Feb 12

Mt. Pilgrim Celebrates 115 Years of Missions

Mt Pilgrim MIssionary Baptist

By Greg Fink This past weekend Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church celebrated 115 years of worship and mission outreach in the Pensacola and Northwest Florida region where the ministry began in Public School #109. Started in 1900, Mount Pilgrim was organized in the home of Reverend Tom and Ella Stevens in the local community called …

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Feb 12

Attorney General Eric Holder Receives NAACP Chairman’s Award


By Tony McCray The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has been at the forefront of creating and ensuring positive images in the entertainment industry and celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances by people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups promoting social justice.  The 2015 NAACP …

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Feb 05

NDCC Women of Destiny Celebrate Annual Retreat


Beginning Friday evening, the Women of New Dimensions and visiting friends enjoyed their annual weekend retreat in San Destin’s Bay Town Wharf. The evening began with an inspirational concert in song by Pastor Annette Haston, co-founder of the Walls of Salvation International Church, located in Prichard, Alabama. She also co-pastors alongside her husband Dr. Julius …

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Jan 29

Krewe of African Queens Crown Queen Amanirenas


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


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


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

Assistant Police Chief David Alexander giving his presentation

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


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


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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