NC NAACP PRESIDENT BARBER LEAVES IN JUNE TO JOIN NAT’L POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN – Wilmington Journal

The Watch Dog response: Several folk have asked me why was Dr. Barber stepping down was it because of health issues? I said oh no he is moving on to work on the national level. But what has tickled me the hell out of me the most is a couple of people white and black asked me was I going to seek that post. Really? I am glad to know such a man and was in Greensboro at the NC NAACP State Convention in October 2005 when myself and some others had to fight to get him elected. I have enjoyed all he has done over the years and just excited about what he is going to do on his new post. Get ready, get ready!

Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the State Conference of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next month to join a national “poor people’s” campaign to address issues of poverty and social inequality.

“I’m not going to run for another term [as president ] of the North Carolina NAACP, and I will step down in June,” the civil rights leader said Wednesday during a teleconference.

Maintaining that the NC NAACP is “…strong in our legal victories; strong in our organizational structure; strong financially and strong in the clarity of agenda…,” the civil rights leader expressed confidence that the next state president, coming from among the organization’s four vice presidents, will be up to the task.

Barber has been president of the North Carolina chapter, the largest in the South, since 2005. He led the once troubled conference into national prominence with weekly Moral Monday demonstrations at the North Carolina state legislature since 2013, and challenging the state on controversial cases of alleged racial injustice. (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II President NAACP NC State Conference Your Vote Matters, You Must Vote Now Message At Rocky Mount Freedom Fund Service

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Really? Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Inflammatory Remarks In Response To Gov. Pat McCrory Response to Voter ID

Damn the newsman said it is being said that Rev. Dr. William Barber II is using inflammatory remarks as it relates to Gov. Pat McCrory response to the Voter Id that was struck down by a 3 member panel of judges 2 white and 1 black. Said Dr. Barber was doing it for attention.

Well I was there when we got him elected in 2005 as the NC State NAACP President. He has been getting attention since that time so it ain’t like he just woke up a couple of days ago.

Folk continue to try to paint a picture of strong black men who ain’t afraid to speak Truth to Power!

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II Speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Photos/Videos HKonJ 2015 Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II NAACP NC & Partners March To NC State Capitol Saturday February 14, 2015

Lennon Lacy that was found hanging in Bladenboro, his Mother & Brother were here. Read more about The strange death of Lennon Lacy: Another lynching mistaken for suicide?

Omar AbdelBaky whom were killed along with his wife and sister in law, his Brother and Religious Family were here. Read more about Chapel Hill shooting suspect indicted.

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"LOW TURNOUT?" YOU BE THE JUDGE! HKONJ, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 CUP OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE, UNITY, DIVERSITY, DIRECTION, AND HOPE – DOWNTOWN RALEIGH by Minister Curtis Everette Gatewood

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Certain media outlets had predetermined, how they would report this year’s turnout for the Moral March on Raleigh, and HKonJ People’s Assembly in an effort to peel off momentum and downplay the rising tide of a new generation seeking justice. They knew last year’s effort of an estimated more than 80,000 could not possibly be repeated, therefore, many media outlets had already decided, if this year’s rally had 79,999,we are going to say, “This year, turnout was low!” I’m shaking my head.

Everyone who is honest, present, and not trying to deceive others, is shocked at how similar this year’s crowd was even as we never expected to have as many as last year. Because, last year was the same year Governor McCrory was elected and came into office joined at the hip of tea-party-funder Art Pope, while other Tea-Party extremists hijacked and took over the NC General assembly and began immediately legislatively assaulting children, African Americans, Hispanics, Women, LGBT, Labor, environment, Educators/education, those in need of Obamacare, those in need of unemployment benefits, poor Whites, and others who were not in the club of greed with those such as NC Civitas, ALEC, AFP, and other rich White male cliques.

In spite of those who would like to get us caught up into the numbers game, this year’s march, may have again outnumbered Selma’s final Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing (an estimated 25,000) in 1965 which had held the record for the largest civil rights mobilization in the South until, HKonJ8 – 2014, and now HKonJ9 – 2015 (the two most recent HKonJ People’s Assembly gatherings downtown Raleigh)! This year’s HKonJ turnout still “turned out” more than we have ever seen at any Tea Party rally, especially when considering this rally was not a “national” rally, but was indigenously-led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and other great state-grown leaders within ONE state – North Carolina. This year’s HKonJ turnout still produced more diversity (young, old, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, etc.) than any other social justice demonstration of our generation.

