Video Prepared By Dr. Brian Johnson In Honor Of His Brother Rodney Terrell Johnson Son Of Dr. Evelyn Johnson & Also The Brother Of Lamonte Johnson

What a beautiful Homegoing for Rodney Terrell Johnson, Mr. I Did It My Way.

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In Love We Remember Rodney Terrell Johnson 

Rodney Terrell Johnson Homegoing Pastor Robert Earl Wooten Officiating


SHARE Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys – New York Times

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the gaps only worsen in the kind of neighborhoods that promise low poverty and good schools.

According to the study, led by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, income inequality between blacks and whites is driven entirely by what is happening among these boys and the men they become. Though black girls and women face deep inequality on many measures, black and white girls from families with comparable earnings attain similar individual incomes as adults. (Read more)

Obituaries: Michael Brown Rocky Mount NC formerly of Tarboro NC, JoeAnn Hardy Dunn of Pinetops NC, Lizzie Anna Arnold of Tarboro NC

Michael Brown Rocky Mount NC
My condolences goes out to Gloria Sharpe Brown wife of Michael Brown my 2nd cousin. Condolences also go out to Margie Brown Battle mother, Gerald Battle brother, Little Mike and Mike’s other children. Condolences goes out to the entire Sharpe and Brown Families. Visitation Friday March 23, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Home going Celebration Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00 Noon at Ebenezer Baptist Church Rocky Mount NC.
Services Entrusted To Hunter Odom Funeral Homes Inc. Rocky Mount NC

JoeAnn Hardy Dunn of Pinetops, North Carolina 
My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late JoeAnn Hard Dunn. I have been knowing JoeAnn for years and she was a sweet lady.
Services Entrusted To Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc. Tarboro NC

Lizzie Anna Arnold of Tarboro, North Carolina
My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Lizzie Anna Arnold.
Services Entrusted To Willoughby Funeral Homes Inc. Tarboro NC

For The Record I Have Nothing Personal Against Lawrence Taylor Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party.


I have nothing personal against Lawrence Taylor Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party.

I have asked since he has been in office to produce minutes and detailed treasurer report.

Just because the others didn’t have any balls to ask don’t get mad with me because I ain’t scared to ask all the right questions.

Since you didn’t stand up with me during the meeting you allowed the chair to think that what he is doing is okay. Actually all of you who approved the reports during our January meeting you approved mess.

But you have the opportunity to get it right at the Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Convention this Saturday March 24, 2018.

I don’t need to meet with the chair nor do I need to talk to him, all he need to do is to provide the documents I have requested.

Photos/Videos: Edgecombe County Sheriff Deputy David Lee Sean Manning Was Laid To Rest Sunday March 18, 2018

I didn’t know Deputy Sheriff David Lee Sean Manning but after Sunday March 11, 2018 when I drove up on the scene of the accident it is like I have been knowing him all of my life.

I knew Deputy Manning’s dad Kevin D. Johnson and I was there supporting the family when he became deceased. I also know Kevin’s mother Barbara Jean Moore.

I knew of Deputy Manning’s mother Dashina Manning as I ran into her from time to time.

I know Deputy Manning’s grandparents David and Ann Manning and we were good friends. Ann asked me one time did I video her mother’s funeral and I said no I don’t go around videoing funerals without getting permission. She said anytime someone dies in her family that she wanted me to video the funeral. I said okay.

I knew of Deputy Manning’s stepdad William Heath but didn’t know him, know him. After calling a friend and a close friend of William he told me you know him he used to be sitting with us at the football games because he had a son playing and he like myself would be videoing the games.

On Tuesday I got a call from someone about videoing a funeral in Rocky Mount and I told them I had some funerals in Pinetops and I had to see when they would be. I had one on Saturday and Sunday.

