April 7, 2019 11:00 AM
Presented by Curmilus Dancy II
Why we should celebrate Black History every month?
We should celebrate Black History every month because we should celebrate our own history by telling our own story. Other folk can’t tell it like we can and the main thing is other folk don’t want us to know our history.
I feel we don’t celebrate enough of our history talking about folk who are alive. Yes, let’s celebrate the dead but we must celebrate the living so that we can maybe reach out to and inspire those of us who are living to want to make history while we are among living history makers.
Today I want to celebrate a black female born and raised in Edgecombe County. She worked in the Edgecombe County Clerk’s office and decided one day that she wanted to move up. She filed to run for her boss job and she was fired. She ran anyway. She won.
After 4 years she was seeking reappointment and there was a movement created in the white community called Edgecombe First. The group was successful in unseating her.
But in 1998 she ran again and this time she was victorious. She has been our Clerk of Superior Court since 1998 however she was 1st elected in 1990 and served til 1994.
I know the story because I was there in 1990 as I served as Precinct Chair, served on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee and we had to fight.
I am proud to say that the Honorable Carol Allen White was our 1st black Edgecombe County Superior Court and she has done a great job.
I responded to “Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know” on Tarrick Pittman’s post that came across my newsfeed. I would have commented on the author of the post on the following page Main Street Rocky Mount by Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin but she would not have approved it.
The problem I have is Stepheny has an issue with Rocky Mount City Council and staff and has been trying to turn folk against them. But now trying to tell black folk who is good for them when she don’t give a damn about Tarrick but only supporting him because he is running against Andre Knight. So since she is mad and supporting the half-trues written by Lindell John Kay Rocky Mount Telegram Reporter, the lies on social media pages such as the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Community Council, Keith Harris some others and on WHIG-TV. I say lies because look at the articles written by the newspaper and see how the wording is done to create a false narrative of what was actually stated at the meetings that would be more positive than negative. But my videos tell the whole story.
My question is why do these folk in the white community think they should be telling black folk who is best to represent them just because they are mad with Andre Knight. Mad because he is vocal and do not bow down to them. How many articles have you seen black folk write about who white folk should support to represent them. Hell I don’t want to see Lige Daughtridge on the council but copy and post one article I have posted about white folk shouldn’t support Lige in their ward. What I have said and will continue to say is that Lige is mad and has been putting out half-trues as well.
My response to the following:
Black folk ya’ll better recognize what is going on in Rocky Mount.
It is about 2 things. CONTROL & POWER!
They don’t want Tarrick but know a white person can’t win.
They are just against Andre Knight.
Yep the offering of $50,000 to run against Andre is real per my resources.
Why would Tarrick Pittman be associated with some of these Special Cs?
Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ……
50,000 Wow! That is not true and you should be ashamed for spreading that lie. Tell the people who gave it to me and show the paperwork. Don’t spread false information out of fear. Black folks you better wake up and don’t listen to this noise!
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman I didn’t say they offered you that sir.
I repeat I did not say they gave or offered it to you.
I would not say they gave you anything if I couldn’t prove it, I don’t operate like that.
No noise here.
I only said why would you associate with these Special CS and when I put up the video this evening, I am going to explain why I say that.
Sir again didn’t say you received the funds so you can stop that right.
I repeat it is real per sources.
Tarrick Pittman Curmilus Butch Dancy II I’m here to tell you it is not correct information. A complete fabrication. I’ve never taken that much money from anyone, not even in business. C’mon now. Seriously? You’re suppose to be so pro black. How is it that you can attempt to tear down another black man with lies.
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman Again I repeat there is nothing in my post saying you or another person accepted money. I stressed my trusted resources said it was put on the table.
Again I stressed I don’t know how you associate with certain folk and my video from the meeting last night I am going to prove my point.
For the record since you question my motive, I question how you as a black man is sitting back not saying anything while your associates lie, lie, lie. Bro for me that makes you a dangerous man in my opinion, I repeat in my opinion.
Tarrick Pittman Curmilus Butch Dancy II What associate is that? Samuel Battle? I talk to everyone and will learn from anyone. I spoke with everyone at the meeting last night including walking over to you to shake your hand. I don’t harbor the hate that you do. Once again, stop assuming I’m some naieve black man bought and paid for. It’s far from the truth.
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman hell no don’t name names I will do that when I provide the video.
I have no problem with Samuel Battle however I only know of him.…See More
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman oh I harbor hate? You beginning to sound just like your associates them Special Cs I have already called out over the past several months.
When I speak trues about you or whomever that is not tearing you down but making the truth known.
Again I have not stated a negative about you.
Copy and paste where I have stated you have received money from anyone.
Bro let’s keep it real.
Don’t try to speak for me nor paint a picture of me because I am a Professional Community and Political Agitator and my record speaks for itself. It is documented.
Bro continue to do you but don’t throw out mess about the current council members and staff such as that transparent bulls… and other.
You came up to me last night and spoke what up Watch Dog and I stood up and we hugged. Bro hell I didn’t even know who you were and had to ask somebody.
Kevin Pierce Maybe he’s associated with everyone because he’s not looking through colored glasses. Just my opinion which I’m sure doesn’t mean much.
Ruth Boddie Davis Oh wow, as if we don’t already have enuff problems, what’s this guy suppose to do, re invent the wheel?
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Ruth Boddie Davis Damn shame if you ask me!
Tarrick Pittman Ruth Boddie Davis Nope, put new tires on it so it can ride better
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman New tires can have a defect.
Ruth Boddie Davis Tarrick Pittman if you’re so concerned about the City why not throw your ideas and assistance behind Andre, he’s one of the hardest working people in this City. But like everybody else including your President it’s not the City you wanna help it’s the POWER you wanna gain. Myself like Butch have never tried to get elected, we throw our HELP behind the person that’s doing a good job, Anyway you don’t have to worry about my vote 1 way or the other because I don’t live in your district. Just remember if you do win, wear armor cause you are gonna get stones thrown at cha
Tarrick Pittman Ruth Boddie Davis Obviously you don’t know me or you would know I don’t care about power. I care about my community. I just happen to think that we need new fresh ideas. I don’t hate my opponent. How about asking him that question. Why he never reached out to work with me
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman damn Power comes with the position. So if you don’t want power, then what the hell you in it for?
What makes you special that Andre Knight need to reach out to you?
Curmilus Butch Dancy II I am reminded the year I ran for school board and some white guys and a retired black principal wanted to finance my campaign. Oh hell knaw!
Don’t get it twisted, there are some whites I work with but I don’t work with those who lie on black and white folk when I know they are lying.
Delia Perkins Somebody going to jail.
Curmilus Butch Dancy II I didn’t say Tarrick Pittman received $50,000 I said it has been offered per my resources.
I said I don’t know why Tarrick is associated with some Special Cs. Those Special Cs are Lige Daughtridge, Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin, WHIG-TV, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Keith Harris and some others who are PROMOTING him Publicly to run against Andre Knight.
These folk have been lying on the Council, City Staff and others.
I got some inboxes stating that I didn’t say Tarrick took money from anyone that I was stating what I heard and what they heard that $50000 has been put on the table.
I am ignant but unless I could prove who would except the offer I would not give a name. Names have been floating about who is making the offer and who have been offered so if I knew for a fact that Tarrick has been offered I would say say. So folk don’t get it twisted.