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?
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
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Rocky Mount NC NAACP 2nd Vice President Life Fully Paid Member
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
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.
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
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