The SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess Is Still A Mess As The Media Made A Mess So Maybe A Community Meeting Still Need To Be Called & All Media Outlets That Played A Role Be Invited

I am still mad as hell because the media has made a mess out of the SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess. All the students of the graduation class of 2017 ought to be mad as hell also along with all of the staff at the school especially those whom have no issue with the principal. I have not talked to a staff member that has a problem with the principal but I have read a couple of parents who have talked negative about him and at least one has communicated to me their concerns. Well the issue at hand was/is about the graduation mess and has nothing to do with their beef with the principal. The graduation mess is and should be in a category by itself. Anyone who feel it is okay that a student can break 2 rules: not reading the approved speech and having an electronic device to read his own speech but it is not okay for the principal to discipline the student, then we got some damn serious issues with parenting and community leaders in all areas.

I was in a meeting on Thursday night June 30 and it is a damn shame that folk have been mislead by the student and parent involved along with a student supporter because the student says he was not allowed to write his own speech. It is so believable because the mess was on local and major new outlets (newspapers, tv & online media sources) all over the USA.

My video is the video that was/is being used and I asked them did they talk to the superintendent John Farrelly. They said yes so therefore I thought they would tell both sides of the story however they did not. When did the media stop giving both sides of the story or were they that naïve to just take the student’s side of the story instead of getting the whole story out?

Because the superintendent said he didn’t see anything wrong with the speech and that the principal was wrong for withholding the diploma it added more mess to the mess. It was not about whether the speech was good or bad, the speech that the student read was not approved. The student was not suppose to have an electronic device. Superintendent made the principal deliver diploma over the weekend putting the principal’s life in danger.

This is why I have said over and over again that the difference in me and other news outlets is that I video events, give my opinion based on the facts as presented and I share the entire video with my readers so that they can form their own opinion.

There are many posts about the graduation mess that I posted on my blog which automatically goes to my facebook, twitter and linkedin social media pages. I am totally shocked by a few folk that follow me on social media that have totally ignored the facts as I have presented them but all they have in their minds is the student was not allowed to read his speech and his diploma was withheld.

I have stated time and time again a community meeting need to be held to dispel rumors so that the correct information could get out instead of having mess floating around the community and right now it is a cloud over SouthWest Edgecombe because the media made a mess and the media need to go back and do a follow up on the mess to get the whole story out.

Read the following links but there are more and you will see why the SouthWest Edgecombe graduation was a mess.

Craig Harris Principal SouthWest Edgecombe Is No Longer On Suspension

An Open Letter To The Edgecombe County Public Schools Board Members In Reference To The Suspension Of Craig Harris Principal Of SouthWest Edgecombe High School After The Graduation Mess

Superintendent John Farrelly Respond To The DCN News Blog Online TV About Marvin Wright Diploma Being Withheld During SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation On Friday June 9, 2017If the media had shared this we would not be still having this discussion. 

Video/Photos: Attention – In Response To Jokita Wright Asking Me What Did I Think Of Her Son Speech

The Superintendent Validate My Observation Of What Happened During The SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation

In Response To Jokita Wright In Regards To Contacting Me Look At Time Of Events

As I stated there are more posts on my social media pages.


The DCN Will Not Be Promoting Some Folk In The Future, You Will Have To Earn Your Way To Be Promoted

The DCN has promoted some folk over the years even ungrateful folk especially black folk. Going forward some folk will have to earn the right to get promoted on The DCN.

Over the past 2 weeks some folk but not limited to, have just been nasty while I was trying to educate them but they chose to take sides with mess and not going with the facts as presented after I have shared my video and photos over the years. I have been sitting back laughing at how some elected officials, pastors, church folk, organizations and black men who ought to be standing for something have been silent. Silence can be betrayal.

Folk don’t understand why the young folk are doing what they do. They see the folk I mentioned above playing it safe or choosing mess without any regards for dealing with the trues.

I am going to just wait and see how many folk that was made to look ignant publicly will ask for a public apology for being used publicly.

I am going to see how many folk are going to apologize.

Now folk ought to see that the work I do reporting local news but not limited is so important. Other media outlets do not give you the whole story like I do. But the sad part is I do what I do at my own expense and then some folk think I owe them something. Right now there are a bunch of folk that owe me something. (Somebody didn’t get that!)

I ain’t mad with nobody just going to change the way I do things. I can do that!

Stay tuned for an overview of the SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess that has been kinda sorta quiet as hell this week. Wonder why?

I have atleast 1 – 2 things that I have not heard anyone say during all of this mess. I mentioned it to some folk over the past couple of days.

As I have stated from day one that if all included need to be discipline then that is what I want. But the sad part the student’s disciplinary action was limited to what the principal could have done.

I am totally pissed off about the mess especially with the Superintendent throwing the principal under the bus.

I am totally pissed that the news outlets only reported the story as if it was only about the student side and didn’t report the whole story. Everyone of the outlest contacted me and asked me if they could use my video because my video was the best. I said yes but go to my blog for more information so they could get another perspective on what was going on. They too threw the principal under the bus.

