Systemic racism remains alive across country

The modern day lynching of George Floyd at the hands of four white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a painful reminded that racism is alive, well and flourishing in this country.

Systemic racism is built into every level of this society. It infects the very structure of this society daily and manifests itself in the continuing inequalities in housing, education, employment, criminal justice, wealth and leadership positions. It is real and no matter the ignoring or denying it remains a constant.

Systemic racism is embedded in this city’s past, recognizable in its present and will, in all likelihood, occupy a place in its future. It would be delusional to think otherwise.

It is almost a given that people of color who challenge the system and speak out on words and actions that have a racist intent will be accused of “playing the race card.” It is also a given that the accusers are most likely to be white people who do not have the foggiest idea about what being a person of color in this country is like. It’s like telling someone you know the pain of a toothache if you have never had one. Seldom does the why of an issue perceived to be racist become the channel for constructive dialogue.

Systemic racism is an ingredient found in everyday decisions made by people who may or may not see themselves as racist. Therefore, it behooves those of you who are quick to accuse people of color of playing the race card to take a long hard look in the mirror. How many race cards have you dealt, consciously or unconsciously? A card cannot be played if it has not been dealt.

As the years have come and gone, old stereotypes that feed on systemic racism have continued. In spite of the fact that many major contributions to this country’s greatness have been made by people of color, we are still looked upon as being intellectually deficient. We are still marginalized and acts of violence inflicted upon us are often without consequence. Educational opportunities and access to health care remain disproportionate. Home and business mortgage applications continue to be marked in red as risky investments and criminal justice is still administered with an uneven hand.

Somehow, in some way, these inequities continue to have an unrelenting choke hold on people of color. Will we ever overcome?

Gardenia B. Hobbs

Rocky Mount

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NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega

imageTALLADEGA, ALA. — NASCAR officials have launched an immediate investigation to determine why a noose was in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all,” NASCAR said in a statement.

Wallace, who is black, was outspoken in his wishes for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at races, which NASCAR eventually did on June 10. (Read more)

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Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!

Black Children Matter!

Black Mothers Matter!

Black Fathers Matter!

My Black Ass Matter!

So does not all of the above fall under Black Lives Matter?

So when I say Black Lives Matter that includes all of the above if anyone don’t get it!

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Breonna Taylor’s Death

Fury over the killing of Ms. Taylor by the police fueled tense demonstrations in Louisville, Ky., and elsewhere.

Protesters clash with the police on Friday in Louisville, Ky. They were calling for police accountability in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.Credit…Whitney Curtis for The New York Times

By Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Derrick Bryson Taylor

While the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis unleashed a wave of protests across the country, fury over the killing of Breonna Taylor, an African-American medical worker in Louisville, Ky., by the police also drove tense demonstrations in that city and beyond.

Since the protests began in late May, Louisville officials have banned the use of no-knock warrants, which allow the police to forcibly enter people’s homes to search them without warning, and, on Friday, announced plans to fire one of the officers involved in the shooting.

What happened in Louisville?

Shortly after midnight on March 13, Louisville police officers, (Read more)

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What does ‘defund the police’ mean and does it have merit?

The Political Agitator’s response: I love it when I read ignant ass comments from all races about what defunding the police mean. Since ignants don’t know what it means it would make since to Google it. Hell I have been ignant to lots of things but I learned to Google to get the facts and that have saved me from being ignant because I am going to look ignant to folk no matter what. I have held off for a couple of weeks by doing a post on Defunding The Police because I just wanted to see who post what because if I post something and since they follow me, they may not say what they really mean. Well just seen an ignant post and I said now is the time. I look at what these same folk allow to go on locally ignant racist comments but say nothing. I look at how these folk talk about Democrats but allow Republicans to say and do mess and they say nothing. See that is where the problem lies with me. Hell if you going to call out Democrats and you are right, I will help you but call out your damn Republicans so I can help you with that too. Stop showing your White Privilege and what one White Pastor said it ought to be called White Blessings. SMDH! Now Run & Tell That!

George Floyd’s death has galvanized much of America to move the needle toward police reform ideas—such as defunding police—that were previously viewed as radical.

“Defund the police” means reallocating or redirecting funding away from the police department to other government agencies funded by the local municipality. That’s it. It’s that simple. Defund does not mean abolish policing. And, even some who say abolish, do not necessarily mean to do away with law enforcement altogether. Rather, they want to see the rotten trees of policing chopped down and fresh roots replanted anew. Camden, New Jersey, is a good example. Nearly a decade ago, Camden disbanded (abolished) its police force and dissolved the local police union. This approach seems to be what Minneapolis will do in some form, though the nuances are important.

