The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP General Body meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in the NAACP Conference Room at OIC, Inc., located at 402 E. Virginia Street, Rocky Mount NC.
Narcotics Lt. Kevin West Edgecombe County Sheriff Office will do a presentation on Heroine Use.
For more information, Contact Clara Knight, Branch Secretary at (252) 544-3519
The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP general Body meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the NAACP conference room at OIC LOCATED at 402 E. Virginia St.
All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call the Branch Secretary, Clara Knight at 544-3519
The Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is set to hold the organization’s annual event aimed to keep the community aware of pressing social, political and civil issues, while also recognizing several local minority trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the community within the areas of civil rights and civic engagement.
Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount NAACP branch, said the annual Freedom Fund Banquet also will incorporate the local branch’s combine the traditional Image Awards. While the event generally has been held at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, this year it has been moved to accommodate an anticipated larger crowd at Greater Joy Baptist Church on Nashville Road. (Rocky Mount Telegram)
The Rocky Mount NAACP 3rd Annual Image Awards was held on Saturday August 30, 2015 at the Imperial Centre. The keynote speaker was Dr. Barber.
The Humanitarian of the year was presented to Martha Stith and the Trailblazer Award was presented to NC Rep. Shelly Willingham.
The Rocky Mount NAACP Image Awards celebrating community leaders is set for Saturday.
Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice is the theme for the third annual event, said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“The last year has been pivotal in many areas impacting civil rights across the country and right here in our own backyard,” Knight said. “The NAACP recognizes that all of those issues have an underlying thread that is tied together by race.”
Recent racial hurdles and incidents in the Twin Counties have settled in the area of education, Knight said. (Source: Read more)
You need to watch the video so you can be educated on why the merger took place, what was in the lawsuit filed and to see what everyone is paying. Is more money needed? Maybe so, but is the split necessary, hell no! But you need to talk to folks in the know and find out about the hidden agendas.
The following is in response to the letter to editor: “Reader says it’s time to move on, stop dividing Nash County” written by Jackson Valentine Nashville NC. As a Proud Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP my ignant a… just had to respond.
First of all the NAACP has been showing up because some parents came to them for help since the school system will not respond to them.
The Department of Justice was asked to come here by the State NAACP and since Andre Knight is the President, he is suppose to answer to the call.
The Department of Justice was here last week and interviewed folks to see if it is something that they will pursue. They would have been here earlier but they were in Ferguson Missouri.
To say that Andre Knight wants to bog down the Federal Department is too ignant because that is their job to investigate issues in regards to race and discrimination however you can read their mission for yourself. The NAACP don’t bully anyone and they follow their mission and bullying is not in the mission statement so tell the truth. If you don’t know what the mission is then go to the NAACP website to read the mission.
I repeat the Department of Justice was here last so now we will see if they will respond with a recommendation or will the take it further.
You are definitely not speaking for several folks especially students whom have directly suffered from expressing their opinion about the situation. These students and their parents will never forget how they were punished while the girls were not.
Show me how the NAACP has shown racial hostility and to whom. Race pimps? Really? Heck that ain’t the word you really want to use so we recognize code words when we see them.
Show me how we are promoting racism and definitely how we can make a profit because we don’t get paid.
Show me how the NAACP has divided the community? Why are we having this discussion? It was not because black students were in the photo, however it is black students whom questioned why the school system has not condoned the photo and tried to silence them from expressing their concerns.
We too are sick of those like you whom promote lies when it comes to the mission of the NAACP. You don’t have to like the mission however you need to respect it. Show us how we are not following our mission? But you can’t do that.
Again the issue has not been forgotten and never will. I will use this as a teachable moment as the Superintendent said early on. I see Andre Knight and the NAACP using this as a teachable moment as well.
I don’t get the false rhetoric mess because it is a fact that the photo was on Instagram. It is a fact that the issue that didn’t begin at school ended up at school and the girls had escorts to class because it was a disruption during the school day. It is a fact that some black students got disciplined for talking about the issue and/or acting it out. If the school system had dealt with the issue properly, then I feel that we would not be having this conversation.
Show me how Andre Knight is attempting to tear apart the community because he is representing some students/parents from the community.
Show me one thing Andre Knight and the NAACP have been extremely divisive.
No we have not chosen to exploit the photo and we are definitely not just as at fault as the girls whom posted the photo. That is too ignant!
You must have been living in a hole because race relations is at an all time low across the nation and we can begin with the disrespect of the first black President of These United States since dating back to when he won the election before he was sworn in the first time. Obviously you are denial or just don’t give a because racism is alive and well and the NAACP is not the one whom are promoting it. If they were, then the good ole boys would shut them down but they can’t. We play by the rules and have powerful legal teams across the nation that is a makeup of all folks and especially white folks whom are not in denial and do give a about race relations.
The funny thing about folks like you, you are stuck on the photo and we are pass that but we know that the conversation originated from the photo. The conversation has been about holding the school system accountable for their actions since the students, parents and the NAACP feel that the school system has not been consistent in following their own policies and procedures. You have recognized that because you call have said that we are bullying the school system.
Again we are not in the bullying business but in the business of holding folks accountable for their actions as it relates to the mission of the NAACP.
You have clarified clearly your ignance to the matter at hand as you have attempted to paint a picture of the NAACP which are far from the truth. But that is how folks like you operate attempting to mislead folks to get your point across.
Go to the next school board meeting and speak that is what they have public comments for.
