Rocky Mount NC – Candidates Forum For Rocky Mount City Council 2019

The was the most boring forum I have ever attended. I didn’t like the format. I would have rather seen the questions come from the citizens on the day of the forum by allowing them to put them on index cards. Watch video.
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This Guy Actually Said During The Candidates Forum Last Night He Wanted To Go Back To 1886


In this picture Brent Shypulefski

Who in the hell is this guy and where in the hell did he come from? He said he wanted to take us back to 1886 because things were good then. I was waiting for him to say good how but he never did. Damn I wish I had been a member of the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission that sponsored the forum because I would have asked him what in the hell was he talking about? You know what comes to my mind! Damn! Oh hell not I will die and go to my grave before I be a damn slave!

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Political hopefuls sound off at candidate forum Rocky Mount Telegram


Political Endorsements Coming After The Edgecombe County Candidates Forum Sponsored By Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission

I will be posting my political endorsements after the candidates forum on Tuesday April 22. I will be endorsing candidates from across the state that I feel should be elected and re-elected. Although I may not be able to vote for some, some will still represent me. Also I have family and friends in neighboring counties and across the state so therefore I will be keeping up with some races outside of Edgecombe County.

I look forward to seeing the citizens of Edgecombe County but not limited to at the Tarboro NC: You’re Invited To The “2014 Meet the Candidates Forum” on Tuesday.

Tarboro NC: You’re Invited To The “2014 Meet the Candidates Forum”

When: Tuesday, April 22

Time: 6 PM

Location: Edgecombe County Administration Building


201 St. Andrews Street

Tarboro NC 27864

Sponsored by The Edgecombe County Human Relations

Commission (ECHRC)

For more information, please contact Dr. Knight at (252) 538-1384

You Are Cordially Invited

Photos/Video (Edgecombe County) – Candidates Forum Sponsored By Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission

The DCN was at the candidates forum on Thursday October 3, 2013. See for yourself what took place. I will come back later with my response to the forum.

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Photos/Video: Candidates Forum Sponsored by The Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission May 2, 2012

Dan Whittacre could not name a Democratic Governor. Damn! This is the same dude that sent me an email asking me why am I supporting my Congressman G.K. Butterfield, he said I needed to do my homework. Oh hell no this dude should have done his homework before he emailed me.

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Ready For The Human Relations Candidates Forum Tomorrow But Still Trying To Figure Out How They Came Up With The Questions That Were Forwarded To Candidates

I am ready for the forum on tomorrow but I just don’t get it. What is the purpose of the questions that have been forwarded to the candidates? I can’t wait to see how many folks will be interested in those questions that not only will the candidates not be able to relate to but especially the citizens. If all the local and some of the statewide candidates come to the forum the time that it will take for them to respond to those questions will be a waste of time. Oh well just my opinion and you know the old saying opinions are like what? Yep and everybody has one. Oh well see you tomorrow.

See related:

Edgecombe County Human Relations Forum on Wednesday May 2 at the Edgecombe County Administration Bldg. Auditorium at 6:00 PM.

Edgecombe County Politics


Edgecombe County Politics, Upcoming Candidates Forum

I was reading a local newspaper and I have to respond to editor’s opinion in his letter: 2012: It’s the year of the Sambo – Princeville, the primary and black political postering. Thanks to Dr. Florence Armstrong for making us aware of the letter on your facebook page. I went out today to pick up a paper to see what was in it and I too find the letter very interesting.

Princeville NC: Well the Princeville 3 ie: Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Commissioners Calvin Sherrod and Isabelle Purvis-Andrews are doing whatever the hell they want to do running the town and black folks allow them to. However Maggie Boyd a former commissioner and Daisy Staton an employee of the town could be added to the list to make it the Princeville 5 because they are helping the Princeville 3 carry out their mission. So until the people in Princeville says enough is enough nothing will change.

Commissioners Ann Howell and Gwendolyn Knight have been fighting the Princeville 3 for years. They are treated as if they are not commissioners because they are left out of the decision making from the start to finish. 

The latest mess in Princeville is not sending in the audit on time and the Local Government Commission had to send a letter telling them they have a deadline of April 30th for the audit to be in their office.

Black political postering: I found it funny as hell the editor talked about a pseudo-Civil Rights leading preacher who has stood before the masses and touted the accolades of “Mr. Charlie” but did not call the preacher’s name. But why? Well because I know all of the political players in Edgecombe County I would bet the preacher is Rev. Roosevelt Higgs a precinct chair that should not be. He has pushed some whites agenda and some blacks agenda to keep us right where we are. But Mr. Editor I don’t fault Higgs for what he does but fault those around him for allowing him to do what he does.

