Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Immediate Release
20 AUGUST 2010

Clergy to Hold Day of Prayer, Clergy Summit and Prayer Meeting in Raleigh, NC to Promote Schools Excellence and Stop Resegregation.

Rev. Dr. Nancy Petty of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. Earl Johnson of Martin Street Baptist Church will lead a steering committee of clergy which include: Rev. Portia Rochelle, President, Raleigh/Apex NAACP Branch; Rev. Anthony Davis, AME Zion Church; Rev. Lorraine Ljunggren, Pastor, St. Mark's Episcopal Church; Father Michael Hunn, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Pastor, Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church Hickory, NC and Religious Chair of the NC NAACP; Rev. Paul Anderson, Pastor, Fountain of Life Church; and David LaMotte, Program Associate for Peace, NC Council of Churches. Our purpose is to open our churches for prayer, hold a Clergy Summit and a Mass Public Prayer Meeting on August 30, 2010. The Clergy summitt will be held at Martin Street Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. and the Mass Public Prayer Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. August 30th is a historic day in Wake County. While there had been modest steps towards desegregation, on August 30, 1971, following the supreme court decision in Swann vs Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Raleigh students began more intentional and broader steps towards desgregation of public schools 17 years after Brown vs Board of Education.

Rev. Dr. Nancy Petty notes that the reason for calling this Day of Prayer and Clergy Summit is to be clear that the issues we are dealing with around public education have enormous moral, ethical, and spiritual implications. For people of faith, prayer has always been crucial to the work of social justice. Now, more than ever, we must be faithful in not only working for justice but praying for justice. And so we gather on August 30 to pray that our community and our elected leaders will stand up and speak out for ALL our children.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Raleigh, N.C. — A Monday morning shooting at a downtown Raleigh barbershop left one man dead, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting at Total Styles and Cuts, 203 E. Cabarrus St., at about 9:15 a.m. and found a man dead inside the shop, police said.

His identity was withheld, pending notification of relatives.

A week ago, a store owner was stabbed during a robbery of his men's clothing outlet on South Wilmington Street, about three blocks from the site of Monday's shooting.


WRAL - Monday, August 9, 2010

Still not close enough to King Charles "I care about minorities, I really do" Meeker the Resegregationist's downtown Fayetteville Street Mecca for him to do anything about it.

Now if the criminals would shoot someone on Fayetteville Street, then that would be a different story....

King Charles, we don't need to hear your rhetoric about caring for the other downtown community made up of Raleigh's poor and minorities, we can see it in your investments for your "Livable Streets" and the rest of downtown Raleigh which because of the lack of your support remains "Unlivable."

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Post courtesy of Terry Stoops at the John Locke Foundation.

Visit the blog: http://www.johnlocke.org/lockerroom/

Graduation rates in Wake and Mecklenburg
Posted by Dr. Terry Stoops at 10:14 AM

Both districts graduate the same percentage of low-income students and are below the state average graduation rate.

Low-income Wake County: 59.7 percent
Low-income Charlotte-Mecklenburg: 59.8 percent
Low-income Statewide: 66.3 percent

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Or how else can one explain all the personal checks he hands out to folks in the district. You can check out the links below to see his charity in action. It's been a longstanding practice of Etheridge to print up checks with his name as the payee on them.

Bobby, I am so glad to know that you care so deeply about citizens in the district that you would take funds from your personal account to hand out to law enforcement, fire departments, etc.

I assume that since your name is on the check, it's not taxpayer dollars. Otherwise it would be awfully arrogant of you. Of course, well.....

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