It is a damn shame that the local radio talk show has not mentioned anything about the graduation mess when the entire community has been affected by this mess. Some folk who may not be on my social media might not even know all about the graduation mess. Everyone need to be made aware of that the principal has been suspended at SouthWest and it has not been announced by the school system why. It is a damn shame that we have 5 black board members out of a total of 7 and they ain’t saying anything. What good are they? But there are 2 board members here in the southern part of the county 1 black and 1 white and they ought to have had a meeting to report to the community. However my board member lives in the district that the school is in so they should be talking too. Oh well.

I don’t believe the student wanted to go along with the mess but was pushed to get up there and take the route he took. Some sources close to the student have told me 


SouthWest Edgecombe Graduation Mess Getting Closer To The Truth Coming Out

Getting closer to the truth coming out, keep following me better yet join me at the school board meeting Monday night. Since you have blocked me and you can still follow me because my page is public, you gonna learn the day.

The only camera running now is The DCN News Blog Online TV where you get the whole story and not bits and pieces.

Stay tuned for just a little bit more before Monday. #teamdancyCurmilus

An Urgent Personal and Public Appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

The DCN response: The following was forwarded to me. I was not aware of the letter going out but I want to go on record saying I would have signed this in support of this appeal. I was in Greensboro in 2005 when Dr. Barber was 1st elected to serve as the President of the NC State Conference of Branches and had to fight to get Dr. Barber elected as I served on the election supervisory committee. I was nominated by Mr. Elizabeth Ohree a member of the Rocky Mount Branch NAACP who is in her early 90’s and a strong supporter of the NAACP. I currently serve as 2nd vice president. We are in a very crucial time in history and I know Dr. Barber is ready to move but I think to move before someone is in position to continue to move us forward will be devastation to the movement of the NAACP which has been the lead of bringing us where we are in the struggle in NC and the nation. I, Curmilus Dancy II am also a member and has been a partner of HKonJ since day one so therefore I definitely do not want to see not only Dr. Barber work to go in vain but also I don’t want to see all of the partners, members and supporters of the NAACP to go in vain as well. We have come too far to turn around. So Dr. Barber I too join in the appeal.

This is a personal and public appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II to continue as President of the North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches until a new NAACP State President is elected during its regularly scheduled October 2017 Convention.

As social justice movement elders and as longtime, dedicated members and leaders of the NC NAACP, our primary concern is to make full use of the Great North Carolina Fusion Movement to impact the recent court decision.

On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Berger-Moore leadership of the NC General Assembly to redraw the unconstitutional racially gerrymandered district lines which have been used in the last three election cycles. Several weeks earlier, NC NAACP President William J. Barber had announced he would turn over his President’s gavel to a temporary successor until his permanent successor is elected at the October 2017 Convention.

At the time of his announcement, Dr. Barber did not realize that in early June the Supreme Court would issue the unanimous national decision with great consequences for our democracy in North Carolina, as well as providing strong sanctions against the manipulative tactics used by extremists in NC and other states. Neither was he aware of the possible opportunity for fair, anti-racist legislative districts and a possible new election by November 2017.

It is the urgent duty of the social justice movement, including our NAACP State Conference and its many partners, to work full time on exposing the extremists’ contempt of the Court’s orders. This is the reason for this Personal and Public Appeal to Rev. Dr. Barber.

We are deeply concerned with the inaction of the NC legislature in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s strong decision, blasting the racial gerrymandering it used to gain and retain absolute control of all legislation. We are convinced that the Burger-Moore Caucus will continue to engage in all sorts of maneuvering, manipulation and avoidance tactics to generate confusion and division within the Movement. These tactics must be effectively countered. In addition, we believe maximum pressure should be brought that lifts up the compelling moral urgency to redraw lines quickly with the possibility of 2017 legislative elections.

While the Fusion Movement is much broader than the NC NAACP, as attested to by the involvement of over 200 partners, the NAACP has always been the center piece, the anchor organization, in this movement. And all would agree that Rev. Dr. Barber has been the major moral, unifying voice of the movement. In short, it would be a very inopportune time for him to turn over his gavel to a temporary replacement now.

There are other factors which prompt this unusual letter. We understand that it is possible that the NC NAACP is close to making a decision on bringing on a new Executive Director.

It would be important for Rev. Dr. Barber to be in place to assist with the orientation and transition of a new executive leader. This is especially the case in this period of political uncertainty and possible rapid developments.

We realize and appreciate that plans might be in place that prevent Rev. Dr. Barber from making the commitment we are asking him to make. Still, we want to make this direct appeal to him to remain as President of the NC NAACP through the October Convention. However, if he cannot remain through the Convention, we ask him to give thoughtful and prayerful consideration and remain as long as he can.

We have chosen to make this personal and public appeal because, while it must be a personal decision for Rev. Dr. Barber, it is at the same time a decision deeply linked to the public good. We believe it is helpful for the public–especially the public that loves, respects and supports Rev. Dr. Barber–to be aware of this appeal.

Finally, as signatories to this appeal, whatever decision Rev. Dr. Barber is led to make, we commit to continue working shoulder to shoulder with him and his successor to realize the moral vision that he has so beautifully articulated for our state, and increasingly, for our nation.


