HK On J Planned For Next Weekend

It's called the people's movement and it made it's way to the east this week and plans to take it's message to Raleigh next weekend.

A rally for justice and inequalities is the purpose of the Historic Thousands on Jones street or "HK on J." Members of the NAACP and representatives from 100 various organizations have banded together to address issues in our state- ranging from equal education to worker's rights, jobs and the justice system. State NAACP president Reverend William Barber spoke in greenville Tuesday and says they want the state to move forward not backwards.

"We got to have politicians, democrat or republican to stand what's right who will concerned about the whole, who won't worry about getting elected, but will worry about doing what's right and they have the power and the ability to do what's right," said Barber.

The HK on J organization, plans to march to the the state legislature on Jones Street Saturday, February 12th.

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  • by James Location: New Bern on Feb 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM
    Lavon, no one is saying that the NAACP didn't have it's place 50 years ago. Everyone I've seen posting here will agree that slavery was wrong, but the NAACP is no longer needed. You have equal rights now. Yeah, there is still racism... from blacks and whites, that will NEVER change. But as far as blacks getting a loan or a job or whatever.... you are as equal as whites. One problem I do see is a lot of black youth talking ebonics, wearing baggy jeans, trying to copy rappers. White kids also do this and you know what ??? Neither will be getting a job anywhere. I wouldn't hire them. If kids want a job, dress like it, talk like it, act like it. Hopefully black youth will take Obama as their role model instead of gangsta rappers.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    All I can say is that im raising my children to be smart and work hard in school so that they can be as successful as my wonderful President and First Lady who just happens to be black. Im going to definately teach them not to be jealous of NBA players just because their successful and rich.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    Thank God for the NAACP because if it waasn't for them and people like MLK people like Black Business Owner and myself would still be sitting in the back of the bus or even worse we would have a designated spot in the back of a restaurant to sit and use the bathroom.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Feb 6, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    Posted by: Black Business Owner... I'll gladly stand by you any day. You speak honestly and truthfully. Whites also have their problems, no one gets a pass. But I agree with you 100% You're proof that black people can prosper in America. The freebie handout system we have in America is hurting all races because it doesn't teach hard work... it teaches everyone is entitled to free money, free services from Uncle Sam or the state. My wife and I work hard, I work two jobs... and we live very well. I'm proud to say I've never took any handouts in my life. Thank you for your post.
  • by clint on Feb 6, 2011 at 04:14 AM
    "What" is a racist. Black Business Owner is a man of integrity. He does not have is head in the sands of denial. BBO I commend you. I have a number of black freinds and even some of them won't accept the truths you spoke here so well. I believe that if fate had us meet we might become freinds. Thank you for your honest post.
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:52 PM
    If european americans tried to march like african americans we would be called an extremest group and racist, even if it was my Sunday school group. Dr King worked with people, trying to bring unity. The NAACP continues to work on dividing the nation and keeping "racism" cooking on the front burner. The majority of Americans jusfe a person not on their color but on how they carry and represent themselves. Remember that if you look, walk, talk,and act like a duck you just might be a duck.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    They have equal education but do not take advantage of it.
  • by Black Business Owner Location: Greenville on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:40 PM
    Enough is enough from the NAACP. Many of you are correct. They keep the pot stirred bringing unneeded attention to the problems that affect black people. The problem is that blacks are the cause of most of our own problems. Our churches preach that we are victims. Our family structure has failed beyound reproach. The lack of value towards education is at an all-time low. Our women hve babbies with multiple fathers without shame. Grandmothers are raising babies because moms are unfit and the father in not in sight. Our children worship rappers, NBA players, Bloods and Crips, other types of thugs, but show no interest/respect in God, their elders, their family, and worst of all---themselves. We need to bring in merry maids and clean our own house before we cast rocks at others. Respect is earned, your actions define yourself, and how you dress/act go further then your ability to carry a gun and spit out rap lyrics.
  • by We Ruined It Location: A Former Great Nation on Feb 5, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    "what?", you must be young or uneducated or both. Illegal immigration has been a problem for decades and it certainly precedes the 1990s. Ronald Reagan cut an amnesty deal with the liberals who love illegal immigration, big business which wants to suppress labor costs and with conservatives who have enough sense to know illegal immigration will contribute greatly to the demise of America as a political, economic, cultural and military superpower. The deal was to legalize the ones who were here then control the borders more tightly. The second part never happened under the Bushes (big business) and Clinton (liberal lover of illegal voters) so here we are again. America is in decline and it is only a matter of time before we fall back into a third world status. You cannot hand your country over to people who come from third world cultures and think like third world people and expect to remain the world's most economically and culturally powerful nation. We have passed the tipping point.
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Feb 5, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    Perhaps this group should listen to Michael Jackson's song "Man in the Mirror"

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