Admiral LeRoy

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Cell phones didn’t exist. Computers and high-tech video games didn’t either. Television access was limited, with just under 65 percent of the homes in America having one at the time. Children of that era had to find something else to do with their free time and baseball, entrenched as the nation’s pastime back then, was […]

Former Little Leaguers recall historic 1955 Pensacola-Orlando game

Former Little Leaguers recall historic 1955 Pensacola-Orlando game

Tears streamed from the eyes of Admiral LeRoy for three days as he waited for his mother’s decision. LeRoy, only 12 at the time, wanted to join his Jaycees teammates at a Little League state tournament game in Orlando. A local Kiwanis team invited the Pensacola team down there to play. Read the full article […]

African-American chamber nurtures entrepreneurial drive

African-American chamber nurtures entrepreneurial drive

In 1999, a group of gulf coast African-American business leaders came together with a unique challenge: guide those in Northwest Florida that would seek to launch and grow their own business through the challenges of entrepreneurship. So they created the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue […]