Beaufort Co. first responders show up to protest commissioner’s comment – 9 WNCT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Nearly 100 first responders showed up to protest Monday’s commissioners meeting following controversial comments made by Beaufort County Commissioner Hood Richardson during January’s meeting.

Back in January, Richardson referred to firemen providing medical services as bubbas, which he used to describe an uneducated population rendering services they weren’t qualified to do.

“What I was concerned about was the training that people had in order to be able to provide these medical services,” Richardson said. (Source: Read more)

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Post-Trial Statements | North Carolina Voter Suppression Trial

The Watch Dog response: This is why I am a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP. Don’t tell me you are about what is good for black folk and all folk if you ain’t a part of the solution. You see some of you just celebrated Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Holiday and now beginning today you are going to celebrate Black History Month. The fight goes beyond January and February. So when you say I am acting like I am ignant, well I am because I get ignant around folk who are not about what is good and just for all people. Trust me I know who you are.

***NEW VIDEO: Post-Trial Statements | North Carolina Voter Suppression Trial

February 1st, 2016 – Joined by Plaintiffs, Attorneys and members of the Forward …Together Moral Movement, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II makes a statement following the close of arguments for the Voter ID portion of the North Carolina Voting Rights Trial.
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Christensen: Spaulding and Cooper go nose to nose – News & Observers

This has been the year of the angry voter – the angry conservative who is supporting Donald Trump, and the angry white liberal who is backing Bernie Sanders.

Is there also an angry black voter? Ken Spaulding, a former state representative and a Durham lawyer, hopes so. At a Democratic Party forum Friday night, Spaulding sought to tap into the “Black Lives Matter” movement in criticizing Attorney General Roy Cooper.

While saying he is not an angry black man, Spaulding repeatedly invoked “Black Lives Matter” as he lit into Cooper, who by most metrics – polls, endorsements, contributions – is the frontrunner in the March 15 Democratic primary for governor. (Source: Read more)

Mr. President, on behalf of an ungrateful nation, thank you – decodedc

The Watch Dog response: This is one of the best or maybe the best article I have read about our President.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I’ve never written a column like this. Readers rarely believe it, but I am not on any political team. Generosity toward the high and mighty isn’t among my few virtues. But this needs to be said: Americans are lucky to have Barack Obama as president and we should wake up and appreciate it while we can.

President Obama will go down in history as an extraordinary president, probably a great one. He will have done this in an era that doesn’t aggrandize leaders and presidents, but shrinks them. All presidents have had profound opposition, vicious enemies and colossal failures. A few were beloved and others deeply respected in their day, but none in the modern era and certainly not Obama. (Source: Read more)