Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight

Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight

NAACP seeks reversal of decision to close Pope Elementary

By COREY DAVIS

Staff Writer

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The Rocky Mount Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Holly Street Neighborhood Association will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the closing of O.R. Pope Elementary School.

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What rights?

Please tell us what "rights' Andre is expressing? The "right" to falsely accuse others of shortchanging black students in Edgecombe County. That's just not true. Let's hope Dr. King didn't die for Andre's "right" to demagogue every issue. (A demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ or rabble-rouser is a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices, and ignorance of the lower classes in order to gain power and promote political motives.)

WHAT RIGHTS?

I understand your confusion now, you just exposed what republicans have been doing and are doing. Grow some guhunas and sign that check your mouth keep writing, talk is cheap unless you sign your name to it so others will know you mean what you say and you say what you mean. Mr. Knight express that right. Johnny Cunningham

Growing tired of blabber...

Specifically what are you talking about in this sentence, "you just exposed what republicans have been doing and are doing". What have they been doing? I know it's hard but try to use complete sentences not fragments. "Mr. Knight express that right" What "right" are you trying to write about? Take your time and think about what you want to say. You can do it.

Cunningham

Your comment has me confused as he'll. Where does the Dr. King statement come into the conversation. Do you support the NAACP or not. If so. Why don't you get your crew to do something about the crime plaguing our people. How many programs can they help establish for the youth that struggle academically, or those that are mentally ill but allowed to roam the streets. This isn't about race anymore, because we are at odds with ourselves. Remember divide and conquer.

Shamus

The reference to Dr. King and others like him who gave their lives so people as Mr. Knight and the rest of us have the right to do exactly what Mr. Knight is expressing, something you and others have clearly forgotten or never realized because you can so easily deny these rights. You say "This isn't about race anymore" (Any more? it's always been about "race" when Nash and Edgecombe Counties are compared side by side the difference is day and night, black and white) Again your ease to deny Mr. Knight his rights clearly demonstrates you have not paid much attention to the conditions poor blacks are suffering in on Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount or the issues surrounding O.R.POPE SCHOOL. From what I understand about the issue is that money ear-marked for the up-keep of O.R.POPE was used for other schools in Nash County over a period of many years, if that's true then isn't it time Nash County repaid it's debt to Mr. POPE and the black people that live in that community, isn't it time that some of our tax dollars (blacks in Edgecombe) be used in Edgecombe County to rebuild it instead of allowing people as you and others tear it down with our tax dollars? Race? Let me set you straight on that issue. Every one of you (BLACK AND WHITE "EDUCATED") HATE POOR BLACKS AND YOU BLAME THEM FOR EVERY THING WRONG WITH ROCKY MOUNT EVEN THE BLACK AND WHITE CHURCH!!!!! Now to un-confuse you. I don't care what color or what you believe if you're fighting to improve the conditions of poor people living in poverty I will stand to be seen, speak to be heard and take a bullet through the head. "If a man has not found something to die for, he's not fit to live" M.L. KING. Johnny Cunningham 252-266-3858

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Truman, Shamus, BADMAN, Cecilray and the rest of you SUPPRESSING MFERS, Dr. King took a bullet through his brain to ensure that ALL!!! PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAND, SPEAK, EXPRESS AND FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT. Who the %$ do you think you are to suppress the rights a man gave his life for so we have these rights? And for you Mr. Truman, Mr. Andre Knight has more back bone and courage then your coward hiding a will ever have. Mr. Truman if you have an once of back bone sign your name to that comment your mouth wrote or SIT YOUR $$@# DOWN AND SHUT THE &%^& UP. Johnny Cunningham 252-266-3858

Lasko

Good Lord, calm down. Your irrational diatribe does your hero, Mr. Knight, no service. A county line school system can't get here fast enough.

Mr. Truman

In your little corner of the world all blacks are "irrational" so thank you for confirming that I'm a black man. Truman who? You signed Truman does Truman have a last name or should Truman borrow some courage from Mr. Andre Knight to make it known?

Curmilus !

I was wondering how long it would take for the other village idiot to come out !

Ignant I am always out!

Now Run and Tell That!

Tear it down quickly

and rebuild on the site........problem solved...........Thank you!

Again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I see the illiterate idiot has come back out and called the short bus with his dummies to protest again because things did not go his way. Where were you when they closed Gorham School down and turned it into a judicial center, Bassett School down and turned it into a homeless shelter for people.Or how about RM Wilson High School and turned it into welfare apartments. Its called change Andre. And Rocky Mount needs some changes ! Government changes that require you to leave,Charles Penny to leave and Mayor Combs as well. People this is why they are pushing for the event center so bad. So the NAACP can make it their protest headquarters ! Close the school down and build something else! If you want to remember Pope then put up a marker!!

Too damn ignant!

First question should be how old was Andre Knight during that time and who was then who was NAACP President at that time? Every damn thing is and was not for Knight to fight but that he chooses to fight for get the hell over it.

Pope

Why don't they focus their efforts on something else. There have murders and shootings etc in the immediate neighbor hood surrounding Pope, but yet, those sit n their hands and stand pat. Why, because there is no glory in making your community safer. But, school board meetings and the like are newsworthy events and is a largely political matter. In regards to closing the school, where were these groups over time demanding upgrades when the kids were going to a school infested with mold and snakes. Where were they to set up programs for those kids that struggled academically and became part of the system. Honestly the school building should've been closed long ago. Now they want to prance around and say I care. GTFOH

Ignant you don't get to pick and choose

what black folks especially Andre Knight chooses to focus on. Get the hell over it you don't speak for black folks.

It's about time

It is about time someone stood up to this school board. These head-nodders are puppets with very short strings. The future of this community depends on the removal of head-nodders and replacing them with individuals who will truly advocate for the children of this area without promoting their own agendas or submitting to the will of the superintendent. It is about time!

Everybody has a role to play

so don't sit around and wait on somebody else, get in the damn driver seat! SMDH!

Andre, Andre, Andre....

Neglected the Edgecombe side of Rocky Mount? What is that the only place minorities can be found. Why not walk your skinny behind to the Fairview Early Childhood center which is a few blocks away. If my mind serves me correctly this was a brand new facility built from the ground up. Priority? Fairview was the 2nd project that a "prior school board" tackled as they began a $140 million building program over a 15 year period. Another opportunity for Andre to grandstand. Ungrateful b_stard.

More ignance!

Andre Knight grandstanding? GTHOH!SMDH!

I support the NAACP.

I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP Member Rocky Mount Branch.

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