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)

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City staff told to seek funding, devise plan for event center – Rocky Mount Telegram

“I’m not against an event center, but all of the information we’ve gotten is that it ‘could or should’ do this, but there is no proof,” Bullock said. “… I just feel that we’ve overlooked private investments and if this is such a great economic opportunity, why haven’t entrepreneurs and investors already done something like it?”

W.B. what? If a business move to Rocky Mount they could make money and they could not.

I would think private investors could step to the plate if they wanted to however we know the reason why they have not.

Yep! They wanted to do it years ago but who was the majority then? Well we know there is a hidden factor but really not hidden just some folks are in denial.

Councilman W.B. Bullock was the only council member to vote against the motion to pursue funding, saying afterward that he feels now is not the time to plan an event center, adding the project would put other important concerns such as jobs and education on the back burner.

So W.B. you are saying the city staff and city council can’t do more than one thing at a time? I believe they can and they will.

City staff told to seek funding, devise plan for event center

Rocky Mount City Council members voted Monday night to authorize city staff to pursue funding for a proposed event center and prepare a plan for the center within 90 days.

Councilman W.B. Bullock was the only council member to vote against the motion to pursue funding, saying afterward that he feels now is not the time to plan an event center, adding the project would put other important concerns such as jobs and education on the back burner.

He said he feels there are too many unknowns associated with the event center plan.

“I’m not against an event center, but all of the information we’ve gotten is that it ‘could or should’ do this, but there is no proof,” Bullock said. “… I just feel that we’ve overlooked private investments and if this is such a great economic opportunity, why haven’t entrepreneurs and investors already done something like it?” (Source: Read more)

Nashville NC – Get the Latest on the Federal Stimulus Package and the N. C. State Budget Thursday April 16, 2009

LEARN HOW THE FEDERAL STIMULUS IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT OUR REGION, STATE, AND COUNTRY.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM A DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS AND TO ASK QUESTIONS.

Panel guest includes: Congressman Bob Etheridge and GK Butterfield (invited), Senators: AB Swindell and Clark Jenkins, Representatives: Angela R. Bryant, Randy Stewart, Jean Farmer Butterfield, Lucy Allen and Joe Tolson

Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:00 PM

Nash Community College Brown Auditorium

Tickets: $15.00 per person includes meal

Sponsored by Nash County Democratic Party and facilitated by Nash County Young Democrats

Contact Forum Chairperson Lois Watkins at 252-210-2510 or County Chairperson Gwen Wilkins 252-883-4184.

The Nash County Democratic Party will have its County Convention on April 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Nash County Courthouse in Nashville.

Rocky Mount NC – Manley: Uptick in Rocky Mount crime reflects national trends

Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley briefed the City Council on crime statistics from the past year at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Rocky Mount NC – How to Start a Small Business

Let SCORE counselors tell you how to start your own small business!

DATE:
Thursday, March 19, 2009

REGISTRATION:
6:30pm-7:00pm

WORKSHOP TIME:
7:00pm-8:30pm

LOCATION:
Braswell Memorial Library
Warner Meeting Room
727 North Grace St.
Rocky Mount, NC

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Brenda Greene, BICOS Manager
(252) 442-1951 ext. 245
or
SCORE (252) 442-1173

This workshop is sponsored by SCORE and co-sponsored by BICOS (Business Information Center Outreach Services).
BICOS received support from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

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Braswell Memorial Library
727 North Grace Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Visit us online:
Braswell Memorial Library: http://www.braswell-library.org
BICOS: http://www.bicos-nc.org
SCORE: http://ucpscore.org

Raleigh NC – NC Black Leadership Caucus March 21st Mtg

Please forward to those interested in uplifting the involvement and voice of Black people at the state, local and national levels.

