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Mr. Andre Demetrius Knight

Wrong Andre Demetrius Knight?

President

Rocky Mount NAACP
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • City Councilman
    Rocky Mount NAACP
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Andre Knight, president of ...
www.rockymounttelegram.com, 3 Jan 2015 [cached]
Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount NAACP, said the branch is planning to address the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education at the board's monthly meeting Monday regarding a controversial photo posted on the social media app Instagram.
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Following the town hall meeting, Knight said, more than 30 parents filled out forms detailing their complaints about how the school administration has handled the incident.
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dailyhaymaker.com [cached]
The Round Rev and his sidekick, former NC NAACP president and current Rocky Mount city councilman Andre Knight, are targeting the latest threat to the American fabric: high school girls in Nash County: The Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP...
The Rev. William Barber, president of ...
www.rockymounttelegram.com, 21 Jan 2015 [cached]
The Rev. William Barber, president of the state chapter of the NAACP, will speak at the event, which is focused on the theme of the "Fierce Urgency of Now," taken from a speech King made in 1962 in Rocky Mount, said Andre Knight, president of the Rocky Mount branch of the NAACP.
"The branch leadership decided that we needed to provide extra encouragement to our community to participate in and support efforts to move our society forward," he said.
Do U Know & Do U Care? - The Political Agitator
www.thepoliticalagitator.com, 28 Sept 2006 [cached]
At 3:30 p.m., half an hour before the council meeting began, N.C. Superior Court Judge Frank Brown in Edgecombe County signed a temporary restraining order that nullifies for 10 days the Edgecombe County Board of Elections' decision that Knight does not live inside the county.
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"Mr. Knight stays a full voting member of the council just as if (the challenge) never took place," said Mayor Fred Turnage.
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About 50 people filled the council chambers, some wearing T-shirts expressing support for Knight.
Councilman Lamont Wiggins, who is an attorney, said he thinks the injunction was the proper decision.
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The board ruled Oct. 17 that Knight is not a resident of Edgecombe County because, they said, the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs presented evidence proving Knight lives on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount.
Knight's appeal claims that the ruling was "made on improper procedure, is not supported by substantial evidence in view of the entire record, is arbitrary and capricious, and violates Mr. Knight's constitutional rights."
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Knight is president of the Rocky Mount branch of the NAACP.
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If Knight were ousted from office, the council would have the power to appoint a new Ward 1 councilman.
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Several other community leaders spoke in support of Knight during the meeting.As the meeting - sponsored by the Rocky Mount-Edgecombe-Nash Community Action Committee - closed, an offering was taken up for Knight's defense fund.
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The next rally in Knight's support will be at noon Nov. 4 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Rocky Mount Telegram Online)
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Mr. Knight's position as third vice president of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party was not what this challenge was really about.The eye of the prize is his seat on the Rocky Mount City Council.Unfortunately, there are still African-Americans in our midst who are willing to let themselves be used to promote agendas that are perceived to be racially motivated and offer no benefits to them.Today, Andre Knight's voting rights were nullified.
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The Telegram's loose usage of the word "abandon" in two articles written about the hearing misinformed readers, leading many to believe that Mr. Knight had to sell his previous home or never spend any time there again in order to declare a new residence.If this were the case, the disqualification of elected officials and registered voters would be overwhelming."Abandon," as it relates to the voter residency laws, simply means the "intent" is not to use the property as a permanent residence again.The key word here is "intent," not "abandon."
Much to do was made about how much time Mr. Knight spent at Cherry Street and how much water and electricity he used.There is nothing in the General Statute stating how much time a person must spend in his home or how much water and electricity must be used in order to claim residency.
Many of the questions put forth to Mr. Knight were unrelated, intrusive and an invasion of privacy, leaving possible grounds for lawsuits.
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If Knight is paying a bigger utility bill for his house on Braswell Street than he is for the one on Cherry Street, does that mean the house with the bigger utility bill is actually his residence?
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Higgs received plenty of coaching from people who don't live in Ward 1 or Edgecombe County - Jerry Fisher, who hosts a television gab-fest that frequently targets Knight, and Kenneth Pledger, a former teacher who regularly trades online insults with one of Knight's friends, Curmilus Dancy II.
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I'm not sure anyone can say with certainty where Andre Knight spends most of his time.
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- Even though Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight and his attorney, Antonio Lawrence, presented the Board of Elections with a notice of appeal at the conclusion of Knight's residency hearing Tuesday, Knight has yet to file an appeal with the Edgecombe County Superior Clerk of Court.
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- Even though Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight and his attorney, Antonio Lawrence, presented the Board of Elections with a notice of appeal at the conclusion of Knight's residency hearing Tuesday, Knight has yet to file an appeal with the Edgecombe County Superior Clerk of Court.
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Note: This is the Kenneth Pledger who the Daily Southerner provided the proof to the Edgecombe County Board of Elections that Andre Knight did not live Ward 1.
Told 'ya so.The system has methods to ensure that all facts and sides are considered... and that one decision does not automatically do away with representation without giving the parties chance for full consideration.
....if in fact the board of elections decision were to be overturned... then it would not be equitable... for Knight to have been removed from office until a final decision had been made on whether the board of elections stands... even with that... there are still many options open to the city council... even with and adverse ruling for knight... primary among these would be whether the people who voted for Knight in the original election should continue to have his voice at least until the next election... (one factor... the person who could have challenged Knight..his opponent... did not do so within the right time frames and chose not to challenge....
