Press Release: Friday, July 12, Andre’ Knight, Rocky Mount City Council Representative for Ward One, will file for re-election at 1 pm in Edgecombe County

This was forwarded to the Rocky Mount Telegram but it was not released

Rocky Mount, NC– On Friday, July 12, Andre’ Knight, Rocky Mount City Council Representative for Ward One, will file for re-election at 1 pm in Edgecombe County. Knight said that “I have served the residents of Ward 1 since 2003 with honor, integrity, vision and strength. Benign neglect, disinvestment and general unbelief in the power and potential of inner-city residents have hampered our growth as a County and as a City. Since the day of my first election, I pledged to speak truth to power to fight for a better life for our Ward residents and to make all of Rocky Mount better. I have lived up to my commitment and I am ready to continue the progress that has been hard fought and that is finally beginning to come to reality.”

Robert Davis, Ward 1 resident and the Knight Campaign Manager stated, “Councilman Knight has been vilified and viciously attacked. When the dots are connected, it’s easy to see that there is a concern that progress is actually occurring in places that no one ever dreamed possible. I support Andre’ because he is not just about talking about change and progress, but he is leading the change and taking the hits for us all.”

Knight continued “since I have been on this Council, I have consistently advocated for more and better housing in inner city neighborhoods, workforce training for residents who are ready to work, business development in east Rocky Mount and entrepreneurial development and support for our residents who have dreams, ideas and willing to work hard to have a better way of life.” Knight is a small business owner and entrepreneur and has operated family owned businesses in Rocky Mount since 1996.

“I support downtown development for everyone, not just rich and privileged business owners. We need them too and I’m willing to support projects that make sense for all citizens. I am a vocal and passionate advocate for downtown housing for all income groups, especially those who work every day, pay their bills and still cannot afford decent and contemporary housing. I support the current downtown hotel and parking lot proposal before us now. That project will lift Rocky Mount and strengthen Edgecombe County. We need it to move us to become a more robust and competitive small city” Knight contended.

Robert Davis concluded that “Knight is unbossed and unbought. Big money and pressure from people who have a problem with seeing everyone succeed and have a voice has not and will not influence Andre’s voice and mindset. He is a man of the people and is moved to make things happen for the least of these. That is why I support him.”

A kick off event will occur at the Knight Re-Election Headquarters at 109 Tarboro Street at 6 pm on Friday the 12th. Campaign supporters and volunteers are welcome to attend.


For More Information, Contact Robert Davis: 252-908-3517


Knight files for re-election to council – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK)

The Political Agitator’s response: I owe Lindell John Kay an apology. I got confused with reading where Tarrick Pittman had filed on his personal page. LJK had not done an article on Pittman. I have contacted LJK and apologized to him. However I stand behind the other information included. Again my guy LJK I apologize.

You know I try to deal with my guy Lindell John Kay but damn this was the filing day for Andre Knight but look at all of this b.s. talking about Tarrick Pittman. There is no mention of the court case pending with Pittman because he has not paid the city for space on Douglas Block and claim he has money in an escrow account but sources say he told them that he does not and he does not have a lawyer. Look at the Community Council page and see how Lige Daughtridge founder of the page highlighted Pittman comments because it is his desire to get Andre out. Lige just told me on Tuesday that I was giving him a hard time and not being fair to him on social media. I said why and he couldn’t really respond. I said you post and allow b.s. on your page as fact and don’t make corrections. He said he miss some things he can’t monitor his page all the time. What a lie because he should get notifications every damn time someone post on his page. However he should check it daily and if he miss it when they 1st comment then he should get it later in the day. But look at the page today how he highlighted Tarrick in the link to Andre’s filing. Black Folk y’all better be woke and see who the Evil doers are that several Special Cs called the Black Leaders during the Public Comments at the Council meeting on Monday night. These Special Cs also mentioned voo doo as well as they spoke about the Black council members.

