About Seeking Donations For The DCN News Blog Online TV

Glenn Silver Curmilus Butch Dancy II can you set up automatic billing so I can have a donation automatically drafted and sent to you at the end of each month? If so, I would encourage others to do the same. That way you would have a certain amount of money you knew would be there each month.

Curmilus Butch Dancy II I don’t know about doing that.

But what I do know is I could make my Blog and YouTube private and only allow certain folk to have access but I hate to do that.

I have no problem with working for finances by videoing events.

There are enough events going on weekly meetings, banquets and other and if I was considered to video and do photos, I could have income coming in. I would be promoting them by sharing the events on my YouTube and Facebook Photos. My over 1000 plus videos show that folk are watching my videos and viewing the 300 – 500 plus photos I post of each event.

Just think about if folk gave a one time a year nice size donation from 49.99 – 99.99 plus or minus how that would help.

I look at how folk are quick to have anniversaries to support Pastors, Musicians and other when they get paid to do what they do.

Folk know that I have a huge following and know I can get the word out. I can do mini video interviews to be posted on YouTube. I do not do fancy things and keep it plain and simple. Doing fancy stuff just make things more costly.

I appreciate your concern my friend and all that you do.

One day I hope the Black Community will recognize the value of the real resources they have. Oh they do but I should say support the resources.

I value my resources.

In response to: Hello Friends I Am Seeking Donations

A Couple Of Days Ago I Asked The Question, “Have you ever hired someone to video a party, funeral or etc. and if you have around how much did it cost you?”

We say we are our brothers and sisters keeper and that we support each other in the Black Community but do we really?

We get on social media and talk about everything but it is time that we talk about some things that matter and have some discussions. Last week I also asked started a discussion on half-brother, half-sister and that was quite interesting.

I asked the following question to show what I have been doing over the years. I am  showing how I have been doing what I do at a little to no cost. When I did give someone a price it was between $150.00 – &200.00 no matter if the event was more than 2 hours.

I have videoed around a 100 funerals plus or minus over the years and didn’t charge if I knew the family because that was my way of supporting the family but you would have thought folk would give you something because they would have paid good money if they had hired someone to do it. But the thing is they had money and if they didn’t have it right then, they had the insurance coverage. Some gave a few dollars but that only was for the videos because what they gave me didn’t even cover the videos because many times I gave enough for all of the siblings. Lots of times I also taken a Family Pack of Bojangles Chicken to the homes as well.

Over the past couple of years I have also taken photos of the events/funerals and taking between 300 – 500 or more photos and putting them on a disk but then started putting them on a flash drive so they could go somewhere and have them developed. I did this at no charge and no more than $50.00.

Now this is not even accounting for my time doing the event and then going home working on it. If the event is 2 hours long then I go home and spend another 2 hours or more preparing the finished product.

I have always tried to give back to the community however in the Black community the majority of the time folk want what they can get but do not give.

I have began to have a new mindset about doing certain things however I will always be there for family if they treat me like family.

I volunteer and video for my church. I use my own camera the same I use for everything I video.

I sought donations about 2 – 3 years ago to purchase the video camera I have now and that was one of the best investments I have ever made because that camera is awesome.

If you look at the 1000 plus videos I have on YouTube you will see the quality of my work. With what I do trying to educate the community and providing a service that many, many folk have access to, just think about if everyone was to reach out to me when they had an event how it would help finance what I do.

Oh and by when I video something for others I try to get the product to them the same day or within 24 –48 hours unlike I have heard some didn’t get their product for weeks.

I find it interesting how folk be silent when I post about seeking donations and some Special Cs will respond saying I am begging for money.

Now I ain’t mad with nobody just showing how we as a Black folk need to be more sensitive to the things we do in the community.

Folk have told me that I should have charged for what I do but my thing is we as a Black folk need to learn how to network. If I have something to offer and then you in return have something to offer, then we should work together.

The following is the responses I received from my question as it relates to hiring a videographer.

  • Natasha Tabron Battle I hired a photographer for an event this spring & the charge was $150 for the 1st hr & $50 per half hour afterwards.

  • Sherry Little

    Sherry Little Nope but I watched an episode on Judge Judy about hiring a videographer…the cost of a videographer vary widely depending on your pro’s experience and level of expertise. You get what you pay for ‍♀️

  • DrBarnes-Small ErnestineActive Now

    DrBarnes-Small Ernestine No, never have…
    Looking forward to seeing the response of those who have…

  • Reco Hart

    Reco Hart Around here usually 150-200 for roughly 2 hours

  • Bobby Harris

    Bobby Harris Someone was nice enough to video my mother’s funeral last year, viewing, repast and they also gave ten family members a copy. I paid that person $300, time spent doing the job, over five hours,delivering the videos timely before family members leaving to go back from out of town. Worth every penny, did a great job and most of all seeing family and friends that I didn’t get to see or speak with.

  • Bobby Harris

    Bobby Harris Oh.. that was a good discount.

  • Glenn Silver

    Glenn Silver According to Thumbtack, the average cost per hour of a videographer in Nashville, NC is $131 per hour. Here is the link:

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    2019 Average Videographer Cost (with Price Factors)


    2019 Average Videographer Cost (with Price Factors)

    2019 Average Videographer Cost (with Price Factors)

  • Sabrina Pettaway Bynum

    Sabrina Pettaway Bynum Well i wish someone recorded SWE vs THS game! It was a GOOD ONE. SWE made us PLAY HARD!!! AND WE DID AND GOTT’EM
    Don’t have an answer Butch. I know one thing, YOU DESERVE TO BE PAID. You have given so much of yourself til you don’t know how to charge people. Yes, I know you love it, but I’ve told you before.. CHARGE!

