Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

By Steve Gorman

(Reuters) – A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.

Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.

Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the vast majority of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group.

One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.

“I don’t see no white militia,” he declared. “We’re here. Where … you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.” (Read more)

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COVID-19, Graduations, Black Lives Matter, Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Removed, Confederate Monuments, Honeywell Furlough Year 2020

I have faced and seen some things this year and it is only 6 months in.

I have survived the COVID-19 as I speak even though I have been working he entire time. I was considered an Essential Worker so I didn’t get the week off from work without pay like some of my co-workers. They were supposed to get 2 weeks but they didn’t have to do a 2nd week. However they did get unemployment and the COVID-19 Funds.

I am proud of my son Curmilus Dancy III (CJ) who graduated from Pitt Community College Greenville NC receiving a degree in Business Administration and my daughter India Matita Dancy who received her Masters in Political Science from NC Central in Durham NC.

The Black Lives Matter Movement has reached across the nation. It began some years ago but not at the level it has reached now. Although I am not a member of the actual Black Lives Matter Organization, I have always known my Black Ass Mattered and have been fighting for Black Folk All of my Adult Life.

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party can now move forward hopefully because one of the problems the party has experienced has been Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and his behavior. I have been challenging this guy since the 90’s. On June 13 he was removed as the Chair of the County and can not serve as an officer on the local, state and/or national level in the next 2 years. Peace be still!

I am happy to see the Confederate Monument come down in Rocky Mount. I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we were tasked by the Rocky Mount City Council to host a series of 4 meetings to have community discussions last year. However the monument came down in this season. But not only am I pleased to see it come down in Rocky Mount but across the nation. Tarboro NC what are you waiting on? I have a Tarboro address although I live 7 miles out of Tarboro and 3 miles out of Pinetops.

This week I survived the Honeywell Furlough. I have been working at Honeywell for 33 years and nearly 6 months. I have endured some things and by the grace of God he has kept me. It has been tough some times but because of my knowledge of how to deal with issues and situations, I have survived.

I am going to miss some of my co-workers. But no matter what I wish all of them the best.

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Tarboro NC – I Was Added To A Group That Is Going After The Organizers Of The Sympathy Walk

I was added to a group that is going after the organizers of the sympathy walk that was held recently as different areas were protesting and rallying because of Black Lives Matter but I left the group.

I didn’t agree with how the group carried it out and it appeared that Jesse Webb Tarboro Police Chief had organized it. If the folk who were a part of the walk liked it, I loved it.

I voiced my opinion about the walk and I believe one of the organizers Unfriended me and if they did it because they got offended with what I said then that is a they problem. My comments were focused on the chief comments during the march and those that have continued afterwards.

Tarboro is sitting on a time bomb as it relates to the Confederate Monument on the Commons because the conversation is being avoided publicly. There are some conversations going on but folk ain’t talking to the right folk. This is doing nothing but causing division among Black Folk while the Caucasian community is just sitting and waiting to see how this thing going to unfold.

My question is why do Tarboro feel it is exempt from the Confederate Monument issue that is going on across the nation because something is going to be done. There are some folk that are going to make sure the monument is on the table of discussion.

I challenge the folk of Tarboro to stop going at it in that group talking about the Sympathy Walk. The walk is done and over so now the discussion need to be geared toward talking about the issues that are going on across the nation and especially in the local areas. Rocky Mount, Greenville, Wilson and other surrounding areas are and have been dealing with the monument issue and other so you better get onboard.

In my closing I have seen where a certain person is going after a female and what I do not condone is to be a part of a group and allow a male to go after a female. So if any males are in the group and they are not telling the male that he need to leave the female alone then something is wrong.

Now if anyone don’t understand the significance of the Confederacy after looking at the following video and do not have a change of heart then something is wrong. The Truth About The Confederacy In The United States “Who Controls The Past Control The Future, Who Controls The Future Control The Past!” 

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Falls Road Rocky Mount NC – Confederate Monument Gone! Thank You William Manley For Capturing The Moments

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The Truth About The Confederacy In The United States “Who Controls The Past Control The Future, Who Controls The Future Control The Past!”

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The Political Agitator’s response: Everyone need to see this! Wow! This is it! if you don’t have a changed mindset then something is wrong! I agree taking down the monuments mean dealing with the truth.
Jeffery Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses the dark history of Confederate symbols across the country and outlines what we can do to learn from our past and combat systemic racism.

