My Appointment On The Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission Why They Are Challenging Me Not Living In The City

Lindell Kay Rocky Mount Telegram reporter recently did a front page story on me because I am a member of the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and I live in Tarboro but I receive my mail at the Pinetops Post Office. I live 7 miles out of Tarboro and 3 miles out of Pinetops, however I had the P.O. Box before the flood of 99. The P.O. Box came in good because I never missed a beat with receiving my mail after losing my home and etc. I have been a member of the Rocky Mount NAACP since 1992 and I was appointed as a designee to the N.E.E.D. Inc. Board back in the 90’s and I served as vice chair for several years. We received a stipend and I tried to give mines back but I was not allowed to. I receive nothing serving on the HRC.

The reason why Lindell Kay and some Special Cs are so mad with me is because I would not respond to them about why I was serving on the HRC. I didn’t appoint myself so I feel the answer should come from the NAACP and any questions they had with the city, Lindell and others should just address them.

As I really didn’t think anything of the challenge, it came to me a couple of days ago that the NAACP and the City Council will address the issue and whatever they come up with will be fine with me. It was said that the city council will address the issue and it was said that the ordinance could be changed or they could let it stay like it is.

If I was the one addressing the issue I would say what if the President of the NAACP did not live in Rocky Mount, so he/she could not serve? This would go for the Rocky Mount Chamber as well so if their representative had a business in Rocky Mount but do not live there, or if they just were a Chamber member so they could not be appointed to the HRC.

I am going to leave the technical issue with the residency thingy up to the NAACP and the City Council.

Another thing is Lindell Kay and the Special Cs want to talk about my character and my use of words especially Special C. These Special Cs have been saying whatever the hell they want to say calling Councilmen Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell along with myself all kinds of names. But yet they don’t know what I mean when I say Special C. My response to them calling us out of our names is to agitate the hell out of them and my use of words do just that. That is what makes me a Professional Agitator. I don’t bother these folk but when they come for me, Andre, Reuben and other black folk but not limited to, my use of words cause them not to be able to sleep at night. Look the comments when the comment on social media and look at who start calling folk out of their names but then when we address them they try to flip the script. Nope! It is documented.

What I can promise Lindell Kay and the Special Cs is that I will attend the meetings and video them monthly even if I am no longer the NAACP designee. So how do you like me now?

Open Letter To Rocky Mount City Council

First of all you know me and I know you so let us do not get caught up in the ignorant mess that is going on around us.

It is sad that since December but not limited to, we have had to deal with lies and confusion surrounding the Rocky Mount City Council. I commend all of you on how you have handled this almost daily mess that is in the Rocky Mount Telegram and on other social media pages that are constantly talking about this council negatively.

The Telegram has now created a discussion about my role on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission appointment by the Rocky Mount NAACP where I serve as 2nd Vice President and a Life Fully Paid member. I accepted the position one because it is no secret that I am outspoken. I am for justice no matter who it is for or against.

I trust that you will discuss the issue of the NAACP appointment and make the best decision not based on outside rhetoric, but keeping in mind of what the goal is as it relates to the people and the organizations that have appointments.

Do not base your decision on me but the NAACP appointment. I will be good with whatever your decision will be. I am going to continue to attend the meetings monthly and video them so the only difference will be, I will not be able to participate in the discussion and vote. However I will be able to blog and share my video so I will be participating indirectly.

I want to close by saying, it is fact that I have attended the Rocky Mount City Council meetings dating back to the late 80’s and I spoke out against some actions of the council and I have spoken in favor of some actions. I find myself daily speaking up for the council when I speak to folk in person or via social media. I refuse to allow white folk, black folk and/or other to attempt to discredit this council. This council has been the most transparent council since the late 80’s when I began attending the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and the Rocky Mount City Council meetings.

I ask each council member to just do what is right when you discuss and vote on the issue as we will move forward.

Curmilus Dancy II
Tarboro NC Physical Address
Pinetops NC Mailing Address
Rocky Mount NC NAACP 2nd Vice President Life Fully Paid Member

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP General Body Meeting Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 PM Presentation Heroine Use Edgecombe County Sheriff Office

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP General Body meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in the NAACP Conference Room at OIC, Inc., located at 402 E. Virginia Street, Rocky Mount NC.

