Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 09

Time to reinvest

By Brian Turner The current American dream, historically for African-Americans, has been buoyed on dreams of land and homeownership. After slavery ended, African-Americans, fought and worked extremely hard to attain land, own businesses and build homes. The reasoning behind the effort: possess something that no one can take away. With homeownership, communities would expand and …

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Aug 09

Young Artists give 106 minutes of praise

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By Wesley Martin From mimes to gospel Hip Hop artists, there was something for all last Saturday evening at the fourth installment of 106 Minutes of Praise held in Pensacola High’s auditorium. “Most people only get a chance to see their church members praise dance on Sunday mornings,” said Bill Marshall, event promoter for 106 …

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Aug 09

Racial Discrimination in Florida Schools: Complaints Filed Against North Florida Districts Outline Systemic Discrimination Against African-American Students

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MIAMI – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced today that it has filed a series of civil rights complaints against Florida school districts that subject African-American students to harsh disciplinary policies at rates that are far higher than for white students. The complaints, filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, describe …

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Aug 09

City Council Adopts MGT  Disparity Study

Pensacola City Council Adopts MGT Disparity Study Showing Minority Business Underutilization The Pensacola City Council approved the MGT of America, Inc.’s City Government Procurement Disparity Study on Tuesday, August 6th at their Committee of the Whole meeting by a unanimous vote.  The second floor conference room was packed with interested citizens and business owners. The …

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Aug 09

Q&A we sat down with Attorney Parks  and this is what was said:

Q: How should teens and young adults engage law enforcement? What should they know? A: It’s important that we understand that law enforcement has the right to talk to them and to ask them questions. They have an obligation to cooperate with law enforcement. It’s important that they understand when dealing with law enforcement, you …

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Aug 09

Where are the Ethics?

By Jermaine Williams According to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, a journalist’s greatest responsibility to the public is to seek the truth and report. In doing so, a reporter must: Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.” Secondly, SPJ’s Code of Ethics …

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Aug 09

Understanding Lumon May

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Lumon May talks openly about his life, asperations, and convictions The Pensacola Voice had the oppurtunity to talk with Lumon May at length about his convictions and things everybody asks secretly but were to afraid to ask openly. Here is his response to those questions. Question: Why did you decide to run for office? “I’ve …

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Aug 09

Bridging the Gap Brings Awareness to the Community

By Jacquie Miles Last Thursday, Aug. 2, community leaders and guests gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to discuss the current state of our neighborhoods and how to establish a better communication between law enforcement and our community. Guest speakers for the event were Shawn Jackson  of the Jaxon Group and Attorney Daryl D. Parks. …

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Aug 02

Candidates Jockey for Votes

Voter listens to City Council, at large B candidate Victor Cross on Saturday morning in Woodham Middle School

Local candidates crusade at Campaign Breakfast meet and greet on Saturday By Jeremie Samuel Last Saturday morning, July 28, voters came out with a unique opportunity to meet this year’s local candidates at the Candidates Breakfast held in the Woodham Middle School Gymnasium. Escambia County residents, young and old, came out to put names to …

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Aug 02

Sheriff’s office hosts summer camp

By Wesley Martin Police officers have a reputation for being serious. And, many seem stoic to properly perform their job duties. But this week, some are taking it a little easy at summer camp. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the second session of “Camp Friendship” at Ferry Pass Middle School from July 30 …

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