Basically, putting the board of elections proceedings and ruling aside... when the election was completed in 2003... the opponent did not challenge... Knight had a clear majority...
AND... despite issues of where he lives... or not...NOTHING has changed since he was elected and his opponent could have challenged him... in other words... some of the language in the elections rules states that if the person moves out of district he/she can be removed... Knight in fact has kept things the same since 2003.... so he has not 'moved' since 2003?... see the point?... a little different than if he had moved from Braswell to Cherry in 2005...
And folks, those are the little things that the legal system works out... in my opinion... if the court were to decide based on Knight not having 'moved' or changed any addresses during the time since being elected... there would not be a 'litigating vehicle' that would allow council to even consider removing him at this point... even if he loses the board of elections matter for Edgecombe... the council would be faced with taking action on an event that did not change during the time since election...
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....the weekend I happened to bump into Knight and said how I enjoyed our short chat... and complimented Knight..
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.....and you can count on Dancy trying to stir more trouble around Knight... for Knight to have to deal with...
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I consider myself to be a true friend of Andre Knight and I will not allow anyone to run him down because I know where his heart is.Although I am not but 6 years older than he I have much respect for him.
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I take offense that you and some others have been running down my friend Andre Knight, a young man trying to do positive things however all of us know that when black folks, white folks and other speak out on issues that we will get singled out however we must look at the whole picture.
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I just wanted to let you know that it might sounded good a black (Higgs) attacking other blacks (Rev. Batchelor, Knight and myself) but credibility makes all the difference even when you stand alone.
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Knight supporters, including Curmilus Dancy II, say the Edgecombe County Board of Elections hearings that stripped Knight of his residency in Edgecombe County and his Rocky Mount City Council seat were orchestrated attempts by whites to overthrow a black leader.
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"It probably will not resolve without being a race thing, as long as Andre stays black and those white folks out there against him stay white," Dancy said.
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"I think he's speaking for the white community that wants to see Andre removed," Dancy said.
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There's Elections Board Chairman Gladys Shelton's 2004 statement that Andre doesn't live in Edgecombe County.
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There's her remark during the residency hearing joking that Knight should drive a fancier car.There's the two white women on the board of elections voting against Knight, the one black man on the board voting in his favor.
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The next step in the process is for Knight to file an appeal with the N.C. Superior Court in Edgecombe County.
The gap between the hearing and the appeal has given people plenty of time to argue.
Dancy and Pledger have both been regularly posting their opinions of the residency hearing on their respective blogs.
And argument is nothing new to Knight.He's been involved in several public disputes since taking office in 2003.
Knight, also president of the ...
www.rockymounttelegram.com, 13 Feb 2010 [cached]
Knight, also president of the Rocky Mount chapter of the NAACP, said he was concerned race might have been a factor in the incident.
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MAYBE YOU NEEDED SOMEONE LIKE DEE WHITLEY IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP MR KNIGHT. OBVIOUSLY YOU NEVER EXPERIENCED HAVING DEE'S FATHER AS A COACH OR A TEACHER OR YOUR LIFE AND ATTITUDE WOULD BE TOTALY DIFFERENT.
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DOES THIS MEAN CITIZENS CAN CALL FOR KNIGHT TO RESIGN OVER NOT ONLY OUR CONCERN FOR LITTLE BOYS BUT CONCERN FOR THE IMAGE HE IS CREATING FOR OUR CITY!
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Mr. Knight and Mr. Dancy with all their puffery are trying to make this about race when in fact race was not a consideration.
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Mr. Knight and other in the black community are having symposiums on crime in the black community but when someone tries to help them by disciplining a child they go on the attack. I would suggest that Mr. Knight and the members of the black community take a page from Mr. Whitley's play book and apply the hand, belt, or paddle to the bottoms of their unruly children; that would be a start on helping their crime problem.
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Andre Knight
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Leave it good old Andre to try to bring up race. Hey Andre! Here's an idea!
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Now as it relates to Rocky Mount NAACP President Andre Knight's role. He was carrying out his duty as President and that was to represent the parent/child. This is the same as the role of the attorneys in this case. Mike I am trying to understand why you recognized Andre Knight as a Rocky Mount City Councilman and then later as President of the NAACP.
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Because as soon as something happens to black person, Mr. Knight is saying woe is the black man. Damn its 2010 the chances for everyone is even these days. Actually because of special scholarships, "Black Colleges", Affirmative Action, etc...
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Mr. Knight made this news, and then the parent jumps on board, to try and get a piece of the pie. Facts are Facts, this kid screwed up and go discpiplined for it. Go back to 1999 when some kid from OH went to Singapore and and spraypainted a wall he was given strikes with a cane stick as punishment.
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ANDRE get off you butt and do some REAL work! VOLUNTEER!! Start a commity to HELP your town instead of judgeing others!!
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Andre doesn't even live in the district he represents.
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Thats not the same for Mr. Racist. 'Mr.' Knight is suppose to live where he represents.
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Knight said he hopes the kid didn't loose faith in the justice system because someone was found guilty. Now if it was a black person on trial and found guilty, he would be saying the same thing and that the person was wrongly convicted.
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Andre Knight didn't even have a child out there so it's time for Andre to start praticing what he preaches. Get back to the task at hand on the City Council Andre and stay off the playing field.
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My question is: who is responsible for wasting taxpayer money for the purpose of satisfying Andre Knight? Ridiculous.
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