So let’s not get caught up into the numbers game; let’s not let them keep moving the goal post. WE HAVE PROVEN WE ARE BEST POSITIONED TO REPRESENT THE BEST INTERESTS AND BEST HOPES OF THE WHOLE BODY OF NORTH CAROLINIANS – “WE THE PEOPLE.” THIS IS WHY, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY; NOT MATTER WHAT GAMES THEY PLAY – WE ARE GOING “FORWARD TOGETHER – NOT ONE STEP BACK!” FORWARD TODAY, FORWARD TOMORROW; FORWARD FOREVER!

Thank you for allowing God to use you to show up and show out! Thank you for letting God use you to show North Carolina and show the world what the true faces of LOVE, UNITY, TRUTH, JUSTICE, and DEMOCRACY – ENOUGH LIES AND HYPOCRISY!

WE ARE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – LOVE SWEET LOVE! LOVE FOR THE LEAST; LOVE FOR THE LESS; LOVE FOR THE OPPRESSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER, II, AND THE FORWARD TOGETHER MORAL MOVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES YOU AND THE MIGHTY HKONJ COALITION!!!

"LOW TURNOUT?"  YOU BE THE JUDGE!
HKONJ, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 CUP OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE, UNITY, DIVERSITY, DIRECTION, AND HOPE  - DOWNTOWN RALEIGH. 

Certain media outlets had predetermined, how they would report this year's turnout for the Moral March on  Raleigh, and HKonJ People's Assembly in an effort to peel off momentum and downplay the rising tide of a new generation seeking justice.  They knew last year's effort of an estimated more than 80,000 could not possibly be repeated, therefore, many media outlets had already decided, if this year's rally had 79,999,we are going to say, "This year, turnout was low!"   I'm shaking my head.

Everyone who is honest, present, and not trying to deceive others, is shocked at how similar this year's crowd was even as we never expected to have as many as last year.   Because, last year was the same year Governor McCrory was elected and came into office joined at the hip of tea-party-funder Art Pope, while other Tea-Party extremists hijacked and took over the NC General assembly and began immediately legislatively assaulting children, African Americans, Hispanics, Women, LGBT, Labor, environment, Educators/education, those in need of Obamacare, those in need of unemployment benefits, poor Whites, and others who were not in the club of greed with those such as NC Civitas, ALEC, AFP, and other rich White male cliques.

In spite of those who would  like to get us caught up into the numbers game, this year's march, may have again outnumbered Selma's  final Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing (an estimated 25,000) in 1965 which had held the record for the largest civil rights  mobilization  in the South until, HKonJ8 - 2014, and now HKonJ9 - 2015 (the two most recent HKonJ People's Assembly gatherings downtown Raleigh)!  This year's HKonJ turnout still "turned out" more than we have ever seen at any Tea  Party rally, especially when considering this rally was not a "national" rally, but was indigenously-led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and other great state-grown leaders within ONE state - North Carolina.   This year's HKonJ turnout still produced more diversity (young, old, Black, White, Brown,  Yellow, etc.) than any other social justice demonstration of our generation.

So let's not get caught up into the numbers game; let's not let  them  keep moving  the goal post.  WE HAVE PROVEN WE ARE BEST POSITIONED TO REPRESENT THE BEST INTERESTS AND BEST HOPES OF THE WHOLE BODY OF NORTH CAROLINIANS - "WE THE PEOPLE."   THIS IS WHY,  NO MATTER WHAT  THEY SAY;  NOT MATTER  WHAT GAMES THEY PLAY - WE ARE GOING "FORWARD TOGETHER - NOT ONE STEP BACK!"  FORWARD TODAY, FORWARD TOMORROW; FORWARD FOREVER!  

Thank you for allowing God to use you to show up and show out!  Thank you for letting God use you to show North Carolina and show the world what the true faces of LOVE, UNITY, TRUTH, JUSTICE, and DEMOCRACY - ENOUGH LIES AND HYPOCRISY!  

WE ARE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - LOVE SWEET LOVE!  LOVE FOR THE LEAST; LOVE  FOR THE LESS; LOVE FOR THE OPPRESSED!  

CONGRATULATIONS TO REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER, II, AND THE FORWARD TOGETHER MORAL MOVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES YOU AND THE MIGHTY HKONJ COALITION!!!

