Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Local Community Looks for Answers in Trayvon Martin case

(photo by Wesley Martin) Monday evening hundreds gathered at the MLK Plaza down town in a show for support and grievance for the fallen Trayvon Martin. Southern Christian Leadership Council Ellison Bennett (in center) looks on during the vigil for the fallen Trayvon Martin

By Wesley Martin “We want justice and we’re not getting it,” said Jeanne Boyd, president of Movement For Change, a local civil rights organization. “We don’t even know what type of person he would have been,” she continued as she spoke on the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. On Monday …

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Mar 30

Lakeview Center Opens New Children Services Building

(photo by Wesley Martin) Lakeview Center Chmn. of the Board Britt Landrum makes address during the ribbon cutting of a new facility.

Children with special needs and services can now enjoy Pensacola’s Lakeview Center. Recently opened, Lakeview’s Children’s Services Center is equipped with the latest technology as well as state of the art accommodations. Partially funded by the late Melba B. Meyers’ Trust, the services provided will help children with mental health and behavioral challenges.  This trust …

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Mar 30

Runners Dash for St. Joseph’s 2012 Dogwood Dash

(Photo by Jacqueline Miles) Hundreds took place in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Dogwood Dash 5K run last weekend.

by Marion Williams, Ph.D. Ret  On Saturday, March 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Downtown Pensacola, approximately 300 people lined up to begin the annual Dogwood Dash Run. Beginning at 140 W. Government and Spring Streets, the 2012 Dogwood Dash 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run started 7:45 a.m. On a sun drenched …

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Mar 30

NDCC women holds Women In Action talk show

Lady Dianne Burns (l) and Bridgette Brooks (r) discuss helpful hints on raising teens

The Women of Destiny Institute held their “Women in Action” talk show Saturday morning. During the event nutritional fruits, bagels and various crème cheeses, yogurt, juices and water were made available. Feature topics included: “How to Beat the Press” of Stress; “Losing 32 Pounds” with Paula Mobley; and “Sweet 16 tips” for financial independence/freedom with …

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Mar 30

Christian Women Peace Corps Sponsors Spring Prayer Breakfast

On Saturday morning, March 24, women throughout the Escambia county community met at the First Baptist Church of Pensacola to enjoy a morning of fellowship, prayer and good food. Sponsored by the Christian Women Job Corps, Sheila Green, Director, delivered the message as breakfast participants  enjoyed fresh fruit, quiche and various types of muffins. “My …

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Mar 23

African American Chamber Leadership in Question for now

By Wesley Martin Last Friday, March 16, City Councilman John Jerralds held an “interest” meeting to discuss the efficacy of the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce at city hall. “We’re trying to find out of business people in the community were interested in having an active and effective Gulf Coast African American Chamber …

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Mar 23

Seniors celebrate Senior Follies

By Wesley Martin Last week the Pensacola Senior Follies held their 15th annual musical production in the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College. This year the theme for the performance was “Broadway, Rock ‘N’ Roll and All That Jazz.” “I was involved in several dance numbers this year,” said community activist, …

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Mar 23

Police Brutality Claim being made vs. Escambia Sheriff’s Office

By Wesley Martin Denario Dukes, 22, claims Escambia County Sheriff’s Department deputies assaulted him during a March 10 arrest for cocaine possession. “I was driving near the Exxon on Fairfield drive and that is when [the police] turned their lights on,” Dukes said. “I pulled the car over to the side of the road and …

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Mar 23

Belmont Band member wins award

by Barbara Todd Isabelle Peterson, 14, was the youngest competitor in the finals of the Jazz Society of Pensacola’s Student Jazz competition that took place at PSC’s Ashmore Auditorium last Thursday evening. ( March 15th.) Furthermore, the home-schooled freshman won second place in the vocal division and $400, which she’ll use to further her music …

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Mar 23

Lack of Blacks in Sweet 16 Coaches Club

By C. A. Jude Stewart What national athletic party’s happening this week, with uninvited Jim Crow as the invisible elephant in the all-white coaching room? Yup, the NCAA men’s national D1 hoop championships. 16 teams, 90% black players. 16 coaches. All white. Hmmmmm. Are these overpaid, hustlin’ Honky Tonky’s toastin’ each other with with maniacal …

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