Back in the 90’s black folks fought to become the majority on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee but since we have it what in the hell are we doing with it? Many whites stop coming and now you would think it was a black Edgecombe County Democratic Party because of the lack of whites attending. I am talking about white elected officials themselves. They don’t come because they know it is going to be a bunch of ignorance going on at every meeting because Rev. Roosevelt Higgs always keep mess going on. Hell I don’t blame them for not coming. I go so I can speak up and to record the ignance on video that is allowed by the chair Allen Mitchell and others in the room whom allow the mess to go on. Hell everyone in the room knows that Higgs do not live in Speed because there is no living housing on the property that he claims as his residence. The powers that be elected officials and political leaders know this but they allow him to do what he does so until they decide they want to shut him down we will continue to have to deal with his mess. I am so glad this is Mitchell’s last term as the county chair so maybe the next chair will bring about change within the county party because there is much lack of education and the drive to push the Democratic Party forward. We have survived by the grace of God and that is a good thing because he looks out for fools as well.

Sambo: I am not going to get into the Sambo thingy with the Republican Rep. Allen West from Florida. I am more concerned about the Democrats who play both sides in Edgecombe County. I ain’t the only one that knows who they are but I am the only one that talks about it publicly. So what does that make those whom I know, know who continues to say nothing? Again I can go back to Rev. Roosevelt Higgs whom is very much guilty of that when the county chair said he had pictures of Higgs putting up a Republican signs at Edgecombe Community College in Rocky Mount. He shared this with me when I told him I had received calls from Pitt County that Higgs was down there pulling a trailer behind a truck with this same Republican sign in it. So again as long as we allow mess to do on we will continue to get what we get.

My point of view: What tickles the hell out of me is black folks allow so much mess to go on in our communities but do not speak out publicly. Yep they will say it behind closed doors but not where it needs to be said. You see I have received a lot of credit over the years for saying what needs to be said via letters to editor to the local and some statewide newspapers, on local and statewide radio stations, on local tv stations and of course in meetings locally and statewide. Hell I have repeated what others dare to say publicly so therefore I feel good about saying what I say because I know it is right.

I have been actively engaged in politics since the early 90’s and I have seen black folks in action. When I got involved white folks held the majority of the offices in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. I became the 3rd vice chair of the party not because black folks wanted me so much nor white folks but I was the youngest person to attend the meetings so they had to give me the position by default. I held that position for years but moved up the ladder also again by default.

Today I speak up when foolishness goes on in the meetings and I am not running for anything and don’t have any intentions of running for anything. However my name has come up in the meetings as a nominee for a position on the county executive committee but to get voted down by Safe Negroes because I am my own man and live by my motto: “I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.” I don’t give a damn if you are black, brown, white or other if you ain’t right I ain’t with you. But what tickles the hell out of me these same folks who vote against me want my support and then they think I am crazy when I don’t support them. Oh hell no! If you don’t support me now especially when it comes to making a donation to The DCN News Blog/Online TV why in the hell should I feel that will change when you move up the ladder. But these are the same folks who talk about white elected officials don’t do nothing for the black community. But when I ask them what have they asked them to do and they say nothing. Well I be damn.

I am so glad I know who all the players are and can make an informed decision. And when I don’t know something I have some good friends I can call on to get their opinion and trust in them. So when it comes to voting I will tell folks who I am voting for but you can decide for themselves.

Well can’t wait to attend the Edgecombe County Human Relations Forum on Wednesday May 2 at the Edgecombe County Administration Bldg. Auditorium at 6:00 PM. See you there!

See related:

I Just Don’t Get It, Black Folks Allow Mess To Go On And Do Not Hold Those Responsible Accountable For Their Actions 

Leadership, This Is What Comes To Mind When I Think About How Black Folks Allow Mess To Go On But Think Things Are Going To Change. Safe Negroes I Got My Eyes On Them. Talking About Being Outraged? When? Where? Why? 