Different from abolishing and starting anew, defunding police highlights fiscal responsibility, advocates for a market-driven approach to taxpayer money, and has some potential benefits that will reduce police violence and crime. Below, I outline some of the main arguments for defunding the police. (Read more)

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Black Lives Matter Why A Protest Needed? Scott Fussell Protesting Police Brutality/Murder Is Different

The Political Agitator’s response: When Ignant Ass Special Cs and Ignant Ass Safe Negro Black Folk want to have a discussion about why you can’t compare Police Killing Black Folk On Camera and not being locked up right then to Black Folk who kill Black Folk who are locked up when they are identified then we can talk. Otherwise keep that ignant b.s. to yourself. However I would say that there need to be some discussions going on about both and that I am willing to do but as long as we keep it to the facts and not ignant opinons.  
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I do what I do out of pocket attending meetings videoing and taking photos making them public for folk who do not attend for whatever reason. It takes funds to do what I do.

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Please STOP Wishing Mothers A Happy Father’s Day – This Is Good Right There!

The Political Agitator’s response: That is good right there. I can relate because my oldest daughter moma Joyce Ann Thigpen Sherrod stole my relationship with my daughter Nashonda Lavette Dancy from me. My daughter changed her name to (Sherrod) but ain’t bothered me one bit because you can change your name but you can’t change what God did. Because of God she lives. Although she has no communication with me saying I have not done anything for her, I know, her family know, her moma’s husband know. What tickles me is all of them are preaching about going to heaven but have not taken the time to get it right with me because the only thing that I did was to travel back and forth to Maryland to spend time with my daughter until things got ignant. But I have nothing but love for my daughter today and always will because I did my part in spite of the struggle. I challenged even during my time of struggle that dads take care of their children pay child support of whatever means to take care of them although the moma would not allow them to spend time with them. Because I know I have been a true father on a day like today, I can rest assured that I did my part although I don’t get a call saying Happy Father’s Day. I am good!

Quan Jenkins

‼️‼️ Please STOP wishing Mothers a Happy Fathers Day ! It’s not possible for her to be both. She’s just a strong woman/mother who understands the importance of raising a child & decided to take on the responsibility to raise a child(ren)!

It’s crazy and sad that we’re looking for MEN/FATHERS to step up, but they’re steady getting beat down because you hurt, angry or JUST bitter! We have SO many lost, hurt & broken children today because they wasn’t given the opportunity to form their own opinion of their father. That’s why so many young people choose the streets, because they’re longing for the relationship with their father or a father figure!

It’s not just the police that’s killing our MEN/FATHERS, but its the words that you speak daily like dead beat, no good, sorry, etc that’s killing us as MEN DAILY!!! Even if that’s how you feel, kill him with kindness & build him up, encourage him, push & challenge him to be a better father!

THE CHANGE THAT WE’RE LONGING TO SEE, MUST FIRST BEGIN IN ME(US)!

I promise you, you will see a MAJOR change in MEN if you FORGIVE, and change your language! Let them feel loved & appreciated! ✊ ‼️‼️

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Frangie Mungo Ab So Damn Lute Ly! I Don’t Forget!

The Political Agitator’s response: You are right on! COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter has brought out what was in folk. It was already there but in this season of exposure folk are learning who are who. Well I already knew but just needed confirmation for them to show themselves approved. I have been watching folk over the years so I know them and know how they operate. Yep they be with me when it comes to talking about certain things that I talk about but they are slow to talk about issues that they have with other folk be it within the same race. I observe when Black folk say certain things about folk and issues and the same when it comes to Caucasians. I have been trying to wake folk up in Edgecombe County since the late 80’s. Fran just keep the faith and know that we are in a due season.
Frangie Mungo

Let white privilege benefit that one use to be friend and watch them turn away from you and think that you forgot about all the support they pretended to give you before. Even calling black leaders speaking up on racism and prejudices. Naw, I ain’t forgot.

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Rocky Mount NC – Confederate Monument On Falls Road Need To Come Down Immediately

The Confederate Monument on Falls Road need to come down immediately before it become a news story for being torn down and/or destroyed.

It has been clear that some folk have wanted it down years ago when someone tried to destroy it which resulted in the city taking down the 4 sides to the statue and have them stored in a warehouse.

I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we held a series of 4 meetings discussing the Monument. A consultant was paid $40,000 to come in and moderate the discussion when the city could have just taken it down. But folk don’t want to talk about that monies being used. I said it was unnecessary then and it is evident that in this season, they are coming down across the nation.

The Rocky Mount City Council voted 6-1 to take it down. The mayor who only votes during a tie also said that if it had been a tie he would have voted to remove it. The Elected Officials have spoken so remove it now today!

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News From Representative Butterfield NC

 

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It is an honor to serve as your representative for North Carolina’s First Congressional District. I am committed to being a strong advocate for my constituents, working to improve lives by proposing impactful legislative initiatives, prioritizing constituent services and expanding opportunities. This newsletter serves to provide you with up-to-date information on Congressional work in our district and on Capitol Hill.  From the courtroom to Congress, I have always fought for equality and opportunity; and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you in Congress to continue that fight.        
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“The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.”
― Thurgood Marshall

Juneteenth: The Fight for Justice Continues  

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On June 19, 1865, the last forcibly enslaved Americans were freed—but the fight for justice is not over. 155 years later, Black Americans still face systemic racism and oppression. We cannot stop until every American has equal opportunities to succeed. Change is long overdue.The fight for justice and equality continues.