Narcotics Lt. Kevin West Edgecombe County Sheriff Office will do a presentation on Heroine Use.

For more information, Contact Clara Knight, Branch Secretary at (252) 544-3519

NAACP Sponsors Real Talk Discussion about Confederate Monuments

 

 

                        

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Immediate Release

August 18, 2017                               

 

Contact:  Rev. Andre’ D. Knight, President, (252) 544-2949

    

 

NAACP Sponsors Real Talk Discussion about Confederate Monuments

 

 

Rocky Mount, NC – The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP will host a discussion about the history, context, challenges and issues of Confederate monuments with noted leaders and the community on Thursday, August 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm in the OIC Auditorium.  “After the recent, brutal violence in Charlottesville VA by members of neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups and ensuing protests and actions around the state and country, the Rocky Mount NAACP leadership feels that it is our obligation and responsibility to have an informed, accurate and educated conversation about real issues surrounding the Confederacy and it’s reminders,” Andre’ Knight, President of the Rocky Mount Branch said. “We will not allow ignorant, deliberately false information about the ‘Southern heritage’ movement go unanswered and unchallenged. We are not afraid to speak truth to power, even when the President of the United States energizes, enflames and empowers destructive racist attitudes and actions locally and around the nation.” 

 

The Town Hall Meeting will feature Gene Nichol, the Boyd-Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law; Dr. Vann Newkirk, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University; and Al McSurely, Esq., Chair of the NC NAACP Legal Redress Committee as guest panelists.  The NAACP was created in 1909 to combat and defeat racism in all of its manifestations and Rocky Mount will continue our tradition and heritage of freedom and equal opportunity,” President Knight added. “We will talk plainly about the lie of white supremacy and what these Confederate monuments to traitorous individuals and their evil practices are really all about.” 

 

The forum is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend.   

 

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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

 

NAACP Rocky Mount Branch Regular Monthly Meeting Thursday 26, 2017

NAACP Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP general Body meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the NAACP conference room at OIC LOCATED at 402 E. Virginia St.

All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call the Branch Secretary, Clara Knight at 544-3519

NAACP to hold annual awareness banquet – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is set to hold the organization’s annual event aimed to keep the community aware of pressing social, political and civil issues, while also recognizing several local minority trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the community within the areas of civil rights and civic engagement.

Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount NAACP branch, said the annual Freedom Fund Banquet also will incorporate the local branch’s combine the traditional Image Awards. While the event generally has been held at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, this year it has been moved to accommodate an anticipated larger crowd at Greater Joy Baptist Church on Nashville Road. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Video/Photos: Rocky Mount NAACP 3rd Annual Image Awards Featured Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II NC State President/National Board Member

The Rocky Mount NAACP 3rd Annual Image Awards was held on Saturday August 30, 2015 at the Imperial Centre. The keynote speaker was Dr. Barber.

The Humanitarian of the year was presented to Martha Stith and the Trailblazer Award was presented to NC Rep. Shelly Willingham.

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Local NAACP chapter to celebrate community leaders – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount NAACP Image Awards celebrating community leaders is set for Saturday.

Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice is the theme for the third annual event, said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“The last year has been pivotal in many areas impacting civil rights across the country and right here in our own backyard,” Knight said. “The NAACP recognizes that all of those issues have an underlying thread that is tied together by race.”

Recent racial hurdles and incidents in the Twin Counties have settled in the area of education, Knight said. (Source: Read more)

Photos/Video: NAACP Town Hall Meeting Held To Discuss School Split An Educational Moment

You need to watch the video so you can be educated on why the merger took place, what was in the lawsuit filed and to see what everyone is paying. Is more money needed? Maybe so, but is the split necessary, hell no! But you need to talk to folks in the know and find out about the hidden agendas.

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In Response To: “Reader says it’s time to move on, stop dividing Nash County” Nashville Graphics

The following is in response to the letter to editor: “Reader says it’s time to move on, stop dividing Nash County” written by Jackson Valentine Nashville NC. As a Proud Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP my ignant a… just had to respond.

First of all the NAACP has been showing up because some parents came to them for help since the school system will not respond to them.

The Department of Justice was asked to come here by the State NAACP and since Andre Knight is the President, he is suppose to answer to the call.

