Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 29

Alpha Kappa Alpha Graduates Class of 2013 Emerging Young Leaders

EYL graduate Althea Baldwin is presented with an award for “Class of 2013 Highest Academic Achievement.”  (Pictured in foreground from L to R – Charmere Gatson, Althea Baldwin, Sheree Triplett Roberts, and Gloria Clay)

      Pensacola, Fla. – Family members, friends, members of the community, and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® gathered Sunday at Washington High School to celebrate the graduation of six young ladies from the sorority’s Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Program, one of the sorority’s mentoring programs.   The class of 2013 is …

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Aug 29

Oooh, Baby! Yeah, Make it Hurt so Good!

  by LaDonna Spivey We’ve all heard it, “No Pain. No Gain”.  But what exactly does that mean when it comes to exercise?  I once had a client come to a halt and just sit down during a workout.  When I asked her what was wrong she looked at me as if it was the …

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Aug 29

50th Anniversary: “I Have a Dream”

This past weekend, August 28, marked the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech accompanied by the first March on Washington where King proclaimed his dream to just over 225,000 people as well as a nationally televised audience.   With 50 years passing since Rev. Martin Luther King chime the …

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Aug 29

Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 60 Years

Sunday afternoon culminated the week-long celebration of Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church’s 60th Anniversary. Beginning Tuesday night, the celebration began with Rev. W. H. Miller of First Baptist Church of Warrington delivering the message.  Elder Z. Nicholson was the Alternate and Rev. Willie Demps presided as Pulpit Conductor. Though out the week, various pastors came …

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Aug 23

Summer Bash Ends With a Bash

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Children throughout the community gathered at the Truth for Youth Building to enjoy the last minute of pleasure before getting back to school.  Cloudy weather or rain did not stop the crowd from participating in the last Summer Bash of the year. Armed with backpacks and lots of goodies for the back to school crowd, …

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Aug 23

Antioch Male Chorus Celebrates 56 Years

Antioch Baptist Church

Sunday afternoon Antioch Male Chorus celebrated their 56 year anniversary with a host of members, friends, and groups of various churches. Mistress of Order, Sis Deborah Foster led the church in high praise throughout the program.  Host Chorus for the occasion was Talbot Chapel Male Chorus. Brother Admiral L. LeRoy welcomed the guests followed by …

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Aug 23

“College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students”

College (Un)Bound

by Jeffrey J. Selingo, performed by Fred Stella c.2013, Brilliance Audio                   $29.99 U.S. & Canada             8 CDs / 9:28 length   In just a few months, it’ll be that time of year again. Time when everybody asks you what was in the package you got, the one you’ll open with excitement. Time for …

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Aug 23

AN URGENT NOTE TO PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

By Hattie Grace So, what is going on? What’s happening? Did you read the Pensacola News Journal headline article on Sunday about our schools and the fate of our children’s education in Escambia County? It was a very revealing story. Only one of our middle schools received an “A “ grade. Six schools received a …

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Aug 23

Another Fighter Gone

ROSCO

   Mrs. Rasco was a diabetic and she had problems with her feet, her left foot to be specific.  As most diabetics do she tried to doctor on it herself.  Then when she finally went to the Doctor they cut her big toe off.  That didn’t resolve the issue so they then cut again after …

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Aug 16

Julian Bond, NAACP State President and NAACP Pensacola Branch Hold Excessive Use of Force Town Hall Meeting

Dr. John Veasley

Recent use of excessive force by law enforcement officers, accentuated by the Roy Middleton shooting on July 27th, prompted a Pensacola town hall meeting on Saturday, August 10th. The meeting was attended by Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and hosted …

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