Dec 23

Unity InThe Family’s Angel Tree Provides Gifts and Food to Incarcerated Families’ Children

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By: Tony McCray Dr. Calvin Avant’s non-profit, Unity in the Family Ministry, continued its outreach to the community by sponsoring its 13th Annual Angel Tree gift presentations and dinner at First Baptist Church of Warrington where Dr. James Miller serves as Pastor. Donations for the event were obtained from other churches, civic organizations and business …

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Dec 16

THE IMPACT NETWORK EXPANDS ITS REACH THROUGH COMCAST XFINITY

Dr. Beverly Jackson (left) and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, are the co-founders of The Impact Network, the fastest growing African American-owned and operated independent Christian television network in the U.S. (The Impact Network)

  By Roz Edward (Michigan Chronicle, NNPA Member) The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the United States, will now be available in even more homes, thanks to an expanded distribution agreement with Comcast’s Xfinity TV platform. The Impact Network features programming on urban ministries, gospel music, lifestyle …

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Dec 16

Northwest Florida’s Black Community Provides Input on Regional Economic Development Plan

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  By: Tony McCray Northwest Florida’s Black Community representatives interested in economic development have met in Pensacola (Escambia County), Ft. Walton Beach (Okaloosa County), and in Panama City to provide their ideas and comments on the economic development needs in their cities, their counties, and the Northwest Florida Region.  These three communities are the largest …

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Dec 16

Santa Arrives in Pensacola!

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  Saturday evening cold weather could not keep the crowd from standing and waiting for Santa to make his grand appearance.  Approximately 200 floats, all decorated for Christmas paraded down Palafox Street throwing candy and beads to onlookers.  Bands from Pensacola and New Orleans marched doing their routines and playing festive music for the occasion. …

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Dec 11

C.C Biggs Celebrates Birthday Bash at the Event Center

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  The 2016 Million $$$$$ Birthday Bash, celebrated by CC Biggs on Saturday, December 3rd, at the new Event Center located at 3201 Navy Blvd was a smashing success.  If you did not attend this spectacular event, you really missed a party.  Given by C.C. Biggs Productions with Southern Soul musical performances by Lebrado, superb …

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Dec 11

Commentary: Hillary Clinton Gets 2 Million More Votes Than Donald Trump and Everyone Pretends They Don’t Notice

Lauren Victoria Burke says that the Democrats need to reconsider running establishment candidates at the top of the ticket in an age of anti-establishment politics.This photo was taken during a press conference following a meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the State Department in Washington, D.C. (Glenn Fawcett/DoD/Wikimedia Commons)

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Imagine if Donald Trump got two million more votes than Hillary Clinton, but by some fluke of Electoral College math, Clinton won. What would Trump be saying? The answer is easy: He’d be saying what he said weeks before Election Day: That the election was rigged against him. …

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Dec 11

FROM BANKS TO BEAUTY PRODUCTS, THE #BUYBLACK MOVEMENT IS REAL

Sonja Thompkins, a brick & mortar business strategist and founder of SincerelySonja.com, said #BuyBlack is a trend for consumers of color to consciously spend their money within their own communities and particularly with Black-owned businesses. (Sonja Thompkins/SincerelySonja.com)

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad. Late last month, Essence magazine noted that after years of slow-burning idealism, #BuyBlack has seen a community-wide takeoff. And, as the holiday season moves into full swing, the #BuyBlack campaign has led many to …

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