Senate votes to override Cooper on abortion bill – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: Saturday the 1st Congressional District Convention was held and I was expecting to hear about what was going on on the State Level. I thought I was going to find out what was going on on the National Level but Congressman G.K. Butterfield could not attend. The speaker ended up being the Sheriff of Pitt County and I had an issue with that because the Edgecombe County Sheriff has not addressed the convention so how do you bring in another Sheriff. This was not following protocol in my opinion and I texted Sen. Davis when I heard on the radio while in route to the convention that Congressman G.K. Butterfield was not going to be the speaker but the Sheriff of Pitt County. Also over the weekend I received a call from a friend from another county and while we were talking he brought up Sen. Davis name saying someone said we need to be checking Sen. Davis voting record because it appears he has voting with the Republicans. Well I believe this confirms such.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Senate voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of an abortion bill Tuesday evening.

The Republican-controlled chamber managed the three-fifths threshold required by a single vote – with the help of one Democrat.


Don Davis

, D-Pitt, one of just two Senate Democrats to vote for the bill the first time out, stuck to his vote Tuesday and went against the governor. He left the chamber after adjournment without comment.


Ben Clark

, D-Hoke, also voted for the bill when it was before the chamber earlier this year, but he backed the governor and voted against the override.

The bill now heads back to the House on Thursday, and Republicans face tougher math there if they’re to fully overturn Cooper’s veto and make the bill law.

Senate Bill 359 would make it a felony for doctors to fail to perform life-saving measures on a baby born alive after a botched abortion, and it creates a new duty for nurses and other staff to report these doctors. Bills like this cropped up in a number of states this year after a similar measure failed to pass the U.S. Senate. (Read more)

Unity Is More Than Just Holding Hands, Crossing Color Lines And Being Friends

Copied from Cooper Blackwell Facebook Page

We can’t work together to solve issues if you can’t understand the barriers of our work! #UnityInTheCommunity is about more than just holding hands, crossing color lines and being friends with each other. It’s about shared prosperity and equitable development. It’s about realizing that systemic racism exists and fighting alongside us to fix the impossible. Colorblindness is harmful for our community and color consciousness is essential. It’s not about bringing together white people and black people, it’s about creating a culture of health and social mobility for all, but especially for those most in need. You can’t fight for equity and not acknowledge why the gaps fundamentally exists. We have to agree about the problem to fix it, not just point it out, sweep it under the rug and hope no one sees it.

Me: Ab so damn lute ly!

Tech Company Asked For ‘Preferably Caucasian’ Candidate On LinkedIn Job Posting – HuffPost

The Political Agitator’s response: When I talked about Special Cs folk said I was making up something because I didn’t say what the C stood for.

Cynet Systems later apologized and said it had fired the people involved in the racist job listing.

IT staffing and recruiting company Cynet Systems has finally apologized for its racist job listing that Twitter users spotted last week.

The otherwise fairly standard posting appeared on various sites, including LinkedIn, and began by stipulating that the job candidate be “Preferably Caucasian.” 

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Heritage Middle School students disciplined after posting video with cruel, offensive language – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: I had a flashback to the incident with the Cone Heads at Nash Central a couple of years ago.

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Some Wake Forest middle school students are in big trouble for posting videos with crude and racially offensive language on social media.

The video shared on Snapchat is laced with an expletive and a racial epithet.  One girl is wearing a shirt that says “I (love) the KKK.”

“It’s really an illusion, this idea of disappearing content,” said Laura Tierney, the founder and CEO of the Social Institute, based in Durham

Videos shared with other Snapchat users are supposed to disappear after they are viewed, but that is not always the case.

Tierney schools students on what to do, and what not to do, in digital universe.

Chris McCabe, the principal of Heritage Middle School, says the students involved are being disciplined.

McCabe says, in this case, a recipient of the girls’ video posted the clips on social media. Many viewers were clearly upset. (Read more)

NCCU Removes Name Of Segregationist From Building – WUNC

North Carolina Central University officially unveiled the new name of its administration building Wednesday. The name of former North Carolina governor, Clyde Hoey, a known segregationist, is no longer on the building at the historically black institution.

University administrators, staff, alumni and students cheered as the new name was displayed. It’s not a big surprise North Carolina Central renamed the building after its founder, James E. Shepard. For years, there have been grumblings from students and alumni about having Governor Clyde Hoey’s name on the school’s main building.

Carolyn Green Boone is Shepard’s great, granddaughter. She says the renaming fills her with pride and joy. Boone says it was clear how Hoey’s named ended up on the administration building.

“Most people didn’t understand he was a staunch segregationist. And that one of the reasons he gave us money was to keep us over here so we wouldn’t try to come over there, to UNC,” said Boone, after the ceremony. (Read more)