Do You Know Who You Are Working With?

Back in the day here in Edgecombe County we talked about having our own black news source. Well I used to do a newsletter on a word processer or whatever it was called and passed them out. Then later in the years I got a laptop and I was able to email the newsletter. Later I was introduced to blogging and that was great. Then came social media such as facebook and wow that was greater.

Social media can be good or it can be bad according what one make of it. I try to use it to get good information out to folk and sometimes I have to expose ignance in order to do so. Nope I ain’t mad with anyone and get along with everyone that wants to get along with me. I know how some folk are and some folk don’t know the other side of some folk. I address folk all the time but some folk sit back and say nothing then yes I will expose them on Social Media. I will not be silent when folk are doing things and acting on my behalf and others behalf who are scared as hell to address them in meetings. Don’t get mad with me because I ain’t scared like you.

If you hold positions that are about making decisions on behalf of myself and others and you know mess ain’t right, then you are not part of the solution but part of the problem. But then when folk like myself and a few others that speak out say something, then it make us appear as the problem. Oh hell no!

I love it when grown folk talk about we can agree to disagree but don’t talk about it on social media. First of all we have not agreed to disagree on anything. When I know you ain’t right and other folk know you ain’t right but say nothing where it need to be said, then that is a major problem. But then get behind closed doors and talk about he/she is a problem but scared to address them, then don’t get mad with me because I ain’t scared. What you do then is show me that you are dangerous because I watch how I work with folk who play both sides. I don’t roll like that.

Folk ya’ll better be careful who you work with because them same folk can be hazardous to your health. So glad I know who I am working with and what they are about.

Folk I didn’t just start doing this yesterday, it began in the late 80’s.

So ask yourself, do you think that if folk were not scared to address folk when they need to be that some things may not make it to social media? Do you not think that in order for the truth to be made known that social media is the place to do it? I know it works for me. I have stated time and time again I will hold you accountable and that you hold me accountable too. But don’t try to hold me accountable because I speak out on trues.

Are you scared I am going to call you out next or just what is your motive?

I approve of this message and no 2nd needed!

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Chapel Hill man say daughter’s controversial photo taken ‘out of context’ – WRAL TV 5

The Political Agitator response: First of all I believe in Freedom of Speech but I be damn if anyone can tell me what should be offensive to me. I can think for myself and do not allow others to speak for me unless I give them permission. I will not argue with anyone about how I feel so I ain’t even going there wasteing my time. But I will let you know why I feel like I feel and it is up to you how you receive it.

Chapel Hill, N.C. — The father of a student at East Chapel Hill High School said Wednesday that his daughter did not mean to offend anyone in late April when she posted a photo to social media of two Confederate flags with the caption “South will rise.”

A contentious scene unfolded outside the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools offices Wednesday morning when Ronald Creatore arrived to defend his daughter and ask questions of concerned students, parents and community members who were holding a news conference to call for punishment in the incident. Creatore said the meaning of his daughter’s post was taken out of context. (Source: Read more)

Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits – Yahoo Sports

At St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there’s a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk.

It’s about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to post about injuries, which can scare away recruiters. Committing on Twitter to a school is also discouraged – one recent former player tweeted commitments to four different schools without informing any coaches.

”He came across as being not reliable,” Mask said. ”He gets a little joy out of the attention, but it’s not worth it.” (Source: Read more)

NAACP Speaks Out Against Klan-Like Portrayals on Social Media

MEDIA ADVISORY

Immediate Release

December 15, 2014

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

NAACP Speaks Out Against Klan-Like Portrayals on Social Media

Rocky Mount, NC – Last week, CNN published pictures and an article about a group of high school girls from the Twin Counties who released a picture of themselves with cone-shaped hats and making signs of guns with their fingers. These teenagers are allegedly students at Nash Central High School in the Nash/Rocky Mount School System. According to local reports, the pictures released were done so by the girls on their Instagram page on the same day that the Ferguson Grand Jury refused to indict former law enforcement officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Copies of the page have gone viral throughout Rocky Mount and the nation and there are rumors of these young ladies being provided with police escorts during school hours because of the turmoil that their actions have provoked at school.

