Media Why Black Folk Need A Reliable Source And One That Will Capture Things That Should Be Dear To Us Here In Edgecombe & Nash Counties

Do you not understand that you learn what is going on around you from the local media newspaper the Rocky Mount Telegram from reporters that tell the story how they want to tell it instead of making sure the real meat of the issue is on the table?

Do you not understand that the local TV Station WHIG-TV Out of Rocky Mount attend selective meetings and events and broadcast them? Look at when things are about the black community if it is a positive they rarely cover it if it is going to empower black folk or should I say wake up black folk.

Take for instance about weeks ago the Rocky Mount City Council held interviews for candidates that were seeking to replace Judge Lamont Wiggins vacated seat in Ward 3. The interviews were held beginning around 10 AM on a week day while folk were working. They knew then that Rev. Richard Joyner was not qualified and that he is not qualified as I am typing this post.

It appeared that the interview session was interesting because it was reported in the Telegram and reported by several candidates and others present that the qualifications of Joyner and he having receiving the questions was a topic of discussion. Where were WHIG-TV?

WHIG-TV made sure they were at the meeting on the evening of the appointment simply because they and their faithfully followers were there to support Rev. Richard Joyner. Robbie Davis Nash County Commissioner one of the persons who recently purchased WHIG-TV and a critic of the Rocky Mount City Council made sure the station was present and then he came in just in time before the appointment was done.

I hate I didn’t take a vacation day on the day of the interview so I could have captured the mess that took place. Rev. Richard Joyner should never had been interviewed and damn sure should not have had the questions while the other candidates didn’t have them.

It was a campaign going on on the Community Council Facebook Page and also Elijah Daughtridge personal page to support Rev. Richard Joyner to replace Wiggins ignoring that Joyner was not qualified. It is funny how Lois Watkins black female made the motion and a Chris Miller white female, WB Bullock white male and Tom Rogers white male all who live on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount voted to appoint Joyner.

I worked 9 hours getting off at 4:30 and I covered the Committee of the Whole Meeting beginning at 5 PM and the Council Meeting beginning at 7 PM on the day of the appointment and got home around 10 am that night. I don’t get paid to do what I do but it is very much needed. My video shows that you just can’t make this mess up. It shows what happened in real time versus the sound bites of the narrative that the Rocky Mount Telegram printed.

Folk it makes no sense that I sacrifice my time and equipment to capture meetings and events so that you can see it for yourself and you don’t even say thank you and or make a donation. Don’t you care about what is going on in the community that you get to see it for yourself?

Folk black folk need a media outlet in the area. It do not have to be me but it is damn sure needed.

Go to all of these media outlets and see how they bash our black leaders that are making things happen. To do everything they can to try to discredit our leaders.

Folk if you care about what is going on around you, you ought to show it and you can do so by visiting the following link: Send All Donations To The DCN News Blog Online TV Through PayPal And Other


Rev. Reuben Blackwell Voices His Concerns About The Process When The Council Appointed Unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner To Ward 3 To Replace Judge Lamont Wiggins Vacated Seat

Rev. Reuben Blackwell so eloquently spoke about the process. He made it clear he didn’t support it and why.  He said the process was TAINTED! He said yes Rev. Richard Joyner has done some good things but the process is the issue of the day.
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Lois Watkins Make Motion To Appoint Unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner To Ward 3 To Replace Judge Lamont Wiggins Vacated Seat Rocky Mount City Council

Damn Lois Watkins not only said she wanted to make a motion to appoint Rev. Richard Joyner but she wanted to apologize to Joyner because of what Rev. Andre Knight said about the process and what happened during the interview that Joyner had the questions. I spoke to some folk who were interviewed and some who attended the interviews and that was what they told me it appeared that Joyner was reading from some notes. They said the Knight questioned were everyone given the questions because Joyner obviously had them. I hate I didn’t take off work but I was hoping WHIG-TV or WNCR TV would have recorded it because the interviews began around 10 AM. Did she say unethical? Really! What she and the other 3 whites done should be considered unethical then. Just my ignant opinion.
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Rocky Mount City Council Attorney Speak To The Process During The Appointment Of Unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner To Replace Judge Lamont Wiggins Ward 3

I have been fighting Democrats holding their asses accountable every since I have been a political and community activist. I get so sick and tired of dealing with conscientious stupidity and sincere ignance. For all of the Ignant Racist White Folk who call me a racist I have been consistent in what I do holding black, brown, white and other folk accountable for their actions. For all the Ignant Safe Black Folk who have a problem with what I do that means you want to play both sides. There is only one side and that is the side of right. I know you and know where you stand. You talk about doing what is right but don’t do the right thing when the time come. It is documented on my blog, in my videos and in the minutes of meetings where I spoke where I stand. Now see what the attorney had to say about one candidate not being qualified.

