Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County HRC Candidates Forum Held And They Had An Issue With A Candidate Being Questioned About His Taxes


Click on photo to watch video of the entire forum.

Yesterday after getting off work at 3:30 PM I had a 4:00 PM appointment at the car dealership. I had to make a stop by the doctor’s office to pick up my daddy’s medical records. I then headed to Tarboro NC to the Candidates Forum held by the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission (HRC).

The 1st question of the night was directed to Calvin Sherrod. Rev. Roosevelt Higgs had an issue with the question see for yourself what happened after then.

The forum should have been for only the local Edgecombe County Commissioners candidates because that is where the most interest was from my opinion as it related to the people in the room.

See my comments at the end of the meeting. Damn it was hard waiting until the end because I wanted to interrupt the meeting to rebuttal the HRC stance on the 1st question of the night.

After Martha Johnson interrupted the meeting, see what she had to say, I really wanted to interrupt then but I decided to wait until the end of the forum.

On another note it appeared and from talking to some folk it the meeting was poorly advertised.

The was no paid media present other than myself.

I announced how I felt about the meeting tonight because I would be posting the video on Youtube.

Watch the video to see what candidates were present and you can make an informed decision about the candidates and how you feel the forum went.

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



“Black Family Day” Edgecombe County Human Relations

I read Quincy Robinson’s response to a poster on Tarboro 27886 Facebook page that the discussion about “Black Family Day” should be face to face. I totally agree. Now that would be very interesting to see how many would be willing to have a face to face discussion especially those who want to group all black folks together as one be they good, bad or indifferent. Especially those who think that black folks don’t pay taxes. Especially those who think that black folks can’t think for themselves. Especially those who think that they are superior to black folks. Especially those who don’t realize that all black folks are not afraid to have a discussion with them about any and all issues because they are not used to black folks challenging them.

The Edgecombe County Human Relations that does nothing as it relates to human relations in Tarboro should jump on this drama that can be read on Tarboro 27886. This should be a wake up call for the HRC to have some community forums to discuss human relations in the area. I can not recall a forum held in many, many years. I can’t remember if they had forums when I used to attend the meetings regularly. They were not doing anything so I quit wasting my time attending the meetings. I have not had any interest in attending after I found out who the chairman was.

Okay I see an open letter to the Edgecombe County Human Relations (HRC) is in order. With the many things that have taken place in Edgecombe County as it relates to human relations it is about time that you host some forums. What good are you?

Oh the HRC sponsors the Dr. MLK breakfast yearly. So there you have it. I quite attending them also. I wonder do they even meet throughout the year?

“I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest.”

I am Curmilus Dancy II The Professional Agitator.

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Black Family Day