TARBORO — Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight filed to run for re-election on Friday while surrounded by supporters at the Edgecombe County Board of Elections.

Knight and nearly 30 Twin Counties municipal candidates filed this week, joining the two dozen candidates who filed on July 5. The candidate filing period lasts until noon on July 19.

The Nash County Board of Elections is considering extending the deadline. The board will discuss the matter at its Wednesday meeting.

Knight thanked his supporters who showed up for his filing, including Rocky Mount mayoral candidate Bronson Williams and Ward 3 candidate Nellene Richardson.

“We don’t want to go backwards, we want to go forward,” Knight said.

After filling out the required paperwork and paying the filing fee, Knight said, “It’s official,” to applause from the crowd packed into the elections office.

Knight’s campaign manager Robert Davis said they have their work cut out for them, but it is necessary work.

“Andre sees the same vision we see,” Davis said. “We know he will work for us.” (Read more)

Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight File For Re-Election Ward 1

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Andre Knight Vs Roosevelt Higgs Residency Challenge An Historical Moment

Where have these folk been that live on Edgecombe County side that is talking about running for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council? I have not seen you at meetings over the years. Oh but I suppose to just give you a free ride but I have been putting the work in trying to make Edgecombe County a better place to live, work and play by trying to make sure we get good elected officials.

But Roosevelt has not lived in Speed since the 1999 flood because he was living with his mother and her house got flooded. She moved to the E. L. Roberson Center in Tarboro and he stayed with her.

For the past 2 years or more Roosevelt has been living in Rocky Mount on the Nash County side still saying he lives in Speed.

He kept mess going on in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party all of these years but some Black Folk have allowed it to happen especially the folk in Speed that serve in the precinct with him but on top of that he has been chairing the party over the years and then the damn fools just re-elected him chair again during the recent Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Convention. Funny to me!

A moment in history! Knight vs Higgs

Andre Knight vs Roosevelt Higgs Residency Challenge


The Talk About What Happened At The Rocky Mount City Council Meeting On Monday April 22 Lige Daughtridge and Councilman Andre Knight

Mayor David Combs said that it was the right of the citizens to come down and address the council. Well hell yeah they should be able to come and address the council but to come and tell lies on a council person is a bit much. Watch how these Special Cs and atleast one black female Gwen Wilkins showed their asses. Gwen hollered out point of order as if she was a council member. Look at this mess for yourself. But then these Special Cs go to their social media sites such as Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens who block black folk when they speak out against their lies. They post on Lige Daughtridge’s page Community Council, Fighting Crime, WHIG-TV social media page and on their TV morning and now night shows along with some individual sites like Keith Harris former fire chief. It is a damn shame these Special Cs have been on lynch mode since the council have been a black majority. They are just big mad. Anyone who watch this video and allow the Special Cs to sway your opinion of the council when they come and attack them and then play victim when the council respond to them, you got a serious problem just like the attackers. They come meeting after meeting talking about the same old b.s. so to keep talking about some things will make it true? Yep it will make it appear so if no one is saying anything but the attackers. I am for justice no matter who it is for or against but I don’t if I am for bullying and I don’t give a damn if you are white, black, brown or other.

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Wow! Unbelievable! First Day In A Many Of Days No Negative Article In The Rocky Mount Telegram About Black City Council Members And/Or City Staff

First day in a many of days that there is no negative article in the Rocky Mount Telegram about the Rocky Mount Black city council members and/or city staff.

Oh I am quite sure they are waiting on the audit report. Sure hope that turns out well because I want to see how the Special Cs move forward after all of this.

I hope the findings turn out in favor of all of those whom have been accused of mess by the Special Cs whose mission is to remove Councilmen Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell along with the City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and some staff members.

I am quite sure there may be some findings but I hope they are something that can be a teachable moment and steps put in place to critique how the city move forward.

