They Shared a Bunk Bed Growing Up. Both Were Killed by the Police. How the shooting of one brother paved the way for the other’s death, seven years later.

I find the following article to be quite interesting with mixed emotions. I feel locals who want to talk about Black on Black Crime, Police Shootings and other is a good article to have a discussion about and dissect it to see how one feel about the root of the problem to the end. I strongly feel that if we began with such an article and then be willing to talk about local similar issues, then we could have a productive discussion and possibly bring about a change. However what I do strongly feel is that because folk don’t want to talk about local issues attempted progress is not being made. Curmilus Butch Dancy II

The brothers shared a bunk bed growing up in Brooklyn.

Khiel, who was tall and willowy, slept on top. Na’im, who was two years younger and admired his big brother unreservedly, took the bottom.

In death, they flipped. In 2007, Khiel was buried at age 18 in a grave with no marker in a New Jersey cemetery. His younger brother followed in 2014, buried in the same plot on top of Khiel.

The brothers also shared the same cause of death. Each brother was shot and killed by New York City police officers. The first was unarmed and clutching a hairbrush as he died. The other was wildly firing a snub-nosed revolver as officers chased him down an empty street.

Stories of young black men in fatal encounters with police have become a painfully routine part of the news cycle. But for a family to lose two sons to police shootings is all but unheard-of in 21st century America. (Read more)

Democratic Party Edgecombe & Nash Counties

With all that are going on politically I can’t wait to see who will be appointed and elected to positions within the Democratic Party locally.

In Edgecombe County we have a weak Democratic Party led by Rev. Roosevelt Higgs. The party has no meetings unless it has to such as the recent meeting for the appointment of Register of Deeds. So if the former Register of Deeds had not retired we would not have had a meeting. Thank you Robin Williams Braswell for your years of service and also for being the reason we had a Democratic Party meeting. It was you who made the party meet.

The party do not meet because Rev. Roosevelt Higgs intentionally do not want the party to meet. But I can’t blame him because the Democrats that voted him as the chair are to blame. But that speaks highly of them too.

In Nash County some Democrats over there were the main supporters of the Republican Sandy Roberson for mayor. Kevin Jones, Gwen Wilkins, Ron Green, Rev. Ray Green and Mary Wells to name a few were some of his top supporters. I am going to see what role these Democrats have within the party because if Democrats support these and the others within the party, then the party is a lie and the truth ain’t in them. How can the party support these Democrats who openly supported a Republican?

Well I am going to sit back and wait to see how the twin counties party move forward. Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Guns vs Resisting Illegal Arrest And Attacks

Kyle-Durrell Johnson

I want to hold on to my guns because it is my right and i need to protect myself against the government.


Oppressed people don’t have the right to resist illegal arrest and attacks.

So, you can hold on to your guns in order to violently resist the government BUT Black people can’t resist illegal arrest by simply vocally declaring their innocence and causing a scene…without weapons

Princeville exhibit debuts at ECU’s Joyner Library

Click on the following links to learn more about Princeville NC.

Object Name: Framed photograph, Elder Abraham Wootten (1835-1919) who established the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest town in America established by Freed People.

Source – First & last name of Donor: Ms. Ethel Collier/ Radicue Primitive Baptist Association/ Donation

Date Made: ca. 1890s

Historical Significance The photographic portrait of Elder Abraham Wootten has been a widely sought artifact. Elder Wooten founded the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest city or town in America founded by formerly enslaved people. This artifact is the oldest known material culture in Princeville, NC.

Reason for collecting & Potential Use: African American Collection; Churches and Religion; Photography and the Reconstruction Era; The item is also under consideration as a prospective Collecting Carolina artifact.

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Edgecombe County Is Better Than This! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Need To Be Real!

This is so sad. I am just telling you what I heard because I was not there.

First of all I was told the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs nominated himself to be the speaker and nobody said a word. Crazy!

A couple of Saturdays ago this dude was on WCPS Radio and he talked about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations but he never mentioned he was going to be the speaker for the Breakfast. He named all of the speakers for the other events.

This dude talked junk about Princeville but said that former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oats was the Rosa Parks of Princeville. He act as if he is Princeville Savior from the flood and that he has things in place for the recovery. He told folk to call him so that he could give the lawyers he say that they needed to talk to. But damn why not just give them the lawyer’s number and they could talk to them direct especially when he said he would give the lawyers the number because he didn’t want to get in their business. Well if they call him first he will be all up in their business.

This dude was pathetic on that show and I wish I had recorded it.

The following week this dude was on the local racist TV Station in Rocky Mount WHIG-TV where he calls in faithfully but was on the show this day talking about the MLK Celebrations again. He said he used to didn’t like White folk but then he changed, basically saying he was a reformed racist as someone put it.

This dude never mentions he is the chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party wonder why? One reason he lives in Rocky Mount Nash County. However been claiming he lives in Speed and has not since the flood of 99.

After I posted about this dude being on the radio he called my phone and left me a message,

But getting back to this breakfast. This is the 1st one I have missed in years but ain’t no way I would get out of my bed on a cold, cold morning and go hear this dude.

I have not really heard what he actually said but I sure hope I run into someone that attended so they can tell me. Viola Harris didn’t even livestream it.

Obviously this dude couldn’t get WHIG-TV to cover this for him but he did get them to come to the Democratic Party meeting appointment for the Register of Deeds. But then again as I think about it, he probably was not responsible for them being there.

But this printed program right here is something serious.

The theme for this year “A Call for Civil Discourse” so this dude was not the one to speak on that.

Damn I liked to have passed out when I read the bio page. Born-again gospel Christian and Holy Spirit led Ordained Baptist Minister. Wow!

Overseer of the Word of God Ministry is just too damn funny. This guy is always making up titles.

Again this dude didn’t put in his bio he is chair of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party. Wonder why?

This dude is really crazy about himself because he considers him a local, state and nationally known advocate, advisor, consultant and participant for constitutional, judicial, education, social, environmental, economic and political rights and justices? Damn bout to fall out of my bed on that one.

But the last paragraph is what touched me. The mess that this dude said on WCPS Radio a couple of Saturdays ago that made some folk mad I call it a funeral for him. And then the mess I heard he said at the breakfast was another funeral.

The last paragraph where he end with his family reminds me of an obituary.

It is sad that the Edgecombe County Human Relations would allow this dude to be the speaker knowing that so many folk would boycott going because they didn’t want to hear him.

But that has always been the problem, not this due per say but the folk around him that have allowed him to do his mess. I blame you! I learned a long time ago that this dude was something serious and I have been challenging him every since I became actively engaged in the political process.

So if Edgecombe County like continuing to promote and deal with mess, I love it. But I am going to continue to call out mess. Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020

Oh somebody don’t want to hear these trues but don’t blame me, I just write about ignance, I don’t make it up.

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Now That The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Has Gone Now What?

Now that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday has gone now what?

Back to regular schedules doing nothing or will you get involved?

I am just asking because I have seen the photos of folk who were celebrating so what you gone do?

If you scared, say it and get the hell out of the way! But time out for playing both sides because that makes you dangerous.

There is not but one side and that is right side so if you ain’t on the side of right and trying to be neutral, then you are a part of the problem.

If you ain’t going to start 2020 dealing with mess, then don’t talk to me.

One of my favorite songs, “I Need You To Survive” but if you ain’t on the side of right we ain’t family so gone on bout ya business. Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020