I sent a message to Dashina on IM and told her to tell her mother to call me. Dashina responded back and she asked did I want to talk to her or her mother. I said I can talk to you. She called me and I told her what her mother had told me and I told her I was trying to reach her mother to let her know that this was her grandson and that if they wanted me to video I would have to hear it from Dashina. Dashina said we are working the details and that my name had come up and they were going to contact me after they had gone down to the funeral home the following day Wednesday and she would let me know the details. I said all I need to know is which day the funeral would be and I will be there.

I want to thank the Manning family for allowing me to video the visitation on Saturday and then the Fa bu lous ta stic Homegoing Celebration on Sunday. I also want to thank Sheriff Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sheriff Office for allowing me to be a part of the 2 day celebration and especially on Sunday.

This week I learned a lot about Deputy Manning. A co-worker Joan Stevens told me she knew him because he was their waiter at Buffalo Wild Wings. I didn’t know he had worked there. She talked about how nice a young man he was.

I heard different folk talking about Deputy Manning love for music and that he was good at it. His grandmother Ann told me he used to work at Texas Steakhouse in Rocky Mount also. She also told me he had worked at the Family Dollar in Tarboro. This young man had work around his heart something so many young folk have a problem with because they will don’t want to work.

I have felt so helpless on Sunday March 11, 2018 when I watched Deputy David Lee Sean Manning lying there. I say helpless but it was God’s Plan and you can’t beat God giving. God has given him a new home and I can’t touch that.

I feel good on today to know that as I told the Manning Family on Wednesday when I went to see them, I thank them for allowing me to video and take photos because they will be allowing me to give them something that they can cherish all the days of their lives. I said during the time as a family are going through the services they will not remember the numerous folk that are present. I said they will not remember all that the Eulogist said. I said you will be able to go back and look at the video and the photos and it will help bring some closure to the remembrance of your love one.

My heart goes out the Manning family, the Heath Family and The Joyner Family.

My heart goes out to Sheriff Clee Atkinson and the entire Edgecombe County Sheriff Office and all Law Enforcement Officers that were present and those who wanted to be a part of this Great Homegoing Celebration.

See photos from Saturday and Sunday celebrations on The DCN News Blog Online TV Facebook Page.

Note: If you share photos and/or videos please credit Curmilus Butch Dancy II. Thanking you in advance.


Deputy Sheriff David Lee Sean Manning Visitation

Deputy Sheriff David Lee Sean Manning Homegoing Celebration Preparation For Traveling To Edgecombe Community College Keihin Auditorium

Deputy Sheriff David Lee Sean Manning Homegoing

Deputy Sheriff David Lee Sean Manning The Road To The Final Resting Place Public Pine View Cemetery Pinetops North Carolina

Sheriff Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Remarks 

Apostle Emma Speaker Dickens Eulogist

Democratic Women Of Edgecombe County Invite You To Our Meeting Saturday March 24, 2018



Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:00 to 9:30 am
Prior to Edgecombe County Democratic Convention at 10:00am
Location to be announced

Please bring your own coffee mug/cup.
Invite a friend.

Election 2018 (District Maps Update and Strategies)
“When Women Run, Women Win” (Identifying, Preparing and Supporting Candidates for Elective Office)

For more information, contact

Tire maker hikes investment – Rocky Mount Telegram

The largest manufacturing investment in rural North Carolina coming to the Twin Counties is likely to be even larger than anticipated and will break ground soon, according to local economic development officials.

Norris Tolson, CEO and president of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, was the guest speaker at the first 2018 Rocky Mount Area Chamber legislative forum series sponsored by Pfizer of Rocky Mount on Friday at the Holiday Inn. Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tire plans to build its first manufacturing facilities outside of China in Edgecombe County.

The project was announced as a $582 million investment with the creation of 800 jobs coming to the 1,449-acre Kingsboro megasite in Edgecombe County. However, Tolson said, the full build-out of the project will now be a little more than $1 billion and create between 1,100 and 1,200 jobs. (Read more)