Category Archive: Community

Oct 09

Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce : 30-day/$30 Challenge

By Brooke Johnson A notable perception, and possibly an empirical fact, is that the local dollar last only 1 hour in the local community. This information has caused some to pose the question, “what can be done to sustain the local dollar for growth and development within the community?” The Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of …

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Oct 09

Action Jackson’s Book Signing

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On Thursday, the 2nd day of October Author and 2008 Fitness Olympian Laticia “Action” Jackson held an official book signing at Pensacola State College. In her new book “I’m Not A Size Zero” she is addressing issues such as the media’s influence on the average female figure, body-image, redefined fitness, beauty, and self esteem. During …

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Oct 09

Gulf Power’s $650,000 Gift Celebrated at Ribbon Cutting for Multicultural Resource Center

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The Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Resource Center held its ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony on Thursday October 2nd at its Downtown Pensacola location at 119 East Government Street across the street from the Seville Quarter. The momentous occasion was highlighted by Government Street being blocked-off with an outdoor event tent in the middle of the …

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Sep 25

COACH SPEARS TELLS HIS SIDE AND SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING

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On September 16th, Escambia High School’s football coach Willie Spears was terminated on a 3-2 vote.  However, days after the vote, interested and concerned supporters for Spears and the student athletes continue to converse to determine if there are steps that can be taken on behalf of all affected parties. The Pensacola Voice has learned …

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Sep 25

Bikers Ride for Sickle Cell Anemia

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Saturday morning bikers gathered together in front of the Sickle Cell Anemia Headquarters to ride out for their annual fundraiser. Sponsored by Charity Motorcycle Club of Pensacola, the sixth annual ride brought over 110+ bikers to Pensacola. We try to make sure that people are made aware of the Sickle Cell Disease through our events each year,” …

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Sep 25

Democratic Hispanic Lt. Governor Candidate Opens Pensacola Crist Campaign Offices

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Annette Taddeo, Miami-Dade County Democratic Party Chairwoman, was chosen by Democratic Governor Candidate Charlie Crist, on July 17th to run as his Lieutenant Governor running mate for the November 4th 2014 election.  In Pensacola on a campaign swing, Taddeo ignited a boost of energy to the Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign Offices at 2415 N. Pace …

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Sep 25

County Consultants Advise Organizing Coalitions for RESTORE Funding

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers

Community coalition building for Escambia County groups seeking BP Oil Spill Restore Act funding was recommended by Dewberry Consultants, LLC at a meeting held Friday September 19th at the Center for Independent (CIL) Living Disability Resource Center.  Sheri Myers, Pensacola City Councilwoman, organized the meeting in her role as the Advocacy Outreach Coordinator for the …

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Aug 28

Oh No Not the Fro

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Yes you are seeing it first hand.  Pastor Greg Burns of New Dimensions Christian Center takes a dunking over the head and wets his ‘fro’  all for the cause of raising funds for finding a cure for Lou Garrett’s Disease. This challange has swept the nation and raised over $65 million dollars in a matter …

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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 03

The Gathering Awareness and Book Center Celebrates Move to Historical Belmont & DeVilliers Business District

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The Gathering Awareness and Book Center moved to the Historical Belmont & DeVilliers Business District at 314 N. DeVilliers St. in Pensacola, Florida with an impactful blast from the past as it forges ahead with its new future. Georgia and Johnny Blackmon owners of the twenty (20) year old retail business flexed its business and …

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