Category Archive: Front Page

Apr 17

Visit Pensacola Meets with Black Community on Tourism Plans

            Visit Pensacola, the new Escambia County tourism development organization, held a meeting Tuesday, April 15th with the Pensacola/Escambia County Black community to discuss plans to attract Black tourists to this area.  The second floor conference room at the DeVilliers Square office complex was filled to capacity with business owners, …

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Apr 17

Five Gulf Coast States Hold Retreat on RESTORE Act Plan

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The Gulf Future Coalition (GFC), brought together lawyers, environmentalists, minority groups, foundation board members, staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations and representatives of low-income underserved groups together in Fairhope, Alabama at Beckwith Camp and Conference Center located on Weeks Bay. On April 13th through the 15th there were environmental advocates and minority representatives from Pensacola …

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Apr 17

Escambia County, ECAT and DOT Partner on Business Workshop

County Commissioner Lumon May

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) partnered with District 3 County Commissioner, Lumon May, and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), to co-host a Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Workshop on Wednesday April 9th at the Woodland Heights Neighborhood Resource Center, a new facility in the heart of Escambia County District 3.  The more than sixty-five …

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Apr 17

Real Girlz Rock: Teen Empowerment Expo featuring Antonia “Toya” Wright

Antonia “Toya” Wright

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 10

Phenomenal Women Debutantes Vowing to Wait

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The Phenomenal Women of Freewill Ministries, Inc. will present Phenomenal Women Debutantes to Christ. They are officially ladies in waiting.  With a commitment ring encircling her finger, each of the 2013 Phenomenal Women debutantes will vow to remain a virtuous woman until her day of marriage.  For the fifteenth year in a row, Phenomenal Women …

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Apr 10

World Champion Dancers Perform in Dance for Life

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 By Carlyn “Cartilini” James World champion dancers Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad performed together Saturday evening, April 5, in the Dance for Life charity exhibition along with other professionals in Northwest Florida. Hosted by Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Crestview, this event was to benefit the programs of Covenant Hospice in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. …

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Apr 10

Communities Discuss Countywide Joint Venture RESTORE Projects

Community organizing initiatives surrounding the BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast RESTORE Act have increased recently around Escambia County and the Gulf Coast despite Judge Barbier’s ruling setting the penalty phase of the civil trial for January 2015. It seems as if the interest in the RESTORE Act process has generated a new sense of community …

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Apr 03

Dream Defender Founder Protests Youth Being Treated as Cash Crops in School to Prison Pipeline

Phillip Agnew

The Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) held a fundraiser on Sunday March 30th at the Five Sisters Restaurant in the Historic Belmont and DeVilliers Business District. The guest speaker for the event was Philip Agnew of the Dream Defenders, preceded by Democratic candidates Ellison Bennett, and Laura Elder for the School Board Mike District …

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Apr 03

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

Georgia Blackman

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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Apr 03

Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) Members and Allies Speak Out at School Board Meeting

The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) rallied its supporters and together they offered comments, posed questions, and made suggestions to the Escambia County School Board and the School District Superintendent in hopes of spurring the District to engage the community in tangible, transparent reform of failing school, policies and practices. There were students, parents, business …

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