Jun 14

Making The Case For Investing In HBCUS

  By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince George’s County, Md.) UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities. No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded us, can be great if it leaves behind a …

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Jun 14

New Police Chief Appointed by Mayor Hayward

After twenty-seven years of working with many people in Law Enforcement, Assistant Chief Tommi Lyter was appointed Chief by Mayor Ashton Hayward. “It’s very humbling,” said Chief Lyter. “This job is extremely dangerous and extremely difficult on a good day. To spend my entire professional career working with men and women who answer the call …

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Jun 08

Arrested this morning for the murder of Naomi Jones. Not registered in Florida.

ROBERT LEROY HOWARD DOB: 3/19/79 Registered Alabama Sex Offender

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Jun 07

Rest In Peace NAOMI

SAVE OUR CHILDREN Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family of Naomi Jones, who was abducted from her home on Wednesday May 31, 2017 and her precious body was found Monday afternoon at 4pm in the Eight mile Creek, 4 miles from her home. It is heart breaking, not to mention devastating, to know …

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Jun 07

Local High School Students Receive FAMU Scholarships

By Charles J. Davis Saturday, June 3rd, St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church hosted the annual Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Scholarship Banquet. Florida A&M University is one of the best historically black colleges in the nation. The Pensacola Chapter of The FAMU Alumni board selected eight high school graduates and presented them with …

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Jun 07

Governor Scott Signs BP Triumph Gulf Coast Bill as Escambia County Approves RESTORE Plan Approved with 10 Projects

  By: Tony McCray Governor Scott signed the Triumph Gulf Coast legislation in a ceremony at Pensacola International Airport Monday that reemphasized a successful legislative session for the Northwest Florida eight (8) counties that includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.  In an interview with the Gulf Coast Voice, County Commissioner …

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May 31

President Trump’s Cruel War On Children

By Marian Wright Edelman (President, Children’s Defense Fund) Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children, our most vulnerable group, and the foundation of our nation’s current and future economic, …

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