See what the attorney said about the Ward 3 Appointment Process during the Committee of the Whole Meeting. See Event Center Parking Presentation.
Do you not understand that you learn what is going on around you from the local media newspaper the Rocky Mount Telegram from reporters that tell the story how they want to tell it instead of making sure the real meat of the issue is on the table?
Do you not understand that the local TV Station WHIG-TV Out of Rocky Mount attend selective meetings and events and broadcast them? Look at when things are about the black community if it is a positive they rarely cover it if it is going to empower black folk or should I say wake up black folk.
Take for instance about weeks ago the Rocky Mount City Council held interviews for candidates that were seeking to replace Judge Lamont Wiggins vacated seat in Ward 3. The interviews were held beginning around 10 AM on a week day while folk were working. They knew then that Rev. Richard Joyner was not qualified and that he is not qualified as I am typing this post.
It appeared that the interview session was interesting because it was reported in the Telegram and reported by several candidates and others present that the qualifications of Joyner and he having receiving the questions was a topic of discussion. Where were WHIG-TV?
WHIG-TV made sure they were at the meeting on the evening of the appointment simply because they and their faithfully followers were there to support Rev. Richard Joyner. Robbie Davis Nash County Commissioner one of the persons who recently purchased WHIG-TV and a critic of the Rocky Mount City Council made sure the station was present and then he came in just in time before the appointment was done.
I hate I didn’t take a vacation day on the day of the interview so I could have captured the mess that took place. Rev. Richard Joyner should never had been interviewed and damn sure should not have had the questions while the other candidates didn’t have them.
It was a campaign going on on the Community Council Facebook Page and also Elijah Daughtridge personal page to support Rev. Richard Joyner to replace Wiggins ignoring that Joyner was not qualified. It is funny how Lois Watkins black female made the motion and a Chris Miller white female, WB Bullock white male and Tom Rogers white male all who live on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount voted to appoint Joyner.
I worked 9 hours getting off at 4:30 and I covered the Committee of the Whole Meeting beginning at 5 PM and the Council Meeting beginning at 7 PM on the day of the appointment and got home around 10 am that night. I don’t get paid to do what I do but it is very much needed. My video shows that you just can’t make this mess up. It shows what happened in real time versus the sound bites of the narrative that the Rocky Mount Telegram printed.
Folk it makes no sense that I sacrifice my time and equipment to capture meetings and events so that you can see it for yourself and you don’t even say thank you and or make a donation. Don’t you care about what is going on in the community that you get to see it for yourself?
Folk black folk need a media outlet in the area. It do not have to be me but it is damn sure needed.
Go to all of these media outlets and see how they bash our black leaders that are making things happen. To do everything they can to try to discredit our leaders.
Folk if you care about what is going on around you, you ought to show it and you can do so by visiting the following link: Send All Donations To The DCN News Blog Online TV Through PayPal And Other
Damn Lois Watkins not only said she wanted to make a motion to appoint Rev. Richard Joyner but she wanted to apologize to Joyner because of what Rev. Andre Knight said about the process and what happened during the interview that Joyner had the questions. I spoke to some folk who were interviewed and some who attended the interviews and that was what they told me it appeared that Joyner was reading from some notes. They said the Knight questioned were everyone given the questions because Joyner obviously had them. I hate I didn’t take off work but I was hoping WHIG-TV or WNCR TV would have recorded it because the interviews began around 10 AM. Did she say unethical? Really! What she and the other 3 whites done should be considered unethical then. Just my ignant opinion.
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I have been fighting Democrats holding their asses accountable every since I have been a political and community activist. I get so sick and tired of dealing with conscientious stupidity and sincere ignance. For all of the Ignant Racist White Folk who call me a racist I have been consistent in what I do holding black, brown, white and other folk accountable for their actions. For all the Ignant Safe Black Folk who have a problem with what I do that means you want to play both sides. There is only one side and that is the side of right. I know you and know where you stand. You talk about doing what is right but don’t do the right thing when the time come. It is documented on my blog, in my videos and in the minutes of meetings where I spoke where I stand. Now see what the attorney had to say about one candidate not being qualified.
I am going to see how the citizens in Ward 3 respond to the mess that took place during the appointment of Rev. Richard Joyner to replace Judge Lamont Wiggins former councilmember.
Qualifications as it relates to what happen on Monday night has nothing to do with a candidate doing the job.
Qualifications per the Rocky Mount Charter states: No person shall be eligible to file for, or be elected to, the City Council, or to serve thereon, unless such person is a qualified voter, 21 years of age, a resident of the City and of the ward from which he seeks to be elected, and has not been disqualified as provided in the Constitution of North Carolina.
It is funny none of the councilmembers spoke about Rev. Richard Joyner the man other than Rev. Reuben Blackwell Councilman when he made his comment during the appointment process.
I have read and heard some folk say that Rev. Andre Knight and Rev. Reuben Blackwell both councilmen were scared they were going to lose their power. What power?
I have yet to hear them say who they would have voted for out of the 5 candidates before Gwen Wilkins removed herself on the night of the appointment.
So I don’t think they know how Rev. Richard Joyner is going to cast his votes but what is obvious is that the 4 councilpersons who voted for him all live on the Nash County side and Joyner works on the Nash County side at the Hospital.
Some folk think that this appointment is totally limited to Rocky Mount City Council politics but that is because they don’t know how politics work.
But the main thing Joyner was not qualified on Monday May 14 and he is not qualified on today. If he was he would have been seated on the council on the same night he was appointed. Joyner will not be a qualified and validated voter in Ward 3 until May 21 and if that goes without any discrepancies he will be seated during the June meeting.
If I was the Edgecombe County Chair who just happens to be a resident of Rocky Mount and lives on the Edgecombe County side I would have attended the meeting and spoke about the process. I also would have done it if I was the Nash County chair. But where were the other good Democrats of Edgecombe County that should have been concerned about the voter registration process.
I can’t wait to see if the Ward 3 voters will respond by writing letters to the editor and also attending the council meeting in June and speak out for or against the appointment.
Like I said if the Ward 3 folk like it then I love it but I am still going to talk about the process.
See what happened on Monday night for yourself.
Photos/Video: Lois Watkins Rocky Mount Councilwoman Make Motion To Appoint Unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner To Replace Now Judge Lamont Wiggins
Damn 1st Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Lawrence Taylor taking the Democratic Party to the bottom. I am on the executive committee so I am affected not only as a citizen but as a member of the committee.
2nd Robert Williams won the Mayoral Race in a special re-election in Sharpsburg and then got arrested. Damn I went down there last year helping the folk with the issues with the town council and the police department mess.
And then on Monday night Lois Watkins Rocky Mount Council Woman voted along with 3 other whites to vote for an unqualified Rev. Richard Joyner to fill the unexpired term of now Judge Lamont Wiggins.
I am for justice no matter who it is for or against.
I have been fighting for justice in Edgecombe County holding folk accountable for their actions so don’t get it twisted I didn’t just start yesterday.