Pensacola Voice

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Date registered: January 5, 2012

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  1. Alexander Promoted to Pensacola Asst. Chief of Police — September 11, 2014
  2. Judge Rules That BP Acted Recklessly As County Closes In On BP Millions — September 11, 2014
  3. BonFest 2014 Celebrated in Pensacola — September 4, 2014
  4. COUNTY SPONSORS WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 8TH PLANNING MILLIONS FOR PROJECTS — September 4, 2014
  5. MAY LEADS APPROVAL FOR WEDGEWOOD VICTORY HALTING PIT EXPANSIONS — August 28, 2014

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  2. ELDER YATES ENDORES OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION — 1 comment
  3. Charles Haynes Inducted into the 1976 National Black Hall of Fame — 1 comment
  4. Rev. Powell Recipient of 2012 Florida Education Award — 1 comment

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Aug 16

Blacks and Mental Health

BY: Dr. Brian Turner As a psychologist I am shocked at the reluctance of people to seek help for psychological distress. I have read the studies, researched the history. Daily I fight to overcome – not just the stigma of psychological and medical diagnoses that have negatively impacted the Black community – but also to …

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Aug 16

Wedgewood Community Center named for Marie Young

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By Jeremie Samuel The ribbon was cut on Friday, August 10, at the new Wedgewood Community Center in honor of Escambia County Commissioner – Marie Young. Young, who was appointed to the commission in 2002 by then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said she was honored and humbled that the new community center will bare her …

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Aug 16

Prepared to meet the King!

By Amber Vaughan Last Friday evening , echoes of praise and worship could be heard outside the doors of Kingdom Builders Christian Ministries, which is situated behind the Silver Screen Theatre on Plantation road. Celebrating “A Purple Ladies Conference 2012,” the “Women of the Kingdom,” presented a three-day conference full of “preaching, reaching and teaching”. …

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Aug 16

Meet Tiwan and Ty-Kee

By Wesley Martin During the 2011-2012 academic school year, 11-year-old twin brothers Tiwan and Ty-Kee Peterson received distinctions for their scholarly achievements. Last August, Tiwan received a letter of commendation from Florida State Senate member, Don Gaetz. “Your score in mathematics stood out brilliantly,” Gaetz said in the letter. “Your performance is among the highest, …

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Aug 09

Candlelight Vigil held for slain teen

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By Wesley Martin Last Wednesday evening at 1901 North “T” street, family and friends, former classmates and teammates of Matthew “Matt Matt” Cox Jr., attended a prayer vigil in his remembrance. Cox was a 19-year-old Pensacola resident who was shot outside his family’s Montclair residence on July 28. Described as a wonderful athlete and congenial …

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Aug 09

Time to reinvest

By Brian Turner The current American dream, historically for African-Americans, has been buoyed on dreams of land and homeownership. After slavery ended, African-Americans, fought and worked extremely hard to attain land, own businesses and build homes. The reasoning behind the effort: possess something that no one can take away. With homeownership, communities would expand and …

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Aug 09

Young Artists give 106 minutes of praise

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By Wesley Martin From mimes to gospel Hip Hop artists, there was something for all last Saturday evening at the fourth installment of 106 Minutes of Praise held in Pensacola High’s auditorium. “Most people only get a chance to see their church members praise dance on Sunday mornings,” said Bill Marshall, event promoter for 106 …

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Aug 09

Racial Discrimination in Florida Schools: Complaints Filed Against North Florida Districts Outline Systemic Discrimination Against African-American Students

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MIAMI – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced today that it has filed a series of civil rights complaints against Florida school districts that subject African-American students to harsh disciplinary policies at rates that are far higher than for white students. The complaints, filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, describe …

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Aug 09

City Council Adopts MGT  Disparity Study

Pensacola City Council Adopts MGT Disparity Study Showing Minority Business Underutilization The Pensacola City Council approved the MGT of America, Inc.’s City Government Procurement Disparity Study on Tuesday, August 6th at their Committee of the Whole meeting by a unanimous vote.  The second floor conference room was packed with interested citizens and business owners. The …

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Aug 09

Q&A we sat down with Attorney Parks  and this is what was said:

Q: How should teens and young adults engage law enforcement? What should they know? A: It’s important that we understand that law enforcement has the right to talk to them and to ask them questions. They have an obligation to cooperate with law enforcement. It’s important that they understand when dealing with law enforcement, you …

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