Juneteenth Celebration Festivities & Other Events Held This Past Weekend Featured Sandy Roberson For Mayor

On June 1, 2019 I posted the following:

I was going to the Juneteenth Celebration Festivities but I have read and seen too much mess pertaining to politics that I just can’t.

Damn on a weekend we are suppose to be celebrating our cultural, black folk are allowing mess to go on.

Carry on have fun!

I just can’t!

I will hang by myself. You do remember I said I am #TeamCurmilusDancyII or did you forget?

I am good!

Today Monday June 3, 2019 I am still trying to figure out why Sandy Roberson was featured throughout the city during the Juneteenth Celebration. I don’t know the man and had not heard of and/or seen the man before he announced he was running for Mayor. I have no problem with Sandy but I have a problem with him being the speaker at the A/B Scholarship Event held Friday when there are other candidates (2) blacks, pimping Moe Deloach on Saturday whereby the shirts the children wore had Roberson for Mayor on the sleeves, the Bike Rodeo that was held at Metropolitan on Saturday morning and then he was at the Juneteenth Gala sponsored by the Alphas on Saturday night.

I was looking forward to attending Moe’s event but after seeing Sandy Roberson catering to him I refused to attend. I was going to the Juneteenth to hear Senator Toby Fitch speak because I knew it was going to be powerful but I just couldn’t. I heard he did a hell of a job.

The talk of the town from Special Cs and some Safe Black Folk has been Unity. A group has been formed talking about Love Rocky Mount. Really? Moe Deloach sponsored a Bowling outing last month and a Pridgen Man came to the Human Relations Commission meeting to advertise it and said come and there would be no talk about politics. Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson said mention about the Love Rocky Mount Group Carwash Fundraiser to take some children to the beach that has never been before. So who was that all about, yep black children.

Recently a group went into the black community giving out food and furniture and one of the Special Cs invited me to participate the next time they did it but I told him I could not because he made it political when he made it clear that he was supporting certain candidates and none of them were current city council members.

I didn’t attend any of the above because it all had politics written all over it. Anyone that is awake know that since December of 2018 there has been a consistent movement among some Special Cs to lynch the Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and some of the staff along with the Rocky Mount City Council. These folk called for an audit and the city council did an independent audit but because the findings were not what they wanted their ass was not satisfied.

Some of the Special Cs took it upon themselves to go to Raleigh to Beth Woods office with their mess trying to sho nuff lynch Councilmen Reuben Blackwell and Andre Knight along with other council members. They are waiting on that report and I can’t wait to see those findings to see what will be the next steps.

Folk you better be mindful of what is going on in the city which will impact outside of the city as well. In other words everyone Edgecombe/Nash Counties folk better be concerned about the Special C movement that didn’t just start in December but has been actually going on every since the council became a black majority.

Folk you better look at how this council has worked together. It is not the council that has been divided, it is the haters. It is documented what the council has been doing and how they have voted. Mayor David Combs has not been able to vote simply because there has never been a tie.

Folk the focus on the upcoming election need to be to keep the council members who are already on the council. The focus should only be on the Mayor’s seat because he is not seeking another term and the focus need to be on Tom Rogers Ward 5 seat because he too is not seeking another term.

This past weekend should have been about Unity but instead it was about lies, deceit and pimping. But I can’t put all the blame on Sandy because someone has to been the go to persons.

I asked the question a couple of days ago, I wonder what would be the conversation in Rocky Mount if this was not an election year? 

Let’s move forward in Unity and let’s stop the hating. It is one thing to challenge folk but let’s be truthful and do it in such a way that we can be mad at the moment but as we walk away we will digest it and come back on work together.

I need you, you need me we are all God’s children.

Note: I forgot it began on Memorial Day when I posted about Mae Parker was campaigning for Sandy Roberson with her shirt on at the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival Schedule of Events

Go to website: https://downtownrockymount.com/events/juneteenth/

Join us May 31-June 1 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Science.

