Dr. Florence A. Armstrong receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Longtime Edgecombe County community leader and activist Dr. Florence Arnold Armstrong has been presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The honor was authorized by Gov. Beverly Perdue and presented to Armstrong by Leonard Wiggins, chairman of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners. (More)

Note: Dr. Armstrong is a candidate for the Senate District 3 seat. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Tarboro NC – An Open Letter To Dr. Florence A. Armstrong Candidate For NC Senate District 3

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


An open letter to Dr. Florence A. Armstrong

Since I am well known across the state of North Carolina, I have been receiving calls and etc. (most recent about 2 hours ago) about where I stand on the NC Senate District 3 election. So since some of my faithful followers reach out to me from time to time to get my opinion on issues and people I do my homework so that I can be well informed on issues and people so I can respond to the best of my knowledge.

Dr. Armstrong several years ago when you applied for the Principal position at G. W. Carver Elementary School I stood up for you. It was clear that you were blackballed. I made it known in the meeting when we were interviewing candidates. I visited you to let you know what happened.

I have been in meetings with you over the years and you know me and I know you. Although I have been around many whom have issues with you saying you were very arrogant and etc. I have not allowed others opinions to sway me when it comes to my personal relationship with you.

I told you I could not support you running for the Senate District 3 seat during the last election.

I have somewhat lost all trust in you because over the years I do not believe you have been truly open and responsive to me and when it comes to politics. When you were on the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board I don’t feel like you shared enough information with me that was public information. Please don’t get this twisted because I do not mean sharing personnel and any closed session information with me but as I stated public information. However I do feel strongly that you shared information with several folks whom were close to you whom did not attend the meetings regularly like I did.

In my opinion I find your most recent filing to run for the Senate District 3 to be somewhat comical. Now let me get this out of the way. I am just as black as they come but I am not so black that I am ignant to what is real and what is perceived. I hate it when folks play upon my intelligence.

I had been hearing that you were going to file for the Senate District 3 seat but you didn’t mention it to me this time. I have no problem with that because who am I? Well I know you know that I am very actively engaged in Edgecombe County Politics but not limited to. You also know that I am the publisher of The DCN News Blog Online/TV. You know that I report the news and that I give my opinion on issues, people and etc. when it comes to educating people about what is going on around them. You know, “I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.”

I am one of the most active if not the most active Democrat in Edgecombe County as far as attending meetings and educating the county, state and nation about what is going on politically almost daily. I have been disrespected and not supported financially however you and others have benefitted. I will not promote you and others whom do not support me.

If you do not respect my work now why in the hell should I expect you to respect me if you were to become my next Senator? What makes you and the others who say the current Senator has not done anything for black folks? What have you done for me?

Since you did not ask for my support before you filed then I guess I suppose to just vote for you because you are black. Not! Well my friend I have changed the way I do things. I take many things in consideration.

I feel that anyone who seeks to unseat Senator Clark Jenkins will have to have a real political machine. I don’t think you have one however I could be wrong since I know nothing about your campaign. Jenkins has lots of money and since I know you and you know me I have some concerns about the financing of your campaign.

So now my question to you is why should I support you?

SCLC conflicts delay resolution of local issues – Source: The Daily Reflector

Internal conflicts at the national level of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference filtered down to Greenville and delayed resolution this week of issues facing the Pitt County chapter’s own leadership. (Source: The Daily Reflector)

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SCLC replaces leaders – Source: The Daily Reflector

In a controversial move denounced by state and national leaders, a local civil rights organization announced Thursday that it replaced its board chairman and vice chairman with new leadership. (Source: The Daily Reflector)

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