Jul 03

Obama’s Legacy Solidified in Ground Breaking Week Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare, Same-Sex Marriage and Fair Housing

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Obama’s Legacy Solidified in Ground Breaking Week Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare, Same-Sex Marriage and Fair Housing The week of June 22nd through June 26th will go down in history as a ground breaking for President Obama, Democrats and Progressives. The Supreme Court passed significant judicial decisions on the Affordable Health Care Act, same-sex marriage, …

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Jun 26

12th Annual Pensacola Juneteenth Celebration Held at Woodland Heights Center

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The Sankofa Heritage Museum, TALINDAS Afrikan Boutique, and the Israelite Heritage Organization sponsored their 12th annual Juneteenth celebration at the Woodland Heights Community Center adjacent to Pensacola Village on Saturday June 20th from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The celebration was jammed packed with local community talent providing live music and entertainment including the Vivian Lamont …

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Jun 26

Charleston Church Massacre Draws Crowds, Raises Questions

By Clem Richardson Urban News Service   CHARLESTON, SC – Kenneth Washington was watching his TV in Cleveland Wednesday when he learned that a gunman shot up his family’s church in Charleston, South Carolina. Hours later, he discovered that the loss struck even closer to home. “I saw a picture of the church on TV,” …

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Jun 26

Arson Blamed on House Fire in Aviation Field Neighborhood

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On Monday June 22nd at 3:32 pm the Escambia County Fire Department responded to a house fire at 3005 N. Tarragonna Street.  Smoke could be seen as far as the Fairfield Drive and Davis Highway. The fire inundated the home sending a horrific plume of smoke into the surrounding.neighborhood. The house was the home of Samuel and Terrace …

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Jun 26

Omega Psi Phi Lamplighter Scholarship Banquet Spotlights Academic Achievement

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This year Beta Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held a Lamplighter Scholarship Banquet on June 7th at the Hadji Shriners Temple at 800 W. Nine Mile Road, where they provided scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors who are attending a college or university of their choice.  The local chapter of Omega …

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Jun 18

Chief Chip Simmons Retires Assistant Chief David Alexander Nominated for Chief of Police

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  After 29 years of service with the Pensacola Police Department and attaining the highest rank possible as the Pensacola Chief of Police, Chip Simmons is retiring in August. Mayor Ashton Hayward announced his nomination of David Alexander as the first African-American Chief of Police in the 194-year history of the Pensacola Police Department. The …

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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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