I Support Whoever And Whatever Is Right!

I am an engaged woke life long black man, I am an active life time Democrat, I am an active life fully paid member of the NAACP and I am not apologetic for who I am and what I stand for.

I stand for justice no matter who it is for or against. I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest.

I have been called a lot of things because I speak out.

What I will bet you is that if you get to know me you will learn who I am and that I will stand with you when you are right no matter who you are. Although we may disagree on one thing if we agree on something else I will support that. But when we revisit that we disagreed on until we come to agree on it, we will still hash out that part.

At the end of the day I just want what is right for all folk however keep in mind that I am not ignant to the treatment that black folk have endured and still endure today.

Don’t blame me for what this world is. I had nothing to do with it’s creation but I can do my part while I am passing through.

The Bell Tolls: Cowboys players apparently unable and unwilling to challenge Jerry Jones’ anthem policy – USA Today

The Gate Keeper: response: But when do the white players stand with the black players and say we are unified and that they support the movement? Damn shame when you have folk like myself out here speaking truth to power broke but these guys got money and scared to take a stand! Damn they may as well be on the damn plantation.

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Dr. King Came To Rocky Mount In 1962 The Year I was Born

The Gate Keeper response: Again this is why I will not just get over it. You can’t tell me my history because we can tell our own history. We also know yours because it was taught to us but also our family told us about their experiences.


Thanks Marilyn Pulley Howard for sharing!

Jerry Jones’ Son Stephen Confirms Any Cowboys Player That Protests Against Racism & Police Brutality During Anthem Will Be Punished – BSO

The Gate Keeper: I totally agree with the author of this post. Damn the whole team ought to protest and see what happens then. Damn shame!

As I have reported in the past, the Cowboys have been very clear behind the scenes with their players that if they protest against racism during the anthem, they will be punished severely.

Jerry Jones has said it, and now Stephen Jones has confirmed it while appearing on Norm and D Invasion on 1310 The Ticket here is a full transcript of what Stephen Jones had to say.

There are a couple of points I’d like to make to what Stephen Jones had to say.

The first one is the NFL, . . .  (Read more)

Local Politics vs State & National

Tickles the hell out of me how folk want to talk about state and national politics but will not deal with mess in their local towns and communities. Don’t want to talk about and deal with local politics then don’t talk to me about a damn thing.

I look at Edgecombe County how folk have allowed Lawrence Taylor Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party and County Officers along with Rev. Roosevelt Higgs outgoing chair shut the damn party down. This is something that Higgs has tried to do over the years anyway.

But when some others and myself tried to keep the party functioning they talked about me and them as if we were the problem. Damn shame!

Well if you Edgecombe County Democrats like it, I love it because I have been doing what I do since I joined the party in the late 80’s but been a Democrat since the early 80’s. I have done my part and will continue to do what I do through The DCN News Blog Online TV.

Black History – This Is Why I Don’t Need Other Folk Trying To Tell Me About My History And Actually About Yours Either

The Gate Keeper response: We have black folk capable of telling our history and yours too. I will listen to those who are willing to share the whole trues and not just the part they want me to know. That is a problem. I have black and white resources so I will not just get over it! I am going to talk about it and be about it! Now Run & Tell That! Especially at the time we are talking about protesting that damn anthem and flag.

Derrick Carter

On July 28, 1917, thousands of black people walked in silence down Fifth Avenue in New York City —
The march, called the “Negro Silent Protest Parade,” was one of the country’s first mass protests against racial violence. It was organized by the NAACP to protest the horrors of lynchings, Jim Crow segregation and a horrifying race riot in East St. Louis. More than 100 black people had been killed by white mobs and more than 6,000 black people were burned out of their homes.
“We march because we deem it a crime to be silent in the face of such barbaric acts,” said a leaflet announcing the demonstration. “We march because we are thoroughly opposed to Jim-crow Cars etc., Segregation, Discrimination, Disfranchisement, LYNCHING and the host of evils that are forced on us.”
The protesters included W. E. B. DuBois, an NAACP founder and editor of the “Crisis” magazine, and James Weldon Johnson, then an NAACP field secretary and a Harlem Renaissance writer and composer, who had written the Negro National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in 1900.
The marchers demanded that President Woodrow Wilson create legislation to protect the lives and property of black people.

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Do You Really Think About What You Post Before You Post It?

Do you really think about what you are posting before you do it?

Do you ever think about when you post something that somebody know you personally and know what you really stand for? Some need to really think about that part!

For clarity I don’t post for a response however I appreciate them.

I bet you one thing that my posts and me align up. Can you say that about you?

