Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 24

Commissioner May Holds Town Hall Meeting on Crime, Education and Neighborhoods

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The issues of crime, jobs, neighborhood decay, education and training dominated the town hall meeting sponsored by Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May of District 3.  The Brownsville Assembly of God Reception Hall located at 3100 West Desoto Street was packed to a standing room only crowd of residents.  The panelists included Pensacola Mayor Ashton …

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Apr 24

Senator Bullard Continues Political Courtship with Pensacola

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Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard continued his courtship of Pensacola’s Black political leadership with a swift and very effective visit on Saturday, April 19th! This was his second trip in recent months that continues to link the Northwest Florida African-American community to the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators and the political decision-making taking place …

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Apr 24

Phenomenal Women Cotillion: A Christian Debutante Affair

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By Carlyn “Cartilini” James Freewill Ministries held its 16th annual Christian Debutante Affair April 18 at the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Community Center. Introducing nine debutantes into society, the theme was “I Rock; because I’m standing on the rock. As the young ladies were escorted, they gathered together to perform a praise and ballroom dance.  Their …

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Apr 24

Hanniton Watts Celebrates Dedication and Appreciation

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Saturday evening friends and members of Hanniton Watts American Legion Post 193 enjoyed an evening of dining and entertainment at the dedication and appreciation ceremony for fellow veterans now and gone. Guests enjoyed a scrumptious meal of Steak or baked chicken, wild rice, vegetable medley, rolls and dessert. “We wanted to recognize people that have …

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Apr 17

Visit Pensacola Meets with Black Community on Tourism Plans

            Visit Pensacola, the new Escambia County tourism development organization, held a meeting Tuesday, April 15th with the Pensacola/Escambia County Black community to discuss plans to attract Black tourists to this area.  The second floor conference room at the DeVilliers Square office complex was filled to capacity with business owners, …

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Apr 17

Five Gulf Coast States Hold Retreat on RESTORE Act Plan

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The Gulf Future Coalition (GFC), brought together lawyers, environmentalists, minority groups, foundation board members, staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations and representatives of low-income underserved groups together in Fairhope, Alabama at Beckwith Camp and Conference Center located on Weeks Bay. On April 13th through the 15th there were environmental advocates and minority representatives from Pensacola …

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Apr 17

Escambia County, ECAT and DOT Partner on Business Workshop

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Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) partnered with District 3 County Commissioner, Lumon May, and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), to co-host a Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Workshop on Wednesday April 9th at the Woodland Heights Neighborhood Resource Center, a new facility in the heart of Escambia County District 3.  The more than sixty-five …

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Apr 17

Real Girlz Rock: Teen Empowerment Expo featuring Antonia “Toya” Wright

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By: Carlyn “Cartilini” James On Saturday April 12 teenage girls throughout Pensacola gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall on 519 North Palafox St. in Pensacola, Florida.  The teens were embraced by an opening prayer from Elder Shanna Robinson and welcomed by the visionary herself, Eboni Singer.  The purpose of this event was to empower …

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Apr 10

Phenomenal Women Debutantes Vowing to Wait

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The Phenomenal Women of Freewill Ministries, Inc. will present Phenomenal Women Debutantes to Christ. They are officially ladies in waiting.  With a commitment ring encircling her finger, each of the 2013 Phenomenal Women debutantes will vow to remain a virtuous woman until her day of marriage.  For the fifteenth year in a row, Phenomenal Women …

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Apr 10

World Champion Dancers Perform in Dance for Life

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 By Carlyn “Cartilini” James World champion dancers Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad performed together Saturday evening, April 5, in the Dance for Life charity exhibition along with other professionals in Northwest Florida. Hosted by Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Crestview, this event was to benefit the programs of Covenant Hospice in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. …

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