Homegoing Celebration For Pastor/Attorney Antonia Lawrence Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Pastor/Attorney Antonia Lawrence Rocky Mount NC.

I have been knowing my brother for quite a few years and he was the same the first time I seen him until the last. He was such a fighter for what is right. I will never forget how he represented Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight when Rev. Roosevelt Higgs challenged Andre’s residency. What a victory for him and the other lawyers that were a part of the case. But this is just one of the many things he done.

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

Song: Call On Jesus – Bruce Parham

Viewing: Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service

Funeral Service: 12 Noon Monday, December 19, 2016 at The New Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Avenue,
with Reverend Arthur W, Canada, officiating.

Body Entrusted to: Hunter Odom Funeral Home Inc. Rocky Mount NC

In the NC legislature, an assault on the democratic process – News & Observer

Before the legislature went into its notorious special session last week, 12 Republican state lawmakers issued a statement addressing a contrived controversy about Governor-elect Roy Cooper’s newly hired senior adviser, Ken Eudy.

They said Eudy is unfit to serve because he disclosed in an essay written for the website EducationNC that he stands for the national anthem, but remains seated when a crowd is urged to stand to honor those who serve in the military. Eudy, who served six years in the Army National Guard, wrote that he won’t stand for members of the military until we also honor teachers.

Eudy’s position may not be a popular one, but it represents the freedom of expression soldiers have given their lives to protect. Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover) didn’t see it that way. A West Point graduate, Grange said, “It is very concerning that Governor-elect Cooper’s pick for senior adviser, Ken Eudy, has publicly expressed negative opinions and degrading comments toward our state’s military servicemen and women.”

And yet, only two days later, these Republican patriots participated in an attack on the democratic system they are sworn to uphold. In an unannounced special session they moved to limit Governor-elect Cooper’s power to appoint his Cabinet and fill his administration with people who share his priorities. The Republican majority also sought to change the judicial process by directing that appeals of state constitutional challenges of their laws go first to the state Court of Appeals, where Republicans have an 11-4 majority. Those appeals had gone directly from the Superior Court to the state Supreme Court, which just flipped to Democratic control. (Read more)

John McCain Stands Up To Donald Trump, Makes DEFIANT Russia Investigation Statement – Bipartisan Report

U.S. Senator John McCain is shaping up as one of the Capitol Hill leaders most determined to undermine one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most outrageous positions…His disturbing, near treasonous capitulation to Russia.

Russia, historically, is an adversary of the United States. For decades, in a world-shaking power struggle, the former Soviet Union and the United States haggled over nuclear weapons, with diplomats carefully crafting policies in an effort to keep one nation from destroying the other and the rest of the world in the process.

Russia, as led, at present, by Vladimir Putin, just carried out a massive, cyber attack driven campaign to alter the course of the American presidential election. Russian hackers stole documents from key figures in the American Democratic Party, and then released these documents to the public, all in an effort to bolster Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency. (Read more)