Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30

Where have all the black men gone? part 2 of 3

Part two of a three part stroy. By: Amber Vaughan According to Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, “Education is now the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. And in a knowledge economy, education is the new currency …

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Jul 30

Where have all the black men gone? part 1 of 3

Part One of a Three-Part Series Amber Vaughan Last Thursday and Friday, The Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys convened at City Hall. Upon the invite of Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds, the two-day event began with a business meeting in which council members voted on the best way  to …

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Jul 26

Rolling Through: Charity event a hit!

by: Amber Vaughan Always remembering the helpfulness of others during his youth, Pensacola native Grover Fields knows the importance of reaching back to help those in the community he grew up in. Long removed from his basketball days at Lincoln Park, the founder and president of HBCU Information Network partnered with Cox Cable to provide …

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Jul 26

Pensacola gets a new look.

Last Wednesday, July 18, special guests were invited by Mayor Ashton Hayward to take a sneak peek at what will be the “new brand identity” for the City of Pensacola. The idea behind the new brand is: Everything that’s good about Florida is better in Pensacola. Standing before a crowd at the Saenger Theater, Mayor …

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Jul 26

Filmmaking workshop: Teaches kids teamwork

by Wesley Martin Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team to complete a film project. Lights, Camera, Discover (LCD), a non-profit organization founded by Kema Charles and Trey Murphy of North Hollywood, Ca., is a program that teaches the skills of being in front of the camera to …

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Jul 26

Obama Speaks: On the campaign trail

BY: Wesley Martin “No matter where you come from, no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, America is a place where you can make it if you try,” said President Barack Obama during a campaign speech to a crowd of over 3000 attendees last Thursday afternoon at Jacksonville’s Prime F. Osborn …

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Jul 25

Local Dramatist Educates and Entertains

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By: Wesley Martin From the opening video montage set to the National Negro Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” to the lovely Griot (pronounced Gree-oh) chorus, Our Voices are Many: The Sons of Africa was a stellar hit last Sunday afternoon. The Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio was at full capacity as spectators were …

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Jul 25

A.A. Dixon not closing.

By: Wesley Martin “A.A. Dixon is not closing down,” said Pastor LuTimothy May, Chairman of Dixon’s Board of Directors. “I don’t even use the term ‘closing’ anymore because that’s in our past. We’re open for business with a new administration.” According to the Florida Department of Education, A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence received another …

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Jul 25

Independence Day, Oh Really?

BY: Albert J. Lowe IV As another Independence Day has come and gone, the grills have cooled and the smell of charcoal has disappeared; reality has set in. And once again, sadly, African Americans have spent hundreds of dollars – which we didn’t have – only to end up in debt after the party is …

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Jul 11

Aircraft jobs on the horizon for the Florida Gulf Coast

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BY: Greg Fink Last week Airbus, an aircraft manufacturer based in France, announced their arrival to North America choosing Mobile, Ala. as one of its initial locations for its first American plant. (Airbus is a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company or EADS). The plant, which has been projected to bring about …

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