Apr 30

Pensacola and Gulf Coast Recognizes Five Year BP Oil Spill Anniversary

April 20th, 2015 marked the five year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill disaster. Many residents of Pensacola and the greater Gulf Coast remember the oil rig explosion and the fear that the oil would come up on our beaches in waves of pollution. Pensacola beaches were one of the first Florida beaches to see …

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Apr 30

Civil Rights Sit-In Marker Unveiled in Downtown Pensacola

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An historical marker commemorating the lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960’s civil rights movement in Downtown Pensacola’s department stores was unveiled this past Saturday, April 25th. The marker provides the historical narrative under a bold faced title of “PENSACOLA LUNCH COUNTER SIT-INS” at the very high profile corner of Palafox and Garden Streets. The NAACP …

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Apr 24

NAACP Event Commemorates Downtown Sit-Ins


The NAACP Pensacola Branch and the Pensacola Sit-In Commemorative Group will host the unveiling of a historical marker at the corner of Palafox and Garden Streets this Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 pm. The marker will give tribute to Reverend William C. Dobbins and the Youth Group of the NAACP and recognize their efforts to …

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Apr 24

Restore Act Funding Process Targeted To Open In June

According to Keith Wilkins, the Escambia County Director of Community and Environment Department, the target for beginning the process of receiving RESTORE Act project applications is the month of June.  No date has officially been determined, however, when the Escambia County Commissioners met on Thursday April 16th at the Pensacola Bay Center, Bryon Griffith also …

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Apr 24

Reimagining Pensacola One Community at a Time


On Saturday, April 18, 2015 Reimagine event took place in at the Corrine Jones Community Center from 10am – 3pm.  Reimagine is an outreach event whereby businesses, churches, community agencies, and other ministries come together to serve one another, in events in and around the Pensacola, Florida area. The community leadership in Wedgewood got together …

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Apr 23

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


(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


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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