Damn shame these ignant racists continue to attempt to discredit The Event Center even while it is almost half way through its completion. They are reporting half-trues because they act as if the Imperial Center, The Library, The Prime Smokehouse and other businesses are not within walking distance. Why these ignants have not shown us where crime has been connected to all the other businesses in the area? I can’t think of one but maybe I missed that part.
It is a damn shame that the racists have been alive and well trying to discredit whatever the black majority city council does however they act as if the whites (except one) on the council have been voting along with them also.
Damn since it is a fact that The Event Center is coming what is these ignant motives? Damn sure ain’t going to stop the work on the Event Center. So are they trying to discourage folk from attending the Event Center when it is completed?
Funny as hell these ignants talk about how the council spend money but they up here trying to get donations to report against whatever the city does. Damn when will good folk who read these ignants mess stop being silent on issues that matter? Why do you read this stuff and don’t say anything? Anyone who allow these ignants to go unchallenged are just as bad as them. Will you allow these ignants to go into 2018 promoting ignant mess that affect the Twin Counties? If you do and I know you are allowing them to promote half-trues I am going to call you out along with them. It is time for folk to stand up to the lies they tell.
Folk Silence Is Betrayal! I refuse to be SILENT!
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The Rocky Mount City Council voted Monday night to guard against gentrification in impoverished neighborhoods during an unprecedented time of economic growth in the area.
The council is stepping up plans to prevent poor residents from being pushed our of their long-time neighborhoods due to revitalization efforts. The unanimous decision makes anti-gentrification a top priority in the first year of implementing plans based on a new fair housing assessment.
The council took the action after a required public hearing as part of an Assessment of Fair Housing that is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by Dec. 31. HUD is requiring the assessment from the city and the Down East HOME Consortium, of which the city serves as the lead entity.
City Councilman Reuben Blackwell made a successful motion to move gentrification talks to year one, diversify avenues of notification and establish a workforce housing committee. (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Please Attend This Very Special Council Meeting
Mark Your Calendar
Monday, December 11 in Rocky Mount, NC
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
Frederick E Turnage Municipal Building
331 S. Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
What Is It? The Fair Housing Act (FHA) combats discrimination and promotes the replacement of patterns of segregation with integrated and balanced living patterns. Rocky Mount and towns in the Twin Counties region have engaged in an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The AFH process requires broad citizen participation and requires local governments to take meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. Thanks to the participation of residents, the City has completed an AFH with new tools and programs that have the potential to positively change the state of underserved neighborhoods that have suffered from years of blight and disinvestment.
Why Your Participation Is Important:
The presence of a significant number of residents from underserved communities at this City Council meeting will remind elected officials of their accountability to their tax-paying residents at a time when dynamic downtown development activity could have a significant impact on the future character and integrity of our neighborhoods.
Stand up and be counted!!!
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Click On Photo To See What Johnny Cunningham Had To Say Of Course He Is A Repeated Offender Talks About Gentrification Every Meeting
My videos don’t lie! And neither do I! Now let that drip!
I want to thank the Rocky Mount City Council/Government for the great job they are doing.
I have been following the Rocky Mount City Council/Government since the early 90’s and I have seen you become more transparent.
I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 30 years and I am happy to work in a city where they are doing some great things. I have numerous family and friends in Rocky Mount and I am the 2nd Vice President of the Rocky Mount NAACP and on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee. I have been very actively engaged in Rocky Mount Politics and community activities since the late 80’s so I know many, many folk including the Rocky Mount City Council/Government and residents.
I am so proud of the progress that you have made and are making in regards to forward progress in the Twin Counties. For many years the Edgecombe County side didn’t get much attention but I am so glad that you are bringing more balance to the Edgecombe County side.
Although every day we can read the local newspaper and see numerous negative comments under articles, I am so glad the positive outweigh the negative. There are a fraction of folk who have a problem with the current Rocky Mount City Council/Government who are set out daily to attempt to discredit them. But the fact that forward progress is happening can be found in the works that are in process such as The Old Rocky Mount Mills Project, the Downtown Facilities Center and other that are going on in the city.
It is time that all of the emphasis stop being put on the Rocky Mount City Council because the paid staff the Rocky Mount Government are doing some great work. Yes the Rocky Mount City Council governing them but without competent employees in place the Rocky Mount City Council/Government would not be making forward progress.
I challenge the citizens of Rocky Mount that appreciate the work of the Rocky Mount City Council/Government to start speaking up in the local paper and other so that the City will begin to get more positive publicity and be recognized by the state of NC but not limited to for the great work they are doing. Rocky Mount can be a role model for what can be done in towns across the state and nation.
Curmilus Dancy II Pinetops NC
2nd Vice President Rocky Mount NAACP
My videos don’t lie! See what happened at the meeting for yourself. It is sad that the folk who have a problem with the makeup of the city council is always talking negative about the council/staff no matter what they do. The Rocky Mount City Council/Government are doing a great job making progress but certain folk read the Rocky Mount Telegram and then put their twist on what really happen at the meeting. The city manager Tom Rogers and Reuben Blackwell spoke to the item on the agenda that got folk panties in a wad. Don’t just take my word watch it for yourself courtesy of me The DCN News Blog Online TV. I don’t make mess up like they do.
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The Watch Dog response: Thank you Councilman Reuben Blackwell for your brief response on social media.
I usually don’t comment about local political issues because I do plenty of talking in the public square. First, if like to encourage Rocky Mount residents to actually come to meetings where information is completely and freely shared. If we’d educate ourselves we wouldn’t have to depend on people’s interpretations to define our positions. Secondly and respectfully, Rocky Mount does not compare in any way to Roanoke Rapids. This City Council did our homework. We didn’t depend on a star’s alcoholic brother to tell us anything. This Council and staff hired the BEST consultants in the country, visited and interviewed in-depth, at least 10 facilities in different cities to learn OURSELVES what has and has not worked. Third, we went to Wall Street and presented our business and finance plan and raised $40 million from banking investors around the world in half a day. And fourth, determined that we would further access one of the Fastest growing and recession insulated industries in America, Youth Sports. Rocky Mount already attracts 100,000 visitors a year in our outdoor sports park which equates to $12 million and hundreds of jobs for our City and region annually.
Fastest growing and recession insulated industries in America, Youth Sports. Rocky Mount already attracts 100,000 visitors a year in our outdoor sports park which equates to $12 million and hundreds of jobs for our City and region annually.
We are not halfway finished building and people, leagues and organizations are already inquiring and desiring to book space. Sixth, if HBO RealSports can feature us and congratulate us, I figure that I’m not really concerned about the Fake News that WHIG and their racist, sick, negative friends lie about on a regular. I just encourage everyone, and especially folk who want to see our City grow and prosper, to have as much faith in the people who fight for your health, wealth and prosperity everyday as you do to negative, myopic and intentionally misleading people with narrow minds, smaller agendas and no concern for you and your families’ well-being.
Guess I said enough and I’m not trying to embarrass or hurt anyone. Just want folks to know who is for you and who is not!
And Bronson Williams didn’t mean to hijack your page. Forgive me please.