May 20

Talbot Chapel Celebrates 150 years in the Community

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  By: Tony McCray Talbot Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 425 N. Reus St. celebrated its 150th Year Anniversary from Thursday May 12th through Sunday May 15th.  The church located on Reus and La Rua Street holds down the northeast corner of the block that is shared with the historical Sunbeam Bread Plant now owned …

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May 20

Dr. Rick Harper Provides Disturbing Poverty Data on Escambia County

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By: Tony McCray This past Saturday, Dr. Rick Harper, the Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Opportunity at the University of West Florida, shared very disturbing data with the participants of the Gulf Coast Regional Equity to Achieve Prosperity (REAP) Planning Conference at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Downtown Pensacola, Florida.  A group of twenty-three …

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May 20

Par Four Golf Club Sponsors Unity Golf Championship

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By: Tonya Jackson Golfers in Pensacola have lots of beautiful locations to play their beloved sport. For the past three years the members of the Par Four Golf Club have been inviting golfers from across the city to come to the Osceola Golf Club to compete in their Pensacola Unity Golf Championship. According to Walter …

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May 20

Fashion and Greeks Celebrated at Beauty by the Bay

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  By: Tonya Jackson The seventh annual Beauty by the Bay Fashion Show and dinner was held on Sunday, May 15th at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Center overlooking the Pensacola Bay. This annual fundraiser is presented by the non-profit King Richard Foundation, Inc. and funds their scholarships to send children to summer camp with autism …

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May 13

Epps Christian Center Sponsors All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

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By: Jacqueline Miles If hunger could have been an issue Saturday morning, Epps Christian Center solved the problem as they served a breakfast of grits, scrambled eggs, bacon, fried bologna and pancakes celebrating Mother’s Day in the community. Guests enjoyed food, fellowship and listened to a heartfelt story delivered by guest speaker Sherri Myers. Myers, …

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May 13

Rosamond Johnson Beach Anniversary Growing as a Major Heritage Tourism Celebration

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  By: Tony McCray Johnson Beach near Perdido Key has a special place in the minds and hearts of Black Pensacolians as the beautiful white sand beach where families spent their summer weekends. However, many Pensacolians of all persuasions are not aware of how the beach got its name from Army Private Rosamond Johnson, Jr., …

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May 13

Mother Wit Holds Unique Fundraiser Held to Save Ella Jordan Home

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      By: Tony McCray A Mother’s Day event was held on Saturday at the Ella Jordan Home on the corner of LaRua and “C” Streets.  This unique fundraiser focused on the past presidents of the Ella Jordan Federated Home with local women of Pensacola representing these community leaders. Emma Fails represented Ella Jordan, …

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