Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28

Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

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BlackVoices.com Mississippi lawmakers have offi- cially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which banned slavery in 1865. One hundred forty-eight years af- ter three-fourths of the states voted to approve the amendment, Missis- sippi’slegislaturefinallytooksteps to fix the glaring oversight last month. According to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the decision was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film …

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Feb 28

Meet Sergeant Flex

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Meet Sergeant Flex, Tony Edmond, Sr.  Tony has been featured in three different issues of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine, Natural Awakenings magazine, Physique Magazine, the Panama City Living magazine and is a Fitness Model for TriVex Sports.  Tony has modeled for a calendar to help soldiers in the wounded warrior program.  “This is a …

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Feb 28

Alabama State University Presents “Crowns”

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Saturday evening a touring performance by Students of the ASU Department of Theatre Arts presented the play Crowns. Sponsored by The Gathering Book Store, the students played to a crowded house at Booker T. Washington High School.  “We are thankful for the support of the community. “said Georgia Blackmon, owner of The Gatherings Book Store.  …

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Feb 28

Pensacola Chapter The Links, Inc Sponsor Red Dress Jazz Brunch

Saturday morning’s Jazz Brunch was no ordinary brunch at New World Landing as The Links ladies dressed in red, partnered with Cardiology Consultants and Boston Scientific ‘Close the Gap Program’ to raise the awareness of cardiovascular disease and address risk factors important to African American women. To begin the event, blood pressure readings were given …

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Feb 28

Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Chapter sponsors Concentration on Black History in America

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kap- pa, Alpha Phi Chapter, presented their “Concentration on Black History in America” for its annual Project Read- ing Activity at the Dixon Academy of Arts, February 22, 2013. Dr. Wendy Bennett is the current administrator of the school where approximately 161 students are being serviced. “The purpose of …

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Feb 21

Deep Water City Lodge Celebrates Black History In Pensacola

Saturday afternoon, the community gathered at Deep Water City Lodge #751 to celebrate Black History in Pensacola with hosting by the Orange Blossom Temple #661. Mistress of Ceremony for the event was Dgt. LaVetor Moore. As the celebration began, the crowd enjoyed entertainment of music, praise dance, solos, and poems. David Hawkins, speaker for the …

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Feb 21

African Art Finds a Home on Belmont and Devilliers

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For Claude Perry, African Art and Jew- elry has always been a way of life for him. “I have been doing this for forty years,” he stated. Originally from New York, Claude has brought the African Imports to Pensacola. “The name of our business is The African Art and Jewelry Boutique featuring authentic art and …

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Feb 14

Habitat Dedicates Homes In Community

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Twenty-six families participated in a ceremony Sunday afternoon at Greater Union celebrating the closing of their mortgages for Habitat Homes. “These families have completed all of the requirements to be eligible for habitat homes,” said Natalie Shearlock, Director of Community engagement. Habitat sells homes with no profit and 0% interest on the mortgage.  “Habitat is …

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Feb 14

Charges Dropped Against Rev. Hugh King

After months of review, the state Attorney’s office has dropped all charges against Minister Hugh King. The charges stemmed from an alleged complaint filed by Lumon May (now County Commissioner) that named Minister Hugh King as an assailant that on March 30, 2012 he (Hugh King) committed battery and exposed a weapon. ”Officially the documentation …

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Feb 14

Seniors Celebrate Black History Month

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 Senior Citizens of the E. S. Cobbs Recreational center began their celebration of Black History month and along with the various activities, held a Black History African Attire Fashion Show. The seniors of Cob Center began their celebration February 5 with a session regarding Black Historians and the history of various individuals.  Also, there was …

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