Jun 18

RESTORE ACT Funding Application Presented at City Workshop

  Escambia County and the City of Pensacola, in an effort to help engage and assist local residents with the RESTORE Act project submission process, held a special workshop on Tuesday, June 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center at 913 South I Street. Keith Wilkins, the Director …

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Jun 18

Eladies P. Sampson is President of the Pensacola NAACP Branch

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Eladies P. Sampson is President of the Pensacola NAACP Branch #5124. Sampson is a Silver Lifetime member of the NAACP and has served four years as the 1st Vice President of the Pensacola Branch. During that period of time she also served as the Chair of the Health Committee of the NAACP Branch and actively …

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Jun 11

Visit Florida Shoots Advertising for BET Awards on June 23rd

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Visit Florida, Visit Pensacola, and Black Entertainment Television are partnering on a commercial to promote Pensacola as a favorable destination for African-American tourists.  A crew out of South Florida arrived in Pensacola last Wednesday, June 4th and ended their visit with an early evening meet and greet reception at Five Sisters Restaurant in the Belmont …

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Jun 11

The Gathering Presented the Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee at Englewood Baptist Church

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  The Gathering Awareness and Book Center presented The Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee (BCT) on Saturday June 6th at the Englewood Missionary Baptist Church and blessed those in attendance with prayerful pride and solemn tears.  This all male choir of ages eight to 18 turned in a stupendous performance that brought a standing ovation from …

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Jun 11

Escambia School District Withholds Response to Law Center Report

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Norm Ross, Deputy Superintendent for Escambia County Schools, stated that the Escambia County School District would rather withhold its response to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC’s) school district report card until the district staff can fulfill the SPLC’s public records request.  Amir Whitaker, a civil rights attorney with SPLC stated that the public records …

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Jun 04

The Prince Hall Shriners 2015 Convention

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The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine North and South America and its Jurisdiction, Inc., hosted its Prince Hall Shriners Desert Conference / Gala Day (State Convention) in Pensacola, Florida this past week. For the first time in a decade the 2015 Convention was hosted by the members of the Islam Temple #182, Illustrious …

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Jun 04

Law Center Shows Escambia Schools Worst Arrest Rate in Nation

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Amir Whitaker, a civil rights attorney with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), on Thursday May 28th at the Fricker Center, presented his agency’s analysis of juvenile justice disparities in Escambia County School District (ECSD) including student arrests, suspensions, graduation rates, test scores, and teacher diversity. The SPLC is a private non-profit legal advocacy organization …

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