Muhammad Ali said it best he touched on many areas. Something is Wrong!
Our history has been stolen.
“Who controls the past control the future. If you control the narrative about what is true about the past, the narrative sets the mark for how we go forward. If you control the truth about the past, then you have the path to the future.”
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Rocky Mount NC – Hangmans Noose Found At Battle Park The Day Of The Confederate Statue Removal Process Began

imageSources say this hangmans noose was found at Battle Park Rocky Mount NC. They big man because of the removable of their baby. I feel good to have been on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission during the time of the 4 Community Discussions we had on the removal. The 40,000 consultant fees I felt was not needed and the thing to do was to just remove it, but money well spent.
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Rocky Mount NC – Confederate Monument On Falls Road Need To Come Down Immediately

The Confederate Monument on Falls Road need to come down immediately before it become a news story for being torn down and/or destroyed.

It has been clear that some folk have wanted it down years ago when someone tried to destroy it which resulted in the city taking down the 4 sides to the statue and have them stored in a warehouse.

I served on the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission and we held a series of 4 meetings discussing the Monument. A consultant was paid $40,000 to come in and moderate the discussion when the city could have just taken it down. But folk don’t want to talk about that monies being used. I said it was unnecessary then and it is evident that in this season, they are coming down across the nation.

The Rocky Mount City Council voted 6-1 to take it down. The mayor who only votes during a tie also said that if it had been a tie he would have voted to remove it. The Elected Officials have spoken so remove it now today!

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Raleigh NC – Governor Roy Cooper Ordered Confederate Monuments On The Capitol Grounds To Be Moved To Protect Public Safety

Governor Roy Cooper

I have ordered the Confederate monuments on the Capitol grounds be moved to protect public safety. I am concerned about the dangerous efforts to pull down and carry off large, heavy statues and the strong potential for violent clashes at the site. If the legislature had repealed their 2015 law that puts up legal roadblocks to removal we could have avoided the dangerous incidents of last night.

Monuments to white supremacy don’t belong in places of allegiance, and it’s past time that these painful memorials be moved in a legal, safe way. – RC

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Demonstrators remove two statues from Confederate monument outside North Carolina Capitol building

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Demonstrators climbed and successfully removed two statues from the Confederate monument outside of the North Carolina Capitol building on Friday evening.

After marching in celebration of Juneteeth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, demonstrators threw yellow ropes around two of the statues on the 75-foot tall Confederate monument on the ground of the North Carolina State Capitol. The demonstrators then pulled on the ropes–one of the statues swaying–but neither figure fell.

Police officers then intervened, preventing the demonstrators from completely pulling the statue down before leaving the site.

On a second attempt, demonstrators returned to the monument and successfully removed both statues before dragging them down W. Hargett Street. One Confederate statue is now hanging from a light post along W. Hargett Street and another on the steps of the Wake County courthouse. (Read more)

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Online petition to knock down Fayetteville’s Market House reaches 115,000 signatures

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Fayetteville historic Market House is back in the spotlight, as Confederate statues come down across the country.
A
petition to tear down the building, where slaves were once sold, has nearly reached 115,000 signatures, just around 36,000 shy of its 150,000 goal.

“Most African Americans in the city wish for it to be taken down and replaced with something more positive about African American history,” the petition reads. “The Market House building is a reminder of slavery and fuels white supremacy.”

Robert Taber, an assistant professor of history at Fayetteville State University, said historical records show slaves were sold at or near the Market House.
“We have the records and it happened fairly often, and I think it’s a real mistake to downplay the realities of that,” Taber said. (Read more)

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4 hrs · A Statue of One of the Leaders of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots is Removed by His Family

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A Statue of One of the Leaders of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots is Removed by His Family

Today, the family of Josephus Daniels took the initiative to remove a statue that had been erected in his honor from Nash Square Park in the heart of Downtown Raleigh because the family believed that it was time for his statue to come down. Interestingly enough, the statue was only erected about 34 years ago in his honor and it stood in a prominent location facing a building that was occupied by the News and Observer newspaper which his family had owned since 1894. The newspaper was sold to McClatchy in 1995. Daniels was known to be a White Supremacist who helped orchestrate the 1898 Race Riots which occurred in Wilmington, NC. The riots overthrew the elected government in Wilmington which had Black as well as White leaders, and it resulted in the killings of over 60 Black residents. During the riots, the offices of Wilmington’s Black-owned newspaper were burned and left as rubble. It was known as one of the only coup d’états that took place in America. According to news accounts, over 2,000 heavily armed men descended on the Black-owned business district in Wilmington on November 10, 1898. They forced the elected officials of the city to resign at gunpoint before destroying their homes and neighborhoods. Daniels also worked to flip control of the NC General Assembly to install leaders that would reverse the gains of Blacks which occurred after the Civil War during a period known as Reconstruction. In this day, time, and era, I would like to commend the Daniels family for recognizing their great grandfather’s involvement in the 1898 race riots. Today, Frank Daniels, Jr. said that his grandfather’s bigoted beliefs overshadowed his other accomplishments. Attached is a story that provides more information.

https://www.newsobserver.com/ne…/local/article243559272.html

The Daniels family said “the time is right” to take the statue down from Nash Square.

