Apr 15

Community Involvement in Escambia County April RESTORE Act Meetings Critical for Funding

With two years of meetings on the community needs assessment and project funding criteria, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee completed the first of three critical meetings in April as county officials move closer to receiving funding applications. During the Monday, April 6th advisory committee monthly meeting, the group debated the issue of separating the tourism opportunities funding category from the position …

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Apr 15

NAACP CRISIS Magazine gives Pensacola “C” Grade in Economic Development

The NAACP CRISIS magazine gave the City of Pensacola a “C” grade in the NAACP Florida 2015 Economic Development Report Card released in January. Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and Torey Alston, State Economic Development Chair, released the statewide Economic Development Report Card after examining the records of leading public and private organizations over a four months period. The …

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Apr 15

Community Egg Hunts Highlight Easter Celebrations

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  Last weekend children throughout Pensacola and the surrounding counties collected eggs and other goodies in celebration of Easter. Pictured above: Left – Hundreds of families turned out at Community Maritime Park for Egga-Wahooza, a hunt sponsored by The Blue Wahoos, Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and Cat Country 98.7. Right – Truth for Youth held …

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Mar 12

Photos from Selma 50th Anniversary

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Here are some photos from Selma and remembering the past 50 years.  

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Dec 24

Theodore Bowers Recipient of Pensacola Voice $1,000 campaign

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Theodore Bowers, 84, a retired attorney for the National office of the NAACP, was the grand recipient of The Pensacola Voice subscription campaign. Mr.Bowers, “I worked under the supervision of Thurgood Marshall before he was appointed to the Supreme Court,” he said. “I handled Civil rights as well as criminal cases from here (Panama City) …

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Dec 24

Rev. HK Matthews Joins “From Pensacola With Love’s” Peaceful Protest in Downtown Pensacola

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Rev. H.K. Mathews, Pensacola’s civil rights era ambassador, joined the continuing peaceful protest of the “From Pensacola With Love” (FPWL) community activist group in downtown Pensacola this past Sunday December 21st at the MLK Memorial Plaza on Palafox Street. This time the protest at the MLK Plaza turned into a march south down the northbound …

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Dec 18

NAACP Black Lives Matter Rally in Ft. Walton Focuses on 2004 Black Man’s Death from Police Alleged Excessive Force

Raymond Nelson, President of the Okaloosa County branch of the NAACP, in an interview with the Pensacola Voice, said that the NAACP Black Lives Matter Rally on this past Saturday at Chester Pruitt Park in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida took on the theme of preventing the issue of excessive force by law enforcement against Black …

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