Feb 10

Papa Rock Chitlin Circuit and Black Radio Legend Passes

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Grover “Papa Rock” Rivers passed away last week in Pensacola, Florida where he spent most of his life establishing a career in the music industry. This was during the segregation period that produced the “Chitlin Circuit” and Black Radio as a strong viable force in the music industry and in the African-American community in general.  …

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Feb 10

Black Elected Officials Focus on Jobs in City-County Government Joint Meeting

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By: Tony McCray Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Pensacola City Councilwoman, Jewel Canada Wynn, and City Councilman Gerald Wingate directed their joint political power to job creation and development in Pensacola and Escambia County. The Escambia Board of County Commissioners held a joint meeting with Pensacola City Council at Pensacola City Hall on Monday, January …

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Feb 10

North Port St Joe Community Leadership Luncheon Brings the Community Together

(Port St. Joe, FL) Saturday morning, approximately 40+ community members and friends gathered at the Washington Improvement building for a delicious brunch and to discuss the next strategic plan. John Hendry  stated “I left Port St Joe 10 years ago.  When I returned, I was delighted with the change.  I saw change everywhere except in …

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Feb 10

Community Calendar: February/March 2017

  February 1- 28, 2017 – During February, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at locations in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Milton and Cantonment for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Following is the February schedule for adult screenings: ·       Feb. 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Monica’s …

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Feb 03

EMMETT TILL’S ACCUSER ADMITS IT WAS ALL A LIE

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  By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the White woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Miss., in 1955, has admitted she lied, according to a new book. Till had allegedly whistled at and …

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Feb 03

Protestors March at the Pensacola Airport

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People from all walks of life came to protest the ban of Muslims from seven countries entering the United States Saturday at the Pensacola Airport. Hundreds of protestors gathered to join other protestors around the nation to show solidarity against President’s Trump temporary ban on immigrants coming to the United States. Virginia Byers marched at …

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Jan 31

Pensacola Women’s March in Solidarity to Make their Voices Heard

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The weather did not hinder women of the community from coming together Saturday morning to express their concerns and comradery in issues brought forth by our new President, Donald J. Trump. Approximately 2,700+ people braved the weather in Pensacola and marched from De Luna Plaza though downtown Pensacola to the Martin Luther King Plaza in …

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