Butterfield Supporting Justice, Accountability and Equality 

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Butterfield Supporting Advancement of Policing Reform and Equal Justice Legislation

America is experiencing a moment of national anguish as we grieve for those killed by police brutality and racial injustice.  The American people are demanding change and last week, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, House and Senate Democrats unveiled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bold legislative package contains unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement.  This legislation will transform the culture of policing to address systemic racism and help save lives as it holds police accountable and increases transparency.

Specifically, the bill:
-Bans chokeholds;
-Stops no-knock warrants;
-Ends the qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding police officers accountable for wrongful conduct;
-Combats racial profiling;
-Mandates data collection, including body cameras and dashboard cameras; and
-Establishes new standards for policing.

*You can read the full text of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act here.

Butterfield and Top Democrats Introduce Law Enforcement Identification Act

On June 11, 2020, Congressman Butterfield, along with several other members of the U.S. Representatives to introduce the Law Enforcement Identification Act. The legislation would require uniformed federal officers policing First Amendment assemblies to wear plainly visible identification with the officer’s name and agency.

“The role of our nation’s law enforcement is ‘to protect and serve.’ Communities across the country have been crying out for more accountability and transparency from law enforcement, not less” said Rep. Butterfield (D-NC). “Like many, I was deeply concerned to see scores of unidentifiable federal law enforcement officers deployed to our Nation’s Capital to police peaceful First Amendment assemblies. That is why I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing this commonsense legislation.”

*Learn more about the Law Enforcement Identification Act here.

Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act 

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On June 11, 2020, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act to increase access to and speed the deployment of broadband to households and small businesses currently without this vital service. 

Butterfield Statement:

“Across the country, millions of Americans still lack access to consistent and reliable Internet service because the broadband infrastructure necessary to serve all households and businesses does not exist.  And in urban areas where broadband service is available, there are numerous low-income families that simply cannot afford it. Quick passage of this critical legislation is particularly important to many rural areas like those I represent in eastern North Carolina where broadband is not currently available.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the absolute necessity of high-speed internet access for participation in the modern world. My bill, the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act, will ensure that affordable broadband is quickly and efficiently deployed to unserved households while closing the digital divide for low-income households at this critical moment in our Nation’s history.”

*Learn more about the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act here.

Butterfield Calls for Healthcare Improvements

Butterfield Introduces Bill to Improve Wound Care for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries

On June 8, 2020, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), introduced legislation to improve access to disposable negative pressure wound therapy for homebound Medicare beneficiaries. This legislation simplifies the structure of the disposable negative pressure wound therapy benefit and streamlines billing practices for home health agencies. 

“We in America have made great strides in developing technology to more efficiently address the needs of some of the nation’s most vulnerable. It is imperative that we ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to the latest innovations by removing any unnecessary barriers to quality care,” said Butterfield.  

*Learn more about background and full press statement on this legislation here.

Butterfield Introduces the HEALTH Act
On June 11, 2020, Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced the bipartisan Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth, or the HEALTH Act. The bill would codify Medicare reimbursement for community health centers and rural health clinics for telehealth services.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the value telehealth adds to communities across the nation, particularly in rural America. The HEALTH Act seeks to extend benefits and access of this critical healthcare medium to more seniors, regardless of their geographic location. 

*Learn more about the HEALTH Act here.

Constituent Success Stories & Highlights

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It is tax season, and case workers from my office have been hard at work. I am glad to report that so far, caseworkers have been able to help constituents receive a total of over $100,000 in tax refunds for this tax period! Remember, the deadline to file your taxes this year is July 15, 2020! 

Constituent Support for Employment Concerns

A constituent contacted my office asking for assistance because he was at risk of losing his Optional Practice Training (OPT) opportunity for his full-time job if his I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) was not approved. After consistent communication and outreach efforts, my office was able to help secure his I-765 approval and his employer was able to retain him and he was eligible to continue his OPT! 

ImageCongratulations! Hunt Senior Heads to US Naval Academy

A special congratulations to Garrett R. Johnson, a senior who recently graduated from Hunt High School, on receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy! I was glad to nominate this accomplished young man and look forward to his future success. Congratulations on this achievement, the best is yet to come! 

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Rocky Mount NC – WNCR TV Juneteenth Education Scholarship Benefit

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Elect Albert Barron Greene County Commissioner

Albert Barron Sr.

Good morning friends, I am excited to announce that my official campaign FB page is up and running! Please click the link below to like my campaign page and receive updates regarding events, resources, and my plan for stronger and united Greene County.

By the way, I have a special announcement in the coming days, and I want you to be the first to know. Like my campaign page and invite your friends to do the same. Thanks for your support.
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