Category Archive: Community

Jun 14

Unity Within Our Community

By Charles Davis, III “We need to feel more to understand others. We need to love more to be loved back.” These opening words were the start of the poem ‘One Moon, One Sun, One World, One Heart’ which also serves as the inspiration for the Pensacola Community Soul Fest annual event. This past Saturday …

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Jun 07

Wear Orange Awareness Day – Stop Gun Violence

  By Charles J. Davis “There has to be a limit to how much we can deal with in our society.” These words were spoken by Gay Valmont, the Deputy Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Pensacola, this past Saturday at the Gun Violence Community Cookout. Hosted by Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, the …

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Jun 07

The Gathering and Book Center Brings Back Soul Fest

By: Tony McCray Some things change and some things never change!  In the case of The Gathering and Book Center holding the Pensacola Community Soul Fest at the West Pensacola Ball Park at 1600 North “W” Street that is a tradition in the Pensacola and Escambia County Community for over twenty years.  The tradition extends …

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May 24

Vida Sheffield Hargrett Named Mrs. Florida

On May 13, 2017, Vida Sheffield Hargrett, was awarded the covenant title of Mrs. Florida International 2017. She was selected, from many qualified delegates, to represent Florida in the Mrs. International Pageant to be held August 7-12 in Charleston, West Virginia.  During that week’s event, Hargrett will compete with other state, country representatives and women …

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May 24

S. L. Jones Christian Academy Holds Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2017

With a 98% graduation rate, S. L. Jones Christian Academy held its commencement ceremony for their graduating seniors of 2017. Fourteen seniors were honored Saturday afternoon as they marched in to “Pomp and Circumstance.”  “This is our 15th year graduation,” said Mrs. Millicent Demps.  “This year, our Valedictorian, Antirca Hall, received a scholarship.” As the …

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May 17

New Children’s Book to be released in Pensacola

This June 28, Emerging Publications and Amazon will release a six book series dedicated to young children ages 2 to 6 years entitled “Kamden’s Safe Journey.”  The author, Temeka Hamilton, a native of Pensacola wrote the books to her grandson, Kamden, to leave him an inheritance and also teach him about every life’s adventures. These …

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May 10

City of Pensacola Graduates 40 in Citizens Academy

Forty area residents graduated Tuesday evening from the City of Pensacola Citizens Academy. Attendees from across the area concluded this nine week course with a graduation ceremony at Osceola Golf Course. The Citizens Academy is a comprehensive program designed to enhance awareness of and access to City services, and create ambassadors for the City. The …

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