NC Black Leadership Caucus – March 21st Mtg

Elections update

The last twelve months have been historical, uplifting and a signal of change to come. As our new President has stated frequently, change begins with each of us and we need your help. On Saturday, March 21st, 2009, the NC Black Leadership Caucus will have its monthly third Saturday meeting. These meetings are an opportunity for Black North Carolinians of all backgrounds to come together to share their concerns for present and future prosperity and to impact change through targeted action. In 2009, the NCBLC seeks to rebuild the membership and input within the thirteen congressional districts for maximum support on issues that affect each of us and it takes all of us to make this happen. Please join us!

Details are below:

When: Sat, March 21, 2009
Where: Office of Brad Thompson & Associates
132 E. Morgan St, Downtown Raleigh NC
(next to First Baptist Church)
Time: 11am

(Scroll down for more info on upcoming officer elections in April).

History:

The North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus was organized in October 1976 to consolidate the civil rights and voting rights gains of the past into a new and different thrust for Black political and social influence. Since that time, the goal of the Caucus has been to seek full equity for all Black North Carolinians.

Membership & Upcoming Elections:

The strength of the Caucus comes from its core – the membership. During the historic Obama campaign and volunteer turnout, attendance at meetings dropped while everyone worked to initiate change. Because of the busy season, the fall 2008 elections were postponed and will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at the Office of Brad Thompson & Associates. Voting will begin promptly at 11:30am.

After much discussion at the recent February meeting, members in attendance moved to suspend the rules (controlling bylaws) pertaining to voting eligibility at the upcoming elections to allow for the greatest input from NCBLC members. Therefore, all lifetime members and any annual member that was current on dues as of Dec. 31, 2008 are eligible to vote in the April election for officers. New members will be eligible to vote in the September 2010 election of officers and on agenda items throughout the year. New members are also eligible to volunteer on issue committees, special events and to chair such committees and events. (Bylaws are attached).

Election Offices:

· Chairperson

· Vice Chairperson

· Secretary

· Treasurer

· Parliamentarian

· Membership Chair

· Three Regional Vice Chairs (Eastern, Piedmont, Western)

Annual Membership: $15

Lifetime Membership: $150

Membership Form available at http://www.ncblackleadershipcaucus.com

Nominations for Upcoming Elections/Candidates:

The nominating committee for upcoming elections is appointed by the NCBLC Chair. See pg. 17 of Bylaws for official duties of the nominating committee. If you would like to be appointed, please call Carnell Robinson by Monday, March 9th at 8pm at 910-574-3503. The official nominating committee roster will be publicized via email and official NCBLC website by Thursday, March 12th and anyone seeking to run in the April elections is asked to attend our March meeting, contact a member of the nominating committee, or the current NCBLC chair.

Structure:

The concept of the NCBLC is structured throughout thirteen congressional districts and one hundred counties within North Carolina, the Caucus membership includes concerned citizens and community residents, progressive organizational leaders, public officials, community activists, clergy and working men and women from all qualities of life who are concerned about the survival of Black people and have joined forces to fight systemic oppression in all forms and at all levels.

Notes from the February meeting will be emailed no less than two days prior to the meeting. Please contact an executive committee member is you have questions.

NC Black Leadership Caucus Executive Committee:

N. Carnell Robinson, Chair

910-574-3503

crobinson156@nc.rr.com

Charmaine Fuller, Vice Chair

Erin Byrd, Treasurer

Eugene Barufkin, Parliamentarian

Stella Adams, Piedmont Regional Chair

Loretta Hines, Eastern Regional Chair

Walter Rogers, Membership Chair

Upcoming Events:

The NC Black Leadership Caucus is a member group of the NC NAACP HK on J Coalition ‘Historic Thousands on Jones Street’ and a supporting partner of the upcoming NC Black Summit.

HK on J Lobby Day for People of Color – Wed, March 25, 2009, NC General Assembly, Jones St, Raleigh NC

NC Black Summit – April 23-25, 2009, Downtown Raleigh Sheraton Hotel

NC Bimbe’ African Heritage Festival – Sat, May 16th, 2009 – Downtown Durham, NC

NC Legislative Black Caucus Weekend – June 19-20, 2009 – Sheraton RTP Hotel, Durham, NC

featured speaker: Donna Brazille