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Twenty year member of the NAACP Mildred Henry raises her hands up in praise during a special service to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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Twenty year member of the NAACP Mildred Henry raises her hands up in praise during a special service to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Event pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

By Darla Slipke

Staff Writer

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Music reverberated through Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday night as a chorus of hundreds of people sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during an annual candlelight service to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I have no problem.....

with the NAACP so long as we all agree it is a political organization, which it is. And, your statement that you are a paid-up member of that organization has absolutely no meaning or bearing on this exchange, except to possibly lend further confirmation to the undeniable fact that it is a political organization. Now, if a local Baptist church were to hold a Tea Party event featuring a candle-light ceremony honoring Ronald Reagan, would you find objection to that? If your answer is no, then you and I have nothing more to debate.

Not a political organization

I just stated who I am and my status in the NAACP so what is your point? I sign my name first and last so folks will know who I am. I do not hide behind code names and code words as so many do. Again attempting to mislead folks about the NAACP. It is obvious you are not a member, however you don't get to make the NAACP anything but you can have an ignant opinion. I would not have a problem with your Tea Party having a meeting at a church as long as it was not a black church because they would have to be some Ignant Safe Negroes to allow such. I do not call this a debate because I say what I mean and mean what I say. The end! ~This is not a bakery. I don’t sugar coat anything. If you ask for my opinion . . . then that’s what you’ll get. Don’t be mad when it’s not what you want to hear.~ Author unkown “Knowledge is Power, Sharing it is Empowerment” “We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth … For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth: to know the worst; and provide for it.” Patrick Henry “Speaking Truth to Power” “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”- Elie Weisel Now Run & Tell That!

[quote=Curmilus]I just stated

[quote=Curmilus]I just stated who I am and my status in the NAACP so what is your point? I sign my name first and last so folks will know who I am. I do not hide behind code names and code words as so many do. Again attempting to mislead folks about the NAACP. It is obvious you are not a member, however you don't get to make the NAACP anything but you can have an ignant opinion. I would not have a problem with your Tea Party having a meeting at a church as long as it was not a black church because they would have to be some Ignant Safe Negroes to allow such. I do not call this a debate because I say what I mean and mean what I say. The end![end of quote] For some reason, you are under the misguided belief that stating your name makes your remarks more credible and plausible. Believe me, you could post under an alias and your posts would still be as illogical and racist. You thrive on insults, such as that in your last post..."some Ignant Safe Negroes." Like your mentor, Andre Knight, everything you deal with is in terms of black vs white. I am not misleading anyone about the NAACP. I stand by my assertion that it is a political organization that possibly violates the tenants of the separation of the church and state. According to the article the speaker for the event was the leader of the state NAACP. There are pictures of folks in attendance who are identified as members of the NAACP. Why didn't the minister of the church hosting the event lead the event? I would not want the Tea Party coordinator for this state to be the keynote speaker at a local church with a bunch of Tea Party members present, just as I don't want to see churches hosting NAACP events. I know of no churches who host Tea Party events; however, sadly black churches freely host NAACP events and therefore, in my opinion, they are nothing more than "religious clubs" of the democratic party.

How ignant

I know I am credible however I don't speak truth to power for an applause but do it because it is morally right. I have no control and don't care about how one see my speaking truth to power because I will say what some folks are afraid to say publicly. Thrive on insults? Not! As long as folks do not talk ignant trying to discredit others and myself, then I will not call them out. I have no control over how one receive it but I am going to say it. Well your assertion do not make the NAACP a political organization when it is clearly stated who they are. Ignant if the NAACP violates the tenants of the separation of the church and state, they would come after them. Damn who are you to question who lead the event? You have no control over what happens in the black church. Ignant you talk about me thriving on insulting folks because I call you out when you make comments like I quote, "Sadly black churches freely host NAACP events and therefore, in my opinion, they are nothing more than "religious clubs" of the democratic party." Your ignant opinion is not fact unless proven. The black church is not religious clubs of the Democratic Party but that is how you and those who think like you attempt to mislead folks. I repeat, I am Curmilus Dancy II @ thepoliticalagitator.com and I say what I mean and mean what I say. I don't need any validation from anyone because I know I speak truth to power. ~This is not a bakery. I don’t sugar coat anything. If you ask for my opinion . . . then that’s what you’ll get. Don’t be mad when it’s not what you want to hear.~ Author unkown “Knowledge is Power, Sharing it is Empowerment” “We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth … For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth: to know the worst; and provide for it.” Patrick Henry “Speaking Truth to Power” “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”- Elie Weisel Now Run & Tell That!

Curmilus wrote:I know I am

Curmilus wrote:
I know I am credible however I don't speak truth to power for an applause but do it because it is morally right. I have no control and don't care about how one see my speaking truth to power because I will say what some folks are afraid to say publicly. Thrive on insults? Not! As long as folks do not talk ignant trying to discredit others and myself, then I will not call them out. I have no control over how one receive it but I am going to say it. Well your assertion do not make the NAACP a political organization when it is clearly stated who they are. Ignant if the NAACP violates the tenants of the separation of the church and state, they would come after them. Damn who are you to question who lead the event? You have no control over what happens in the black church. Ignant you talk about me thriving on insulting folks because I call you out when you make comments like I quote, "Sadly black churches freely host NAACP events and therefore, in my opinion, they are nothing more than "religious clubs" of the democratic party." Your ignant opinion is not fact unless proven. The black church is not religious clubs of the Democratic Party but that is how you and those who think like you attempt to mislead folks. I repeat, I am Curmilus Dancy II @ thepoliticalagitator.com and I say what I mean and mean what I say. I don't need any validation from anyone because I know I speak truth to power. ~This is not a bakery. I don’t sugar coat anything. If you ask for my opinion . . . then that’s what you’ll get. Don’t be mad when it’s not what you want to hear.~ Author unkown “Knowledge is Power, Sharing it is Empowerment” “We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth … For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth: to know the worst; and provide for it.” Patrick Henry “Speaking Truth to Power” “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”- Elie Weisel Now Run & Tell That!
LOL! You're funny.

Again an attempt to mislead folks

Dang! Dr. MLK Annual Candlelight Ceremony and not an NAACP event? However the NAACP can have an event in a church. Just tell the truth while trying to make a point because you have a problem with the NAACP. I have a problem with the Tea Party but I am not going to mislead folks when I talk about and if I do I stand to be corrected. The Dr. MLK Annual Candlelight Ceremony is held yearly so it was not just something that was made up to be held on yesterday. It is normally held on the Sunday before the Dr. King Holiday but was moved due to a conflict. So there you have it, so fuss but it won't change the fact. I am Curmilus Dancy II a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP, member of the Rocky Mount Branch/former State Executive Committee member and we did not sponsor the event but we attended. Now Run & Tell That!

Can you imagine....

the fuss that would be raised if a local church hosted a Tea Party event? Call it what you might, the NAACP is a political organization, pure and simple.

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