Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 16

First Annual Pensacola Blues Festival comes to Civic Center

By Wesley Martin While the lower level of Pensacola’s Civic Center was almost full to capacity, one could easily see that the First Annual Pensacola Blues Festival should have been held at another venue. The blues tour, which is usually held in Mobile, did have a strong attendance. “The event was an excellent show and …

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Feb 16

Florida’s Investments Grow Businesses and Create Jobs

By Governor Rick Scott Businesses create jobs, not government. That is why, as Governor, I am committed to improving our state’s business climate by lowering the cost of doing business in our state, eliminating burdensome regulation and investing taxpayer dollars in a way that encourages growth. To measure our efforts, every business that chooses to …

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Feb 16

One Fallen Star, One Refreshed Heavenly Choir

by C. A. Jude Stewart Well, a shooting star in the black cultural firmament is gone. She’s another in a long line of elite black musical talents who perished prematurely because of her demons within. Strangely, Whitney’s “sudden” death at 5:55 pm Pensacola time (last Saturday 2/11) was — like a lethal hurricane gathering Gulf …

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Feb 10

City officials upset by Mayor Hayward’s newly administered committee

By: Greg Fink Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward recently appointed the newly formed Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee as a consultative board to the mayor’s office, city council and Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Interestingly, some city council members have ambivalent feelings toward the new entity. “What I am concerned with is the balance of power according to …

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Feb 10

Pensacola prepares for annual Black History Expo

By: Wesley Martin “The African American culture is a very unique culture,” says Reverend John H. Powell Sr. “But sometimes we forget who we are.” At those times, according to Powell, “we have to come together to celebrate ourselves.” Powell, 59, is chairman of the fifth annual Pensacola Black History Expo. (Formally the “Cox Black …

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Feb 10

Fricker Center Hosts 10th Annual Bowl Party

By: Wesley Martin “We reel them in with basketball, a little fun and competition and then we merge into talking to the kids about making the right decisions,” said Justin Pierce, recreational supervisor at East Pensacola’s Fricker Center. On Super Bowl Sunday, The Rivers of Life Ministries held their annual basketball tournament. This year over …

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Feb 10

PCARA Celebrates Grandmothers at Saenger

By: Wesley Martin Pensacola’s Saenger Theater was almost to the maximum capacity of 1650 last Saturday. Hundreds of people came to enjoy the local stage production, “Praying Grandmother,” presented by the Pensacola Arts and Recreation Association. With an “All-Star” cast of over 40 and a special performance by national gospel recording artist, Dorothy Norwood, founder …

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Feb 10

Keeping the Faith: The Sound of Silence

By Ronnie McBrayer It is golden. It is a virtue. It is more musical than any melody, rest for the mind, and sometimes it has the loudest voice. It is often the best possible answer, a friend that never betrays, and it is the subject of a classic Simon and Garfunkel song. And, frankly, I’m …

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Feb 10

Yates Installed as 13th President of National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA

Approximately 1500 individuals (including the Honorable Ashton Hayward, Mayor, City of Pensacola, and Escambia County Commissioner Marie Young, District 3) are expected to be in attendance at the Installation of the 13th President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, on Monday evening, February 20, six o’clock, at Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church, 201 West …

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Feb 10

The two-party system is dying. And it has to if our Republic is to survive

By: Calen Fretts C­­­itizens across our great nation are realizing that the Republicans and Democrats in Washington no longer represent their interests, and they’re ready for a severe change to the political status quo. No longer is the concept of “throwing your vote away” relevant. What does it really matter, if the alternatives – the …

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