Category Archive: Community

Sep 26

Black Business Network Sponsors Breakfast and Expo

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Saturday morning Entrepreneurial business owners breakfasted and exchanged cards at the annual Black Business Network Expo. Sponsored by the Black Business Network, young entrepreneurs as well as seasoned enjoyed a hot breakfast and gained insight on starting a business discussed by Mr. Grover Brown, Community Enterprises Investments Inc. and also the ABC’s of borrowing by …

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Sep 26

COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPROVES NEW TOURISM BOARD AND MINORITY SEAT

A new tourism development organization called Visit Pensacola was approved by the Escambia County Commission on Tuesday September 24th to manage funding generated by visitors that stay in Pensacola or Escambia County.  However, in a motion made by County Commission Chairman, Gene Valentino, he stated, “We the County Commission take tourism out of the Chamber …

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Sep 20

AKA Sponsers “Pink in the City” to Fight Cancer

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By Jacqueline Miles Pink, Pink and more Pink, Saturday night, the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc Sorority and over 500 guests partied the night away in pink attire at the beginning of their weekend event titled “Pink in the City”. The event given on behalf of Breast Cancer month to honor the survivors as well as pay tribute to the fallen from …

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Sep 20

PENSACOLA IS GROUND ZERO FOR POLITICAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERSHIP MEETINGS AND INVOLVEMENT

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Pensacola, Florida became ground zero for local, state, and national political and civil rights organizations with leadership meetings, membership drives, and community forums held during the weekend of September 13th – 15th.  Pensacola’s Movement for Change and Blacks in Government held their membership drives; The Florida Democratic Black Caucus held a community forum on recent …

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Sep 19

Mayor Haywood Announces new Apps for 311 Program.

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“When I took office, I began building a more responsive more custom, more friendly way of government,” stated Mayor Haywood. “For the first time citizens now have a single point of contact for their non-emergency issues.” He said. The community can now dial one number-311- to have any of their needs met. No longer do …

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Sep 19

Movement for Change, Inc. Renames Building In Honor of Founder

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  Sunday afternoon, community friends, family and members of Movement for Change held a dedication ceremony to rename the office the LeRoy Boyd Center for Social Justice in honor of their founder and President LeRoy Boyd. “LeRoy was one of a kind,” said Ms.  Della Abbott.  He loved people and he loved Movement for Change. …

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Sep 12

Bethel AME Church Hosts 148th Florida Annual Conference

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  Pensacola became the Mecca for AME parishioners as they gathered at Zion Hope Baptist Church beginning Monday morning with the Women’s Missionary Society Convention and Pre-conference Episcopal Meetings. With Bethel AME Church, Rev. Charles A. Morris, Pastor, hosting the event approximately 2000 people including Minister, Elders, Pastors, Prelates, Bishops and members of various AME …

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Sep 12

Amalgamated Transit Union to Go on Strike

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The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents all bargaining unit employees of Escambia County Area Transit and Pensacola Bay Transportation, Inc. voted last week unanimously to allow the Executive Board of the Local Union to schedule a strike date. After careful review and in good faith the Union Executive Board has chosen Monday, October …

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Sep 12

State House Representative Mike Hill Attends Black Community Public Forum

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Republican State House District 2 Representative Mike Hill participated in a Pensacola public forum Monday September 9th to discuss issues affecting the Escambia County community at the Epps Christian Center at 2300 North Pace Blvd. The host of the event, Rev. Sylvia Tisdale, the Epps Christian Center pastor, stated that the event was for citizens …

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Sep 12

Pensacola United Fire Fighters Association Celebrates 2nd Annual Ball

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  Saturday evening at the Corrine Jones Community Center family friends and co-workers came to acknowledge Pensacola’s fallen police officer and firefighters and say thank-you to the United Fire Fighters Association. “We got to recognize the people we count on every day,” said Capt. David Alexander. “Tonight I want to challenge you to make a …

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