Jul 10

Love Life & Live Gospel Music Recording Performance


By Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH On Saturday, June 21st gospel singer and vocal recording artist Craigh Franklin conducted a live CD and DVD recording which was free to the public. It was held at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church on 6205 North W. Street in Pensacola, Florida. The event featured special guest such as Chevon Coleman …

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Jul 03



Ellison Bennett, a national board member of the National Movement for Civil and Human Rights, addressed the Escambia County Commission on June 26th concerning thirty-seven families that are being represented by himself and Attorney Gerald McKenzie.  The families are complaining about the medical services that their family members are not receiving as a result of …

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Jul 03

It’s a Peggy Scott Weekend in Pensacola


  Coming to Pensacola to celebrate her birthday, Diva Peggy Scott graced her home town with her electrifying presence of singing all of her hit songs, including “Not Good Enough to Marry” from her latest CD as well as a collection of oldies but goodies. Everyone in the house gathered around and tapped their feet, …

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Jul 03

Par 4 Charities Sponsors 39th Annual Golf Tournament


Saturday morning, Par 4 teed off at Marcus Point Golf Course to begin its 39th Annual Charities Golf tournament. The tournament brought a total of 132 golfers to the area to participant in the “Winner takes Cash” event. Golfers from throughout the Southeast came to enjoy this momentous occasion. “Par 4 actually began in 1968,” …

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Jul 03

Soulful Sundays Rock the House


By Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH Do you love to dance? Join Ronnie and Maria Cole for Soulful Sundays at the Osceola Golf Course from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.  While receiving special instructions from Detroit Style Ballroom Dancer Ferne Guillebeau, The Cole’s partnered with North 2 South Ballroom Connection alumni members Greg and Claire Dorsey.  Together they …

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Jun 26

Movement for Change Holds 14th Annual Banquet

On June 20, 2014 Movement for Change had their 14th Annual Freedom Is Not Free Banquet at It’s Personal by Sheila. The banquet is the fundraiser used to help the organization provide services to the community. Movement for Change was founded in 1997, and for the last 14 years has helped people in the community …

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Jun 26

Five Flags Dance Academy 24th Annual Dance Recital: “Uptown Style with Downtown Kicks”


By: Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH Sunday, June 08, 2014 the Dancers and Instructors of Five Flags Dance Academy & Ballet Company presented its 24th Annual Dance Recital live at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The theme was Uptown Style with Downtown Kicks. Each year the company decides on a theme for their recital. This year the …

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Jun 26

The Rita Wood Jones Memorial Scholarship


By: Carlyn A. James, MFA-FSH Par 4 Charities and the Rita Jones Scholarship Trust recently joined together to form the Par 4 Charities – Rita E. Jones Scholarship Trust. The organization awarded a scholarship to four graduating seniors from Booker T. Washington High School. The scholarship criteria were based on a cumulative GPA of 2.5 …

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Jun 26

Local Heritage Society Attends Statewide Preservation Meeting


The African American Heritage Society based in Pensacola, Florida was represented at the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network Statewide Meeting on Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th in Jacksonville, Florida. The first day of meetings were held at the Wells Fargo Bank’s Springfield Community Branch on the 2ND Floor that serves as the …

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Jun 19

Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s

Shaq Purifoy

Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s Press Conference Shaquille Purifoy, a 20 year old Grambling University athlete, who was shot and killed Friday night, brought Pensacola’s faith-based, political, and community leadership together to speak out against the continuing violence in the streets. Elder Robert Gross, Shaquille’s father, said, “I do …

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