Aug 14

David Alexander Sworn In as First Pensacola Black Police Chief Excerpts from Alexander’s Official Speech

David Alexander Sworn In as First Pensacola Black Police Chief Excerpts from Alexander’s Official Speech Chief David Alexander was officially sworn in as Pensacola’s first Black Police Chief on Wednesday August 5th at the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center while a standing room only crowd listened in silence to the historical moment.  Pensacola Mayor Ashton …

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Aug 14

Pensacola Native DeWayne Crocker, Jr. is a Finalist on BET’s Race to the Stage

Pensacola Native DeWayne Crocker, Jr. is a Finalist on BET’s Race to the Stage DeWayne Crocker, Jr., a Pensacola native from the Montclair area, made the top three rankings out of 15,000 applicants, this past Wednesday, August 12th, in the “BET Sunday Best: Race to the Stage” competition. The program is to be aired on …

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Aug 01

Escambia County and Northwest Florida Counties Form Coalition to Access $2 Billion RESTORE Funding

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Escambia County and Northwest Florida Counties Form Coalition to Access $2 Billion RESTORE Funding   Escambia County was well represented at the meeting attended by officials from eight (8) Northwest Florida county governments held in Walton County on Monday July 27th.  The focus of the meeting was the organizing of the governments into an entity …

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Aug 01

Pensacola Network Celebration Huge Hit

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Pensacola Network Celebration Huge Hit Celebration of the Pensacola Network on Friday, July 24th at DeVilliers Square in Historic Belmont DeVilliers Business District was a huge hit. The first Pensacola Network event was held in July of 2013, and this past Friday saw a very diverse crowd downtown professionals, community non-profits, government leaders, and business …

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Jul 24

City Appoints First Black Chief of Police

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by Teris Robinson The City Council of Pensacola consented 7-0 to the appointment of the city’s first African American police chief, David Alexander III, June 16th.   Both Council and community members spoke positively regarding Chief Alexander’s upcoming tenure.   “He not only is qualified to be the chief of police, but he also doubles well as …

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Jul 24

Pensacola Network Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in the Historical Belmont-DeVilliers Business District

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Pensacola Network Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in the Historical Belmont-DeVilliers Business District This Friday, July 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm the Pensacola Network will roll out the red carpet for the community to celebrate their two year anniversary at DeVilliers Square in Historic Belmont DeVilliers Business District. The celebration will also mark two-thousand community connections …

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Jul 17

MINORITY BANKS SHUT OUT OF NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS AWARDS

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MINORITY BANKS SHUT OUT OF NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS AWARDS (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On June 15, 2015, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), an arm of the Treasury Department, issued $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to 76 entities across the country. Sadly, no funds were awarded to the nation’s …

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