Ward 1 candidates tout local experience – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: I am still trying to figure out why Manley is running from a political stand point but I get it from a personal standpoint. I know damn well he is not blind to what the political climate is in Rocky Mount as it relates to RACE. He know quite well how Knight has been a target by the racist white folks who do not want an outspoken black man speaking truth to power publicly.

Manley has benefitted from the works of Knight so what in the hell is his problem? Why is he playing right into the hands of the current racist white folks such as WHIG – TV and some of their strong supporters including Mark Bowling who is in prison and Jerry Fisher who used to co-host a morning show to talk about Knight and still on the scene daily. Watch the WHIG – TV Morning Show daily and see what they talk about or should I say who they talk about almost daily. And then you have some ignant black folks whom have ran against Knight trying to unseat him when they too have benefitted from his works.

Manley one does not have to be retired to be dedicated to doing the work of the city council. The majority of the council are working folks and the majority of other boards and commissions are working folks.

Damn Manley you are out of touch if you do not understand the importance of blocking the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Obviously the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission thinks it is a problem because they have denied the merger twice.

I am glad Manley realize racism exist but to think it is not in the forefront of every issue in Rocky Mount as it relates to the City Council is just ignant as hell. You see Manley I was in a Common Ground meeting Lewis Turner, Andre Knight before he became a councilman and myself along with several whites and a white person said that some whites said they were going to move out of Rocky Mount if the council became a black majority. Well some moved however even those few they are still trying to run the city although it is a black majority. So Manley sir they created the political climate and it has been this way every since the council became a black majority. There has been so much exposed since this council and like always some folks don’t want the truth to be made known. Manley I wonder would you have been the Chief of Police if it had not been for this council.

Manley but since you feel that WHIG – TV and their supporters love you so much why didn’t you run for the Mayor of the City since you were the Chief of the entire city? Why didn’t you run for that seat and it would have allowed the whole city to vote for you and then we all could see just how much you are loved by all of the people of the city?

Well sir you know we go back to when you wanted to be appointed to fill the unexpired term of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s position when former Sheriff Phil Ellis stepped down. I don’t have to tell that story because you know.

Rocky Mount Telegram: Both candidates in the Rocky Mount City Council Ward 1 race said they hope voters choose them because of their experience and knowledge of the issues facing the ward and the city. (More)

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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.

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

Edgecombe County Politics


“If You Are Scared, Say It! And Get The Hell Out Of The Way!”

I just love how folks will like my post about quotes and other things that are not controversial but will not comment on the most serious posts that relates to politics and things that are going on around us. When are black folks going to hold other black folks accountable for their actions including me? If you agree with me say it and if you don’t say it however the main thang is, “If You Are Scared, Say It! And if you are scared get the hell out of the way!”

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Why Is It Edgecombe County Do Not Have A Black Political Organization Such As The Durham Committee On The Affairs Of Black People? 

Edgecombe County Politics, Upcoming Candidates Forum

Why Is It Edgecombe County Do Not Have A Black Political Organization Such As The Durham Committee On The Affairs Of Black People?

On election night when the numbers come in from Edgecombe County the statewide candidates can normally declare victory. Edgecombe County is a power house when it comes to statewide elections.

We don’t have a black political organization because a certain few political pimps have been allowed to pimp Edgecombe County over the years. The political pimps have been allowed to be the political machine over the years while good people have set back and just let them do whatever the hell they want to do. However these good people have talked about the political pimps but they have continued to let Edgecombe County be pimped by the political pimps year after hear.

It is sad that Edgecombe County do not have a legit, respected black political organization that would use a democratic process to invite candidates to be interviewed and to be voted on and then endorsed by the group. The Durham Committee On The Affairs of Black People just recently took 4 days to interview candidates before they endorsed them. But in Edgecombe County 2 – 3 political pimps have been allowed to endorse candidates and to pass out ballots at the polls telling people to vote for their candidates.

Edgecombe County is around 52% black and 42% white plus other so if we would come together and do things democratically we could make some things happen. I recognize and understand that when black folks make things happen all folks benefit.

Right now I would like to see some things happen but we are too divided as black folks and have no political machine in place so therefore as long as we continue to do what we do we will continue to get what we get.

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Senator Clark Jenkins District 3? For Those Who Say He Has Not Done Anything For Black Folks Who Am I To Believe? So How Do You Respond?


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!

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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



Video – Dr. Wayne Talley Edgecombe County Public Schools Restructuring Proposal Presentation At The Monday March 14 Meeting. See How The Board Members Responded To Diane LeFiles and Dr. Lana VanderLinden Positions Being Eliminated


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Dr. Talley answered the board members questions but they still chose not vote in open session. After going into closed session the board voted to table the vote until today Monday 21, 2011 6:30 PM.

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Videos School Board Public Comments; See Who Kathy Winslow Emailed to Support Delaying The Vote, Superintendent’s Restructure Presentation and Board Members, Comments Hopefully Up By Late Saturday Night or Early Sunday Morning

Dr. Wayne Talley

Note: Public Comments from Monday March 14 meeting coming soon.

Dr. Wayne Talley Superintendent Guest Speaker At Conetoe Chapel MBC Today (Rev. Richard Joyner Pastor)


I was impressed again with Dr. Wayne Talley Superintendent Edgecombe County Public Schools as he spoke to the Conetoe Chapel MBC congregation this morning. Rev. Richard Joyner is the pastor of the church.

Dr. Talley stressed to the children and the adults that one person can make a difference. Dr. Talley showed a short video of how one man made a difference at a professional basketball game. This man just happened to be Maurice Cheeks former coach of the Philadelphia 76’ers. During a game an eighth grader was singing the National Anthem and she forgot some of the words and Cheeks walked over and stood with her. He coached her through the song and by doing so the other team and others in the arena song it with her.

Dr. Talley said if all of us would stand with a child we could make a difference in their lives.

Dr. Talley spoke briefly on the budget cuts within the school system and why he came up with his restructuring proposal.

Dr. Talley seems to be passionate about Edgecombe County Public Schools. I believe he has done his homework and knows what the county needs.

Board member Attorney Teresa D. Bryant was present.

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Dr. Wayne Talley