Flyer: NAACP Hosts The NC NAACP in a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the KKK Social Media Posting by Nash Central Students

If you would like an email version of the original flyer to copy and print please email me cdancyii@embarqmail.com Please share with family, friends, enemies and all persons to make them aware of what will be taking place on Monday evening.

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NAACP pushes education to fight injustice – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: “The badge and gun is too much power for a bigot and racist.”
 The Rev. William Barber President, N.C. NAACP. I totally agree!

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held an open public forum Wednesday night at Greater Love Christian Community Church geared to inform people about the racial disparities in the local, state and national justice systems.

The church was filled with parents and children listening to N.C. NAACP President the Rev. William Barber and others discuss the continuing issue of racial profiling against people of color.

Protests continue to occur across the country following recent grand jury decisions not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Mike Brown in Missouri or a white New York police officer in the July chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man. (Source: Read more)

North Carolina NAACP headed to Ferguson protest – WRAL

The Political Agitator response: How many of ya’ll are members of the NAACP and other productive organizations? I am a proud Life Fully Paid Member and I am glad about it. I joined the NAACP not because I had an issue but because I wanted to be an advocate for those who were afraid to stand up for themselves and/or for whatever reason.

DURHAM, N.C. — A delegation from the NAACP is headed to Missouri to join protests against the decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer in the shooting death on an unarmed teenager, the group’s president said Tuesday.

Speaking at a media conference in Durham, North Carolina NAACP President William Barber said he would be in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday for the beginning of a 100-mile march from the St. Louis suburb to the capital in Jefferson.

Barber said Monday’s decision by a grand jury not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown is really an indictment of the American criminal justice system as a whole. Wilson, who is white, claims he shot Brown, who was black, after the teenager hit him in the face and charged at him in a threatening manner. (Source: Read more)

Why Labor Day Should Be a Moral Monday by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II And Richard Trumka

BY: THE REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II AND RICHARD TRUMKA

September 1, 2014

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is president of the North Carolina state conference of the NAACP. Richard Trumka is president of the AFL-CIO.

To read the article online in The Root click HERE.

On Labor Day we honor America’s working families. These families build our country, serving as the engine that keeps our country on its path toward a just, sustainable democracy. But in 2014, we urge that Labor Day also be a Moral Monday.

The people of North Carolina have established Moral Monday protests as a powerful tool for coming together to convey their demands to their General Assembly, and in doing so, they have introduced many to the power of collective action. We urge the nation to take up that mantle.

While our country celebrates workers today, poor and working families are under attack the other 364 days of the year. Wages remain at poverty levels as corporate profits skyrocket. The average CEO makes 774 times more than a minimum wage worker and 331 times more than the average employee. Corporations have turned to temporary and minimum wage workers to silence their employees’ voices. States, counties and cities across the nation are dismantling collective bargaining and other rights that would give workers the chance to challenge these regressive trends.

Today we live in a political climate that treats people as disposable things, and corporations as people. Although Wall Street has moved past the Great Recession, most of us are still struggling to make ends meet. In the richest nation in the history of the world, people who work 40 hours each week should be able to put food on their tables and take their children to the doctor.

But the extremists haven’t stopped with labor rights. We know that the same people attacking workers are attacking the pillars of justice in America, ranging from our sacred right to vote to our birthright of public education. Meanwhile, they are privatizing schools and prisons, polluting the environment, attacking LGBTQ and women’s rights, racializing the criminal-justice system, and denying the American dream to immigrants and their children.

Their agenda amounts to a sinister form of “Grand Theft Democracy.” And when officials at any level try to roll back our human rights, it is constitutionally inconsistent, morally indefensible, historically insensitive and economically insane.

Labor Day has always had a patriotic and economic message. But we believe that everything that has ever changed America and the world for the better has inherently carried a moral message, too. The long fight for labor rights, voting rights, educational equality and quality health care for all is not a partisan struggle. It is a moral fight for the soul of the nation.

We are calling for people to organize by building on the most sacred values of our faith traditions.Isaiah 10:1-2 is as clear as the bell of freedom: “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees; to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.”

In turn, our nation’s founding documents demand that we establish justice and commit to the ideal that all men and women are created equal and should be treated as such, whether by their government or in their workplace.

There is a way forward.

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