Jan 09

Emancipation Proclamation Celebrated at Bethel AME Church

Rev Douglas Ford of Mt Canaan Baptist Church was the guest speaker at the Emancipation Proclamation Service at Bethel AME Church

The annual celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation was held on New Year’s Day, January 1st at Bethel AME Church at 511 Woodland Drive in Pensacola, Florida where Rev. Clifton Riley serves as Pastor. The event is held every year under the auspices of The Emancipation Day/Black History Committee which was begun by Rev. S.E. Chatmon, …

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Jan 09

RESTORE Escambia Coalition Provides Citizen Input on Funding Criteria

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A diverse coalition of Escambia County citizens presented their input on the criteria for projects to be funded by the RESTORE Act by the Escambia County Commission. The presentation was made at the first meeting of 2014 of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee. The loose knit group met for seven months to define …

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Jan 09

Dolores Lee Celebrates 80th Birthday

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December 28, family and friends celebrated Dolores Lee’s 80th birthday by honoring her with an appreciation dinner. There were heartwarming speeches, soulful singing, joyful laughter, friendly mingling, tearful surprises, and an array of delicious food. Dolores was born in New Orleans, and she moved to Pensacola along with her family in 1965. During Dolores’s youth, …

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Jan 02

CORE Ministries Presents Year End Gospel Music Celebration

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A real celebration took place Sunday afternoon at CORE Ministries located at 1249 S Corry Field Road. Various groups such as Voices of Victory Radio Choir, Southern Boys of Gospel, Gospel Singinaires and local choirs and soloist gave high praise through song and testimony. As the program began, pastor Lawrence S. Powell , Pastor of …

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Jan 02

Karen Briggs Wows Pensacola Audience at Its Personsal

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If you are a Jazz lover and have never heard Karen Briggs play her violin, you have missed a wonderful, fantastic treat. Saturday evening, Karen Briggs played to a full house at It’s Personal by Shelia’s. Never missing a note or beat, this lady played Jazz, Gospel and even classical, with a twist. Briggs, who …

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Jan 02

AKA Celebrates Debutantes

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Nine young ladies were presented to society Saturday evening at the Aka Sorority Ball held at New World Landing. Dressed in beautiful long white gowns, the young ladies made their debut with grace and poise. Mistress of Ceremonies, Mamie Webb Hixon, introduced the debutantes and gave a dynamic profile of each young lady. The theme …

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Jan 02

Que Capades Hold Annual Ball

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By Marion Williams, Ph.D./ 40 year member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Saturday night December 28, The Beta Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Golden Rule Foundation, Inc. held its annual Oue-Capades Scholarship Ball at the beautiful Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Community Center. Blast from the Past……. The Que Ball as …

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Dec 26

Mr. Emmett Thompson Honored by Community

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Community members, friends as well as former band students paid tribute to Mr. Emmett Thompson Monday morning at the Luncheon held at the Marie Young Community Center. Mr. Admiral LeRoy, Master of Ceremony, welcomed everyone to the occasion followed by Mr. Bobbie Puryear-Locke and Mr. Jesse Walker who delivered the occasion. Belmont Youth Band, directed …

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Dec 26

Meet Shandra Moorer Singer and Evangelist

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For Shandra Moorer, singing is not just a pastime it’s a passion. “This is my ministry,” she began. When I was five years old, I began singing and I have not deviated. I love singing for the Lord,” She said. Born in Pensacola, Florida, Shandra has seen hardships and been tested. “When I was thirteen …

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Dec 26

Christmas Lock-In Spreads Cheer

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Over 350 children came to the lock-in located at the Belmont Culture Center, Monday from 1 – 6pm “We had a full house,” said Rev. Powell. Modern Woodman came and presented check for $2500 in matching funds. “We are thankful for Jeweler’s Trade Shop that donated a $295 woman‘s watch that was given to a …

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