Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 20

Youth Justice Coalition Prepares for School Board Meeting Presentations on Changes in School Discipline Policies

The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) held a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday March 15th at 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church downtown campus. The focus of the meeting was designed to receive reports from agencies focused on juvenile justice programs, updates on the coalition’s reform advocacy efforts, and preparation for EYJC member …

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Mar 20

PASTOR DEMPS CELEBRATES 19 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Pastor Willie & Lady Millicent Demps celebrated 19 years of service with Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church beginning Friday March 14 through Sunday March 16. Sunday,the Celebration Service began with a call to Worship with Minister Willie Colley and the Praise Ministry and Deacons. As the couple and family members entered into the Sanctuary, members …

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Mar 20

The African American Heritage Society Features Dr. Kittles the Founder of African Ancestry, Inc.

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The African American Heritage Society and The Pensacola State College Black History/ Multicultural Committee and their partners, The University of West Florida, and Fred and Tia Robbins, held an informative, yet, fun-filled presentation by Dr. Rick Kittles, the co-founder and scientific director of African Ancestry, Inc on Friday, March 15th at the Hagler Auditorium at …

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Mar 20

Environmentalist Artist turns Trash into Beauty

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Work for this environmental artist began decades ago, perhaps as far back as the fifties, when she started collecting “stuff that others use once and throw away”, for creative visual expression. Most recently Ms. Luerine Spencer became especially intrigued with “paper gems”-paper towels, bath tissue and gift wrapping cardboard tubes. She has used these tubes …

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Mar 13

Statement by House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston On the Passing of Former Governor Reubin Askew

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) issued the following statement regarding the death of former Florida Governor Reubin Askew: “Reubin Askew distinguished himself as one of the greatest governors in Florida history, having been a champion for racial equality, ethics and tax reforms, and modernizing our state government. Reubin Askew served …

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Mar 13

Who Are Your People?” Event Features Co-Founder Dr. Rick Kittles of African Ancestry, Inc.

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The African American Heritage Society and The Pensacola State College Black History/ Multicultural Committee and their partners invite you to attend a free lecture by Dr. Rick Kittles, co-founder and scientific director of African Ancestry, Inc., a genetic testing company that uses DNA to trace the ancestry of people of African descent back to a …

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Mar 13

Ashley Phillips Named Teacher of the Year

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Ashley Phillips, a teacher a Camelot Academy, an alternative school in Escambia County was named teacher of the Year. Phillips, who has been teaching four years, says she loves her job. “Camelot is an alternative school where kids come when they no longer can attend public school,” she began. “They are there for a certain …

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Mar 13

YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION HOLDS MEETINGS TO PUSH BACK AGAINST STUDENTS BEING PUSHED OUT OF SCHOOLS

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The Escambia County Youth Justice Coalition held its monthly organizational meeting on Monday March 10th at Englewood Missionary Baptist Church with a full agenda for the remainder of March. The main focus of the meeting was focused on raising the profile of its mission to advocate for juvenile justice reform in the Escambia County school …

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Mar 13

Baptist pastors demand governor ‘repeal or repair’ Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law

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(Florida Times Union) By Dan Scanlan The Rev. R.B. Holmes 9center) joined a group of Baptist ministers from Jacksonville and across the nation in a plea to Florida Gov. Rick Scott to “repeal or repair” the state’s Stand Your Ground Law. He spoke at Jacksonville’s First Timothy Baptist Church, where he was once pastor. “Repair …

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Mar 13

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Alpha Phi Chapter Celebrates Project Read 2014

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On February 25, 2014, Greater Union Baptist Church Tutorial Program was embraced with a wealth of information provided to them by members of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Alpha Phi Chapter, of Pensacola, FL. The students were introduced to the study of Black History in America by being informed about the father …

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