The Department of Justice was here last week and interviewed folks to see if it is something that they will pursue. They would have been here earlier but they were in Ferguson Missouri.

To say that Andre Knight wants to bog down the Federal Department is too ignant because that is their job to investigate issues in regards to race and discrimination however you can read their mission for yourself. The NAACP don’t bully anyone and they follow their mission and bullying is not in the mission statement so tell the truth. If you don’t know what the mission is then go to the NAACP website to read the mission.

I repeat the Department of Justice was here last so now we will see if they will respond with a recommendation or will the take it further.

You are definitely not speaking for several folks especially students whom have directly suffered from expressing their opinion about the situation. These students and their parents will never forget how they were punished while the girls were not.

Show me how the NAACP has shown racial hostility and to whom.  Race pimps? Really? Heck that ain’t the word you really want to use so we recognize code words when we see them.

Show me how we are promoting racism and definitely how we can make a profit because we don’t get paid.

Show me how the NAACP has divided the community? Why are we having this discussion? It was not because black students were in the photo, however it is black students whom questioned why the school system has not condoned the photo and tried to silence them from expressing their concerns.

We too are sick of those like you whom promote lies when it comes to the mission of the NAACP. You don’t have to like the mission however you need to respect it. Show us how we are not following our mission? But you can’t do that.

Again the issue has not been forgotten and never will. I will use this as a teachable moment as the Superintendent said early on. I see Andre Knight and the NAACP using this as a teachable moment as well.

I don’t get the false rhetoric mess because it is a fact that the photo was on Instagram. It is a fact that the issue that didn’t begin at school ended up at school and the girls had escorts to class because it was a disruption during the school day. It is a fact that some black students got disciplined for talking about the issue and/or acting it out. If the school system had dealt with the issue properly, then I feel that we would not be having this conversation.

Show me how Andre Knight is attempting to tear apart the community because he is representing some students/parents from the community.

Show me one thing Andre Knight and the NAACP have been extremely divisive. 

No we have not chosen to exploit the photo and we are definitely not just as at fault as the girls whom posted the photo. That is too ignant!

You must have been living in a hole because race relations is at an all time low across the nation and we can begin with the disrespect of the first black President of These United States since dating back to when he won the election before he was sworn in the first time. Obviously you are denial or just don’t give a because racism is alive and well and the NAACP is not the one whom are promoting it. If they were, then the good ole boys would shut them down but they can’t. We play by the rules and have powerful legal teams across the nation that is a makeup of all folks and especially white folks whom are not in denial and do give a about race relations.

The funny thing about folks like you, you are stuck on the photo and we are pass that but we know that the conversation originated from the photo. The conversation has been about holding the school system accountable for their actions since the students, parents and the NAACP feel that the school system has not been consistent in following their own policies and procedures. You have recognized that because you call have said that we are bullying the school system.

Again we are not in the bullying business but in the business of holding folks accountable for their actions as it relates to the mission of the NAACP.

You have clarified clearly your ignance to the matter at hand as you have attempted to paint a picture of the NAACP which are far from the truth. But that is how folks like you operate attempting to mislead folks to get your point across.

Go to the next school board meeting and speak that is what they have public comments for.

I am Curmilus Dancy II A Proud Life Fully Paid Member and 2nd Vice President of The NAACP Rocky Mount Branch.  

Photos/Video: NAACP & Others Address The Nash Rocky Mount School Board About Instagram KKK Suggested Photo That Has Put Nash Central High School In The News

See my response to this meeting on Wednesday. What little respect I had for this board, I lost it tonight! Watch meeting for yourself and make your own decision.

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See related:

Residents assail school board over KKK-inspired photo – Rocky Mount Telegram

Controversial picture of girls in KKK-like outfits angers many in Nash County – 11 ABC News –11 ABC News TV

Controversial picture of girls in KKK-like outfits angers many in Nash County – 11 ABC News

Monday January 5, 2015 The DCN News Blog Online TV Covered The Nash-Rocky Mount School Board Meeting

The DCN News Blog Online TV was on the scene tonight to document what happened so you won’t think that I am making these things up.

A long day after work, stayed in Rocky Mount NC ate and went to Nashville to the meeting.

Stay tuned for the video so you can see it for yourself. I will dissect the meeting on Wednesday because I have a basketball game in Washington NC tomorrow night.