Apr 23

Hundreds from several states Attend Annual Black Women’s Roundtable in DC

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(Washington, DC) –  Hundreds of women and girls  from around the country took part in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 26, 2015 – Saturday, March 28th, 2015 for the  Black Women’s Roundtable 4th Annual  Women of Power “Healthy. Wealthy, Wise” National Summit which this year carried the theme: Invest. Inspire. Unite. The three-day summit …

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Apr 16

Epps, PJA Ministries Join to Help the Homeless

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On Saturday, April 11, 2015 The Epps Christian Center joined forces with PJA Ministries at Sam’s Club to collect donation for the 9th Annual Homeless Awareness Day event. As they stood outside the store front, asking for donations, Pastor Sylvia Tisdale of Epps Christian Center, and Patrick Austin of PJA ministries, shared their vision for …

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Apr 16

EPA Meets Residents on Environmental Justice Issues

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  LaKeshia Robertson, a Lead Life Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, visited Pensacola along with Richard D. Gragg III, a Florida A & M University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the university’s School of the Environment. They met with local residents involved in environmental justice (EJ) advocacy in Northwest Florida. The …

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Apr 16

Belmont Youth Band Strikes Again in Jazz Society Competition

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The Belmont Youth Band continues its mission to educate and motivate young people of Pensacola and Escambia County and to help develop their interests in music education and public performances.  As the most recent example, this past March Isabelle Peter- son, 17 years old and Nicle Lloyd, also 17, placed 2nd in the Pensacola Jazz …

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Apr 16

AKA Presents ‘A Family Affair’ Tea Party, Fashion Event

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    By Carlyn A. James It was time for tea and a family strength- ening fashion event on Saturday, April11th. Delta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted their 4th Family Affair Tea Party at the Marie K. Young- Wedgewood Community Center. The purpose of the tea was to coincide with …

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Apr 15

Community Involvement in Escambia County April RESTORE Act Meetings Critical for Funding

With two years of meetings on the community needs assessment and project funding criteria, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee completed the first of three critical meetings in April as county officials move closer to receiving funding applications. During the Monday, April 6th advisory committee monthly meeting, the group debated the issue of separating the tourism opportunities funding category from the position …

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Apr 15

NAACP CRISIS Magazine gives Pensacola “C” Grade in Economic Development

The NAACP CRISIS magazine gave the City of Pensacola a “C” grade in the NAACP Florida 2015 Economic Development Report Card released in January. Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and Torey Alston, State Economic Development Chair, released the statewide Economic Development Report Card after examining the records of leading public and private organizations over a four months period. The …

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