Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 22

Mayor speaks on crime; budget

By Wesley Martin “With the crime wave that we had  … we had to knock that out,” said the City of Pensacola Police Department Chief, Chip Simmons. “What we did was put a lot of officers in the streets.” According to a Pensacola Police Department representative, there has been four murders in the City of …

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Aug 22

Lewis: Students not forced to pray

By Jeremie Samuel The American Civil Liberties Union has made accusations that school administrators and officials at the  Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy are pressing  religious beliefs on its’ students.  In a meeting last Thursday, The Director of JHPA, Celestine Lewis, responded to the allegations that employees of the school proselytized students. At Last Thursday’s meeting, …

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Aug 16

Snitch

By Jeremie Samuel When it comes to the word ‘snitch,’ many would rather be labeled something much worse. Sadly, many in the Black community abhor law enforcement so much they are highly unlikely to cooperate with them. In the aftermath of the murder of 19-year-old Matthew Cox in the Montclair neighborhood community, some of the …

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Aug 16

Summer is over: Students gear up for school

By Wesley Martin Truth Four Youth will hold their third and final installment of the “Summer Youth Celebration” this upcoming Sunday, August 19th , at the Hollice T. Williams Park. At the event, which is set to begin at 4 p.m., attendees will be able to receive free school giveaways and a free meal. Additionally, …

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Aug 16

B.I. Entertainment: throws All-City Class Reunion

a special thanks to Dennis Byrd of 3rdmillenniummedia for the photos of the event. By Wesley Martin There were some who did the butterfly and others who did the tootsie roll. Last Friday, August 10, B.I. Entertainment Inc. threw the All-City class reunion for individuals who graduated between the years of 1983 and 1994. The …

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Aug 16

Blacks and Mental Health

BY: Dr. Brian Turner As a psychologist I am shocked at the reluctance of people to seek help for psychological distress. I have read the studies, researched the history. Daily I fight to overcome – not just the stigma of psychological and medical diagnoses that have negatively impacted the Black community – but also to …

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Aug 16

Wedgewood Community Center named for Marie Young

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By Jeremie Samuel The ribbon was cut on Friday, August 10, at the new Wedgewood Community Center in honor of Escambia County Commissioner – Marie Young. Young, who was appointed to the commission in 2002 by then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said she was honored and humbled that the new community center will bare her …

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Aug 16

Prepared to meet the King!

By Amber Vaughan Last Friday evening , echoes of praise and worship could be heard outside the doors of Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries, which is situated behind the Silver Screen Theatre on Plantation road. Celebrating “A Purple Ladies Conference 2012,” the “Women of the Kingdom,” presented a three-day conference full of “preaching, reaching and teaching”. …

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Aug 16

Meet Tiwan and Ty-Kee

By Wesley Martin During the 2011-2012 academic school year, 11-year-old twin brothers Tiwan and Ty-Kee Peterson received distinctions for their scholarly achievements. Last August, Tiwan received a letter of commendation from Florida State Senate member, Don Gaetz. “Your score in mathematics stood out brilliantly,” Gaetz said in the letter. “Your performance is among the highest, …

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Aug 09

Candlelight Vigil held for slain teen

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By Wesley Martin Last Wednesday evening at 1901 North “T” street, family and friends, former classmates and teammates of Matthew “Matt Matt” Cox Jr., attended a prayer vigil in his remembrance. Cox was a 19-year-old Pensacola resident who was shot outside his family’s Montclair residence on July 28. Described as a wonderful athlete and congenial …

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