May 05

Attention!!!

City Council Meeting tonight, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:30pm. Agenda item: Renaming the Pensacola airport to former Governor of Florida, Reubin Askew.

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Apr 30

Part 2: No Discussion at the School to Prison Pipeline Forum

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  By: Tonya Jackson After the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area’s Prison to Pipeline Forum, civil rights activist Ellison Bennett commented, “This meeting gave people a false sense that everything is well in our school system. Everyone on that panel was handpicked by Malcolm Thomas and worked for the school system. …

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Apr 30

Gamell Stars in “Doubt”

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    By: Tonya Jackson Lawrence C. Gamell, Jr. is an actor of stage, screen, and television. On Saturday evening he and his cast presented “Doubt” at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Auditorium. The cast included Gamell as Father Flynn, Josephine Mayo as Sister Aloysius, Jessica McMillan as Sister James, and Tara Fiya Moorer as Mrs. …

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Apr 30

Back to our Roots: Escambia High School Hosts Educational Jamboree and College Fair

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Escambia High School under the direction of educator Jewel Cannada-Wynn invited historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) to raise awareness of the educational possibilities for Escambia County students. The colleges in attendance were Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Alabama A&M), Huntsville, Alabama; Bishop State, Mobile, Alabama; Concordia College, Selma, Alabama; Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida; …

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Apr 30

Hot Wheels for Habitat

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By: Tonya Jackson This past Saturday was a beautiful day to hang out downtown in Ferdinand Park. It was also the day the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, “Pensacola Hot Wheels a Food Truck Festival,” was held. This origin festival featured music by the Tallahassee-based Sarah Mac Band, a tasting contest judged by locals from …

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Apr 22

No Discussion of Investigation by Justice Department at the School to Prison Pipeline Forum

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    By: Tonya Jackson Part 1 of 2 For months, local community organizations have been meeting to discuss the school to prison pipeline. On Monday, April 18th, they met with the public for their fourth and final forum.  Led by Paula Montgomery, chair of the education committee of The League of Women Voters, Pensacola …

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Apr 22

Health & Wellness Fair at Zion Hope

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  By: Tonya Jackson April is Minority Health Month and according to acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Sylvia Burwell,  “Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care persist across many communities. Minority communities still continue to suffer higher rates of serious health conditions, …

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