I had endorsed Andre Knight, Bronson Williams, Robert Cordell and T.J. Walker.
I support Andre Knight because I know what he has done for the city of Rocky Mount and it is documented. And that is why the Special C s have been mad.
I support Bronson Williams because he has been actively engaged in politics and has been a voice for the citizens of Rocky Mount via Rocky Mount City Council, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and other.
I support Robert Cordell because I know he has been actively engaged in politics having run for school board over the years.
I was supporting T.J. Walker because 1st of all he is family. I support young folk. Although I chose T.J. over his opponent, I struggled with losing a Black female perspective on the council but I was willing to give T.J. my support.
I am having a hard time with what I have seen during this campaign season. I had said that that the Ward 4 seat would be okay no matter which candidate won but now I am having a hard time with what the outcome will be if T.J. was to win.
I received several phone calls about a ballot was coming out from the Republican Party with Sandy Roberson, Lige Daughtridge, Gwen Wilkins (who is just mad with the Democratic Party being a former 1st Vice Chair of the State Party and 1st Congressional District Chair) and T.J. This is 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats. I told them callers that I felt that several folk were behind it but it was linked to the Republican Party with certain Democrats pushing the Republican candidates agenda. When the ballot finally hit the ground after the Early Voting began I told them that I told you so. But the most recent articles in the newspaper talking about the ballot, Nash County Commissioner Republican Robbie Davis confirmed for me what I felt.
I was in the presence of T.J. and 2 other candidates along with another person and I didn’t like how the discussion went. I made a suggestion that if there were going to be a ballot for the Democrats that they do a commercial with all of the Democrats that was to include Andre, Richard Joyner, Robert Cordell and T.J. Walker that they did it a certain way since I knew that T.J. was suppose to be on the Republican ballot that I had received calls about.
So as it stands T.J. is the only candidate that is on both ballots the The Street Team and The Edgecombe Nash Political Caucus. Although it is unclear who Street Team is, it is clear who the suspects are and they are tied to the Republican Candidates. So folk can be in denial if they want to but it is clear who the suspects are.
Last week The United Rocky Mount Group kicked off and it was a Press Release sent out and I know because I received it. So anybody that seen it had the opportunity to attend and also while it was being broadcasted live on Community Connections with Theresa.
On yesterday there was another event and a press release went out again. Now United Rocky Mount can put it out there but I be damn if they have control over who come out and attend.
On last week no candidates spoke other than the city council members Andre Knight and Richard Joyner. Bronson Williams was present but didn’t speak.
I watched most of the event on yesterday while I left Rocky Mount and went home and came back to the event but it was over when I arrived. When the live recording ended, I heard Andre Knight say they were going to acknowledge the candidates by letting them wave their hands and they could do like a meet and greet.
I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest! However I can’t say that about family because no matter what family is always permanent whether they acknowledge each other or not.
I received a call tonight asking me could I get channel l7 and I said I can but it is channel 31.1 on my tv which is regular tv.
The more I watched the more I could hardly stomach.
First of all I have a problem with the interview being on the racist John Check show however he tried to make it appear he is not racist throughout all of his shows when a Black candidate is being interviewed.
I just called T.J. a couple of days ago and told him that he need to be careful how he share things on his page. When I seen a post that he shared from Tosha Kelley Aldridge whereby she stated, “With everyone up for election, I have spoken with each candidate for mayor and TJ. No offense to Elaine, but with the RMT article stating Lois Watkins was her backing, that immediately lost my vote.” I said do you not understand that she is not supporting you for you but because she is against Elaine. I said she used to come to the council meetings talking junk to the council and then moved her business from downtown to Nash County Sunset Ave. He said thank you. However I am just checking and I see the post is still up.
But you see this is what happens when you don’t go to city council meetings and be on top of what business is taking place and who come to the meeting going after the council. Kevin Jones said going to the council meetings sitting for 2 hours means nothing. SMDH!
I looked at the re-run of the John Check interview from Monday night the same night of the United Rocky Mount 2nd event. I have a problem with T.J. saying he was not allowed to speak. Well why would you think you would be allowed to speak when you have not proven yourself to be a part of United Rocky Mount?
T.J. I was willing to give you my support however some of the things you said on the John Check Show is a blow to the Black Community and me as I have had to call John Check ass out on The Morning Show never called in to his Racist Show.
I was going to dissect what you said that relate to my activism directly and indirectly.
I remember being in a meeting not long ago and a person spoke up in favor of a candidate and the other person said that really took some nerve for her to do that. Well this is how I feel about what took place on The John Check Show. But the sad part John played it off like he is about unity and talked about Black Leadership playing the damn race card to pump folk up when he and other Special Cs have come for Black Leadership and myself.
Although I have a problem with The Racist John Check Show and The Racist WHIG-TV Morning Show, the problem really lies with Black Folk who go on their show and bow down to their narrative.
I am done!
Today I am only supporting Andre Knight, Richard Joyner, Robert Cordell and Bronson Williams.
Like I had said I was not really into the Ward 4 race because I thought either way we would be okay but now I am beginning to wonder that was really a true statement.
Now folk you can twist this however you want but I have been doing what I do since the early 90’s long before the current council members came on board.
I don’t speak for Andre Knight because he does a damn good job of speaking for himself. However just because the things I speak about it includes him and the other council members the work they have done, I can’t help that and I will not apologize for speaking truth to power.
Hell no I don’t live in Rocky Mount but I have worked over there and spent much time fighting for not only the numerous family members but others over the years. Folk will be surprised how much family and who I am related to. Folk you probably have talked to some of my folk over the years and possibly talk to some of them daily.
I ain’t mad with nobody! I am going to continue to be me.