Jan 08

Emancipation Day Celebrated and New NAACP Leadership Sworn In on New Years Day


The Pensacola/Escambia County Emancipation Day and Black History Committee kicked off the New Year with its 152nd Celebration Program of the Emancipation Proclamation. The New Years Day program was held in the sanctuary of the Houser Memorial AME Zion Church at 710 E. Jordan Street in Pensacola. Rev. Isaac Williams, Pastor of Greater True Vine …

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Jan 08

RESTORE Committee Approves County Needs Assessment for Project Award Process


The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee made a critical decision at their monthly meeting held on Monday January 5, 2015 to approve the County-wide Needs Assessment drafted by Dewberry Consultants LLC leading to the establishment of the funding criteria for Escambia County RESTORE Act projects. The purpose of this needs assessment is to provide a …

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Jan 01

Pensacola Reunion Committee Holiday Mixers Create Multiple Impacts


The 5th Annual Christmas Mixer celebration was held on Friday December 26th at New World Landing with attendance estimated at 500 plus. The event is spearheaded by Ms. Angel McShan, an Escambia High School graduate and the Pensacola Reunion Mixer Committee made up of native Pensacolians anxious to mix it up with friends, family, and …

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Jan 01

Pensacola’s AKA Sorority Hosts 58th Debutante Ball at New World Landing


The Delta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its 58th Annual Debutante Ball on Dec. 27th at New World Landing on South Palafox Street in Downtown Pensacola, Florida. The national sorority introduced fifteen (15) young ladies to society from various high schools in Escambia County, Florida and Baldwin County, Alabama. The young …

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Dec 24

Theodore Bowers Recipient of Pensacola Voice $1,000 campaign


Theodore Bowers, 84, a retired attorney for the National office of the NAACP, was the grand recipient of The Pensacola Voice subscription campaign. Mr.Bowers, “I worked under the supervision of Thurgood Marshall before he was appointed to the Supreme Court,” he said. “I handled Civil rights as well as criminal cases from here (Panama City) …

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Dec 24

Rev. HK Matthews Joins “From Pensacola With Love’s” Peaceful Protest in Downtown Pensacola


Rev. H.K. Mathews, Pensacola’s civil rights era ambassador, joined the continuing peaceful protest of the “From Pensacola With Love” (FPWL) community activist group in downtown Pensacola this past Sunday December 21st at the MLK Memorial Plaza on Palafox Street. This time the protest at the MLK Plaza turned into a march south down the northbound …

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Dec 18

NAACP Black Lives Matter Rally in Ft. Walton Focuses on 2004 Black Man’s Death from Police Alleged Excessive Force

Raymond Nelson, President of the Okaloosa County branch of the NAACP, in an interview with the Pensacola Voice, said that the NAACP Black Lives Matter Rally on this past Saturday at Chester Pruitt Park in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida took on the theme of preventing the issue of excessive force by law enforcement against Black …

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Dec 18

The “From Pensacola With Love” Group Successfully Challenges Flying of Confederate Flag


The Confederate Flag no longer flies in front of the Pensacola Bay Center since last Thursday, December 11th, when the Escambia County Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to only fly the American and Florida flags at county facilities. The on again-off again controversy caused the Spanish, French, British and Confederate flags to be …

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Dec 11



This past Sunday December 7th the voices of racially diverse concerned citizens in Pensacola and Escambia County were echoing “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” and “I Can’t Breathe!” in support of the protests against the killings of unarmed Black men by white law enforcement officers. The rally was called “From Pensacola to Ferguson, With Love,” and …

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Dec 04



Since Hurricane Ivan impacted downtown Pensacola in 2004, the historically majority African-American “Tan Yard” community has experienced a lot of redevelopment attention leading to a tremendous amount of public and private investment. On Thursday, November 20th, Quint Studer Properties offered $5.2 million cash for the former site of the downtown wastewater treatment facility located in …

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