Reignited HB2 controversy looms over election – Charlotte Observer

The Watch Dog response: These guys just don’t get it. One of the ignants talking about Democrats need to compromise. Compromise what? Can’t compromise ignance and this is what has been displayed since the Republican takeover. The time is winding down that folk of good conscious from both sides are beginning to wake up but after North Carolina has shown them that the Republicans has lost their minds. But one of the ignants want to blame all of this on the Charlotte City Council. Wow! So the Republican Legislature had nothing to do with any of this? So The DCN Super Ignant Awards goes to . . . 

RALEIGH – The NCAA’s decision to pull seven championship events out of North Carolina over the state’s stand on anti-discrimination protections reignited a controversy that has divided the state with less than two months to go before the November elections.

For the governor running for re-election after signing House Bill 2 into law in March, it makes for uncertain terrain.

“I think it will hurt the Republican ticket,” said Rep. Leo Daughtry, a longtime Republican legislator from Smithfield who is not running for re-election. “That includes the governor. I think, unfortunately, it will hurt him.” (Charlotte Observer)

Who Sleep? If You Are Just Wave Your Hand!

Some folk just ain’t satisfied if they are not participating in trying to keep a certain race down, but they continue to say they want equality for all. I say that is about the most ignant out dated mess I have heard all of my life.

These folk has never wanted equality because if they did they would not question my blackness and always making rules because of my blackness.

Well I am not ignant to what went on before I was born and I damn sure ain’t ignant to what has been going on since I was born. I was born in 1962 so what happened around 6 year later?

Call me anything but sleep! I am wide awake! Matter of fact I never sleep, I just close my eyes!

Now Run & Tell That!

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem – The Root

Americans generally get a failing grade when it comes to knowing our “patriotic songs.” I know more people who can recite “America, F–k Yeah” from Team America than “America the Beautiful.” “Yankee Doodle”? No one older than a fifth-grader in chorus class remembers the full song. “God Bless America”? More people know the Rev. Jeremiah Wright remix than the actual full lyrics of the song. Most black folks don’t even know “the black national anthem.” (There’s a great story about Bill Clinton being at an NAACP meeting where he was the only one who knew it past the first line. Bill Clinton: Woke in the ’90s.)

In the case of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” perhaps not knowing the full lyrics is a good thing. It is one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon, and you would be wise to cut it from your Fourth of July playlist.

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” as most Americans know it, is only a couple of lines. In fact, if you look up the song on Google, only the most famous lyrics pop up on Page 1: (The Root)

Homegoing Celebration For Robert “Red” Hanson Rocky Mount NC Formerly Of Pinetops NC

My condolences goes out to Sylvia Shields Hanson and the entire family of the late Robert “Red” Hanson Rocky Mount NC.

I have been knowing “Red” nearly all of my life. I remember when he came back home from the military and he had a Dodge SuperBee. He and my uncle were the only 2 folk that I knew had one. “Red” used to drive the mess out of it. And then I remember he got a motorcycle. “Red” was the same every time I seen him and boy did he keep something going. He loved himself some Sylvia and the children.

Also condolences goes out to my church sister Christine Jones sister of “Red.”

Song: Praying For You – William Murphy

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

Viewing: Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hunter Odom Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 at Light of Peace MBC Rocky Mount, N.C.

Body Entrusted to: Hunter Odom Funeral Home Inc.