Jan 25

Discussing the Un-Discussable

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Noon – 1:00 PM – ‘Discussing the Un-Discussable’ – Nautilus Chamber (Bldg. 22 / Room 255) UWF. Facilitator: Dr. Karen Molek.

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Jan 25

Pensacola Recognizes MLK Holiday, Theme: Protect the Dream, Serve the Community


The 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration, with the theme, “Protect the Dream, Serve the Community” continued to build on its legacy as the premier event for the local civil rights community bringing all races together for the annual observance. From the Youth Showcase/Musical celebration at Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church on Thursday, …

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Jan 25

Pensacola NAACP Holds 2016 Meet and Greet, and Joins Statewide Get Out To Vote Workshop


The Pensacola NAACP Branch held its first Executive Board Meeting of 2016 and sponsored a “Meet and Greet” reception with the community at the Woodland Heights Community Center on Thursday, January 14th. The Pensacola Branch President, Eladies Sampson, approached the Executive Board with the idea to begin the official outreach of the local branch for …

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Jan 25

GCAACC Sponsors GAIN Night


By: Tonya Jackson The New Year is traditionally a time for big changes and the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce (GCAACC) is making a change that is sure to attract attention. Starting this month, the GCAACC will have a new form of communication with its members and part of this effort will be …

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Jan 25

Republican Executive Committee Host-All Lives Matter Event

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By: Tonya Jackson Hosted by the Escambia and Santa Rosa Republican Executive Committees (REC) the All Lives Matter Event began on Friday, January 15th with the First Annual Frederick Douglass-Booker T. Washington Dinner. The approximately one hundred attendees dined on a steak dinner that featured local and national republican figures. According to Bea Thomas, Escambia …

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Jan 25

Pensacola Celebrates 30th MLK Holiday


By: Tonya Jackson ​In 1986, the King Holiday became an official federal holiday. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s actual date of birth is January 15, it was decided that this national holiday would be observed on the third Monday in January. Through the years, one mainstay in the celebration of his life and legacy …

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Jan 19

A CELEBRATION: A Century In The Making

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By Tonya Jackson Ms. Cecelia “Apple” Cassidy has lived through world wars, women getting the right to vote, changing fashions, Jim Crow, blacks getting the right to vote, the election of the first African-American president and many other historical events. On Saturday, January 9th she celebrated something that places her in an elite club, her …

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