Jul 08

Community Kids Enjoys Summer Fun at Ebonwood Community Center

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By: Jacqueline Miles This summer, children from throughout the community have a place to come and enjoy a fun filled time full of games, education and just plain communication at Ebonwood Community Center. Headed by Leroy Williams, the group provides not only supervised entertainment, but they also provide free lunches to all of the 200+ …

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Jul 08

NAACP PENSACOLA BRANCH MOVES OFFICE

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By: Tony R. McCray, Jr. The NAACP Pensacola Branch will now be holding its Executive Committee Meetings and its General Membership Meetings at 615 N. “W” Street, formally known as the Jolene Avant Center of Excellence. Both meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.  The Executive Committee meets at 6:00 p.m., and …

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Jul 01

Englewood Church Explodes with Top Gospel Talent

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By: Tony  McCray (PNS)-Englewood Missionary Baptist Church exploded with some of the best gospel artists from Pensacola and Blytheville, Arkansas brought together by some longstanding professional and church relationships.  Mary McDaniel, the event’s lead promoter, is originally from Cantonment.  She is now the CEO of Divas Roc 2 Promotions out of Memphis and pulled together …

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Jul 01

The Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in Education After Major University of Texas Decision

    By: Tony McCray Affirmative Action supporters were handed a major victory by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, June 23rd when the decision was rendered by a 4-to-3 vote on the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The decision was totally unexpected. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the author of the majority …

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Jul 01

A Moment in Black History Booker T Washington Class of 1936.

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Do you remember any of these people?  Or could this be your relative? Special thanks to Mrs. Christine Gooding (Auntike) for sharing this memory.

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Jul 01

Par Four Charities Holds 41st Annual Tournament

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By: Jacqueline Miles (PNS)-Saturday morning, Par Four Charities held their 41st Annual Amateur Calvin Washington Memorial Golf Tournament.  Starting with a Meet and Greet Friday night at Osceola Golf Club, members and friends gathered and enjoyed a night of just getting acquainted and festivities. Saturday morning at 7am, hot weather did not deter golfers throughout …

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Jun 25

Dr. Todd’s Message Impacts Movement for Change’s Banquet: “There Is Room at the Top But the Space Is Limited”

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By: Tony R. McCray Movement for Change (MFC) held its 16th Annual Banquet for third time at leaving one to believe the old axiom that “the third time is a charm” because it was a very successful civil rights, educational, civic engagement, youth talent exposure, and leadership event.   With old school leadership managing the …

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