The Political Agitator’s response: Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens and Fighting Crime played a hell of a role in the election. They put mess out there and then when you respond to their ignant mess they block folk from posting trues. But since they have promoted the mess it will be up to the new Mayor Sandy Roberson and new councilman Lige Daughtridge.
A new Rocky Mount mayor was installed last week and some members of the Rocky Mount City Council changed after a heated election where positions often were debated on local social media sites.
Social media is affecting the way elections are run now more than ever, said Jason W. Buel, assistant professor and program coordinator of communication at N.C. Wesleyan College.
“Social media is affecting the way we choose leaders in a major way,” Buel said in a recent email interview. “That influence is growing at a startling rate that makes it impossible for public policy to keep up — and quite frankly, difficult even for scholars to keep up.”
I found the following to be very, very interesting.
These videos, and many other pictures, comments, jibes and barbs, were shared on pages such as the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Facebook page, Fighting Crime and many other personal pages as local residents engaged in lively — and often bitter — debates about the positions and characters of local candidates. (Read more)
Maybe I missed this report in the Rocky Mount Telegram. City of Rocky Mount recognized again for their Great Works but all Bill West Reporter and the Special Cs have been talking about this week is how Reuben Blackwell checked Warren Daughtridge LoveRockyMount founder ass when he came to attack Blackwell’s son Cooper Blackwell. But damn this presentation was a good thing and everyone benefitted. But you see they don’t want to talk about them trues. But they talking about Unity, Unity may black ass because they need to be talking about Division. My videos don’t lie. Donations are welcome because I will bring you the whole trues. Support The DCN News Blog Online TV.
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The Political Agitator’s response: This is good right here. I am glad to see this council react to this wrong that was done years ago and although some may not be living to rceive it atleast the families will receive it.
The Rocky Mount City Council on Monday is scheduled to financially compensate sanitation workers who were fired but reinstated after having gone on strike in 1978.
A copy of the agenda of the council’s 4 p.m. regular meeting includes a resolution to provide an honorary restitution of $1,000 to each former employee and to each of the families of deceased former employees. (Read more)
The Political Agitator’s response: Yesterday Fighting Crime did a Breaking News saying Chris Beschler was demolted. But after being called out she had to correct the post to reflect the facts. The other part to this is Sandy Roberson need to recognize and understand who runs the city. If he don’t get the message from this article then he never will. He will sit in the Closed Session (Personnel Matters and others) and will not be able to vote unless it is to break a tie. Now Transition That Part!
There has been a major change in part of the high-level administration at Rocky Mount City Hall.
Assistant City Manager Chris Beschler, who had been doubling as interim energy resources director, now is the permanent energy resources director.
Additionally, Parks and Recreation Director Elton Daniels has been named to Beschler’s now-former assistant city manager position.
The change was announced on Wednesday in a prepared statement by the city’s Communications and Marketing Department.
Daniels had been serving as parks and recreation director about 10 months prior to being elevated.
Daniels will join Assistant City Manager Natasha Hampton in the executive part of City Hall, but he is going to double as interim director of parks and recreation until a replacement is hired.
Beschler had been an assistant city manager since May 2018 and interim director of energy resources since July. Rocky Mount has a municipally owned electric and natural gas distribution system.
In the prepared statement on Wednesday, Beschler said, “I am delighted to make this transition and utilize the skills that have made many organizations successful and continue the groundwork that I have started here.” (Read more)
The Political Agitator’s response: But some folk are Jim Crow sons and daughters and they are keeping him alive. Rocky Mount NC whereby the city is in 2 counties divided by the train tracks has some Special Cs along with some Some Safe Black Folk who have teamed up with some Jim Crow sons and daughters that are talking about Unity but they are trying to make the city government White Again! After reading this article then go to “Timeline: Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Under Fire Via Rocky Mount Telegram” and continue to follow the WSBS Movement.
Jim Crow laws mandated segregating mainly blacks from whites, right down to water fountains. THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
For the better part of a century, African Americans lived under the burden of what now are known as Jim Crow laws. This racist system of segregating people, mainly blacks from whites, infected virtually every sector of American life, and reached far beyond the South where it was best known and most cruelly practiced.
Worse yet, Jim Crow and the deep wounds it inflicted on American society are not relegated to the past tense. Its legacy is still felt, in many ways, today.
“Jim Crow was about so much more than laws,” says Stephen Berrey, a professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan and the author of “The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi.” “It really was an all-encompassing system that involved political practices, economic practices, social practices, cultural practices. Some of that was about legal things, but some of it wasn’t.
“One of the challenges why Jim Crow often seems like it’s in the past, people tend to think that, ‘Oh, it was a few laws, and we got rid of segregation laws, and we got the Voting Rights Act, so that must have taken care of it.’
Who was Jim Crow? (Read more)
The Political Agitator’s response: Again Mayor Combs has allowed Sam Battle to directly attack 2 councilmen. No he didn’t call their names but hell unless one has no damn brains they didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Reading this article it was clear that the reporter knew who Sam was talking about so why in the hell would anyone else not know? Andre could have addressed him but he did not, hell I would have since the mayor continues to allow Sam to go there. The mayor said he didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Really? But Sam didn’t stop there and then after being called out by the mayor after Lois Watkins brought the rules to the mayor attention, Sam then attacked OIC and again hell everyone knew who he was talking about. Reuben Blackwell checked him again like he did the last meeting. It is just obvious that Mayor Combs is not going to hold to the rules he read when time for public comment. Yes it is time for him to go home and since he will do in November maybe that is why he allow Sam to do what he does. Video coming soon and you can see it for yourself. Oh Sam did speak to me tonight and so did Randy Adcox who did not speak during the public comments.
The public speaking phase of Monday evening’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting became a bit bizarre, with a critic of Ward 1 Councilman Andre Knight offering his congratulations to the 16-year incumbent having won re-election to another term in the Oct. 8 municipal election.
Samuel Battle, who is a regular at the speaker’s podium at council meetings, noted he had congratulated Knight the night the election results came in.
At the same time, Battle said his understanding was Knight said “that God said he wouldn’t make your enemy your footstool.”
Battle told Knight, “First of all, I’m not your enemy and I am surely not under your foot” and added he is a long way from being under anybody’s foot.
He said his belief is that no matter who wins or loses, he still will want the best for the community, but he noted he has the right to support any candidate he wants.
“So if you feel that I’m under your feet, rest assured that it’s not the case,” he said.
As Battle was speaking, Councilwoman Lois Watkins pointed out . . . (Read More)
The Political Agitator’s response: It is sad the Special Cs on Keith Harris Facebook page made negative comments about leaving said it was because she was not happy with the job and etc. It is sad they these guys just continue to lie, lie, lie. I knew about 2 months ago she was leaving. Whig-TV Sandra Smith was talking that crazy mess on Monday morning show as well. Video coming soon and you will be able to see what Tameka Kenan-Norman had to say in real-time.
The spokeswoman for Rocky Mount’s municipal government has given her notice of resignation, saying she is leaving the Twin Counties to take a position as a spokeswoman in the Delmarva region.
Tameka Kenan-Norman told the Telegram in an email earlier on Monday that Oct. 23 will be her last day at City Hall.
“I have enjoyed my time at the city of Rocky Mount,” Kenan-Norman said.
Kenan-Norman said no decision has yet been made about who will serve as interim spokesperson for the municipal government.
Kenan-Norman said her husband, Raheen Norman, recently moved to the Salisbury, Md., area for a better career opportunity.
Kenan-Norman said she accepted a position as a chief development and communications officer at an agency in Salisbury.
She said because she has not . . . (Read more)