The Opinion of Curmilus Butch Dancy II – I totally agree with the following, “If the MLK holiday is to be more than just a day when the U.S. soothes the guilt of inequality from our collective consciousness, then it’s crucial that our city and our nation fight for, reflect upon, and embody the values — beyond basic community service — that King courageously stood for.”
With every year of celebrating MLK Day of Service, the national holiday honoring the civil rights leader, it seems our country drifts further away from the ideals that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and died for. Since the inception of MLK Day, there has been not only a callous monetization of King’s image, but also a watering down of his radical message.
As another MLK Day approaches, some of the major issues King tirelessly fought against persist with brutal familiarity. King called for pacifism, guaranteed incomes to eradicate poverty as a major goal of his Poor People’s Campaign, expansion of voter rights, fair housing, and reparations for African Americans. Yet year after year, people co-opt Martin Luther King Jr. Day to issue empty pronouncements about “equality” while fighting against those causes dear to King. (Read more)
I keep hearing so much talk about the millennials have a different mindset of older folk so therefore you feel you should take a different approach when it comes to politics and other. I am yet to really hear about what your real perspective on what is going on today and why you think you ought to be going in a different direction.
I keep hearing you say certain things but I will not mention that because I want to hear from you and not create the narrative.
I would love to hear your perspective on local, state and national politics and other that you feel you need to take a different approach from the older folk who have been in the struggle for the past 100 years at the minimum. I say 100 years because I know some folk who are around the 100 year old mark and have been in fighting all of my life. I know the past, present and future struggle because at age 57 years old, I have been actively engaged since the late 80s. I have seen and heard some things in my lifetime and I can make an informed decision. I know the players (community leaders, pastors and others) and I know where they stand.
Thanking you in advance.
What a damn lie didn’t tag her twice. I tagged her one time like I did the other 30 plus folk.
When she made a comment I responded to her under her comment so therefore it automatically generates her name. She is calling that tagging her.
I have never had a a program for black males at my church. The donation had nothing to do with the church. If it was for work in the church I would have given it to the church.
Didn’t say you were buying me.
This was for what guys but you got the videoing part right and that was for the community work that I posted my Donation Page.
I have the inboxes from you.
You are correct I said I get all sides. You had posted your side on The Prime Smoke House page recently when he post about another incident with the MAGA mess that someone in the Caucasian community had posted on Facebook.
You posted the same mess on my post. I said everyone post their issue then the owner respond and that is it to take it to their personal page or the owner’s page. You ketp going on and on and asked the owner did he know somebody and then you said the issue had something to do with a contract and catering. I said I was not going to entertain it on my page because again you posted your issues, he responded and that was all both sides. That is your damn problem when you didn’t go into detail on the 1st go round. Post half-trues with nothing to support your claim.
Call me whatever you like but I have the inboxes of how you praised me for my work and also you mentioned about a candidate. Don’t go there with me so leave it alone.
Hell yeah I deleted my post because I learned that 252 Hoodnewz had deleted the 2 posts that were sent to me about so I decided to delete mines because you would not follow my instructions and you were trying to prove your point that was making no sense to me because I frankly didn’t need to know anymore.
Too damn ignant to talk about I am trying to keep you from saying anything when you have control over your page and can say whatever the hell you want to on yours but you will not do such on mines.
I have told you on yesterday, today and in the past since you had an issue with me that you could Delete and/or Block Me. But since you didn’t I Blocked you!
If you would like your Donation returned just say it an count her done!
On Tuesday, 09/03/19 at 4:02 PM, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office was called to Suggs Rd. near Colonial Rd. Upon arrival, they found a female, Christina Hazel Cuthrell (age 31), who told them that her boyfriend had taken their infant child and run into the woods. During the investigation, deputies determined this to be false. A search was performed on Cutthrell’s vehicle and person yielding methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Cuthrell was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Pitt County for Obtaining Property by False Pretense (F) and was charged with Possess Methamphetamine, Possess > ½ oz. Marijuana, and Possess Drug Paraphernalia. She was placed under a $3,500 secured bond.
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“If you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness . . . The LORD will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands” (Isaiah 58:10-11 NCV).
Looking out for the needs of others will always require a cost, some sacrifice of time, money, energy, reputation, or privacy. Jesus sacrificed for you, and you become more like Jesus when you sacrifice for others.
In Luke, Jesus told a parable about the Good Samaritan, who found a man beaten and abandoned by the side of the road. The Samaritan “took [the man] to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here’” (Luke 10:34-35 NLT).
He did this for a total stranger. He started by administering first aid at the scene of the crime. Then he put the man on his donkey—which, by the way, means the Good Samaritan walked. He checked the man into a motel, cared for him through the night, paid the bill in the morning, and pledged to cover any additional costs.
What did he gain from it? Nothing. He didn’t even know the guy! The Good Samaritan stepped in to help without any concern for the sacrifice it might require. His focus was on the injured man’s needs—just as Jesus is focused on your needs.
This is the way God planned it: You assume responsibility for the needs of hurting people around you while trusting God to meet your needs.