John Locke blogger resigns over Obama cartoon Read more here – News & Observer

Response: These damn racist continue to say and do whatever the hell they think they can say and do without knowing that some black folks are not going to sit back and not say anything. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

UPDATED: A blogger for the conservative N.C. think tank The John Locke Foundation has resigned after she illustrated a story about President Obama’s position on N.C.’s Marriage Amendment with a photoshopped image of the president in chains and high heels with a bucket of fried chicken, The Charlotte Observer’s Cleve Wootson Jr. reports. (More)

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Art Pope fires back at his critics – News & Observer

RALEIGH — Three months ago, the Institute for Southern Studies launched a website that criticizes Art Pope, a Raleigh businessman, as a big-money spender whose donations to Republican candidates and groups help shape North Carolina politics.

For the first time Sunday, Pope publicly fired back at the group. He squared off against Chris Kromm, an executive director at the left-leaning Institute. (More)

Response: Prices good for black folks and black folks work in his stores but uses the monies to hold black folks right where they are. And he sees nothing wrong with that picture. Maybe it is just me. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

"Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

Are Chris Kromm’s Claims that Political Money Man Art Pope’s Influences Hurt Black/Poor People Real or Perceived? – Sun. on Spectacular Mag Radio Show @ 3pm on Rush Radio 106.1

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CHRIS KROMM

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**FACE OFF**

Chris Kromm, for the past few years, has done extensive research, published articles, and currently maintains a website about what he perceives to be the negative influences of political money man Art Pope on North Carolina politics and poor/black people. Art Pope has not had the opportunity to publicly counter those claims against him…UNTIL NOW!

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Art Pope, Citizens United, And North Carolina Politics

newyorker.com:

In the spring of 2010, the conservative political strategist Ed Gillespie flew from Washington, D.C., to Raleigh, North Carolina, to spend a day laying the groundwork for REDMAP, a new project aimed at engineering a Republican takeover of state legislatures. (Read more)

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Teachers group takes on Republican businessman – Source: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Association of Educators has called for a boycott of stores owned by Raleigh businessman Art Pope, saying he poses a threat to the state’s public schools.

Pope, a former lawmaker, uses his personal fortune to fund conservative advocacy groups, such as the John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute. (Read more)

Correction: Rocky Mount NC – Downtown Revitalization

So why they don’t want to see downtown revitalized? Simply because they want to see the current city council fail. Well you don’t have to like the council to support a legit thing that will benefit the city as a whole. Like what is good about them and you can hate that is not in the best interest of all people. Supporting businesses be they white or black owned should not be the issued, the issue should be if they have what you need and at a reasonable cost. Hell I have shopped at all white businesses all my life. But with Art Pope who owns the Dollar Generals, Roses and other variety stores who are funding the Republican Party to segregate schools in Wake County and other it is time for me to stop spending my money there.

Note: I incorrectly reported that Art Pope owns the Dollar Generals. The following person is twisting my post to make someone think that I copied and pasted the comments above. Not!! The above is my comment about Dollar General and I stand to be corrected. However I will not allow those who have a problem with The DCN to twist information here to attempt to discredit me.

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