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Statue of Josephus Daniels, publisher and white supremacist, removed from Raleigh square 

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Pitt County Board of Commissioners vote to remove Confederate statue

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – The Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to remove the Confederate statue at the county courthouse in uptown Greenville.

In a 7-2 vote in favor of immediate removal, commissioners shared why they wanted it gone while others expressed concerns about moving it.

The Confederate statue is on the corner of West 3rd street and Evans Street in Greenville and has been there for decades.

“For the purpose of ensuring the public safety and immediately remove the United Daughters of Confederacy statue, which was erected at the Pitt County Courthouse in 1914 in memorial to the cause of the Confederacy. Upon its removal, it is to be stored and secured in the county until such time that it may be appropriately relocated or otherwise dispatched.”

Pitt County Commissioner Chris Nunnally voted to remove the Confederate statue.

“To take down a symbol, of a racist past. Not because we hate, but because we begin to reconcile and because we love”

Commissioners Tom Coulson and Lauren White were the two lone opposing votes Monday night. (Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – Mills unlikely to take back land if monument moved

Being a lifelong resident of Rocky Mount and the last president of Rocky Mount Mills, the yarn manufacturing company, I am getting calls for my thoughts on the recent action by the City Council with regards to the Confederate monument at Battle Park.

I am pleased six of the seven council members voted in favor of removing the monument. I, too, am in favor of removing the monument and storing it at a safe facility until a determination can be made for an appropriate location.

My current thoughts have evolved and are the result of conversations I have had with a number of people in a rational manner after checking my emotions at the door. I commend the city for the well-organized, thoughtful workshops they conducted a year or so ago about the monument.

Some concern has been expressed on social media about reversion rights for the plot of land if the monument is removed. Residents should rest assured if any reversion rights were put into play, as the last president of Rocky Mount Mills, I can say the reversion would be rejected or if necessary, any property in question would be deeded back to the City of Rocky Mount to be included with Battle Park.

In 1974, Rocky Mount Mills donated Battle Park, one it most valuable assets, to the City of Rocky Mount to be used as a public park for all the citizens of the Twin County area That desire remains in place and I am pleased the city is developing plans to further enhance the Battle Park experience.

Rocky Mount and the Twin Counties are on the cusp of an era of success and prosperity that hasn’t been evident in quite a number of years. May we all unite together to make the most of these times for all people.

John M. Mebane Jr.

Rocky Mount

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NASCAR bans Confederate flags at its events

imageThe ban comes just two days after the only black driver in the league’s top series called on NASCAR to make the change.

A view of American and Confederate flags over the infield during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina on Sept. 4, 2015.Jonathan Moore / Getty Images file

June 10, 2020, 9:21 PM UTC / Updated June 10, 2020, 10:11 PM UTC

By Doha Madani

NASCAR announced on Wednesday it would ban Confederate flags from its events, two days after the only black driver in the league’s top series called on NASCAR to make the change.

The flag will no longer be allowed at races or displayed at any NASCAR properties, the league said in a statement posted to its Twitter account.

“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors, and our industry,” the statement said. (Read More)

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Public sounds off about Confederate monument

imageThe Political Agitator’s response: Damn this post shows just how racist Bill West the reporter is. Hell he gave Clint Williams an entire article to attempt to discredit Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight bringing up old the audit and other. Well damn Beth Wood NC State Auditor did her audit based on the call from J. Keith Harris Retired Fired Chief who also live in Nashville and was allowed to live there while being the Chief because of a waiver. Beth report her findings and a request for response from the city. The city responded and she said she turned her findings over to some agencies for them to see if there are any criminal activities and she was done with the audit. But she is mad as hell because the council released findings that she sent to them on a Thursday but she released the entire report on Friday. Now back to this article. It is a damn shame all of them young and especially Caucasian speakers from the Black Action Committee that spoke so eloquently for removing the Confederate Monument. It should have been an entire article for the young folk who are sick and tired of older Caucasians who are living off the backs of Black folk hard work but having to face Racism today.

Public sounds off about Confederate monument By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer

The City Council on Monday heard from a line of speakers about the subject of the Confederate monument just south of the vehicle entrance to Battle Park.

In a 6-1 vote earlier during the regular meeting, the council approved a resolution formalizing the specifics of a 6-1 vote during the June 2 budget work session to remove the statue, which dates to 1917 and is just south of the U.S. 64 interchange with Benvenue Road.

The council’s action calls for putting the statue in storage in a safe place, pending further direction from the council.

Additionally on Monday evening, the council without dissent approved a resolution against racial injustice and declaring black lives matter.

Not long after the votes, the public input phase of Monday evening’s meeting began, with quite a number of supporters of the removal of the monument being whites and African Americans. (Read More)

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