Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 19

Mrs. Seppe Rogers Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Saturday evening, Mrs. Seppie Rogers celebrated her 100th birthday with approximately 100 of her family and friends. Born Jan 18 1912 in Chestnut Alabama Mrs. Rogers (Mama Seppie to those close to her) was the oldest of 8 children. She grew up in Alabama and moved to Pensacola after she married Wilson Rogers in the …

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Jan 19

After School Program aids Underpriviledged Children

“I come from a poor family,” says Sylvia Tisdale, director of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Pensacol. Fla.. “But I had a math teacher who took a little extra time with me: she encouraged me. She became my role model.” Sponsored by both the U.S. Department of Education and Florida Department of Education, …

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Jan 19

Delta Sigma Theta and Habitat for Humanity hold Groundbreaking

By Greg Fink Nearly 70 local residents attended the first local groundbreaking of 2012 as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Pensacola’s Habitat for Humanity broke ground for the family of Gabrielle Sims. No stranger in the aiding of building homes for those who could not otherwise afford them, Tim Evans, the executive director of …

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Jan 19

Power of Service Awards Celebrates Four Local Organizations

Several community leaders gathered for Gulf Power’s celebration of four community service organizations last night in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The inaugural “Power of Service” awards was given to Truth for Youth, STRIDE, Chain Reaction and the General Daniel “Chappie” James Academy, four organizations that work to improve the lives of …

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Jan 19

The Century-Flomaton Improvement Association Sponsors MLK Celebration

The Century-Flomaton Improvement Association sponsored the Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday celebration at the Century Community Center on Highway 4 West in Century, Florida on Monday January 16th with Tony R. McCray, Jr. of Pensacola’s IBIS Community Development Corporation serving as the program’s guest speaker. Presided over by Melvin Whatley, a marine stationed at the …

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Jan 19

The Gantt Report: Martin Luther King Was A Convict

By Lucius Gantt The barbeque smoke permeated the Black community air on Martin Luther King’s birth date in 2012. Some people golfed, some were boating and many people participated in symbolic marches where they locked arms on one side with closet Klansmen and on the other side with neo-Nazis and walked a couple of blocks …

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Jan 19

Keeping the Faith: The Sons of Former Slaves and Former Slave Owners

By Ronnie McBrayer I was fifteen-years old when the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday first became the law of the land. Having lived my entire childhood in Georgia, also Dr. King’s birthplace, I knew his story and heroics well. I also knew that he was often maligned – sometimes viciously so. When the first official …

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Jan 19

Local Companies Team Up to Aid in Souls4Souls

PENSACOLA, Fla., January 18, 2012 – Local Pensacola company, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, is teaming up with North Florida Financial to collect new or gently used footwear for donation to Soles4Souls Inc., an organization assisting people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The collection is taking place through Tuesday, Jan. 24th. …

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Jan 19

In Life, An “Account at the Bank” Can Be a Relative Thing

God does not make grandmothers like He once did. At least not like MY grandmother. Grandmother never trusted such things as banks with her money. Someone once told my grandmother, “If you would put your money in the bank, they would pay you interest.” With a confused look on her face she responded, “I have …

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Jan 19

Five Practices That Help Small Businesses Avoid Hiring Mistakes

(ARA) – The majority of small business owners go into business because they’re passionate about their field, or about making money in general. One aspect to growing a business entrepreneurs often find challenging is hiring the right staff members to suit their goals SurePayroll, an online payroll service, recently surveyed its small-business owner customers and …

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