In order to stay in alignment just don’t post mess that you don’t live by because although I may call you out, hey you got to answer for what you do to where it count.

I post to educate and I read others post to be educated.

Educate me but don’t come with no mess because I may have to respond.

And when you see me out of alignment then call me out.

T’aint no need to be out here perpetrating these trues when ya saying one thing and living another.

Internal bickering, Silent Sam protesters mark new UNC board leader’s first month – News & Observer


Harry Smith, the new leader of the UNC Board of Governors, tried Friday to turn the page from politics to policy for a governing panel that has been known for internal discord and controversy.

He urged the board to come together and unite behind UNC President Margaret Spellings, who he called “a phenomenal” leader.

“Pettiness and politics we will not be remembered for,” Smith said in remarks after his first meeting. “But if we can get focused on some great policy areas that Margaret and I have robust discussions on, then we can enhance the system.”

Earlier, he told the board: “If Margaret has a position that this board does not support, it’s my hope we respect it. She brings a great experience, knowledge, and it’s my hope we recognize that. … I would ask this board to put any history … behind you, hard feelings and come together in a respectful manner. Take the fact, data and detail and make sure we get it right.” (Read more)

Gonna Give Away Or Sell My Weapons

I am going to sell or give away all of my weapons because I am tired. I try to hold my piece but folk just won’t leave me alone. You see when folk say and do ignant mess I can’t take it. These so-called Educators, Leaders, Religious Folk and other Folk who are a bunch of fakes, I just want to take my weapons out and shoot them and then play it back to them. These weapons my video camera, photo camera and laptops need to go.

Tom Campbell: Three words you seldom hear from politicians – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Gate Keeper response: I totally agree. They don’t want to hear them trues. They just lie, lie, lie just like that other guy on the national level!

Three words you almost never hear from politicians is “I was wrong.” I’m not one, but can admit that on the subject of Medicaid expansion I was wrong. Now our legislature should do the same.

When The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 there were many questions about whether it would stand court tests, how it would be implemented and how well it would work. One of the provisions of ACA or Obamacare was that those with income levels of less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level would be included in the expansion of Medicaid.

Three words you almost never hear from politicians is “I was wrong.” I’m not one, but can admit that on the subject of Medicaid expansion I was wrong. Now our legislature should do the same.

When The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 there were many questions about whether it would stand court tests, how it would be implemented and how well it would work. One of the provisions of ACA or Obamacare was that those with income levels of less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level would be included in the expansion of Medicaid. (Read more)

The Gate Keeper!

Today I am changing my name again to The Gate Keeper. Thank you my friend Chris Sifford for my new name.

It is funny how I don’t even know Chis personally other than on facebook, I have followed him on facebook and he is my kind of friend. He continues to send me words of encouragement. I met Chris via a mutual friend and this dude is on it.

Rep. Larry Hall called me The Watch Dog of East, Congressman G.K. Butterfield called me The Political Agitator and I had been in their presence over the years. Now Chris Sifford has called me The Gate Keeper.

It is a new day and time so I feel that the name goes along with todays happenings and my mission.

Today I proudly accept the name of The Gate Keeper.

For You Pray Warriors

I hope my pastor, other sincere and woke pastors, my sincere and woke family members, my sincere and woke friends and associates all pray for me because I am in the cussing mode. I know some of you don’t like it but some folk get mad about the wrong things. I want to make folk mad. Folk do stuff when they get mad. I am talking about positive stuff now.

Some folk get on social media and say pretty words but pretty words alone don’t truly fix, truly encourage or truly give complete hope to no one but for a moment.

Feed them, cloth them, give them a little change when they don’t have any and while you say them pretty words.

I am just sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Be Professional In Meetings

Folk must understand that they have to be professional during meetings because 1st it is the right thing to do. Second because you are not only representing yourself but you are making decisions on behalf of other folk.

I make folk aware on committees and where ever I am representing myself and others that I don’t play games when I am in a meeting. I stress we be mindful of the time and that we stay on topic.

If you don’t want to be a team player by being professional then just maybe you don’t need to be at the table.

One can stand for what they believe in but you do that by voting your conviction but you can not attempt to bully or force others to do what you want them to do to carry out you own personal agenda.

When I don’t agree with some things I still be professional about where I stand but understand that (I) am not the majority. I just say what I mean and mean what I say and move on.

I am a professional agitator however I am a professional in many of areas because I always put others first that I represent.

I have never really wanted for anything so therefore I have spent my life advocating from the late 80’s on behalf of other folk. If I don’t advocate anymore I have done enough. But I can’t stop because it is in my heart so ya’ll stuck with my ignant butt until I can’t advocate anymore.