SCHEDULE

Main Stage: Friday

  • 5:00-7:00PM: AB Honor Roll (Edgecombe Room at the Event Center)
  • 7:00PM: Darryl Murrill Group
  • 8:45PM: We Are One Tribute Band

Main Stage: Saturday

  • 12:30-1:30PM: Mark Greene Friends & Family
  • 2:15-3:30PM: SoulJam
  • 4:30-5:00PM: Keynote Senator Toby Fitch
  • 5:00-6:15PM: Marcus Anderson
  • 6:45-7:00PM: Awards
  • 7:00-8:00PM: Vivian Green

Second Stage: Saturday

  • 11:45AM-12:00PM: Bike Rodeo/Opening Ceremony
  • 1:30-2:15PM: African Horizon Drumming & Dance
  • 3:30-3:45PM: Mr. Mime
  • 4:30-4:40PM: Truth Tabernacle Church Heritage Choir

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

All of our event participants may book rooms at Country Inn & Suites at a discounted rate. Please see hotel information below.

Country Inn & Suites
672 English Rd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
Phone: (252) 442-0500
For discounted rates call 252-442-0500 and ask for the Juneteenth Festival Rate.

For additional information about area accommodations and dining, please visit the Nash County Travel & Tourism website.

NAACP leader to speak at Juneteenth celebration – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

North Carolina’s president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the city’s sixth annual Juneteenth celebration this Saturday. (Read more)

Note: The following information is from a Facebook Invite to the event.

ABOUT JUNETEENTH:
"Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month ma
rked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society." (Taken from Oakland Juneteenth Celebration)

Keynote Speaker: DR. REV WILLIAM BARBER II

!!!!FREE POPCORN AND HOT DOGS FOR KIDS!

PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
*For His Glory Mime Ministries
*Hickory View Mens Fellowship
*AMIR Records Recording Artist Everett Silver
*Kindezi Rites of Passage
*BBC Steppers
*Freedom Temple of Praise: Praise Team
*Yolanda Henderson (singer)
*Spoken Word by Yara T.
*Juneteenth Speeches by Baskerville School
*East End Missionary Baptist Church Choir
*Daniel Hannon (Dancer)
*Loud PAC LETHAL
*Divine Faith Baptist Church: Men of Valor – Praise Dance
*U-NEQ IMAGE

Wilson NC – Court system is fair to all

Check out these comments. Funny as hell to me because the James Johnson saga is a prime example of a court system gone bad. So glad I know enough about the case to be able to stand on my opinion. The D.A. was right on target and I support his comments 100%. I am very much familiar with the courtroom and the education system. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

While educators have come to the defense of our schools system following District Attorney Robert Evans’ recent remarks at a Juneteenth event in Rocky Mount, no court official has written in defense of our judicial system. (Wilson Daily Times)

See related:

Juneteenth

Tarboro NC – POSTPONED: East Tarboro Community Forum

Thursday June 25, 2009 6:30 PM

POSTPONED 

Special Guest District Attorney Robert Evans

Please make plans to attend this informative meeting

For more info contact Greg Higgs @252-567-0996 or Terry Johnson @252-469-5188

Note: Greg was told today the meeting can not be held tomorrow at Pattillo A+ Elementary School because the principal Sylvia Cobb will be out of town.

So when has it become mandatory for the principal to be present? I have attended a many of events at the schools and one recently at West Edgecombe Elementary School and the principal was not present. It is only the janitor who opens up and close and the person who rents the facility pays for that person.

Okay I bet there has been a bunch of folks protesting the meeting being held at the school because of the controversy surrounding the D.A. Remember the school board chair Evelyn Wilson responded in an editorial to the local newspaper in reference to the D.A. comments at the Juneteenth in Rocky Mount recently. Oh well.

See related:

Juneteenth

Rocky Mount NC – Justice is meted out in a fair and impartial manner regardless of race’

Say what? I be damn the James Johnson case in Wilson which was in the 7th Judicial District is a prime example of black males being under “attack.” I am not talking about something I heard, but something I witnessed on the day that Johnson was released from prison after 3 years for charges that didn’t meet the crime. This is only one case of countless others.

I am very familiar with the court system, lawyers and etc. because I been in the courtroom and have observed what takes place. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher 

While educators have come to the defense of our school system following District Attorney Robert Evans recent remarks at a Juneteenth event no court official has written in defense of our judicial system. Therefore, this letter. (Daily Southerner)