News Release – S.T.O.P. At The APOLLO Mime & Praise Dance Worship Experience McIntyre Auditorium On The Campus Of Edgecombe Community College Tarboro NC

Standing Together Outweighs Peer-Pressure (S.T.O.P. Inc.) will be hosting their 1st annual S.T.O.P. At The Apollo on Saturday August 5, 2017 2 PM in the McIntyre Auditorium on the campus of Edgecombe Community College Tarboro NC.

Come out to enjoy a Mime & Praise Dance Worship Experience and you will be glad that you did.

News Release – 21st Anniversary Celebration of Black Family Day

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Contact: Anita Muhammad FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

336-347-8817 – office

21st Anniversary Celebration of Black Family Day

Bringing Folks Together Since 1996

Black Family Day will be observed Saturday, September 9, 2017, in downtown Reidsville, NC. OPEN to the public and sponsored by the Rebuilding the Block Initiative, Muhammad Mosque No. 34, local businesses and citizens. Black Family Day is held annually.


The outdoor program will begin at 2:30 PM. at MARKET SQUARE, 303 South Scales Street, Reidsville, NC.
About Black Family Day

Black Family Day has been bringing all people together in Reidsville, NC, since 1996. The day of unity, peace, and love inspires and strengthens family ties. It rightfully recognizes the tremendous contributions of Black people to this nation. The local version of this historic celebration was initiated by Amon Muhammad, and became an annual downtown event after a victorious lawsuit versus the city of Reidsville in 2000 to host it there. Mr. Muhammad has served as the Durham, NC representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam since 2008 and continues to host this annual program in his hometown of Reidsville.

The Black Family Day tradition has become a part of the fabric of Rockingham County. People of every race, creed, color and class distinction have enjoyed participation the last 20 years and this year’s program is touted to be the best ever.

The day includes gospel, praise dance, African dance troupes, R&B, hip-hop, spoken word artists, spiritual and civic leaders. Vendors and entrepreneurs from all over the region bring arts, crafts, and products of interest to the Black community. Ethnic and traditional menus are on hand in the food village. The Family Fun Village will feature a mobile arcade, bounce houses, face painting, and more.

Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Troy Davis, Brandon McClelland, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Kendrick Johnson, Aiyana Jones, Jena 6, Kathryn Johnson, Prince Jones, Ramarley Graham, DJ Henry, Tyisha Miller, Ousmane Zongo, Central Park 5, AND MANY MORE IN EVERY HOOD AND SUBURB IN AMERICA
Included are day of workshops, gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, spoken word artists, spiritual & civic leaders. Vendors from all over the region bring arts, crafts, and products of interest to the Black community. Ethnic and traditional menus are on hand in the food village. The Family Fun Village will feature games, bounces, face painting, and more.
We also want to give those affected by violence to have a chance to speak and share how their lives have changed and share their thoughts on what we, as a community, can do NOW!
info@blackfamilyday.org for details

Web Resource

Families are encouraged to register online. Vendors may sign-up online. Call 336.347.8817 to schedule an interview. http://www.facebook.com/blackfamilyday or http://www.blackfamilyday.org

Edgecombe County – Three Men Arrested In The Shooting Of A Tarboro Man While Walking In Pine Valley Mobile Home Park Outside of Princeville NC

News Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office

July 5, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Tommie Lowery, of Tarboro, was shot multiple times while walking in Pine Valley Mobile Home Park outside Princeville. He was transported to Vidant Pitt Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital.

Detectives working the case developed the suspects Kendric Jamail “Kutt” Knight and Daniel Deshaun “Murdoc” Thomas. Between witness interviews and other evidence, Detectives were able to obtain warrants for arrest for Kendric Knight and Daniel Thomas.

On July 3, 2017, Deputies, along with Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and NCSBI Violent Fugitive Taskforce were able to take Kendric Knight into custody on Highway 42 at the intersection of US 258 South. During the arrest of Knight, the driver of the vehicle he was in was arrested as well. Later in the evening, officers were able to arrest Daniel Thomas.

Arrested and charged are the following:

  • imageKendric Jamail Knight, B/M, DOB 9/28/1989 of Factory Street, Conetoe, NC

Charges:  Attempt First Degree Murder, Assault With Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill, and Felony Conspiracy

No Bond

  • imageDaniel Deshaun Thomas, B/M, DOB 9/1/1981 of Blackjack Simpson Road, Greenville, NC

Charge:  Felony Conspiracy

$5,000 Bond

  • imageJeremy Gorham, B/M, DOB 2/27/1996 of Singletree Drive, Macclesfield, NC

Charge:  Carrying Concealed Gun

$10,000 Bond

We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and NCSBI Violent Fugitive Taskforce in this investigation and these arrests.

Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson, Jr.

Local writer’s play premieres in Washington, D.C. – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Congratulations to Marilyn Barner Anselmi, I used to keep in touch with her but since changing computers over time lost my contacts. Job well done.

By LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A play written by a local writer had a successful premiere in the nation’s capital last week.

“You Wouldn’t Expect,” written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi, recounts the experiences of four of the almost 8,000 victims of the N.C. Eugenics Program. The play is set in the backdrop of the 1960’s America South.

“Expect” was presented recently at the 2017 DC Black Theatre and Arts Festival in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. (Read more)