Apr 09

Gaps in Teacher Effectiveness Hurt Young, Minority Students

According to the CAP report 70 percent of Black children are enrolled in such prekindergarten or childcare centers that receive food subsidies compared to 28 percent of White children. (Stock Photo)

  By Freddie Allen NNPA News Wire Senior Correspondent Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank. Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, a researcher …

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Apr 09

Gilda Brown Marvray Pensacolian Extraordinaire

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By Dr. Marion Williams 83-year old, Gilda Brown Marvray is the quintessential Pensacolian. In honor of Women’s History Month, March, we want to honor her for a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishments. She is one of the most beloved and respected people in the black community. Gilda was one of four children, three girls and one …

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Mar 31

Celebrating Easter at Ebonwood

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By:Tonya Jackson On Good Friday, the Ebonwood Homeowners Association (HOA) and their Senior group hosted a community Easter celebration, and the community showed up. Young and old came and participated in one way or another in the day’s festivities. The day wasn’t only about the Easter eggs it was another way for the HOA and …

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Mar 31

Unity in the Family Graduates 22 Students in Environmental Jobs Training Program

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    By: Tony McCray On Saturday, March 26th, Dillard University’s Environmental Careers Worker Training Program, operated by Pensacola-based Unity in the Family Ministry, graduated twenty-two (22) students Saturday March 26th at the 615 N. “W” St. campus.  The trainees have matriculated through twelve weeks of free training from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm five …

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Mar 31

Celebrating Joseph Lewis’ 93rd Birthday April 1st

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    Joseph Lewis, a retired U.S. Postal manager and a veteran of World War II, will celebrate his 93rd birthday on April 1, 2016 with his family at his home.  He is devoted and married to his college sweetheart, Meda Bolar Lewis, with whom he celebrated their 70th Wedding anniversary on March 25, 2016. …

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Mar 31

Saturday Women’s Power Conference Empowerment

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  By: Tonya Jackson Kay Mitchell is the founder and driving force of the Women’s Empowerment Brunch. This monthly brunch is held at 10:30 am on the fourth Saturday of each month April through October. With the motto “Come be inspired and uplifted as we, as women, come together in unity,” each brunch features a …

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Mar 24

Women of Power Weekend Takes Over Pensacola

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  By: Tonya Jackson One of the things business owners and community members look at when joining a chamber of commerce is the value of their membership. As the executive director of the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Nicole Dixon looks at their value to its members and the community while also looking …

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