Jun 11

Visit Florida Shoots Advertising for BET Awards on June 23rd


Visit Florida, Visit Pensacola, and Black Entertainment Television are partnering on a commercial to promote Pensacola as a favorable destination for African-American tourists.  A crew out of South Florida arrived in Pensacola last Wednesday, June 4th and ended their visit with an early evening meet and greet reception at Five Sisters Restaurant in the Belmont …

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Jun 11

The Gathering Presented the Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee at Englewood Baptist Church


  The Gathering Awareness and Book Center presented The Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee (BCT) on Saturday June 6th at the Englewood Missionary Baptist Church and blessed those in attendance with prayerful pride and solemn tears.  This all male choir of ages eight to 18 turned in a stupendous performance that brought a standing ovation from …

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Jun 11

Escambia School District Withholds Response to Law Center Report


Norm Ross, Deputy Superintendent for Escambia County Schools, stated that the Escambia County School District would rather withhold its response to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC’s) school district report card until the district staff can fulfill the SPLC’s public records request.  Amir Whitaker, a civil rights attorney with SPLC stated that the public records …

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Jun 04

The Prince Hall Shriners 2015 Convention

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The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine North and South America and its Jurisdiction, Inc., hosted its Prince Hall Shriners Desert Conference / Gala Day (State Convention) in Pensacola, Florida this past week. For the first time in a decade the 2015 Convention was hosted by the members of the Islam Temple #182, Illustrious …

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Jun 04

Law Center Shows Escambia Schools Worst Arrest Rate in Nation

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Amir Whitaker, a civil rights attorney with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), on Thursday May 28th at the Fricker Center, presented his agency’s analysis of juvenile justice disparities in Escambia County School District (ECSD) including student arrests, suspensions, graduation rates, test scores, and teacher diversity. The SPLC is a private non-profit legal advocacy organization …

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May 28

Pensacola Network Hosts Commissioner Robinson in RESTORE Act Interview

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson IV was interviewed on the BP Oil Spill RESTORE Act by Robin Reshard of the Pensacola Network at their monthly event at DeVilliers Square in the historic Belmont and DeVilliers Business District. The Pensacola Network, approaching its two year anniversary, invites business, government, and community leaders to an interview session …

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May 21

The Greeks Shine in Beauty by the Bay


This past Sunday, on Sanders Beach, The King Richard Foundation, Inc. presented a wonderful event entitled, The Beauty by the Bay Fashion Show and Dinner Greek Extravaganza.  The event featured   historically Black Fraternities and Sororities in the Pensacola Escambia County area.   The Alpha Kappa Alphas, the Delta Sigma Thetas, the Omega Psi Phi and the …

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