Dec 02

Thanksgiving Mixer Mixes It Up At The Armory

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  Friday evening, November 25th, Black Friday,   the National Guard Armory was the place to enjoy good times and just let your hair down. Angel McShan, once again, put the icing on the cake for the holiday as approximately 300+ guests danced and mingled to the rocking beat of three DJs. “This is the …

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Dec 02

Friends and Family Celebrates Alice Lee Johnson’s 100th Birthday

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  Saturday evening, friends and family members enjoyed the festivities of Mrs. Alice Lee Johnson’s 100th year old birthday party at the Fricker Recreational Center. Approximately 250+ well-wishers enjoyed a sit down meal catered by Mrs. Torrie Jones. Mrs. Johnson, affectionally called “Nana Niecy” was born November 28, 1916, in Laurel Mississippi.  She is the …

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Dec 02

National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center Launches Florida Heritage Trail Project in Pensacola

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  By Tony McCray Eugene Franklin, the President of the Florida Black Chamber, represents Florida on the National Black Chamber’s Board of Directors as the National Tourism Director. He is posing with Hank Harris, the CEO of the National Black Tourism Marketing Corporation, and a talented Black artist, Eric O’Neal, from Chicago by way of …

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Nov 25

Belmont Youth Band Changes Location and its Name to The Lamont Community Music School

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By: Tony McCray The Belmont Youth Band, that was organized by Vivian Lamont and Rudy Pendleton fifteen years ago in the Belmont/DeVilliers Business District, has established a new home at the Dixon School of the Arts under a new name of The Lamont Community Music School. Lamont and Pendleton began the group to assist the …

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Nov 25

Gilda Marvray , Pensacola’s Icon Passes

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*Editor’s Note:  Last Wednesday, November 17, Mrs. Gilda Marvry went home to be with the Lord.  We thought it only fitting to reprint her life as a celebration for all to read.  At the publishing of this article, she was 83.  She was a strong Black women who endured until the end. We hope you …

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Nov 25

Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe Celebrates 25th Annual POW WOW

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  By: Shirley Stone Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th from 9am to 5pm the Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe celebrated their 25th Annual Pow  Wow.   This was their very first Powwow that was held at their tribal ground located at 4750 Willard Norris Rd., Milton FL. November is the Native American month …

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Nov 19

Sickle Cell Celebrates the Holidays with Appreciation

Friday evening, at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, the holiday season got off to an early start as the Sickle Cell Disease Association celebrated their holiday dinner and appreciation ceremony. As community friends gathered in the hall,  it was apparent that no one was a stranger to this annual event.  Christmas ornaments could be seen coming …

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