Breaking News: The DCN News Blog Online TV Will Not Just Promote You, I Will Decide If I Want To Promote You

As of Monday July 15, 2019 somewhere around 20:20 The DCN News Blog Online TV will not just promote you. I will decide if I want to promote you.

Over the years I have promoted folk who have never promoted me be it vocally and/or financially but that’s okay. But from this day forward I am going to look at who you are and if what you do will affect me directly and/or indirectly.

In the past I have reached out to folk and/or they have shared things on my Social Media pages. Some folk have asked me to share their stuff because they know some folk read my pages faithfully.

I have always told folk if you run for an office in Edgecombe/Nash Counties or on the State/National levels that affect me, you need to contact me before you file. Oh you don’t have to because I am just a nobody. However I can either work with you or against you.

I control my pages so if you have a problem with that then that is your problem not mines.

So there you have it plain and simple.





Who Provide The Service I Provide In The Twin Counties For Free?

I sacrifice my time and resources to do what I do and then folk think they are going to attempt to discredit me and talk to me any kind of way. Oh hell to the naw! If you are friends with me on Social Media then you are reaping the benefits of what I offer. Now if you have not viewed my hundreds YouTube Videos and my thousands of Photos then that is no fault on my behalf.

I went to Rocky Mount this morning and videoed the Veterans Memorial Ceremony and took photos. I am now home working on the video. I have made the original copy of the ceremony and now I have to dub copies. I have to type up my labels.

I have prepared the video online to be uploaded to YouTube and it has a 4 hour run time for a 1 hour 4 minutes and 16.16 seconds before it will be available on YouTube. But forgot after the 4 hour rendering process it will be around another hour before it is actually available on YouTube.

I have posted around 250 photos.

I had to buy a Verizon Wireless Hot Spot which came with a price, activation fee a monthly fee around 20 days ago because I have been taking my work to Tarboro to my sister’s house and upload my work.

Folk I do what I do so don’t come for me when I am providing a service and you have not and do not intend on donating but you have access to my work. Now I am talking to the haters not everyone. I could make my work so only certain folk can see it but I know who can afford things and who can not. So in order for me to reach the less fortunate, the fortunate just happens to benefit.

But it is all good. He keeps right on blessing me!

Who am I?

I am Curmilus Dancy II The DCN News Blog Online TV. I am damn good at what I do however I ain’t the best and don’t claim to be.

Folk Visit My Page Faithfully For Information And I Try To Be Professional In Reporting The News

I have been trying to find a post from a couple of days ago when someone talked about the 2 guys who caused the accident with the Rocky Mount Police. They said why were folk not protesting about them being charged and mentioned Black Lives Matter.

Well I am not a member of Black Lives Matter Organization but my black a.. matter and I am going to speak for me when no one else does. I have found myself doing that all the days of my life but I have been speaking up for others also.

It was a freak accident. When I got the call on Sunday morning about an officer had gotten killed in Rocky Mount I had not heard. I began to try to find out the details. It was about 2 hours later before I found out it was an automobile accident and the name had not been released. One of my contacts sent me a video of the officer dancing at a community event. Then another resource gave me a name. I looked up the name on Facebook and found someone had said rest in peace so I knew it was him. But I didn’t post it and waited til another source posted it. Folk go to my site to find out information but I try to be professional about posting things. I am very cautious about posting things when I don’t know the folk involved because a death of a love one is painful and personal.

Someone said how did they charge the guys when they were not at the scene. That was the problem they left the scene. I had seen one of the guy’s name on Mobile Patrol and the arrest details coincided with the incident so I told one of my contacts what I found and they knew the guy.

Well I hated it but when we take chances and the outcome is what it is we have to deal with the outcome.

I had been telling folk the charges would probably be reduced until I found out some more details and I then said more charges may be added. But that is just my opinion.

Folk questioned me with their opinion of the accident and I had to explain to them that it didn’t matter what the police was doing if he was speeding, texting and/or whatever that if they vehicles had not been in the road the accident would never had occurred. Now that is not my opinion but the facts.

Wow! I am still in shock. I can’t imagine what the family on both sides are going through. However I can imagine the pain of losing a love one.

Didn’t Mention This Happen On Thursday Also

I did a post on yesterday about Delivered.”

l mentioned that, “On Thursday June 14, 2018 I delivered 16 DVDs to the Office of Aging for the Super Seniors Program.”

What I didn’t mention is I had to spend $196.00 on a turn signal switch on my son’s car on Thursday as well. While I am out here giving it ain’t like I got bills too especially unexpected ones such as this one.

You know sometimes I say why do what I do when folk don’t appreciate it because if they did they would donate to the cause since they get to see my work for free.

What media source do we have in the black community that do what I do?


On Thursday June 14, 2018 I delivered 16 DVDs to the Office of Aging for the Super Seniors Program. The Seniors are 90 and above.

I have volunteered to video for the past 2 years and in the future.

This make my 2nd year donating my time and services for this worthy cause. Last year I donated 25 DVDs and photos.

The cost for videoing the event would be a cost of $150.00 and the individual DVDs $10.00 each.

Folk when you give me a donation this is what you contribute to along with meetings and etc. that I video and make available for others to see on my Facebook Photos and YouTube.

There are other expenses such as gas, ink to print labels and sleeves to put DVD in.