However in spite of all that has been going on the lynching of certain black folk even some community activist including myself, that this be a wake up call for unconscious black folk who have no clue of what is going on because all they are hearing is the Special Cs pushing their mission. The Special Cs try to silence anyone who call them out on their b.s. Them cowards are something else.

But God is good and he has not brought us this far to leave us.

Waiting on audit report so we can move forward.

Earlier In The Week I Responded To The Following, “Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know”

I responded to Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know” on Tarrick Pittman’s post that came across my newsfeed. I would have commented on the author of the post on the following page Main Street Rocky Mount by Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin but she would not have approved it.

The problem I have is Stepheny has an issue with Rocky Mount City Council and staff and has been trying to turn folk against them. But now trying to tell black folk who is good for them when she don’t give a damn about Tarrick but only supporting him because he is running against Andre Knight. So since she is mad and supporting the half-trues written by Lindell John Kay Rocky Mount Telegram Reporter, the lies on social media pages such as the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Community Council, Keith Harris some others and on WHIG-TV. I say lies because look at the articles written by the newspaper and see how the wording is done to create a false narrative of what was actually stated at the meetings that would be more positive than negative. But my videos tell the whole story.

My question is why do these folk in the white community think they should be telling black folk who is best to represent them just because they are mad with Andre Knight. Mad because he is vocal and do not bow down to them. How many articles have you seen black folk write about who white folk should support to represent them. Hell I don’t want to see Lige Daughtridge on the council but copy and post one article I have posted about white folk shouldn’t support Lige in their ward. What I have said and will continue to say is that Lige is mad and has been putting out half-trues as well.

My response to the following:

Black folk ya’ll better recognize what is going on in Rocky Mount.

It is about 2 things. CONTROL & POWER!

They don’t want Tarrick but know a white person can’t win.

They are just against Andre Knight.

Yep the offering of $50,000 to run against Andre is real per my resources.

Damn shame.

Why would Tarrick Pittman be associated with some of these Special Cs?


Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know

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  • Tarrick Pittman
    50,000 Wow! That is not true and you should be ashamed for spreading that lie. Tell the people who gave it to me and show the paperwork. Don’t spread false information out of fear. Black folks you better wake up and don’t listen to this noise!

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman I didn’t say they offered you that sir.
      I repeat I did not say they gave or offered it to you.
      I would not say they gave you anything if I couldn’t prove it, I don’t operate like that.
      No noise here.
      I only said why would you associate with these Special CS and when I put up the video this evening, I am going to explain why I say that.
      Sir again didn’t say you received the funds so you can stop that right.
      I repeat it is real per sources.

    • Tarrick Pittman

      Tarrick Pittman Curmilus Butch Dancy II I’m here to tell you it is not correct information. A complete fabrication. I’ve never taken that much money from anyone, not even in business. C’mon now. Seriously? You’re suppose to be so pro black. How is it that you can attempt to tear down another black man with lies.

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman Again I repeat there is nothing in my post saying you or another person accepted money. I stressed my trusted resources said it was put on the table.
      Again I stressed I don’t know how you associate with certain folk and my video from the meeting last night I am going to prove my point.
      For the record since you question my motive, I question how you as a black man is sitting back not saying anything while your associates lie, lie, lie. Bro for me that makes you a dangerous man in my opinion, I repeat in my opinion.

    • Tarrick Pittman

      Tarrick Pittman Curmilus Butch Dancy II What associate is that? Samuel Battle? I talk to everyone and will learn from anyone. I spoke with everyone at the meeting last night including walking over to you to shake your hand. I don’t harbor the hate that you do. Once again, stop assuming I’m some naieve black man bought and paid for. It’s far from the truth.

