Watch The Light House Women’s Shelter Video And Make A Donation, You Will Be Glad That You Did!

Please watch the following video and then click on the Go Fund Me to make a donation. As I was recording the video I was crying because of the stories that the women were sharing and the love that was in the room. This is the 2nd video I have done for the shelter over the years and I was touched this time just like it was my first time.

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The SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess Is Still A Mess As The Media Made A Mess So Maybe A Community Meeting Still Need To Be Called & All Media Outlets That Played A Role Be Invited

I am still mad as hell because the media has made a mess out of the SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess. All the students of the graduation class of 2017 ought to be mad as hell also along with all of the staff at the school especially those whom have no issue with the principal. I have not talked to a staff member that has a problem with the principal but I have read a couple of parents who have talked negative about him and at least one has communicated to me their concerns. Well the issue at hand was/is about the graduation mess and has nothing to do with their beef with the principal. The graduation mess is and should be in a category by itself. Anyone who feel it is okay that a student can break 2 rules: not reading the approved speech and having an electronic device to read his own speech but it is not okay for the principal to discipline the student, then we got some damn serious issues with parenting and community leaders in all areas.

I was in a meeting on Thursday night June 30 and it is a damn shame that folk have been mislead by the student and parent involved along with a student supporter because the student says he was not allowed to write his own speech. It is so believable because the mess was on local and major new outlets (newspapers, tv & online media sources) all over the USA.

My video is the video that was/is being used and I asked them did they talk to the superintendent John Farrelly. They said yes so therefore I thought they would tell both sides of the story however they did not. When did the media stop giving both sides of the story or were they that naïve to just take the student’s side of the story instead of getting the whole story out?

Because the superintendent said he didn’t see anything wrong with the speech and that the principal was wrong for withholding the diploma it added more mess to the mess. It was not about whether the speech was good or bad, the speech that the student read was not approved. The student was not suppose to have an electronic device. Superintendent made the principal deliver diploma over the weekend putting the principal’s life in danger.

This is why I have said over and over again that the difference in me and other news outlets is that I video events, give my opinion based on the facts as presented and I share the entire video with my readers so that they can form their own opinion.

There are many posts about the graduation mess that I posted on my blog which automatically goes to my facebook, twitter and linkedin social media pages. I am totally shocked by a few folk that follow me on social media that have totally ignored the facts as I have presented them but all they have in their minds is the student was not allowed to read his speech and his diploma was withheld.

I have stated time and time again a community meeting need to be held to dispel rumors so that the correct information could get out instead of having mess floating around the community and right now it is a cloud over SouthWest Edgecombe because the media made a mess and the media need to go back and do a follow up on the mess to get the whole story out.

Read the following links but there are more and you will see why the SouthWest Edgecombe graduation was a mess.

Craig Harris Principal SouthWest Edgecombe Is No Longer On Suspension

An Open Letter To The Edgecombe County Public Schools Board Members In Reference To The Suspension Of Craig Harris Principal Of SouthWest Edgecombe High School After The Graduation Mess

Superintendent John Farrelly Respond To The DCN News Blog Online TV About Marvin Wright Diploma Being Withheld During SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation On Friday June 9, 2017If the media had shared this we would not be still having this discussion. 

Video/Photos: Attention – In Response To Jokita Wright Asking Me What Did I Think Of Her Son Speech

The Superintendent Validate My Observation Of What Happened During The SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation

In Response To Jokita Wright In Regards To Contacting Me Look At Time Of Events

As I stated there are more posts on my social media pages.

Smith Likely to Succeed Thomas as Mayor Next Week – Pitt County Post

The Watch Dog response: This is fabuloustastic. Congratulations!

The Greenville City Council has called a special meeting next week to appoint someone to fill the mayor’s seat left vacant by Allen Thomas this week. The appointee will serve the remainder of Thomas’ term until the municipal elections in November.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on July 6 in the council’s chambers at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St., and is open to the public. Earlier this month Thomas announced that he accepted an offer to be the Executive Director of the North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP), a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Thomas submitted his official resignation during a special council meeting on Monday and the resignation went into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. (Read more)

Anderson Chapel MBC Men’s Day Program Guest Speaker Clee Atkinson, Jr. Sheriff Of Edgecombe County Usher Thorne Chapel MBC Sunday August 6, 2017

The Men’s Day Committee Trustee Patrick Pender and Bro. Curmilus Dancy II along with Pastor Malcom E. Lewis and the Anderson Chapel MBC family invite you to our Men’s Day Program Sunday August 6, 2017 11:00 AM. Please come out and hear Sheriff Atkinson as he bring a powerful Message. The theme is “When Men Come Together For Positive Change!”

You can click on the following links to see a couple of videos of Sheriff Atkinson delivering some powerful messages.

St. Paul Rocky Mount NC Men’s Day The Message Sheriff Clee Atkinson Part 2
Sheriff Clee Atkinson Addresses ECPS Baccalaureate 2017
 
Sheriff Clee Atkinson Speak at House of Resurrection

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The DCN Will Not Be Promoting Some Folk In The Future, You Will Have To Earn Your Way To Be Promoted

The DCN has promoted some folk over the years even ungrateful folk especially black folk. Going forward some folk will have to earn the right to get promoted on The DCN.

Over the past 2 weeks some folk but not limited to, have just been nasty while I was trying to educate them but they chose to take sides with mess and not going with the facts as presented after I have shared my video and photos over the years. I have been sitting back laughing at how some elected officials, pastors, church folk, organizations and black men who ought to be standing for something have been silent. Silence can be betrayal.

Folk don’t understand why the young folk are doing what they do. They see the folk I mentioned above playing it safe or choosing mess without any regards for dealing with the trues.

I am going to just wait and see how many folk that was made to look ignant publicly will ask for a public apology for being used publicly.

I am going to see how many folk are going to apologize.

Now folk ought to see that the work I do reporting local news but not limited is so important. Other media outlets do not give you the whole story like I do. But the sad part is I do what I do at my own expense and then some folk think I owe them something. Right now there are a bunch of folk that owe me something. (Somebody didn’t get that!)

I ain’t mad with nobody just going to change the way I do things. I can do that!

Dr. Valerie Bridgers Associate Superintendent Edgecombe County Public Schools Named Superintendent

Dr. Valerie Bridgers was named Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools to replace John Farrelly. Mr. Farrelly last day is June 30 and will report to Dare County Public Schools on July 1st as their Superintendent. Dr. Bridgers was appointed to serve as the next Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public School with a 4 year contract.

Congratulations Dr. Bridgers from The DCN!

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