The Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission is recommending the City Council remove a voting commissioner, citing the commissioner having gone on social media supporting a local businessman’s posting another commissioner considers insensitive to African-Americans.
Funny that the reporter didn’t say what kind of business it is. I understand that the business is a computer repair business.
The commission, in a meeting on Wednesday, took the action against Commissioner Steve Stevenson, an attorney in Rocky Mount and who once chaired the state Human Relations Commission.
Local Human Relations Commissioner Curmilus Dancy, who is a blogger and a videographer, recorded the meeting, which showed Commissioner Nehemiah Smith taking issue with a comment on Facebook by Rocky Mount native Randy Adcox.
Funny how this reporter West didn’t share the link to my video.
The posting by Adcox attached remarks from Booker T. Washington to support Adcox’s argument that Washington, in his time more than a century ago, called out African-Americans who would stoop to use their peers as pawns in a power struggle.
Adcox wrote he believes with all that has transpired in 100 years, one would think it would be impossible for certain African-American leaders to exploit their fellow African-American citizens for political gain.
“And yet, it continues,” Adcox wrote.
Washington was a prominent spokesman for African-Americans from the late 1890s to the early 1900s.
On Facebook, Stevenson responded to Adcox’s posting by writing he believes the situation is one of power and control delegated by those who keep them in poverty, servitude and victimization.
“Those leaders have constantly been exposed for subjugating their followers to victimhood for over 100 years and yet history continues to repeat itself,” Stevenson wrote. “The amazing part is the relative success leaders have in projecting the consequences of their action onto others.”
Stevenson wrote he believed an entire race and a political party have been demonized in the process.
During the Human Relations Commission meeting, Smith told his fellow commissioners, “First of all, it’s good to know that I’ve been in this black skin almost 50 years and Mr. Adcox is more of an expert on black folks than I am.”
And Smith said of Adcox’s and Stevenson’s comments on Facebook, “This runs adverse to what we’re trying to do.”
Smith also said he believes Washington’s statement was taken out of context by Adcox and had to do with to an ongoing argument with early 20th Century African-American activist W.E.B. DuBois.
“And that’s extremely opinionated, too,” Commission Co-Chairman Linwood Williams said in supporting Smith.
Smith particularly took issue with Adcox also commenting on Facebook he believes no ethnic group on the planet has been as cruel and heartless to its own people as some in the African-American community.
“Black folk didn’t create abject slavery nor any other things that came after it, the poverty that came along with it, the miseducation that came along with it,” Smith said. “We didn’t do any of that. We were subjugated to it.”
The Human Relations Commission’s purpose is to promote harmony, respect and understanding among all people.
During Wednesday’s meeting, Smith tried to lead a vote to have the commission prohibit Stevenson from continuing to serve as a commissioner.
City Human Relations Director Archie Jones, representing the municipal government at the meeting, advised commissioners they could make a recommendation to the council in the matter of Stevenson.
Jones also suggested concerned commissioners and the parties involved could meet and get a chance to hear both sides.
After much discussion, Williams made clear he was not going to carry Smith’s motion, based on his interpretation of rules of order.
However, Williams said of Adcox’s and Stevenson’s Facebook postings, “All those comments and the response are very egregious.” Egregious is defined as shocking.
“I tend to agree with you also to think that a person of that mindset on this commission is very counterproductive,” Williams told Smith.
Smith made a second motion. That was followed by a vote, without dissent, for recommending the council remove Stevenson.
Adcox, 60, who lives in the Dortches community in Nash County, told the Telegram he was astounded after watching the video of the commission meeting.
“There was, to me, a glaring lack of any kind of formality,” Adcox said. “It seemed to be almost a free for all. There was a glaring lack of civility.
“At times, it got just downright ugly. It certainly did not reflect on the Human Relations Commission in a good light,” Adcox said, noting he believes the commission has done good work in the past.
Funny how the reporter West didn’t state facts to support what Adcox meant by it got just downright ugly.
Adcox said that, “This action now to exclude someone with a differing opinion is just unconscionable, in my opinion.”
He also said he was surprised by Williams’ labeling of his Facebook posting.
“There was no intent on my part to offend anybody,” he said. “I was merely just stating a parallel that I saw in history.”
Stevenson told the Telegram he has made initial contact with the office of an attorney specializing in suing municipalities, seeking counsel from that attorney, and is awaiting a return phone call.
This is what Steve does he throw out mess then when he is challenged he play victim.
Of what happened at the commission meeting, Stevenson said, “The biggest thing that upsets me is I had an inkling that something was up.
No he Steve looked at Clint Williams live video of the Rocky Mount City Council meeting on Monday night he seen where Johnny Cunningham he addressed the council about him but didn’t call his name. I was close by Clint Williams and when Cunningham was speaking he told Sandra Smith WHIG-TV that he was talking about Steve.
