Homegoing Celebration For Ruffin (Bo) Harris Sr. Tarboro NC

My condolences goes out to my sister Carolyn Elaine Horne Clark and the entire family of the late Ruffin Harris, Sr. Tarboro, NC. 

I have been knowing “Bo” nearly all of my life. He was always kind to me.

Family 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: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

Viewing: Funeral home on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 2:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral Service: 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. James Temple Baptist Church with Reverend Cornell Joyner officiating.

Body Entrusted to: Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary, Inc. Tarboro NC

Tarboro woman struggles with coverage gap


Photo: When I was in the presence of my friend in March at Glorious Tabernacle. This is when I learned of her health issues. I had not heard from her in several years, we used to talk from time to time but I felt like something was going on since I had not heard from her.

Trapped in a health insurance coverage gap, a Tarboro woman decides between groceries and live-saving medicines every month.

Dr. Nancy Coltrain has two PhDs, one in theology and the other in counseling. She worked in the medical field caring for other people as a licensed nurse for decades and ran her own business for a time. A widow since 1993, she raised five children on her own.

She spoke about her situation while sitting at a large desk in her living room/counseling office. She wore a colorful dress and large sunglasses.

“I’m a member of society,” Coltrain said. “I contributed. If I could be out there working right now, I would. But they say I can’t work like this.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

“When Did Black Lives Ever Truly Matter? Milton Bullock / Freelance Writer Legendary Activist for Human Righteousness

Here we go again;…same old empty rhetoric, perpetrating fallacious news intentionally to attract corporate ad spots while vying for ratings. When it’s all said and done at the end of the day; for the continual acts of tolerating the ‘double standards.’ America has a traditional unique way of returning, ‘back to business as usual.’ While the news pundits and major media networks continue to repeat the same old rhetorical jargon, ‘of how can we resolve this racial, human madness?’ This wretched evilness has been within the human ranks since time evolved and shall remain within our midst; until the ‘end of time’ as we profess to know it. But, let’s not evade the question of the day; and the most logical answer for those able to comprehend the complexities developed by and design by Human beings themselves!

FYI. “Black Lives have never ever mattered since their Creation” and as long as they’re under a tyrannical regime who has had no useful purpose nor respect unless it was for person or cultural gain-the value of Black Lives shall remain null and void and useless occasionally”. Black Lives never ever really mattered to even themselves when one really gets down to the origin of it all! And the remnants we have inherited or coerced by the ruling powers that dominates and writes policy over the insubordinates, are forever bound systemically under such tyranny. So the answer to this ever prevailing question, is HELL NO! Black lives doesn’t matter to Blacks, and it’s for sure as there is a hell, Black Lives does not matter to any ‘non color-non pigmented species of the human race; and until Blacks realizes it, things shall forever remain the same! This is the MOUNTAIN we face, culturally! And who knows; it may be the fulfillment of ‘Providential Prophesy’ of the Highest Order of Creation, to show that when we’ve exhausted and failed to display an overpowering show of human LOVE towards each other. It’s time for Him to bring this earthly journey to a close as we never ever were to perceive it. God has ordered all His Believers to be upon the Earth and NOT apart of it, as it would be ruled and governed by the Ruler of Darkness, and that’s where we currently are; according to His time Frame.

To make my point valid and concrete for the intellectuals regardless of your ethnicity; you’re effected by the outcome wherever you may comfortable reside. But to resolve the continuous deplorable incidents of racial, radical acts of discord. We need to boldly and emphatically educate and inform all Blacks of their ‘pre-disposition’ as an unwanted entity in this land of unwanted immigrants who also don’t really belong. And while in doing so they must become intellectually aware of all the dangers they’re going to be subjected to confront and deal with. Their mindsets and devalued styles of living, attitudes towards respect and self respect that has not been adequately nurtured since slavery. They had not been prepped, introduced nor embraced into this system to be a productive proponent. Perhaps it (the New Country) being invaded and over-whelmed by ex-cons and criminals brought to The Americas tagged as ‘The Original Pilgrims’ deported from the over flowering jail/prison dungeons of England. Arriving upon the Mayflower’ on the shores of Plymouth, Rock RI. in false pretense they were seeking their own land of which they could freely worship according to their Christian beliefs, deceiving the Native Indians in a Thanksgiving ceremony wrapped in a blanket of deceit.

The White man can never ever imagine nor pretend to understand what he rightly couldn’t if his life depended upon it. They could never embrace a culture different from what he had been exposed to and taught compared to what? That is what we must attempt to teach each and every young non-white human being that there’s definitely a difference and there will always be doubled-standards during this earthly passage. Unfortunately these policy makers make the laws for the ultimate protection and security of ‘posterial group’ in essence; (the elite white folks) that enjoys the perks of being the ultimate supreme inhabitants of this country. So when they speak of ‘taking their country back and making it great again’ you can rest assure they’re definitely NOT being inclusive in the least. Is it right or is it wrong; it really depends upon who’s in charge of things and the condition their moral, spiritual consciousness. For there has always been a certain degree of selfishness mankind would always possess. That is why the word; [“Posterity”] is so crucially important to the policy makers and authors of the United States Constitution (first paragraph.)

“The Message to All Genuine/Concerned Blacks/Whites”

For centuries this apparently has been the ultimate curse of ;‘why Blacks and Whites’ can’t, shall not and will not get along with each other. They both are just as opposite in nature as they are in the pigmentation they were created with. Even though racism is a taught and learned behavior, by nature the two being possessed by the devil himself are his primary tools of keeping chaos and confusion activated according to his overall demonic scheme of things. These are the things we must take the time to TEACH all Black/White Children-regardless of what it going to take. Instead of leaving them to be totally consumed by the new social digital world. But then, we must ask ‘where shall we find these teachers’ when the psychological trails has an ever unending trail of oppressed, mental and psychological anguish beyond repair in both principle players.

Believe me when I say; (quotation from the Bible): [that there would come a time when man (God’s Creations) would not listen to sound doctrine]. And I’d dare say; we have come not too far from that particular place and time in our earthly journey. For instance; with all the technology and the ingenuous scholars; senselessly trying to contribute reasoning solutions to the questions of this plaguing social and cultural menace. We have failed miserably in teaching our children (young Black males). That their overall life style; the swaggering pants, the loudness, the vulgarity, the deplorable profanity, their lack of self respect as well as the lack of respect for others. All of the above contributes to non-blacks proliferating their subconscious opinions of generalizing us all as stereotypical denigrates. And the devalue of Black males; and we must strive to educate and inform Black males that their really don’t mean a damn thing, to themselves or any other human being. And if no attempts are made to enlighten and empower the young Blacks with dignity; built upon strong morals and values of integrity. Then nothing ever will change–with a steady flow of exploitative images of (violence, and buffoonery in TV movies and music) which perpetuates a disrespect for life. So until something of this nature happens in some form; we can only expect nothing else; but more of the same. And it is nobody’s responsibility than ours,…The Black People!

Milton Bullock-Freelance Writer & Contributing Journalist
Princeville North Carolina