Apr 10

Phenomenal Women Debutantes Vowing to Wait

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The Phenomenal Women of Freewill Ministries, Inc. will present Phenomenal Women Debutantes to Christ. They are officially ladies in waiting.  With a commitment ring encircling her finger, each of the 2013 Phenomenal Women debutantes will vow to remain a virtuous woman until her day of marriage.  For the fifteenth year in a row, Phenomenal Women …

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Apr 10

World Champion Dancers Perform in Dance for Life

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 By Carlyn “Cartilini” James World champion dancers Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad performed together Saturday evening, April 5, in the Dance for Life charity exhibition along with other professionals in Northwest Florida. Hosted by Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Crestview, this event was to benefit the programs of Covenant Hospice in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. …

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Apr 10

Communities Discuss Countywide Joint Venture RESTORE Projects

Community organizing initiatives surrounding the BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast RESTORE Act have increased recently around Escambia County and the Gulf Coast despite Judge Barbier’s ruling setting the penalty phase of the civil trial for January 2015. It seems as if the interest in the RESTORE Act process has generated a new sense of community …

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Apr 03

Dream Defender Founder Protests Youth Being Treated as Cash Crops in School to Prison Pipeline

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The Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) held a fundraiser on Sunday March 30th at the Five Sisters Restaurant in the Historic Belmont and DeVilliers Business District. The guest speaker for the event was Philip Agnew of the Dream Defenders, preceded by Democratic candidates Ellison Bennett, and Laura Elder for the School Board Mike District …

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Apr 03

The Gathering Awareness and Book Center Celebrates Move to Historical Belmont & DeVilliers Business District

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The Gathering Awareness and Book Center moved to the Historical Belmont & DeVilliers Business District at 314 N. DeVilliers St. in Pensacola, Florida with an impactful blast from the past as it forges ahead with its new future. Georgia and Johnny Blackmon owners of the twenty (20) year old retail business flexed its business and …

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Apr 03

Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) Members and Allies Speak Out at School Board Meeting

The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) rallied its supporters and together they offered comments, posed questions, and made suggestions to the Escambia County School Board and the School District Superintendent in hopes of spurring the District to engage the community in tangible, transparent reform of failing school, policies and practices. There were students, parents, business …

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Apr 03

Pensacola City Council Unanimously Supports Plan for Community Input on Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program

The City of Pensacola’s plan for MGT of America to implement an outreach initiative for local business and community input on the proposed Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program passed with unanimous support of the Pensacola City Council on the March 27th consent agenda. In December 2013, the Council held a workshop to receive a presentation …

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Apr 03

2014 LIVING LEGENDS BANQUET

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The culmination of Bethel A.M.E. celebrating their 2014 Sisters’ Month was a spectacular event! Five deserving women of Bethel were honored at a Banquet on Saturday, March 29th, in Bethel’s Mary E. Dixon Fellowship Hall. The honorees were Sister Ophelia Colston, Sister Christine Gooding, Sister Mattie Harris, Sister Jennie Drain and last but not least, …

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Apr 01

Stedman Graham Brings Message to Pensacola

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This past Monday afternoon, internationally known motivational speaker, author and community leader Stedman Graham brought his message of Identity Development to nearly 80 community leaders and concerned citizens at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Graham talked to those in attendance with an effort to try to have a person learn more about focussing more on their …

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Mar 27

Coalition for Justice of Northwest Florida Attends Summit of Florida Black State Legislators

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill lit up the “State of Black Florida Luncheon” in the Tallahassee Civic Center Ballroom in the presence of a standing room only crowd of members of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators, Black Greek Sorority and Fraternity members, statewide Black business owners, NAACP civil rights leaders, Florida Democratic Black Caucus …

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