“And I called and spoke with Archie Jones — and told him that I was not going to be coming to the meeting because I didn’t want to fall into an ambush,” Stevenson said.
Steve said he didn’t want to be ambushed. So since Steve knew that Johnny Cunningham was coming to the HRC meeting on Wednesday how was he going to be ambushed? See how Webster defines ambushed.
Stevenson also said Dancy is ineligible to serve on the commission because he does not live in Rocky Mount.
Funny how Steve shifted to me being ineligible to serve on the commission. So why did he come for me? Well that is because Cunningham and I are friends and Steve have posted on Social Media about Cunningham was listening to me. The Rocky Mount City Council addressed the issue and it was stated that I could serve until a replacement was named.
Stevenson said he believes Dancy’s position should have been declared vacant and Dancy’s vote on Wednesday should be voided.
But Steve I have attended all the meetings up until now and you have not said a word so how damn hypocritical. It was alright as long as I didn’t participate in voting about your racist a…
Dancy not being a resident of the city was reported by the Telegram in early April.
The Telegram reported that, based on discussion at a City Council workshop, Dancy, the local NAACP’s representative to the commission, would continue serving until the civil rights organization could appoint a new representative at its next monthly meeting.
West so where did you get the part from about the next monthly meeting because I don’t recall that part but maybe I missed it.
Dancy is known for boasting online about being an agitator. Dancy also is known for labeling whites he disagrees with as “Special C’s” and labeling African-Americans he disagrees with as “Ignant Safe Black Folk.”
West I don’t boast online or anywhere about being an agitator. I have been doing what I do since the late 80’s so I didn’t just start doing what I do. Obviously you have a problem with who I am. Where in the hell did you get whites that I disagree with that I labeled them Special Cs? I labeled them Special Cs because they started calling Black folk niggers, racist, crooks, Shaved Ms and all kinds of names so when I began to label them in a factual way because the last time I checked white folk are Caucasians. When I posted the definition of Special Cs they say that is not what I meant and they had been saying that I was calling them Crackers. Not so! Goes to show you where these Special Cs minds are.
As for Wednesday’s commission meeting, Stevenson said, “I mean, the whole thing was a setup to provide Mr. Dancy with a video to say, ‘I got me a Special C,’ in my opinion.”
Talking about mindset how ignant of Steve to say this was a setup for a video when Johnny Cunningham have text messages, inboxes and etc. that are documented so why do a video need to be produced?
Stevenson, 57, was chairman of the state Human Relations Commission under previous Gov. Pat McCrory. Stevenson is presently on the commission as state House Speaker Tim Moore’s representative.
What tickles the hell out of me is Archie Jones told me that Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson called and said that he was not coming to the meeting that he would meet with Cunningham, Nehemiah, myself and anyone because this was an election year. But my question is what did I have to do with Cunningham coming to file a complaint on him. I didn’t speak to the Rocky Mount City Council on Monday and nor did Nehemiah Smith call out Steve but since he know we know the deal on Steve and Cunningham having some issues about the beach trip money that the flyer stated that all donations be sent to Steve’s address and Tracy Pridgen .
On August 30 Cunningham had to attend court because Tracy Pridgen had taken out a warrant on Cunningham for stalking and guess who shows up at court to try to help her silence Cunningham. But since they underestimated Cunningham because they thought he was coming to court without any support. But Cunningham had some supporters and an attorney. The plaintiff asked to have the case continued. But they want ready. Steve tried to manipulate the process trying to discredit Cunningham but it didn’t work.
Last week Pridgen has some more papers served on Cunningham saying that he was still stalking her and that that his friend posted about the document from the clerk office on Social Media. I guess I am that friend because I sure did post it because it is Public Information.
It is funny that on the August 30 court day that I received an inbox from someone that I believe to have been Steve that showed the court document and whited out Pridgen’s name and had the ExParte amendment. However there was an attachment that stated, “Not sure what kind of attorney Johnny Cunningham has – but he might want to consider firing them or reconsider his recent conversations. Because that’s a special kind of stupid right there.”
But my question is what did I have to do with what happened on Wednesday at the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission. Why did Steve try to make it all about me? Oh I know. Because I challenge his ignant mess during the HRC meetings and I have been challenging him on Social Media.
Steve is mad that I talk to certain folk Johnny Cunningham, Andre Knight, Bronson Williams, Reuben Blackwell, Richard Joyner and some other Black Folk. Steve says Cunningham is listening to me now so therefore he wants to control Black Folk.
Steve is advising LoveRockyMount, Sandy Roberson and others. He is all over Social Media making racist comments and when challenged he can’t handle it.
Steve is mad that I am effective in my political activism.
Watch the video for yourself and if you allow the Racist Special Cs to think for you then you are no better than those coming for me. Rocky Mount HRC Members Vote To Remove Atty. Steve Stevenson
See original newspaper article: City panel aims to oust member