Rocky Mount Branch President, Andre’ Knight, stated “we are in the midst of a nation reeling from unjust verdicts given in the slaying of black men in Missouri and New York and literally tens of thousands of people across the nation taking to the streets to peacefully protest the tolerance of racism in America. The young ladies’ actions on their social media page have incited a storm of controversy here in the Rocky Mount area. They should be held accountable for their actions and the Nash/Rocky Mount School System should speak to our region about their intolerance for the support of hatred in school or out of school by any group, student, employee or elected official affiliated with the public school system.”

To date, there has been no public apology released from the students, their parents nor a statement from the Nash/Rocky Mount School Board or its Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Jackson. Knight further added, “it is a sad commentary that our elected officials and School Superintendent do not hesitate to make public statements and take action very quickly about gang-related incidents, conversation, clothing or messaging but will not even speak publicly about a very clear affiliation that these young ladies have made with the most violent and hate mongering organization in America, the Ku Klux Klan. White hats and hand signs indicating guns and shooting is not funny and should not be dismissed as a light matter. Even if the students were spoken to in private, some statement of remorse should be made to the public and some distancing between their actions and our public school leadership should occur.”

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Hell Yeah I Said It! Social Media Folks So What Do You Really Stand For?

You folks who get on Social Media that are always talking about you stand for this and you stand for that what in the hell do you really stand for?

You talk that religious talk and you go to a candlelight vigil and/or a march but you ain’t saying anything.

We have a free resource in social media and we all ought to be utilizing it to make a difference in our communities and abroad. I don’t play these games on social media and it pisses me the hell off when I get a game request.

I look at your social media posts you make and I look at what you respond to and damn you ain’t saying anything. You don’t make posts or comment on posts that some call controversial but for me ain’t a damn thing controversial when it comes to speaking Truth to Power. This makes you a Safe Negro because you are an Afraid Negro. So, “If You Are Scared Say It and Get the Hell Out Of The Way!” You see you are a dangerous Negro and you will get somebody that stand for something hurt or killed. I be damn if I can walk with you. Matter of a fact I don’t want to be around you and if you notice you haven’t seen me.

Now don’t get it twisted because I ain’t talking about everybody but those on social media that I can identify, I am only talking about them. You see I know you and you know me and if I don’t know you, I check you out. I tell folks to check me out as well. I don’t walk with folks if I don’t already know them so when I don’t, I check them out.

I continue to post that if anyone have a problem with me then they can delete me or ignore me. I am tired of folks perpetrating. I am not going to delete or ignore you when you are misleading folks on social media.

“You don’t understand!” Bernie Mac

The moment you understand what is going on around you and the role you play, the better off you will be!

Board warned about ‘Liking’ candidates – Wilson Times

The use of Social media has caused new concerns, conversations and definitions for State Boards of Elections across the country, including North Carolina.

There are new rules emerging for those who serve on local boards of elections when it comes to their social media activity and Wilson County is one of the first in North Carolina getting a taste of what the state board’s expectations are with the use of social media and elections board members.

A letter went out to the newly appointed Republican board member. Douglas Inscoe, on the new limitations placed on him and every other board member when it comes to social media.

The letter, dated July 29, came from Don Wright, general counsel to the State Board of Elections to Inscoe before he was sworn into office.

Wilson County officials received the warning first because of the past controversy involving a Tea Party member who served on the board and subsequent complaints of political activity made by two Democratic activists. That member resigned before a second hearing could take place on the state level. (Source: Read more)

Yik Yak, other anonymous social media apps pose problems for schools – Charlotte Observer

Cyberbullies across the country are using Yik Yak and other anonymous apps, which has triggered concerns for schools about how students use social media.

Yik Yak, an app which allows users to write 200-character posts that can be read by people within 1.5 miles, is part of the social media cyberbullying phenomena, which has changed how teenagers experience bullying.

A generation ago, most bullied students could escape at home or with peers.

However, unlike words scribbled on a bathroom stall or notes slipped in someone’s locker, social media posts can go viral, follow students home and reach a larger audience. And as schools struggle to keep pace with teens who simply download the newest app, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is getting creative with how to curb cyberbullying. (Source: Read more)