Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 16

Local Golfer Garners national award

(photo by Wesley Martin) Director of Golf Operations, Adrian Stills, briefs and instructs facility patrons at the Osceola Golf Course in Pensacola. Stills, along with two other individuals, was inducted into the National Black Golf hall of fame last Saturday

By: Wesley Martin On March 10, the National Black Golf Hall of Fame inducted Pensacola’s native son, Adrian Stills. The ceremony, which took place at the Crowne Plaza East in Tampa, Fla., also honored Ann Gregory, the first African-American woman to play in a USGA championship, and Tom Woodard, the first Black golfer to earn …

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Mar 16

Kendrick Meek addresses tomorrow’s 100

(Photo by Wesley Martin) Meek (top), addresses attendees at 100 Black Men’s 15th Annual Beautillion ­­/ Leadership Development Program

By: Wesley Martin “One of the reasons I’m glad the 100 exists is because it provides resources and opportunities,” said Kendrick Meek, former U.S. House Rep. for Florida’s 17th congressional district. Meek, who spoke at the 100 Black Men of Pensacola’s 15th Annual Beautillion last Saturday, said positive change is possible within the black community …

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Mar 16

Palin’ Around with Lunatics Runnin’ the Asylum

By C. A. Jude Stewart It is no small irony that HBO’s “Game Change” hit the airwaves in the same week as Florida’s elephantine radio bloviator RushMouth apologized (because of an advertisers’ revolt) to a woman he called slut & prostitute. Based on the best-selling 2010 book, “GC” examines the Republican Party’s late summer ’08 …

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Mar 09

REMEMBERING BLOODY SUNDAY

Thousands travel to Alabama to observe the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Marches On March 4th, Al Sharpton (top) addressed participants at the 47th Annual Commemoration of The 1965 Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March. Attendees cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge (bottom) where on March 7, 1965 over 600 marchers were attacked by state and local law enforcement with clubs …

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Mar 09

BP BEGINS SETTLEMENT PROCESS

By Greg Fink Local citizens now have another chance to file a claim against BP for losses due to the April 2010 oil spill on the Gulf Coast. The oil spill, which dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean, damaged not only the local ecological environment, but the local economy as well. …

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Mar 09

Blacks Nab 4 Oscars, but Deserved More

by C. A. Jude Stewart Two weeks ago, “The Help” didn’t get all the help (Oscar votes) it needed to win the big enchilada (best picture). And as Fats Domino (& Dave Bartholemew) sang in their No. 1 hit single for Imperial Records (recorded in N’awlins, LA) in 1955, “Ain’t that A Shame.” Why? “The …

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Mar 02

Minority Businesses say Pensacola is unfair

By Wesley Martin Many minority business owners were present on Tuesday’s Disparity Study Public Hearing at city hall. During the discussion, individuals voiced concern on being seemingly omitted from city contract allotment. Coincidentally, the study, led by MGT of America, Inc., is composed to assure that minority-owned businesses are given fair treatment when the city …

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Mar 02

Mayor Hayward addresses city concerns

By Wesley Martin On Monday, Pensacola’s Mayor Ashton Hayward held a Town Hall meeting at the Vickrey Community Center. “I think everyone knows how passionate I’ve been about cleaning our city,” he said to a room full of city residents. “We can talk about jobs and how important they are, especially in today’s hard economic …

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Mar 02

Romney’s “Free Enterprise System”: As Statist as Stalin’s Five-Year Plan

By Kevin Carson The rule of centralized state and bureaucratic machines is one of those things that the cultural reproduction apparatus teaches people to accept as “natural” or “inevitable” (“it must be more efficient, or it wouldn’t be this way;” “the people in charge make these rules for a reason”). But in fact it is …

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Mar 02

Region’s First Heart Rhythm Center Opens at Baptist

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (February 28, 2012) – Baptist Health Care and Cardiology Consultants, leaders in quality cardiovascular care in northwest Florida and south Alabama, have opened the region’s first Heart Rhythm Center, the only center of its kind exclusively dedicated to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders – known as arrhythmias. Located …

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