Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 26

Movement for Change Holds 14th Annual Banquet

On June 20, 2014 Movement for Change had their 14th Annual Freedom Is Not Free Banquet at It’s Personal by Sheila. The banquet is the fundraiser used to help the organization provide services to the community. Movement for Change was founded in 1997, and for the last 14 years has helped people in the community …

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Jun 26

Five Flags Dance Academy 24th Annual Dance Recital: “Uptown Style with Downtown Kicks”

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By: Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH Sunday, June 08, 2014 the Dancers and Instructors of Five Flags Dance Academy & Ballet Company presented its 24th Annual Dance Recital live at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The theme was Uptown Style with Downtown Kicks. Each year the company decides on a theme for their recital. This year the …

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Jun 26

The Rita Wood Jones Memorial Scholarship

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By: Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH Par 4 Charities and the Rita Jones Scholarship Trust recently joined together to form the Par 4 Charities – Rita E. Jones Scholarship Trust. The organization awarded a scholarship to four graduating seniors from Booker T. Washington High School. The scholarship criteria were based on a cumulative GPA of 2.5 …

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Jun 26

Local Heritage Society Attends Statewide Preservation Meeting

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The African American Heritage Society based in Pensacola, Florida was represented at the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network Statewide Meeting on Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th in Jacksonville, Florida. The first day of meetings were held at the Wells Fargo Bank’s Springfield Community Branch on the 2ND Floor that serves as the …

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Jun 19

Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s

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Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s Press Conference Shaquille Purifoy, a 20 year old Grambling University athlete, who was shot and killed Friday night, brought Pensacola’s faith-based, political, and community leadership together to speak out against the continuing violence in the streets. Elder Robert Gross, Shaquille’s father, said, “I do …

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Jun 19

Escambia County Black Historical Sites Targeted for Development

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First the City of Pensacola proposed a fish hatchery at the historical Bruce Beach, now the Escambia County School District is targeting the Black historic site of Ransom High and Middle School in Cantonment for a bus depot, and the former site of the Corinne Jones Recreation Center is being designed for a holding pond. …

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Jun 12

Woodland Heights Hosts “Stop the Violence” Rally

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Saturday, June 7 over 200 people enjoyed the information and entertainment at Stop The Violence Rally in Woodland Heights Park. Due to escalating violence happening in the community, Walter Wallace brought in motivational speakers to offer solutions to the public on various subjects. Sponsored by Woodland Heights neighborhood Association, several participants such as the Shiners, …

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Jun 12

Saturday morning Deliverance Tabernacle Church held their annual health fair for their members and the community.

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  At this event there were over 45 vendors and over 300 participants. Some of the vendors included Sacred Heart Hospital, Scenic Health Alliance, the American Cancer Society, Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Jannie Hixon, who is a registered nurse and the Health Coordinator over at Deliverance …

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Jun 12

Wedgewood Community Hosts Stop the Violence Campaign

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Saturday morning residents and community friends gathered at Marie Young Park to get the word out regarding stopping the violence in our community. Poets, rappers, musicians, singers and politicians were on hand to give their assistance to increase awareness of the violence that is occurring in the Escambia County community. Captain David Alexander of the …

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Jun 05

It Pays to Read the Pensacola Voice

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We would like to congratulate Janet Haynes for being the winner of our drawing that we held here at the Pensacola Voice.  In the picture above we have Pensacola Voice Publisher Jacqueline Miles (left) handing Haynes (right) her $500 in winnings for reading and subscribing to the Pensacola Voice.

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