Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight Response To Tarrick Pittman

The Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight has committed to run our re-election efforts on the outstanding record of success and growth that Rocky Mount has experienced in the 15 years that our candidate has served with distinction and honor as the City Council Representative for Ward 1. Councilman Knight, from the outset of his first candidacy, has been maligned, accused and vilified unjustly. Thankfully, the people of Ward 1 saw through every attempt to disqualify our Candidate, Council Representative Andre’ Knight, and sent him back to serve the people and lead progress for all of Rocky Mount.

We believe that cheap stunts that our candidate’s opponent is attempting to perpetrate are dishonorable, sad and desperate. First of all, the recent Facebook posts that Mr. Pittman has published on his page are libelous and slanderous. The information is false, the pictures are not of his house and his allegations of neglect, taking advantage of people who are struggling to survive and violating City ordinances are lies. Our candidate has not addressed Mr. Pittman’s own inconsistencies in his business and legal affairs. From the outset, he blamed Councilmen Knight and Blackwell for targeting him and trying to evict him from City property. Lies. Both Councilmen tried supporting him as a new downtown business by referring potential clients to him and even taking their own personal computers to him to repair. Regardless of the disappointing outcomes they experienced in their business interactions with him, they did not slander or accuse him. It was the Administration of the City of Rocky Mount, under the advisement of the City’s Attorney’s office, that held Mr. Pittman responsible for his own obligations as a tenant of the City. The NC judicial system resolved that matter recently and our Council Representative had nothing to do with the complaint or the outcome. This is documented history.

Unlike his opponent, Councilman Andre’ Knight has a strong record of advocacy and accomplishment. He does not have to conjure vague images, create suspicion and sow discord through veiled Helms, Reagan and Trump smoke and mirror tactics. We’ve seen all that before. Our candidate led the fight to bring relief to our electric customers in Rocky Mount and to our friends throughout eastern North Carolina from unjust charges levied by Duke Power through Electricities. That battle with industry titans was fought and won. That is documented history.

Our candidate has helped recruit business investment to Ward 1, led revitalization efforts and advocated for increased funding for housing, business development, and enhanced safety measures in inner-city communities in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount is better than it has ever been. We have new housing where dilapidated warehouses once stood. We have cleared blocks of ruined houses where open-air drug markets existed. We have created and funded policies and projects that have brought tens of millions of dollars in public and private investment to downtown Rocky Mount. For the first time EVER, an international hotel brand is seriously considering locating in east Rocky Mount with the prospect of bringing brand new commercial and retail developments and condominiums to our downtown in Rocky Mount/Edgecombe County. That is documented history.

Our candidate has been a strong advocate for poor people, the elderly and the sick and has brought progress to our City through his leadership. He chairs a real Board of Directors at OIC that serves thousands of real people every month. Under Knight’s leadership, real people are being trained, put to work, opening businesses and their healthcare concerns and needs are being met. More documented history, not fictional and vague accomplishments.

Our candidate is a real entrepreneur that has run a family business since the 1990s and struggles as every small business owner does. There is no shame in not having all the money you need for everything you need all the time. However, we believe that it is deceitful, dangerous and treacherous that a candidate who wants to represent people in Ward 1 brazenly leads and carries an agenda of lies, sabotage, destruction, and annihilation of every policy and leader that has opposed unjust institutions, practices, and people. Andre’  Knight has not received endorsements or accepted money from people who have openly maligned east Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County, disparaged and disrespected our elected and appointed leaders and have tried to destroy regional growth and economic success in Edgecombe County. That is documented history too.

Right now, the Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight is focused on winning this election through the support of the people again. We cannot and will not be distracted by baseless lies and innuendo. That’s a well-thought and planned Trump-inspired move. We will not respond to every falsehood that is published and every fear that is promulgated by our opponents. But it is a mistake for our opponent to think that he can say whatever he wants to say without being accountable for his words and actions. We know he is just one small cog in a web of candidates who are being paid, endorsed and supported by privileged millionaires to destroy the true unity that is bringing life again to historically neglected communities and neighborhoods.

We know that we are fighting institutionalized racism that is fueled and fed by the supporters of President Trump right here in Rocky Mount. It’s happening all over the country, we saw some of them in Greenville a few weeks ago and those same forces are trying to destroy the progress we have all made working together in Rocky Mount. We all have eyes to see and ears to hear. We lived through Jesse Helms’ tactics and we’ll make it through Donald Trump strategies.  Our candidate has a brain to think independently and a mouth to speak TRUTH TO POWER. Andre’ Knight is UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED. Now that is documented history and that is why we support Andre’ Knight as our candidate for City Council for Ward 1!

THE COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT ANDRE’ KNIGHT

See Tarrick’s Pittman post https://www.facebook.com/tarrickpittmanward1/

Reporting Special Cs Campaign So They Can Go To Facebook Jail!

Since Attorney Steve Stevenson and some other Special Cs are known to report Black folk posts on Facebook, well we need to start doing the same.

Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens need to be reported because that is a place for Special Cs to attack Black folk and then when Black folk respond they Block Us.

So folk who are on that page, damn report them.

Campaign begins now!

Now do the damn thing!

Black Males And Hope!

Folk you got to be careful who you are connected to. Some folk may mean well but you need to make sure they don’t have a hidden agenda.

