Jan 29

Krewe of African Queens Crown Queen Amanirenas

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The Krewe of African Queens converged on Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Community Center for the thirteenth year Saturday for the coronation of Queen Amanirenas. Each Queen’s table was decorated with glittering vases filled with gold balls topped off with flowers and surrounded by candles. Queen Amanirenas fought side-by-side with her husband King Tereteqas and his soldiers. …

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Jan 29

Lost Dog Tags Found in Viet-Nam Are Presented to Veteran at Post 193

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United States Marine Corps Viet-Nam Veteran, Ollie B. Todd, Jr., was presented his military dog tags at a Saturday January 24th ceremony at Post 193 at 2708 N. 12th Avenue in Pensacola, Florida. Todd lost his dog tags during his stay in Viet-Nam. He says, “I must have been running mighty hard or I got …

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Jan 22

Pensacola’s Living the Dream Event Reflects King’s Vision of Diversity

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Pensacola’s Living the Dream celebration and awards event vividly reflected Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of diversity on Saturday, January 17th at New World Landing. The commitment of local visionary philanthropist Quint Studer, politician and bridge-builder County Commissioner Lumon May, and dentist turned entrepreneur, Dr. Karl Lewis created a return on investment celebration with …

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Jan 22

Community Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 marked the beginning observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration which began at the Greater First Missionary Baptist Church, Cantonment, Florida with a Musical that included the Bethel MBC Male Chorus of Monroeville, Alabama, the Triple B Dance Team, Wards Temple AFM Church of God Choirs, The Southern Boys …

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Jan 15

Mamie Hixon Chosen Grand Marshall of Martin Luther King Parade

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Mamie Hixon also known as “the Grammarian” has been chosen the Grand Marshall of the MLK Parade2015. Hixon, who has a total of 47 years teaching, has been working at the University of West Florida for 33 years. “I started working in the Escambia County School District in 1967,” she began. “I actually started at …

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Jan 15

Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society Sponsors Fund Raiser

Friday evening at St John Divine AME Zion Church, the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society sponsored a fund raiser to support The Janie Speaks Hospital in Afrancho, Ghana. Mistress of Ceremonies for the prestigious occasion was Reverend Rita D Westmore, who warmed the hearts of many with her charming personality and godly antics. Minister …

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Jan 08

Emancipation Day Celebrated and New NAACP Leadership Sworn In on New Years Day

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The Pensacola/Escambia County Emancipation Day and Black History Committee kicked off the New Year with its 152nd Celebration Program of the Emancipation Proclamation. The New Years Day program was held in the sanctuary of the Houser Memorial AME Zion Church at 710 E. Jordan Street in Pensacola. Rev. Isaac Williams, Pastor of Greater True Vine …

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Jan 08

RESTORE Committee Approves County Needs Assessment for Project Award Process

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The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee made a critical decision at their monthly meeting held on Monday January 5, 2015 to approve the County-wide Needs Assessment drafted by Dewberry Consultants LLC leading to the establishment of the funding criteria for Escambia County RESTORE Act projects. The purpose of this needs assessment is to provide a …

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Jan 01

Pensacola Reunion Committee Holiday Mixers Create Multiple Impacts

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The 5th Annual Christmas Mixer celebration was held on Friday December 26th at New World Landing with attendance estimated at 500 plus. The event is spearheaded by Ms. Angel McShan, an Escambia High School graduate and the Pensacola Reunion Mixer Committee made up of native Pensacolians anxious to mix it up with friends, family, and …

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Jan 01

Pensacola’s AKA Sorority Hosts 58th Debutante Ball at New World Landing

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The Delta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its 58th Annual Debutante Ball on Dec. 27th at New World Landing on South Palafox Street in Downtown Pensacola, Florida. The national sorority introduced fifteen (15) young ladies to society from various high schools in Escambia County, Florida and Baldwin County, Alabama. The young …

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