At yesterday's Escambia Democratic Womens Club event, this Youtube video of "Bloody Sunday" was shown. It is a vignette from the documentary "Eyes on the Prize."
The Sentencing Project has released its report "Felony Disenfranchisement Facts and Statistics in relation to 2014 Midterm Elections." An estimated 5.85 million Americans will be unable to exercise their voting rights due to a felony conviction. The African-American community comprises a [...]
Today communities across Florida will rally in support of issues important to working families an to remind Florida’s elected leaders in Tallashasee that they are watching them. Tuesday marks the opening of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. The events have grown from a handful in 2011 to [...]
At September Escambia County Commission meeting, a half-dozen disabled citizens and bus drivers appeared before the commissioners to speak against the extension of the ADA contract with Pensacola Bay Transportation (PBT), the Mobile, Ala.-based company that has handled since 2001 transportation for [...]
This grassroots effort continues to gain momentum. A petition has been set up on change.org and it has 686 signatures has of 7 a.m. this morning. The text of the petition: Dollar General wants to build a 9,000 SQF retail store at the intersection of Spanish Trail and Summit. This [...]
This email has been circulated by homeowner associations in the Cordova Park area: To all our Homeowners, Two residents brought to my attention that East Hill Baptist Church (at Summit and Spanish Trail) has negotiated a contract to sell an outparcel of their property to Dollar General for [...]
No Dollar General Update: Spanish Trail residents claim the zoning change request was not posted clearly
Over the weekend Pensacola City Council received emails from citizens in the neighborhoods surrounding the intersection of Summit Boulevard and Spanish Trail, where the city planning board approved to change the zoning for a parcel owned by East Hill Baptist Church from residential to commercial. [...]
We are getting several emails regarding a dollar store (not sure which brand - Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree or just Dollar Dollar) being allowed by the city of Pensacola to be built on the corner of Summit Boulevard and Spanish Trail. The city planning board on Monday did approve [...]
Sheriff David Morgan warns that expansion of gambling in Florida is a “crapshoot at best.” In an interview with the Independent News, the sheriff said, “One only has to look to Las Vegas, Nev. and Atlantic City, NJ, to see that the expected panaceas of fiscal stability and work for all [...]
The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, ACLU of Florida and Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials are launching a series of town hall meetings, "Florida Speaks Tour." The first will be held in Pensacola on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bethel AME Church. The meetings are [...]
Facebook and the web were lit up this weekend over the story of a family pet being killed at the Escambia County Animal Shelter due to a clerical error. On August 29, a three-year-old Labrador retriever mix named Cowgirl was mistakenly euthanized by the shelter just hours before her owners were [...]
The newly-formed Coalition for Justice of Northwest Florida sent a letter on Monday, Aug. 18, to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice requesting the agency reopen its investigation of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The group's chairman, Gerri Bell, cited the July [...]
Last weekend, I did an interview for Ring of Fire on the BP spin machine. The corporate-controlled media has let BP off the hook, not just for their crimes in the Gulf of Mexico, but for their crimes all over the country. But we aren’t willing to give the company a free pass for killing [...]
This speech that the daily newspaper reported, the one about shallowing a turd.