Jun 26

Local Heritage Society Attends Statewide Preservation Meeting


The African American Heritage Society based in Pensacola, Florida was represented at the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network Statewide Meeting on Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th in Jacksonville, Florida. The first day of meetings were held at the Wells Fargo Bank’s Springfield Community Branch on the 2ND Floor that serves as the …

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Jun 19

Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s

Shaq Purifoy

Purifoy’s Death Ignites Father’s Call for a Cease Fire at Minister’s Press Conference Shaquille Purifoy, a 20 year old Grambling University athlete, who was shot and killed Friday night, brought Pensacola’s faith-based, political, and community leadership together to speak out against the continuing violence in the streets. Elder Robert Gross, Shaquille’s father, said, “I do …

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Jun 19

Escambia County Black Historical Sites Targeted for Development


First the City of Pensacola proposed a fish hatchery at the historical Bruce Beach, now the Escambia County School District is targeting the Black historic site of Ransom High and Middle School in Cantonment for a bus depot, and the former site of the Corinne Jones Recreation Center is being designed for a holding pond. …

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Jun 12

Woodland Heights Hosts “Stop the Violence” Rally


Saturday, June 7 over 200 people enjoyed the information and entertainment at Stop The Violence Rally in Woodland Heights Park. Due to escalating violence happening in the community, Walter Wallace brought in motivational speakers to offer solutions to the public on various subjects. Sponsored by Woodland Heights neighborhood Association, several participants such as the Shiners, …

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Jun 12

Saturday morning Deliverance Tabernacle Church held their annual health fair for their members and the community.


  At this event there were over 45 vendors and over 300 participants. Some of the vendors included Sacred Heart Hospital, Scenic Health Alliance, the American Cancer Society, Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Jannie Hixon, who is a registered nurse and the Health Coordinator over at Deliverance …

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Jun 12

Wedgewood Community Hosts Stop the Violence Campaign


Saturday morning residents and community friends gathered at Marie Young Park to get the word out regarding stopping the violence in our community. Poets, rappers, musicians, singers and politicians were on hand to give their assistance to increase awareness of the violence that is occurring in the Escambia County community. Captain David Alexander of the …

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Jun 05

It Pays to Read the Pensacola Voice


We would like to congratulate Janet Haynes for being the winner of our drawing that we held here at the Pensacola Voice.  In the picture above we have Pensacola Voice Publisher Jacqueline Miles (left) handing Haynes (right) her $500 in winnings for reading and subscribing to the Pensacola Voice.

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Jun 05

Florida Black Caucus Focuses on Education, Human Rights and Economic Development at Pensacola Summit

Participants of the Florida Black Caucus Event

The Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (FBC-LEO) held a very successful first annual state convention branded as ACTION/TOGETHER 2014 FORUM here in Pensacola, Florida at the Crown Plaza Hotel from Tuesday May 27th through Friday May 30th. Operation People for Peace, led by Art Rocker in partnership with Magic Johnson Entertainment, and the …

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Jun 05

Minimum Wage Forum – Are Workers Due a Raise?


By Deborah Nelson Like hamsters on a wheel, Americans are working harder than ever for less.  Meanwhile the rich just keep getting richer. Between 1979 and 2011, the top 1 percent collected 86.3 percent of income growth in the United States, according to the Economic Policy Institute. http://www.epi.org/multimedia/unequal-states-interactive/ Between the 2009 recession and 2011, inequality …

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May 29

Cantonment Improvement Committee Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Annual Luncheon

Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry (District 5)

In 2012, Josh Womack and residents of the North Escambia County community of Cantonment began organizing a new organization that would strengthen the voice of its Black residents. They began with a small group of concerned citizens tired of their neighborhood conditions and lack of attention by Escambia County government. The new organization was named …

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