Princeville NC









7 PM – 9 PM

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012



· Moderated Q & A Candidates Forum

· Voter  Education & Empowerment

· Let’s Talk , Community Dialogue: “Trayvon Martin” 

Invitation extended to all Candidates running for office /re-election, Pastors, Law Enforcement, Parents & Youth, Civic Leaders, Fraternities/ Sororities, Democracy NC, Democratic & Republican Party, Community members, Moore County NAACP, Scotland County NAACP, Cumberland County NAACP

Contact: Charlotte Kelly @ 910-875-5561 or Email: 

Disclaimer: The NAACP does not endorse political party affiliates and/or candidates

Response To The Comments On The Wilson Times In Response To My Comment About The Candidates Forum Held By The Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta

Response: Funny as hell these ignant responses to me didn’t say anything about the other person who had a video camera. Obviously this person came to video just like I did but since I am the one calling their ignant a . . . out I guess they don’t get it that my video camera would have captured the same thing that the other person’s camera would have. LMBAO!!

I was there said…
President Graves addressed the problem the way it should have been. The candidates were not made aware of any video recording going on so they should not have been put on the spot at that moment on whether they wanted to be recorded. If any one candidate had said no – then you would have been all over them. The Forum was handled in a professional and dignified manner and if you, Mr. Dancy, wanted to make it a "knock out -drag out" I’m glad that you did not get the privilege.

Response: Candidates put on the spot at that moment on whether they wanted to be recorded. If any one candidate had said no – then you would have been all over them. Really so they have something to hide? How ignant! I would not have recorded that one person.

If I wanted to make it a “knock out-drag out.” How ignant because I don’t make the news I just record it. So whatever they did is what I would have videoed.

Get over yourself Dancy said…
If you have a blog then I hope you use better grammar than you did here. There is no such word as "mines" that would be used in this context. It also sounds like you just wanted this recorded so you could promote your own web blog. Also why is it always the first thing out of somebodies mouth is "you will be hearing from my lawyer" ?? Typical

Response: Better grammar? You got the message because if you didn’t you would not have responded. Ignant I can write however I please.

Record to promote my blog? My blog is out there all over the nation so if you think that I needed to record this forum in order to promote my blog you are ignant as hell.

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Candidates answer questions – Wilson Times 

Wilson NC: I attended the Candidates Forum sponsored by Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta And I Was Told I Could Not Record The Forum But They Announced It Was A Public Meeting

Candidates answer questions – Wilson Times

Response: I subscribe to the Wilson Times so therefore I can read the entire article in this link.

A videographer was asked not to videotape the forum at the beginning of the forum.

Hagans said the Deltas didn’t know the videographer who came and set up.

“We like for anyone who comes that would like to record what we are doing to get in contact with us first,” Hagans said.

I had set up my video camera and went to my car and when I came back a Delta met me and asked me had I spoke to the President and I said no. About this time Attorney Milicent Graves a Delta came up and said we didn’t authorize videoing of the meeting. I said no problem and put my camera in my car.

I was sitting there with my laptop and another gentleman came in and sat in front of me with his camera. He was told he could not video.

Someone from the podium said there will be no recording devices of any kind allowed. I then stood up and said excuse me I understand this is a public building and you have announced this is a public meeting so why we can’t video. I said I put mines in the car but this man has his. I said you will be hearing from my lawyer. I said would you answer my question why we can’t video and I will respect your answer. The lady said she was doing what she was told to do. Attorney Milicent Graves said that they did not inform the candidates in the letter to them that they would be videoed.

I believe the correct thing to do would have been to ask the candidates if they had a problem with being videoed.

I was never asked who I was. However I believe that Milicent Graves knows who I am however asking me who I was would have been the simple thing to do.

I left the meeting because I had my pocket recorder running, my digital photo camera and my laptop so I was not going back to my car to take my devices and come back in.

Curmilus Dancy II
News Blog/Online
Pinetops, NC

Wilson Times – More than 200 residents got to hear why 13 candidates are running for office and what they think are the pressing issues for the city and county at Sunday’s election forum at Darden Alumni Center. The event was presented by the local Wilson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (More)

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Wilson NC: I attended the Candidates Forum sponsored by Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta And I Was Told I Could Not Record The Forum But They Announced It Was A Public Meeting

Wilson NC: I attended the Candidates Forum sponsored by Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta And I Was Told I Could Not Record The Forum But They Announced It Was A Public Meeting

I attended the Candidates Forum sponsored by the Wilson Chapter Delta Sigma Theta today. I was approached by Attorney Milicent Graves that I could not video the meeting. I put my video camera in my car and got out my laptop and was going to blog the meeting and I also had my hand held recorder.

A gentleman came in and sat in front of me with his video camera. A Delta to the right of us went and told Graves that he was recording and Graves obviously told her to go tell him he could not video. I told her I understand this is a public building and the lady just announced this is a public meeting so ya’ll will be hearing from my attorney.

