Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 16

Progressive Black Women Coalition, Inc. of Escambia County Sponsors Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

Community members, leaders, ministers and concerned citizens came to Macedonia Baptist Church Saturday afternoon to understand their rights and discuss what bills were passed and didn’t pass in the Tallahassee legislature. Leading the discussion was director of the Civic Black Engagement Group, Ms. Beverly Neil.  Ms. Neil gave insight to voter rights and how we …

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Aug 16

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Present Stepping Out In Style

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Sunday afternoon, New World Landing was filled with ladies parading big hats, little hats, sheik hats, simple hats, wide hats, narrow hats, cowboy hats, men’s hats and fedoras, hats with an attitude and hats that made you do a double take.  Even the children got in on the hat craze; there was even a space …

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Aug 16

9 Resolutions for a New School Year

By Hattie Grace Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, extra-curricular activities, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 10 resolutions for better, more- productive (and less-exhausting!) school …

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Aug 16

Kingdom Builders Christian Ministry Sponsor 2nd Annual Ladies in Purple Conference

Kingdom Builders Christian Ministry will be having their 2nd Annual Ladies Conference beginning Friday August 16th through Sunday August 18th. “This conference is for women only,” said First Lady Jennifer Gooden.  “This conference symbolizes the royalty of the King.” “This is a different women’s conference where the women are going to come to give to …

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Aug 16

Mary Lee Matthews: A Ninety-Seven Year Old Classic

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Like the Model T Ford manufactured just eight years before her birth, Mary Lee Matthews (born Mary Lee Posey) is not old.  She’s a classic. She also can’t be fooled if you try to throw her a surprise party. August 12th marked Matthews’ 97th birthday so friends and loved ones conspired to give her the …

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Aug 16

Pensacola Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Presents Monetary Gift to FavorHouse

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In its efforts to be of “service to all mankind,” the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated® Delta Iota Omega Chapter presented a generous monetary donation of $500.00 to FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, Inc., on Saturday, August 10, at the sorority’s local office, The Ivy House.   Several AKA members gathered for the event, as …

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Aug 16

Noble of Islam Back to School Giveaway

Schools Supply Drives for the children of the Pensacola community has been a popular tradition for several years and provides some much needed assistance to students, teachers and parents as cost of the basic tools required for our children to excel within the education system has become more expensive. On August 7th 2013 Ill. Potentate …

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Aug 16

Baptist Minister’s Union of Pensacola Stands Solid for Families II

In a prepared statement, the Ministers of the Baptist Union stood together Saturday evening at True Vine Baptist Church issuing a declaration of solidarity for the Middleton family and asking questions that the community has been seeking answers to from the Escambia County Sherrif’s Department surrounding the shooting of Mr. Roy Middleton. Some of the …

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Aug 09

Stop the Violence Campaign Takes to the Courts

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Saturday afternoon young men and young women gathered at the E S Cobb recreational center to support the movement of Stop the Violence in the community. Young and old listened to various speakers talk about ways to get involved and how to stop the violence. It’s going to take a village to take back and …

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Aug 09

Organizations Unite to Form Coalition for Justice

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Friday morning various organizations from the community met and formed the Coalition for Justice to address issues that are arising in the community. Movement for Change, NAACP, SCLC, Democratic Executive Committee, and The Nation of Islam, The National Movement for Civil and Human Rights and Amalgamated Transit Union were among the organizations in attendance. “I …

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