Dec 11

PROTEST VOICES ARE HEARD IN DOWNTOWN PENSACOLA

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This past Sunday December 7th the voices of racially diverse concerned citizens in Pensacola and Escambia County were echoing “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” and “I Can’t Breathe!” in support of the protests against the killings of unarmed Black men by white law enforcement officers. The rally was called “From Pensacola to Ferguson, With Love,” and …

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Dec 04

STUDER OFFERS $5.2 MILLION FOR ECUA SITE IN THE HISTORICALLY BLACK “TAN YARD” COMMUNITY

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Since Hurricane Ivan impacted downtown Pensacola in 2004, the historically majority African-American “Tan Yard” community has experienced a lot of redevelopment attention leading to a tremendous amount of public and private investment. On Thursday, November 20th, Quint Studer Properties offered $5.2 million cash for the former site of the downtown wastewater treatment facility located in …

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Dec 04

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS FOR POLICE TRAINING FUNDS AS ST. LOUIS GRAND JURY PROTESTS SPREAD

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On Monday, December 1st, President Barack Obama continued to weigh in on what USA TODAY flashed as a headline this past Sunday, “Ferguson could spark a new civil rights era.” The president convened a meeting at the White House of law enforcement, politicians, civil rights, and youth leaders and called for $263 Million for additional …

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Dec 04

RESTORE COMMITTEE RECEIVES FUNDING NEEDS FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND SETS DEADLINES

Bentina Terry (RESTORE Committee Member)

Escambia County’s RESTORE Act Advisory Committee met Monday December 1st at the Escambia County Commission Chambers and heard presentations from the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), the Town of Century, the City of Pensacola, and Escambia County on their respective funding needs and gaps in the draft needs assessment for …

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Nov 27

Susan L. Taylor Essence Magazine Editor Emeritus Brings National CARES Mentoring to Northwest Florida

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Susan L. Taylor spoke at Ft. Walton Beach’s Greg Chapel AME “A Red Carpet Affair”, on this past Saturday evening on the 6th floor overlooking the beach at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. The theme “Changing Lives, A Community in Partnership” was evident with the local and international sponsors in addition to Susan Taylor, a …

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Nov 27

UWF senior named Student of the Year by National Collegiate Honors Council

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Pensacola, Fla. –– A University of West Florida student was recently named Student of the Year by the National Collegiate Honors Council during the council’s 2014 Conference in Denver, Colorado. Jini Curry, a senior biochemistry major, Kugelman Honors Scholar and president of the UWF Honors Council, was chosen from students enrolled at colleges and universities across …

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Nov 27

Epps Christian Center Sponsors Thanksgiving Dinner and Appreciation Banquet

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Saturday morning, Epps Christian Center began their annual free Thanksgiving meal for disadvantaged people in the community. “We began our meals Saturday and we will serve again on Thanksgiving Day,” said Evangelist Sylvia Tisdale. It is expected that approximately 800 people will enjoy the meals prepared by Evangelist Tisdale. “Aside from preparing meals for my …

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Nov 20

The Gathering Awareness Hosts Senator Hank Sanders for ‘Back on the Blocks’ Celebration

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Alabama Senator Hank Sanders and his wife Rose Sanders brought their published books and stories of the civil rights movement to the Back on the Blocks Celebration in the Belmont and DeVilliers Historical Business District at the Gathering Awareness and Book Center. The event was hosted by its owners, Georgia and Johnny Blackmon. It was …

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Nov 20

Underhill and Robinson Sworn In and May Turns Over Chairmanship to Barry at Escambia Commission

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Tuesday, November 17th, new Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill was sworn in on a very cold Tuesday morning but at a very warm swearing in ceremony in the commission chambers. Grover Robinson, IV was also sworn in for another term for District 4. At the same meeting County Commission Chairman Lumon May turned over the …

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Nov 20

Freewill Ministries Celebrates New Building, New Neighborhood

More than 500 people attended the Sunday afternoon official dedication service of Freewill Ministries.  Parishioners filled the church sanctuary as well as designated overflow areas.  (Photo by Daryl Hooks)

  By Charmere N. Gatson  For nearly 27 years, Bishop Paul L. Jones, Sr., and his wife, Co-Pastor Sharon D. Jones, have ministered to the congregation of Freewill Ministries in Pensacola’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.  At the start of the ministry, membership was small, but as time progressed, the church membership grew, and worship services and …

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