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman hell no don’t name names I will do that when I provide the video.
      I have no problem with Samuel Battle however I only know of him.…
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    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman oh I harbor hate? You beginning to sound just like your associates them Special Cs I have already called out over the past several months.
      When I speak trues about you or whomever that is not tearing you down but making the truth known.
      Again I have not stated a negative about you.
      Copy and paste where I have stated you have received money from anyone.
      Bro let’s keep it real.
      Don’t try to speak for me nor paint a picture of me because I am a Professional Community and Political Agitator and my record speaks for itself. It is documented.
      Bro continue to do you but don’t throw out mess about the current council members and staff such as that transparent bulls… and other.
      You came up to me last night and spoke what up Watch Dog and I stood up and we hugged. Bro hell I didn’t even know who you were and had to ask somebody.

    Curmilus Butch Dancy II

  • Kevin Pierce

    Kevin Pierce Maybe he’s associated with everyone because he’s not looking through colored glasses. Just my opinion which I’m sure doesn’t mean much.

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Kevin Pierce why in the hell are you attempting to speak for him, you just proved my point.
      So this is why you are trolling my page. But I got a fix for that.

    Curmilus Butch Dancy II

  • Ruth Boddie Davis

    Ruth Boddie Davis Oh wow, as if we don’t already have enuff problems, what’s this guy suppose to do, re invent the wheel?

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Ruth Boddie Davis Damn shame if you ask me!

    • Tarrick Pittman

      Tarrick Pittman Ruth Boddie Davis Nope, put new tires on it so it can ride better

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman New tires can have a defect.

    • Ruth Boddie Davis

      Ruth Boddie Davis Tarrick Pittman if you’re so concerned about the City why not throw your ideas and assistance behind Andre, he’s one of the hardest working people in this City. But like everybody else including your President it’s not the City you wanna help it’s the POWER you wanna gain. Myself like Butch have never tried to get elected, we throw our HELP behind the person that’s doing a good job, Anyway you don’t have to worry about my vote 1 way or the other because I don’t live in your district. Just remember if you do win, wear armor cause you are gonna get stones thrown at cha

    • Tarrick Pittman

      Tarrick Pittman Ruth Boddie Davis Obviously you don’t know me or you would know I don’t care about power. I care about my community. I just happen to think that we need new fresh ideas. I don’t hate my opponent. How about asking him that question. Why he never reached out to work with me

    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      Curmilus Butch Dancy II Tarrick Pittman damn Power comes with the position. So if you don’t want power, then what the hell you in it for?
      What makes you special that
      Andre Knight need to reach out to you?

    • Ruth Boddie Davis

      Ruth Boddie Davis Curmilus Butch Dancy II Amen!!! He’s right I don’t know him but I’m sure I get to know him when his name becomes a household word, not for what you’re doing but what these folks think You aren’t doing. If Andre was a good councilman, I’d say go for it but the PROBLEM is Andre is NOT afraid to speak out and speak up.

    • Ruth Boddie Davis

      Ruth Boddie Davis Curmilus Butch Dancy II

      • Ruth Boddie Davis
    • Ruth Boddie Davis Tarrick Pittman, why don’t you share your ideas with him? Or is it his title you want.


    • Curmilus Butch Dancy II
  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II I am reminded the year I ran for school board and some white guys and a retired black principal wanted to finance my campaign. Oh hell knaw!
    Don’t get it twisted, there are some whites I work with but I don’t work with those who lie on black and white folk when I know they are lying.

  • Delia Perkins

    Delia Perkins Somebody going to jail.

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    Curmilus Butch Dancy II I didn’t say Tarrick Pittman received $50,000 I said it has been offered per my resources.

    I said I don’t know why Tarrick is associated with some Special Cs. Those Special Cs are Lige Daughtridge, Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin, WHIG-TV, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Keith Harris and some others who are PROMOTING him Publicly to run against Andre Knight.

    These folk have been lying on the Council, City Staff and others.

    I got some inboxes stating that I didn’t say Tarrick took money from anyone that I was stating what I heard and what they heard that $50000 has been put on the table.
    I am ignant but unless I could prove who would except the offer I would not give a name. Names have been floating about who is making the offer and who have been offered so if I knew for a fact that Tarrick has been offered I would say say. So folk don’t get it twisted.