About this time a lady stood at the podium and said no recording devices are allowed. I stood and said excuse me, I understand this is a public building and ya’ll have announced this is a public meeting so I do not understand why we can not record. I said I put my camera in the car but this man has his camera. I said will you answer my question and I will respect your answer. The lady said she was just doing what she was told to do. Attorney Graves came to the podium and said we didn’t put in the letter to the candidates that the meeting would be recorded so out of respect for them.

I was in my ignant mode then talking out loud. I said get so sick and tired of ignant educated black folks. This is a public meeting and they are public figures so what is the damn problem?

I couldn’t take any more so I got the hell up and left.

So since Graves was trying to be nice to the candidates or whatever I feel the thing to do would have been to ask if the candidates had a problem being videoed and if anyone had said yes, then a red flag should have gone up for everyone in the room. Hell it was only about 3 – 4 white candidates in the room so was Graves trying to protect someone or what?

I wonder was the Wilson Times there and did they use a recording device? I will see if they do an article in the Wilson Times that I pay to read. So damn if we couldn’t record the meeting that should mean no reporting of the meeting by the Wilson Times.

Damn what happened to holding our elected and want to be elected officials accountable for their actions? Where is the transparency? The forum ought to have been recorded and played back on the local TV station because I know Wilson has one. Damn everyone in Wilson didn’t attend the forum for whatever reason but it should have been made available.

I had been intending to make me a copy of the Open Meetings Law Statue Chapter 143 – Article 33C:  § 143‑318.9.  Public policy – § 143‑318.18.  Exceptions. However § 143‑318.10.  All official meetings of public bodies open to the public and § 143‑318.14.  Broadcasting or recording meetings seems to be the 2 items that pertain to my complaint about not being able to record this forum.

I understand that the Darden Alumni Building may be a private building but the Delta’s announced this was a public meeting so I strongly feel they should have operated under the Open Meetings Law. Well I guess I will have to ask my attorney.

Note: This wasn’t a meeting of a public body, In my legal opinion, Article 33C only applies to meetings of public bodies. This was a candidates forum. They are citizens running for office, They are not a public body. A group of people all running for public office do not constitute a public body. I understand your frustration with the lack of transparency but the candidates are under no obligation to allow the recording of their forums under the open meetings act. Reporting and recording are not the same thing. The media can cover events that it is not allowed to make a visual recording of. You were prohibited from recording the forum not from writing about it. Candidates are not public figures unless they win an election. They are private citizens who have elected to run for a public office.

Sheria Reid posted this on my Facebook page. I respect and accept her legal opinion so I don’t have to wait until tomorrow to contact my lawyer. Thanks my friend.

Sheria Reid posted the following on my Facebook page in response to my above response. You are very welcome. I’m still looking for any possible violation of at the very least public policy by not allowing the recording of the forum. You know that we are alike in that we never give up until all avenues are exhautsed. Don’t know if there is one but I do agree with your assessment that such events should be fully available to the public.

See related:

Video/Pictures: Democratic Party Edgecombe County Convention Saturday April 14, 2012 Began With A Good Message From Rev. Wayne Hines But Ended With Ignance From Rev. Roosevelt Higgs About Racial Profiling 

An Open Letter To The African American Caucus of The North Carolina Democratic Party?

Candidates’ Forum – Edgecombe County Public Schools – District 2 Seat

Candidates’ Forum – Edgecombe County Public Schools – District 2 Seat

A forum of candidates who are seeking appointment to the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board for the District 2 seat will be held at the Edgecombe County Administrative Building, 201 St. Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC, on Saturday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. The candidates’ forum is meant to inform the citizens of our community and to create an opportunity for community building.

The forum will feature written questions from the audience. Candidates must appear themselves and may not send alternates. The format will include a two-minute opening statement, one minute to answer each question, and a two-minute closing statement.

Three candidates have applied for the appointment to the Board to fill the seat vacated by Teresa Bryant. The three applicants are Thomas Eidson, Jr., Roy Gray, and Quincy Robinson.

Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend and participate by submitting written questions.

See related:

Attorney Teresa Bryant

Edgecombe County Public Schools

Candidates for Edgecombe County Public Schools Board District 2 Seat

Open Forum





Candidates for

Edgecombe County Public Schools Board

District 2 Seat





2:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Edgecombe County Administrative Building

201 St. Andrew Street

Tarboro, NC 27886





Sponsored by the

Edgecombe Political Affairs Group





For more information



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Attorney Teresa Bryant 

Edgecombe County Public Schools