Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 11

Advocacy initiative examines black males in Pensacola

BY: Jeremie Samuel On Thursday, July 12 the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys will start its open forum to address the issues concerning black men and boys in the state and the City of Pensacola. Identifying the problems of black males in Florida is one thing, but arriving at …

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Jul 11

Elva Thompson Fights Against Domestic Violence

BY: Jeremie Samuel Elva “Precious Love” Thompson, a writer, publisher and human rights advocate, has transmitted her life changing experiences into books to help others who are experiencing similar situations. Thompson survived an abusive marriage of 15 years. After being a victim of domestic violence, Thompson became a victor by utilizing prayer and writing to …

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Jul 11

Reuniting and celebrating 50 years of greatness

Carolyn Dubose

By Freedom Whiting “Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.” That is the slogan for the Booker T. Washington Senior High graduating class of 1962. And last weekend the class of ’62 celebrated its 50th year class reunion with music, fun and fellowship.  The weekend kicked off Friday with a “Reuniting Party” at It’s Personal by …

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Jul 05

A . A. Dixon Charter says School District Can Do More

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By: Wesley Martin At last week’s Escambia County School Board meeting, Linda Moultrie, board member for District 3, made motions for A. A. Dixon Charter School to remain open. According to an agreement between the charter school and the school district that was drafted late last year, if A. A. Dixon did not improve its’ …

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Jul 05

Teens Spearhead Summer Camp

Children look as volunteers from the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida exhibit animals at the Kids Unlimited Camp held at A. A. Dixon last week.

BY: Amber Vaughan With all of the press surrounding A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence – there has to be something positive to report.  Last week Sara Papantonion and Mollie Johnson, students from Gulf Breeze High School, were all about positivity as they took the helm to put together “Kids Unlimited Camp.” Papantonio, the camp’s …

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Jul 05

Prep rally for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

BY: Freedom Whiting The Sickle Cell Disease Association of EscaRosa, Inc. had its first annual “Kick-Off Rally” last weekend to promote and support the 5K walk for Sickle Cell 2012 on September 1st. The rally was held at the Fricker Center and included all the fun and excitement of a prep rally. According to the …

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Jul 05

Mingling Event Mixes Business and Pleasure

(L to R) William “Cadillac” Banks, Claude Perry, Andrea Bonner, Michael Riley and William Banks, Jr. take a moment from networking to pose for the cameras. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Montgomery)

BY: Amber Vaughan DJ Maestro kept the crowd on their feet as Mark Micallef, the General Manager of Food and Beverage for Ovations Food Services, served up blue concoctions, while party goers danced in the Sunday evening breeze at the Maritime Park Clubhouse for, “Mingling and Networking.” The event, a Banks Enterprise, LLC and Angel …

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Jul 05

Poets for Civil Rights at Movement for Change

By: Jeremie Samuel Poet lovers gathered at the Movement for Change Center for a night of spoken-word this past Saturday. Poets expressed themselves in a variety of poems with perspectives on politics, love and war, religion and police brutality. The event was organized and emceed by local poets Scott Satterwhite and Quincy Hull. Satterwhite opened …

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Jul 05

Veterans honor Nelms for hard work and support

(photo by Rusty Buggy) Susan Nelms (center) receives an award for her continual support of Veteran services in the Gulf Coast region

By: Wesley Martin We see them often on the side of the road. And sometimes, we even donate our spare change to them – forgetting what they have already done for us. Last Thursday, June 28th, the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, Inc., honored Susan B. Nelms, Executive Director of Workforce Escarosa, Inc., for her …

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