Mrs. Mary Degree


Rev. Nelson N. Johnson


Rev. Dr. John Mendez

Winston Salem

Rev. Nancy Petty


Ms. Valerea Russ


Rev. Dr. Cardes H. Brown


Mr. Amos McClorey


Mrs. Daphne Holmes-Johnson

Winston Salem

Mrs. Joyce H. Johnson


Atty. Al McSurely Chapel Hill

Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler


Ms. Kim Porter

Winston Salem

Ms. O’Linda D. Watkins


Mr. Reuben Blackwell Rocky Mount

Ms. Dominique Penny


Ms. Casandra Belcher Tripp


My name is not on the original document but if had been notified I would have went on record as a strong supporter.

Curmilus Dancy II
Pinetops NC

Thank You Coach Delphine Mabry For Your Facebook Post About Principal Craig Harris Suspension At SouthWest Edgecombe HS Graduation Mess


Thank you for the post it is time for the school system to let the community in on what the problem is. They could say publicly what he is suspended for, that would not be too personal. I feel we have a right to know.

We have a black majority school board and they ain’t saying a damn thing publicly when it is a black male student and a black principal tied up in this mess. Yeah I like calling it mess because from the facts presented as I know them as I attended the graduation, videoed and took photos, following facebook and the media on the local, state and national levels, the only thing I am getting out of this is… It is okay for a student to disobey the principal but it is not okay for the principal to discipline the student. I don’t want to hear a damn thing about the diploma being held because that was the superintendent’s opinion that he felt it shouldn’t have been held. I have not seen anywhere that that is law. And if it is, damn if it ain’t a problem with the law because right down the road in Halifax County 50 miles away it was done and about 90 miles away in Fayetteville NC it was done. This was during the same week if I am correct. Not saying it should have been done but I am just ignant enough to believe that 3 schools would not have thought they could do it if it was a law. Hell it was done at SouthWest in 2009 when my daughter graduated and I recorded that also. The student in his robe hollered and he was escorted off the football field. I know he didn’t march. I was told he didn’t get his diploma until the following week.

I think I need to call a community meeting and have it at the school to find out what is going on. Seem like these pastors around here would do that. But then again you have these community organizations too. Oh well!

But the main thang is the school system ought to call a community meeting and let folk come and voice their opinions about the situation. The school board members get paid good damn money to represent us as they are elected by us. Ya’ll black folk better wake the hell up and hold these elected officials accountable. Not saying they are not right about the suspension process but they owe it to us to communicate to us even on a limited basis.

But you see I don’t need to call the meeting and other meetings because I speak out about issues so if I call the meeting it will seem to appear it is my meeting for personal reasons but you see if others have it and I go and voice my opinion, then they can’t twist that. Oh but then again they attempt to twist anything I do.

You can C.D. that! While You Run & Tell That! #teamdancyCurmilus

Hell Yeah I Am Pissed Trying To Discredit Me And All I Have Ever Done Is Try To Make Sure The Truth Be Made Known

The South West Edgecombe Graduation Mess that I spent so much time dealing with last week I will forever keep in mind those who were on the ignant bandwagon and came after me. I ain’t mad with you but trust me if you don’t get it right then I will be treating you some kind of way if we just happen to come in contact on Facebook or in person I will just speak and keep it moving.

Everything I said could have happened on the day of graduation the superintendent responded to my questions and other schools around the state showed that diplomas were held. If everyone would have stopped and thought about it they would remember knowing that they have been held at South West over the years.

Also I posted a lawsuit that was filed in NC were the Court of Appeals reversed a lawsuit by parents who attempted to sue a school and the courts ruled in favor of the school.

The main thang is the truth was brought out about the guidelines of the graduation and how the whole mess was manipulated.

Since the family reached out to me I responded and asked that they cut it but no they chose to continue to take it on a national level while my photos and video was being used. However the family tried to discredit my work but the sad part is all of these folk who jumped on the bandwagon even some family members. A damn shame but I ain’t shame because I do my homework.

Although even if the family had not reached out to me, since I know them I would have reached out them anyway.

You see this ain’t the 1st time that this has happened to me, hell I can’t even count the time because I don’t keep a count but it is written/documented.

I will continue to do what I do because I have been on an assignment since the late 80’s doing what I do even for ungrateful NEGROS. I ain’t gonna stop now. I can be your friend or you worst nightmare. But because I am a PROFESSIONAL AGITATOR I know how to make you respond that will eventually discredit yourself because I do my thang in a nice way that you can try to say I was nasty but it is written/documented.

I will continue to be a voice for the children of Edgecombe County but not limited to and I don’t give a damn if they parents don’t like me. You see it was never about them, it is about me and him. Somebody didn’t catch that!

you see when you got me for a friend, I will tell you the good as well as the bad that is what a true friend will do. Now look around and see who your friends really are because some of them same folk you talk to, I talk to too! They probably talked about me to you, like they talked about you to me. Well I don’t care who talk about me, however I am going to defend myself and know that at the end of the day, I will win. Why? Because it is about me and who? Oh ya’ll still don’t get it!

Now you can C.D. that! While You Run & Tell That!