New policy could affect council votes – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Wow! I was wondering who had put Lindell on this and then the 1st comment was Elijah Daughtridge. One thing I can say The Community Council and Lige are persistent and consistent with their passion to go after the Rocky Mount City Council. What tickles the hell out of me is that I have been actively engaged in activism since the late 80’s and I used to say to black officials what are you doing to promote jobs and other that benefit black folk and other folk like the white officials were doing. The white officials were on the boards and commissions and obtaining land and creating jobs. Well it appears that when white white businessmen and other were doing things it was ok. It appears that any time the  black man begin to rise up, there is a movement to make it appear he is doing something that is not right.

A new conflict of interest policy under consideration by the Rocky Mount City Council may affect whether some council members will have a vote on certain matters — possibly including the Rocky Mount Event Center.

The proposed policy presented to the council during last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting adds federal guidelines to existing local and state rules. The guidelines apply to sub-recipients and includes apparent conflicts as well as actual conflicts.

Councilman Reuben Blackwell asked city staff about making sure the council signs all the required documents. He said he wants to make sure the council understood the policy and all it entails.

Blackwell is the president and chief executive officer of the Opportunities Industrialization Center, a nonprofit organization that helps residents with health care, job training and other programs. He earned a $141,114 salary from OIC in 2015, according to the most recent IRS tax forms made available by GuideStar, a watchdog organization that provides information on nonprofit groups. (Read more)

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Letter to the Editor: Racism flourishes unabated – Rocky Mount Telegram

Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his predecessors.

He disdains the rule of law and tramples norms of presidential behavior. He is ill-informed, self-destructive and brazen in his abusive attacks on the justice system and the press. Indeed, Donald Trump is chewing this country up and spitting it out in little pieces. The fear of not being re-elected has caused congressional Republicans to stand idly by while Trump tells lie after lie, alienates allies and enables racism to flourish unabated.

Donald Trump is a Bernard Manoff and Theodore Bilbo rolled into one. A con artist and a racist. He continues to successfully con his supports, many of whom are low information voters, into believing him in an unconditional and cultish manner. Many of Trump’s tweets and comments shine a spotlight on his racism and his appointment of people like Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos, John Kelly and Steven Miller further substantiate it. (Read more)

U.S. Reopens Emmett Till Investigation, Almost 63 Years After His Murder – New York Times

The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing remains, almost 63 years later, among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South.

The Justice Department said that its renewed inquiry, which it described in a report submitted to Congress in late March, was “based upon the discovery of new information.” It is not clear, though, whether the government will be able to bring charges against anyone: Most episodes investigated in recent years as part of a federal effort to re-examine racially motivated murders have not led to prosecutions, or even referrals to state authorities. (Read more)

I totally agree with Cash Michaels

GOD BLESS!
I GOING TO SAY THIS THIS MORNING, AND I’M GOING TO SAY IT LOUD…AND CLEAR…AND I DON’T CARE WHO DOESN’T LIKE IT, BECAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH!

MY FRIEND, DR. TIMOTHY TYSON, IS AN EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEING! HE HAS ALWAYS HAD A DEEP PASSION FOR HUMANITY AND JUSTICE! HE HAS SEEN INJUSTICE ALL OF HIS LIFE ( THE BOOK, FILM AND PLAY, “BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME” IS HIS WORK, AND BASED ON HIS LIFE AS THE SON OF REV. VERNON TYSON, A NC WHITE PREACHER WHO BELEIVED THAT BLACK PEOPLE WERE BEING OPPRESSED IN THE OLD SOUTH, AND GOT RUN OUT OF OXFORD, NC FOR STANDING UP AND SAYING SO!).

TIM IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCHING, AND THEN SHARING THE VITAL INFORMATION WE NEEDED TO PROVE THAT THE WILMINGTON TEN WERE INDEED FRAMED BY A PROSECUTOR, AND WERE INNOCENT! TIM COULD HAVE HELD ONTO THAT INFORMATION FOR A BOOK, BUT HE DIDN’T, AND IT’S BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIONS SIX YEARS AGO, THE NAMES OF BEN CHAVIS AND THE REST OF THE TEN ARE CLEARED TODAY!

AND NOW, THIS MORNING, WE GET WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT MOST LIKELY BECAUSE OF HIS MOST RECENT BOOK, “THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL,” THAT INFAMOUS CASE OF RACIST MURDER WILL BE REOPENED BY THE US JUSTICE DEPT.

DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WE DO KNOW IT’S BECAUSE OF TIM’S EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, WHERE THE WHITE WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY CAUSED THE YOUNG BLACK TEENAGER’S MURDER, CONFESSED THAT SHE LIED!

THAT’S TWO HISTORIC CASES OF RACISM THAT TIM HAS HELPED SOLVE THROUGH HIS DILIGENCE AND HUMANITY!

SO I’M HERE TO SAY, WITHOUT QUESTION (AND YES, I’M SHOUTING) THAT I LOVE MY BROTHER DR. TIMOTHY TYSON! ALL OF US WHO TRULY KNOW TIM, KNOW HIS HEART FOR JUSTICE, AND WE’RE SO, SO PROUD OF HIM!

THANK YOU, TIM, AND GOD BLESS YOU!

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Talking about Poverty In Edgecombe County what are some examples of someone living in poverty?

I posted this on my Facebook page Tuesday. I received some responses and they were okay but nobody was touching on where my mindset is so I couldn’t hold out any longer.

The following is where my mindset is.

Ok I try not to give my opinion about certain things until others have given theirs. I know many times my opinion drive the conversation.

The Senior Citizens are a great example of POVERTY.

I don’t want to hear about folk with children being in poverty as if they are the majority of the folk who are in POVERTY.

What everyone needs to understand is that there are some important folk who are doing jobs such as law enforcement, teachers and etc. that we need in place to provide a service for the masses.

In Edgecombe County law enforcement and some other positions are underpaid. We need these men and women to protect and to serve us. I am grateful of these folk putting their lives on the line daily for us but having to work 2 jobs just to be able to live comfortable with the basic necessities such as a place to live and a car to drive along with other basics.

We do ourselves a disservice many times by always talking about POVERTY in the negative only talking folk having all these babies and when they are not the majority. Yes that is an issue but that does nothing to the majority of the working folk who want to work and live a good life.

All I am saying is we need to find a way to deal with real POVERTY and it ain’t always having to do with babies, being uneducated and other negatives that becomes the topic of discussion.

I am talking about things that Edgecombe County need to be addressing whether something can be done or not.

Senior Citizens income is not governed by Edgecombe County so that is a bigger picture to deal with.

Just my ignant opinion.


Let’s Discuss This Right Here But 1st Of All Fact Check Says That It Can Not Found That Harriet Tubman Really Said This

Ok although it has been questioned and not confirmed that Harriet Tubman actually said this, let’s discuss the words in the quote. It is true she freed slaves. The latter part some folk say this is true today. What do you think of that part she could have freed more if only they knew they were slaves. I have been questioning quotes over the years and Snopes found this to be unconfirmed.

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