Jun 12

Wedgewood Community Hosts Stop the Violence Campaign

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Saturday morning residents and community friends gathered at Marie Young Park to get the word out regarding stopping the violence in our community. Poets, rappers, musicians, singers and politicians were on hand to give their assistance to increase awareness of the violence that is occurring in the Escambia County community. Captain David Alexander of the …

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Jun 05

It Pays to Read the Pensacola Voice

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We would like to congratulate Janet Haynes for being the winner of our drawing that we held here at the Pensacola Voice.  In the picture above we have Pensacola Voice Publisher Jacqueline Miles (left) handing Haynes (right) her $500 in winnings for reading and subscribing to the Pensacola Voice.

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Jun 05

Florida Black Caucus Focuses on Education, Human Rights and Economic Development at Pensacola Summit

Participants of the Florida Black Caucus Event

The Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (FBC-LEO) held a very successful first annual state convention branded as ACTION/TOGETHER 2014 FORUM here in Pensacola, Florida at the Crown Plaza Hotel from Tuesday May 27th through Friday May 30th. Operation People for Peace, led by Art Rocker in partnership with Magic Johnson Entertainment, and the …

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Jun 05

Minimum Wage Forum – Are Workers Due a Raise?

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By Deborah Nelson Like hamsters on a wheel, Americans are working harder than ever for less.  Meanwhile the rich just keep getting richer. Between 1979 and 2011, the top 1 percent collected 86.3 percent of income growth in the United States, according to the Economic Policy Institute. http://www.epi.org/multimedia/unequal-states-interactive/ Between the 2009 recession and 2011, inequality …

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May 29

Cantonment Improvement Committee Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Annual Luncheon

Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry (District 5)

In 2012, Josh Womack and residents of the North Escambia County community of Cantonment began organizing a new organization that would strengthen the voice of its Black residents. They began with a small group of concerned citizens tired of their neighborhood conditions and lack of attention by Escambia County government. The new organization was named …

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May 29

1st Annual Pensacola Unity Golf Club Championship

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By Carlyn “Cartilini” James The United Brothers wins the 1st Annual Pensacola Unity Golf Club Championship.  Held at the Osceola Golf Course on Saturday May 24, 2014 the winning team played against The Par 4 Golf Club and The American Legion Post 193 in Pensacola, Florida. The game was based on a Ryder’s Style format …

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May 29

Florida Black Caucus and Operation People for Peace Host Issues Conference at Crown Plaza

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The Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (FBC-LEO) and Operation People for Peace in partnership with Magic Johnson Entertainment is hosting a dynamic community issues conference called the ACTION/TOGETHER 2014 FORUM here in Pensacola, Florida from Tuesday May 27th through Friday May 30th. The Black Caucus and People for Peace event organizers have scheduled …

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May 29

Holley residents say ‘no’ to incorporation

By Deborah Nelson An interest group trying to incorporate Navarre into a city got a step closer at last Thursday’s County Commission meeting.  But some Holley residents, who live just north of Navarre, are making it clear they’re not enthusiastic about the idea.   Operating under the motto “Let’s keep our tax money in Navarre,” …

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May 22

NDCC Women of Destiny Embraces their Annual Women’s Celebration

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  Saturday morning, friends and the women of New Dimensions Christian Center enjoyed a day of celebration as women from throughout the community came together to participate in song and dance by the King Sisters, and a Ministry in dance by Symone King and Aniya Gaines.   Mrs. Carla Ross recited poetry and Ms Destiny Burns …

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May 22

FEMA RECOVERY CENTER RECEIVES NAACP STATE & LOCAL OFFICIALS VISIT

The Florida panhandle received the attention of the NAACP Florida State Conference this past week with a focus on the northwest Florida flooding disaster. The NAACP Florida State Conference, which represents all of the NAACP Florida Branches from Miami to Pensacola, sent Lewis Jennings, the State Conference Area Director for the panhandle, to build a …

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