State NAACP leader to address local branch's annual banquet

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State NAACP leader the Rev. Dr. William Barber will be the keynote speaker this weekend at the Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 36th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

“The timing for our banquet is appropriate to mark the time in history when our N.C. General Assembly has adopted a vicious, mean-spirited and regressive budget,” said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount branch. “Our banquet theme and speaker highlight the posture that progressive-minded North Carolinians must take.”

The banquet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Thorne’s Chapel Life Center at 1624 Windsor Drive. In addition to Barber’s keynote address, special awards will be presented.

“‘Forward Together, Not One Step Back!’ is the theme that the Rocky Mount NAACP has adopted this year,” Knight said. “That statement was this year’s HKonJ’s rallying cry. We marched in February to the General Assembly to caution them against balancing the budget on the backs of the poor. But that is just what they did.”

For more information, call Knight at 252-544-2949.

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Why not?

Why not already say your sorry for the Duke Lacrosse team that you attacked cause some w*ore accused them of something they didn't even do. It's been years...

I NOW CALL FOR THE....

RESIGNATION OF CITY COUNCILMAN ANDRE KNIGHT>>>INCOMPETENT TO SAY THE LEAST....BUT FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL TO BE THE HEAD OF A RACIST ORGANIZATION LIKE THE NAACP IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM FOR THE CITY OF ROCKY MOUNT....RESIGN NOW SIR!!!

WHY WOULD ANY ORGANIZATION CHOOSE....

TO HAVE A JAILBIRD AS THEIR FEATURED SPEAKER???? I MEAN THE GUY GETS ARRESTED EVERY OTHER MONTH OR SO.....THEY SHOULD LOCK HIM UP FOR A FEW MONTHS IF YOU ASK ME....

I would love...

I would love for the Telegram to interview Mr. Knight so that he could explain what makes a budget vicious and mean spirited. When he was interviewed for this article, you should have asked him. It's time the press stop giving people a free ride for the comments they make. Also, people use words like "progressive" what do they mean? I would love for reporters to actually do their jobs again.

WHY ?

When you read the Telegram you always see articles about the NAACP or Black Workers For Justice etc. If the white people have these groups or organizations its called racial discrimination. And I think it is a shame that a member of the City Council belongs to a certain racial group. The NAACP is nothing more than a version of the white KKK !

I AGREE WITH LAWMAKER FROM KINSTON!!!

BARBER AND KNIGHT ARE NOTHING MORE THAN RACIST TROUBLEMAKERS WHO MAKE THEIR LIVING ON KEEPING THE BLACK MAN DOWN AND DEPENDANT ON THE GOV'T TO LIVE...ANDRE HAS NO BUSINESS ON OUR CITY COUNCIL WHILE AT THE SAME TIME LEADING THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE NAACP..THAT IS A VERY SERIOUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST!...IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP ROCKY MOUNT>>>TELL YOUR FOLKS TO QUIT LITTERRING>>>FOLKS THAT ARE TOO LAZY TO USE A TRASHCAN ARE ALSO TOO LAZY TO WORK FOR A LIVING!....GOD BLESS THE USA!

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