Jun 18

Lumon May Gets High Marks

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  By Tonya Jackson Lumon May comes from a background of service to others. His parent’s, the late Rev. Theophalis and Mary May, demonstrated to him and his siblings good citizenship, and he has continued that path. After many years of dedicated community service, May was elected as the County Commissioner for District 3 in …

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Jun 18

David Allen Confirmed New Fire Chief

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In a vote of 5-3 the council voted to confirm David Allen as the new Chief of the Pensacola Fire Department.    In a special meeting held by the City Council Monday afternoon, the council listened to the community, co-workers and fellow council members’ response to the confirmation. “I know that our fire department has …

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Jun 10

HELP US FIND

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Jun 10

Deshauna Barber, Miss D.C. Wins the Miss USA Crown

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By: Emily Heil Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber didn’t just pick up the coveted crown during Sunday night’s televised Miss USA pageant — she threw down an unusually forceful answer during the beauty contest’s typically insipid interview portion that had the audience cheering. Asked by fashion stylist Joe Zee, one of the celebrity judges, …

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Jun 10

MUHAMMAD ALI REMEMBERED AS “THE GREATEST” AND A “TRUE AMERICAN HERO”

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Inside and Outside of the Ring, The Champ Made a Difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as …

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Jun 03

Roosevelt Jessie’s 90th Birthday Celebrates Generational Family Legacy

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By: Tony McCray Family and friends of the Jessie Family from all over the country celebrated Roosevelt Jessie’s 90th Birthday with storytelling, verbal and musical tributes, food, party and gospel music, dancing, and song this past weekend.  The celebration began at V. Paul’s Restaurant on Palafox St. in Downtown Pensacola and ending up at the …

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Jun 03

U.S. Lawmakers, Mentors Reach Out to Young, Black Males at Recent Forum

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By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) hosted a recent summit on Capitol Hill focused on mentoring for African American males. Wilson was joined by Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Rep. Wilson created a program called “5000 Role Models,” a dropout …

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