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.