I am Curmilus Dancy II A Proud Life Fully Paid Member and 2nd Vice President of The NAACP Rocky Mount Branch.
Parents and community members in Rocky Mount say the teens were dressed like KKK members and say their concerns have been ignored.
The controversy first emerged at an already emotional time. The image was posted in November in the wake of the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
The timing only magnified the anger about what many in Rocky Mount believe is a KKK-inspired picture taken by a group of Nash Central High School students.
With racial tensions simmering, parents and community members packed inside the Nash Rocky Mount School System auditorium Monday evening. Those who couldn’t fit inside, stood faithfully in the hallway. They were anxiously waiting to sound off to the school board about the controversial photo from Instagram. (Source: Read more)
The DCN News Blog Online TV was on the scene tonight to document what happened so you won’t think that I am making these things up.
A long day after work, stayed in Rocky Mount NC ate and went to Nashville to the meeting.
Stay tuned for the video so you can see it for yourself. I will dissect the meeting on Wednesday because I have a basketball game in Washington NC tomorrow night.
The Political Agitator response: See comments on the Telegram in comments after the article.
Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount NAACP, said the branch is planning to address the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education at the board’s monthly meeting Monday regarding a controversial photo posted on the social media app Instagram.
Six female high school students dressed in white and wearing white, cone-shaped hats reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan costumes pointing their fingers in the shape of guns toward the camera.
Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Anthony Jackson said in a previous interview that student records are confidential per school policy, and he could not release any information regarding any disciplinary action taken against an individual student. (Source: Read more)
January 2, 2015
Contact: Rev. Andre’ D. Knight, President, (252) 544-2949
Rocky Mount NAACP Follows Up on Complaints Filed about KKK Social Media Posting
Rocky Mount, NC – The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP announced today that it is researching information filed in complaints against the Nash/Rocky Mount School System regarding actions related to the recent postings of KKK inspired gestures by students at Nash Central High School. Rocky Mount Branch President Andre’ Knight stated, “The NAACP has received several written complaints by parents and students who have been impacted by the postings. We are now trying to determine what the facts are behind the many allegations of unfair treatment of black and white students related to this incident.’”
Knight continued, “I have also called Mr. Archie Jones, Director of the City of Rocky Mount’s Human Relations Department, to ask him to bring this issue to the Human Relations Commission for their review as well.” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the NC NAACP President, led a discussion with hundreds of community members on Monday, December 22nd, to understand what actually took place and to review the violent, intimidating and illegal history of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina and in America.
President Knight added, “We do not and will not take this matter lightly. We want the Nash/Rocky Mount Schools’ leadership to take these matters seriously as well. There are many other related concerns that this incident has brought to light. We look forward to positively engaging the Superintendent and the School Board in order to help the system and our community move forward. This is all part of the Superintendent’s call for our community to engage in hard discussions involving race and to use this as an opportunity to have a teachable moment for adults and children alike.”
The Political Agitator response: We had a good and productive meeting tonight. I believe it was about 200 plus folks in attendance. I learned some new things tonight. However when I say learned, I also still do my homework to check out things and people. I hold all folks accountable for their actions although ignant racist white folks and ignant safe Negroes attempt to discredit me.
The N.C. NAACP is planning to conduct an investigation into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools stemming from the recent KKK-inspired photograph that was posted on the social media website Instagram by six female Nash Central High School students.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, requested during Monday night’s packed town hall meeting in the OIC auditorium that all parents fill out forms detailing their complaints about how the administration handled the situation of the troublesome Internet photo that went viral and ignited a firestorm of controversy in the area.
“If people are serious about it, we need people to fill out forms so we can do a formal investigation into this,” Barber said. “The reason we do this is because with the NAACP, we don’t investigate issues unless you put your name to it and sign it because we have to go through a process. We don’t just move by emotions, but by real data. There are some things that are deeply concerning and why we must have a serious investigation. An incident happens on Facebook that has deep racial overtones, but for students who weren’t involved in the posting to be challenged at school about their response to the posting and to find out students were suspended because they spoke out nonviolently against a post, that clearly had racial overtones and appears to be wrong.” (Source: Read more)
Check out the controversy surrounding the Nash Central High School controversy and form your own decision. The following is my ignant opinion.
I am pass the 6 girls in the photo and the 7th person that took the photo because although it didn’t happen at school, it is now a school issue because the school is providing police protection. The controversy comes at a time when towns across the United States are speaking out against the murdering of black folks by the police.
FACT: The girls posted the photo on Instagram and obviously some students took issue with it because the white girls have been given police protection by the school system. So therefore it is now a school issue.
FACT: The NAACP and the community are now being made aware of the issue that took place a couple of weeks ago so don’t act as if the NAACP started this mess. They are questioning the mess.
Fact: It is 6 girls in the photo so who is the 7th person that took the photo?
For me it is about questioning whether the school system is following their own policies and procedures and being a community activist dating back to the late 80’s and a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP I believe the school is not treating this mess like they have other incidents within the system especially when it comes to dealing with black students.
I don’t want to talk about the girls, the KKK and other at the moment I want to talk about the school system not following their policies and procedures and if that is proven then the issue with the girls being suspended will take care of itself.
I have also stated that I want to know who the parents are because that may help solve why the mess is being treated the way it has. Somebody is protecting somebody.
I have seen the Press Release from the NAACP so where is the Press Release from the school system that should have come a couple of weeks ago.
Something is wrong with this picture and it is greater than the girls. Again for me it is now about the school system policies and procedures.