Some folk have a problem with me because I talk to Rocky Mount City Councilmen Andre Knight, Reuben Blackwell and some other Black folk. Folk they are elected officials and as long as they do what they are suppose to do as elected officials per the description per the LGC, I will support them. You see what the haters description of what they think they ought to be doing is the haters problem not mines.

What these guys do outside of their role as Rocky Mount City Councilmen is their personal business. I don’t give a damn if they bought every piece of property in Rocky Mount. Hell anyone got a problem with that, then why in the hell don’t you buy some property? Hell the only reason I have not bought any is because I don’t have the funds to do so. But some of these haters got the funds. They got the funds but ain’t trying to buy a damn thing on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount and don’t want to see anything good happen on that side. But haters want to control what others do. GTHOH!

The haters got a problem because Reuben has a real job CEO Oic Rocky Mount (Opportunities Industrial Center Inc.) Damn the O stands for what they do, give folk opportunities and those who need training they offer that and those who are ready for work they provide jobs for them. Andre is on the board.

The haters got a problem that Andre is his own boss. He runs a couple of group homes giving his family and some others some employment.

The haters got a problem with him being the President of the Rocky Mount NAACP talking about a conflict of interest! The NAACP is Oldest, Boldest and the Baddest Civil Rights Organization in America. Anyone that have a problem with an organization that fight for folk who civil rights have been violated be they Black, Brown, Caucasian and other they are ignant as all hell. GTHOH

The sad part is the haters that look like me these Ignant Safe Black folk team up with the Caucasian haters and work with them to help them to attempt to accomplish their mission. Now don’t get it twisted because some Caucasians work with us so I ain’t talking about all Caucasians, just the Special Cs. There has been a hater campaign that began back around December of last year that has been faithfully attending the Rocky Mount City Council meetings all of this year attacking Black leadership. While the council meetings are not in session, the haters have been on Social Media 24 hours a day since December faithfully talking about Black Leadership. Oh this was leading up to the Elections of 2019.

Folk it is about POWER! It began with Lige Daughtridge Community Council and candidate for Rocky Mount City Council who attend the meetings challenging the council and on his Community Council Social Media page.

Most recent Warren Daughtridge began attending the Council meetings this year attacking them as well. He started a Social Media Page LoveRockyMount because his thing is folk like myself is negative but he and Special Cs but not limited to can negatively attack Black Leadership and that is ok. GTHOH!

However WHIG-TV, Fighting Crime, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Hood Newz 252 and some individual haters have been around on Social Media attacking the Council for quite some time.

The Rocky Mount Mayoral Race is the one I am watching very, very close. I am tickled to death how these Black folk who are supporting Sandy Roberson are working hard trying to get him elected. Damn shame!

I don’t know Sandy Roberson but I do know Bronson Williams. I heard some folk say they went to school with Sandy and that is fine. But tell me about his concerns about the Rocky Mount City Government meetings before this year’s election because I have not seen him attend the meetings over the years. Oh but just maybe my video camera and photo camera didn’t pick him up. I have no problem with who folk support I am just telling you who I would support if I could vote for them.

I have been attending the meetings long before any of the current members have been on the council. So for the record I was concerned who got elected back then and damn sure concerned now when I see the progress that has been made and some folk are mad because the council is a 4-3 Black majority.

Bronson Williams has been coming to the meetings for years. He has ran for mayor before. He is a young Black Male. He is a smart young business man and actively engaged in Rocky Mount City Government. I know him and I didn’t go to school with him. I am old enough to be his daddy.

And that brings me to an interesting point. Folk talk about supporting the youth, young folk Black Males but you are lying and the truth ain’t in you especially school teachers, pastors, church folk and other because look at what you are doing. Here we go got a chance to get a young Black Male elected as the next Mayor of Rocky Mount and look at the movement. Black folk have teamed up trying to get the Caucasian elected.

But damn these are the same folk that witness how Black Males are acting as if they have no hope and we hear about how they are shooting each other nearly every week. What in the hell do they have to look forward to when I have said over and over again that hell we don’t support Black Males who are doing positive things.

But folk talking about crime in Rocky Mount. Well all of you who are supporting the Caucasian Male over the Black Male, then know that you are supporting the negative vibes of the young Black Males who feel like they can not be leaders. So damn when they choose to become leaders of gangs and other, then don’t act like you don’t know that you are not a part of the solution but you are a part of the problem.

Talking about Black Males need a job, well Bronson is a business man so what other half-trues you going to come up with?

I am The Watch Dog of The East and I am damn good at it. I am watching what is goings on.

I am The Political Agitator! Professional

I am Unbought and Unbossed! I refuse to be silent on issues that matter and Black Males but not limited to is my Main Issue because I am Black Male.

Now Run & Tell That!

Obituaries: Roosevelt June Lewis Jr. Raleigh NC Formerly of Pinetops NC, Lamont Maurice Staton Pinetops NC, James Louis Cobb Fountain NC, Jesse Clark Scotland Neck NC

Condolences goes out to my cousins the family of the late Roosevelt (June) Lewis Jr.
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Condolences goes out Debbie Davis and the entire Davis and Staton families of the late Lamont Maurice Staton.

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Condolences goes out to Mother Mamie Ruth Cobb and the entire family of the late Deacon James Louis Cobb.
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Condolences goes out to my brother in law Michael Clark and the entire family of the late Jesse Clark.
Jessie Clark