebration For Pearlie G. Everett Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to Evangelist Teresa Everette Horne and the entire family of the late Pearlie G. Everett Tarboro NC.

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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Got A Question: So Is Going To Work And Church Enough?

Got a question! Just because I got a question don’t mean anyone has to answer it.

So is going to work and church enough for you?

So are you active in making your community, schools, local and state government better? Or better yet do you know what is going on in each of these areas?

Do you think that God is pleased with just being concerned about yourself and not others?

Just my ignant behind want to know. You see I am ignant more than I am normal so you can hold that against me.

Maybe you don’t need to respond just let it simmer.


Truth! I Ain’t Into The Sugar Coating Business

I observe folks daily I look at how they treat the truth in person, on Social Media and etc. They treat it like it is a cold as if it comes and goes. They say it is truth if it is related to their family and/or friends but all the time know it is a damn lie. And then folks wonder why children and folks that commit crimes do what they do? Hell are you much better than they are when you promote untruths especially Pastors, Church Folks and other folks whom think they are above other folks. Damn this is a conversation from me to me cause folks don’t want to talk about truth.

“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.”: Helena Cassadine

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own: John Ruskin

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear: Herbert Sebastien Agar

“When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.” William Blake

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry

N.C. Senate passes bill to allow power plant sale – Rocky Mount Telegram

The N.C. Senate passed a bill today approving the sale of municipal electricity in Eastern North Carolina to Duke Progress Energy, a move expected to lower customer power bills in Rocky Mount and Tarboro.

Once finalized, the deal will spur economic development in the region, said N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, a primary sponsor of the bill.

To become law, the bill has to pass in the N.C. House and be signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

The legislation would allow Duke to purchase stakes in power generation facilities owned in part by North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, which will now be allowed to issue new bonds to facilitate the sale of the generation assets. The law also allows Duke to receive the cost of its asset purchase. Duke is required to spread out cost recovery over 20 to 30 years, which ensures a benefit for all customers, regardless of location, in the long-term, said N.C. Buck Newton, R-Nash. (Source: Read more)

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Rate bill gets final approval in N.C. Senate

This Week In Review Local Politics

Rocky Mount NC – Community Facility – It looks like the City Council not the Community Council voted unanimously on moving forward with the progress downtown. Well I guess this dispels the myth that it is an Andre Knight and the black council members thing.

What tickles the hell out of me is all of the comparisons that the Community Council keep putting out there about what other towns are doing and have done and ain’t done. But how in the hell do they know what can be done in Rocky Mount until it is done?

Cleared of embezzlement, ex-Princeville mayor facing Medicaid fraud allegation – WRALPRINCEVILLE, N.C. — A jubilant Priscilla Everette-Oates proclaimed her innocence Tuesday on the steps of the Edgecombe County Courthouse, six days after prosecutors dropped embezzlement charges against the former Princeville mayor.

(Video) Ignant Column: Former Princeville Commissioner Calvin Sherrod Came To Princeville Town Meeting To Ask Them To Apologize To The Former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Because The Charges Were Dropped Against Her – Damn here we go again former Commissioner Sherrod had the audacity to come to the meeting to ask the commissioners to apologize to former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates. He said I know ya’ll been looking at the news and ya’ll need to look her in the face and apologize. He said and Calvin Adkins former employee with the Daily Southerner and the Edgecombe Tribune and now interim town clerk, you used to work for the newspaper and you need to apologize too. I know you were just writing the story but it was not right. Sherrod said there will be a press conference tomorrow and Everette-Oates will probably sue some folks.

Officials say mental illness spurred fatal shooting spree – Rocky Mount TelegramThe Political Agitator response: Well the rumor mill ain’t gonna want to hear this because this is not what they wanted it to be. Like I said a couple of days ago, no matter what information is released nothing is going to bring all of the persons whom lost their lives back. This is just a sad situation that all of the families will endure losing family members that were dear to them.

TARBORO – Authorities released a statement Monday indicating mental illness was the catalyst for a man gunning down three people on Feb. 28.

NC lawyers face bar complaints for Racial Justice Act work – News & Observer

RALEIGH – Two defense attorneys face accusations of professional misconduct for a piece of their work on the first successful challenge under the Racial Justice Act.

Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.

Now the attorneys face possible punishment from the N.C. State Bar.

Some legal analysts have characterized the allegations of wrongdoing as so minor and “questionable” that they think politics could be at play. (Source: Read more)

Study: TV Kills Black Boys’ Self Esteem – Black America Web

A new precise and exhaustive yearlong study finds that watching television regularly distorts and ultimately destroys the self-esteem of young black males who often find themselves comparing one another to the characters they view on air, leaving them feeling trapped and as if there are “very few positive life paths they can aspire to.”
Perhaps rendering those findings all the more psychologically crippling, black children overall were also found to watch more television than any other group (by about 10 hours a week), thereby fostering a widespread mindset and climate Indiana University telecommunications professor and head study researcher Nicole Martins likens to an early, preordained course for failure. (Source: Read more)

Dixon won’t be prosecuted – Daily Reflector

imageThe Political Agitator response:This was politics at its worst. It is sad that this black man had to go through this b.s. just because he was running for District Court Judge and she didn’t like it and wanted to make sure her friend won. And then some folks have the audacity to say they don’t know what is wrong with black folks. Hell look at the mess we have to go through. This man was a strong black productive citizen but look at what happened to him. Makes no damn sense.

The state Attorney General’s office will not move forward with a criminal case against a former assistant prosecutor who was separated from his post last year.

The Pitt County District Attorney’s office announced Friday afternoon that it was notified that the Attorney General would not proceed criminally against Faris Dixon, who was running for a district court judge post at the time an investigation began into alleged misconduct.

District Attorney Kimberly Robb in May asked the SBI to look into the possibility Dixon failed to discharge his duties. The SBI turned over the results of its work to the AG’s office.

“We appreciate the NC SBI and the NC Attorney General’s  thorough review and consider the matter concluded absent further evidence,” a statment from Robb’s office said. (Source: Read more)

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