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Photos/Video: Lois Watkins Rocky Mount Councilwoman Make Motion To Appoint Unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner To Replace Now Judge Lamont Wiggins

Damn 1st Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Lawrence Taylor taking the Democratic Party to the bottom. I am on the executive committee so I am affected not only as a citizen but as a member of the committee.

2nd Robert Williams won the Mayoral Race in a special re-election in Sharpsburg and then got arrested. Damn I went down there last year helping the folk with the issues with the town council and the police department mess.

And then on Monday night Lois Watkins Rocky Mount Council Woman voted along with 3 other whites to vote for an unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner to fill the unexpired term of now Judge Lamont Wiggins.

I am for justice no matter who it is for or against.

I have been fighting for justice in Edgecombe County holding folk accountable for their actions so don’t get it twisted I didn’t just start yesterday.

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Letter to the Editor: Joyner should not represent Ward 3 – Rocky Mount Telegram

I read with much disappointment that a preacher would, after only three weeks, apply to represent me and other residents in Ward 3 on the City Council.

Did he think that the residents would not pay attention to this and realize he did it — in my opinion — for political gain only?

No other City Council member would want someone to move into their ward and after only being there three weeks apply to represent them. How would they feel if, when they come up for re- election, someone just happens to move in the ward and challenge them? They would be screaming “foul” at the top of their lungs!

It is not right and Lois Watkins should be ashamed of herself for trying to shove someone down our throats. I have to question her integrity and motives for doing this.

I understand people are calling council members asking them to support Joyner … these people do not even live in Ward 3! Shame on all of you!

Give us someone who has lived in our ward. We do not want or need a “transplant.” If Joyner wants it so bad, let him run for the seat next year. This way, in the meantime, he can prove himself to the residents of Ward 3.

Richard Joyner, do what an honorable preacher would do. Withdraw!

John Dew

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount City Council Appointment To Replace Judge Lamont Wiggins In Ward 3 Pastor Richard Joyner Residency Controversy

It will be interesting to see how the council votes on the appointment on Monday May 14.

Pastor Richard Joyner has done some good things and like in many instances he get credit for some things that others have not and do not because I know that some others were a part of some things he has done and is doing but these folk names have not been mentioned. I am so glad that I can speak to that I know for myself.

It is funny how I have followed Joyner and other voters in Edgecombe County and I know that he has been registered living at a residence on Hwy 111/122 a road that I travel daily and I know he does not live there. I have always been told he lives in Greenville which is close to the church he pastors. However he is the chaplain at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount.

Pastor Joyner is seeking the appointment for the vacancy in Ward 3 and it has been reported that he moved in the Ward on April 16 and also April 17. I don’t know the correct date. It appears that he went to the DMV and got his address changed on his driver’s license. While he was there he changed his voter’s registration.

I question if Pastor Joyner has met all of the qualifications to be appointed. If he is then good luck.

However I would find it hilarious that the council would appoint Pastor Joyner to the seat over looking the other candidates who all have lived in the Ward and those who have been actively engaged in city government over the years faithfully.

I have been in some conversations with some folk about the appointment and they want to talk about it ain’t right for folk to question his residency eligibility. Really? So how do one justify the works of Joyner that has nothing to do with city government, going to the meetings knowing the issues and more. Yes he can learn all of that but why choose someone that don’t have a clue versus someone who already knows.

I hope the Rocky Mount City Council will make sure that if they choose Joyner that they have done their homework on the residency concerns and it will leave no door open for further actions.

Rocky Mount Charter says: Must be 21 years of age, be a qualified voter, registered in the ward and must be able to vote in the ward.

But then again this may not be a controversy because Joyner said he made sure he was eligible. Well let’s hope so for his sake.