Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 30

Super Bowl Stars Doug Baldwin as Pensacola’s Newest Weapon for Local Youth Inspiration

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Doug Baldwin has excelled to the pinnacle of National Football League’s premier showdown grand finale, the NFL’s Super Bowl. It is the final test of the Seattle Seahawks 2013 season as Doug provided the extra macho touch in their NFC win over the San Francisco 49ers with 106 yards on six catches and 109 yards …

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Jan 23

Pensacola MLK Commission Celebrates Living the Dream and Working the Vision

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Elder Myles Bryant served as the Chairman of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Commission which provided Pensacola and Escambia County with one of the most memorable celebrations that will not easily be forgotten. From the Musical celebration at Englewood Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, the 16th of January, to the Prayer …

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Jan 23

MLK Living the Dream and Motown Tribute Huge Success

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The “Living the Dream and A Tribute to Motown” event held at the New World Landing on Saturday January 18th as a part of the Dr. Martin Luther King 2014 Birthday Celebration was a huge success on several levels. The second year for this new Pensacola event, which benefits the Southern Youth Sports Association (SYSA), …

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Jan 16

Community Concerns Raised about Black Historical Site as Bruce Beach is Targeted for Fish Hatchery

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The proposed fish hatchery at the historical Bruce Beach has raised concerns for African American heritage preservation, area environmental issues, disabled community access, and return on investment related to job creation projections. These are matters that will be addressed at the civic center when representatives of the US Department of the Interior, the Florida Fish …

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Jan 09

Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated at Bethel AME Church

Rev Douglas Ford of Mt Canaan Baptist Church was the guest speaker at the Emancipation Proclamation Service at Bethel AME Church

The annual celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation was held on New Year’s Day, January 1st at Bethel AME Church at 511 Woodland Drive in Pensacola, Florida where Rev. Clifton Riley serves as Pastor. The event is held every year under the auspices of The Emancipation Day/Black History Committee which was begun by Rev. S.E. Chatmon, …

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Jan 09

RESTORE Escambia Coalition Provides Citizen Input on Funding Criteria

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A diverse coalition of Escambia County citizens presented their input on the criteria for projects to be funded by the RESTORE Act by the Escambia County Commission. The presentation was made at the first meeting of 2014 of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee. The loose knit group met for seven months to define …

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Jan 09

Dolores Lee Celebrates 80th Birthday

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December 28, family and friends celebrated Dolores Lee’s 80th birthday by honoring her with an appreciation dinner. There were heartwarming speeches, soulful singing, joyful laughter, friendly mingling, tearful surprises, and an array of delicious food. Dolores was born in New Orleans, and she moved to Pensacola along with her family in 1965. During Dolores’s youth, …

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Jan 02

CORE Ministries Presents Year End Gospel Music Celebration

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A real celebration took place Sunday afternoon at CORE Ministries located at 1249 S Corry Field Road. Various groups such as Voices of Victory Radio Choir, Southern Boys of Gospel, Gospel Singinaires and local choirs and soloist gave high praise through song and testimony. As the program began, pastor Lawrence S. Powell , Pastor of …

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Jan 02

Karen Briggs Wows Pensacola Audience at Its Personsal

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If you are a Jazz lover and have never heard Karen Briggs play her violin, you have missed a wonderful, fantastic treat. Saturday evening, Karen Briggs played to a full house at It’s Personal by Shelia’s. Never missing a note or beat, this lady played Jazz, Gospel and even classical, with a twist. Briggs, who …

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Jan 02

AKA Celebrates Debutantes

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Nine young ladies were presented to society Saturday evening at the Aka Sorority Ball held at New World Landing. Dressed in beautiful long white gowns, the young ladies made their debut with grace and poise. Mistress of Ceremonies, Mamie Webb Hixon, introduced the debutantes and gave a dynamic profile of each young lady. The theme …

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