May 24

Shining Stars Receive Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

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  Saturday evening at the Whitewater Creek Country Club in Fayetteville, Georgia, four of Pensacola’s Shining Stars received the Barack Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Jacqueline Miles, Publisher of The Gulf Coast Voice, received the award for Media; Former Chief of Police David Alexander III received the award for Law Enforcement; Apostle Samuel Beasley of …

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May 24

County Government and Community Partners Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of Brownville Resource Center

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By: Tony McCray The public was invited to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly-renovated Brownsville Community Resource Center Wednesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at 3200 W. De Soto St. This addition to the Brownsville area will offer a variety of educational and enrichment programs for youth, including an after school …

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May 24

100 Black Men of Pensacola Celebrate 20th Annual Leadership Training Graduation

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By: Tony McCray 100 Black Men of Pensacola celebrated their 20th Annual Beautillion on May 21st at New World Landing in Downtown Pensacola.  The “rites-of-passage” event serves as the commemoration of the achievement of the young men who have completed the organization’s leadership training program.  Xavier Ansley-Black, Tyree Dashawn Randall and Roderick Levon Campbell, Jr …

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May 17

Florida Black Chamber Presents Pan African Cultural Heritage Initiative at Leadership and Awards Conference

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“Commerce, Culture, Community, Education, Influence, Knowledge, and Faith” By: Tony McCray The Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, led by its president, Eugene Franklin, held the Pan African Cultural Heritage Leadership Conference at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Downtown Pensacola to launch their Pan African and National Cultural Heritage Initiative. Franklin stated to the …

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May 17

House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden was appointed the 14th Librarian of Congress by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from the current Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. The legislation, H.R. 1695, was authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (D-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), would limit the powers of …

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May 17

Mother Wit Forges Ahead with the Federated Home

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  If you haven’t been by the Federated Home located on the corner of “C” and LaRua, then you are missing history in the making. So far, the home has received a new roof, siding and paint, bringing back the look of old. Now, they are ready to begin the interior. Saturday morning, a fund …

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May 10

Community and Students Celebrate the Life of Coach Cedric Keith Singer

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By: Jacqueline Miles Cedric Singer was the type of man that would never meet a stranger.  He would often take children under his wings to give them the guidance and nurturing love that so many desired and needed. Born on July 29, 1971 to Linda Gail Singer, he was reared in the fear of the …

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