News

Cookie Johnson Reveals Accepting Son EJ’s Sexuality ‘Was Very Hard’

September 23, 2016 - In an upcoming Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah, Cookie Johnson, entrepreneur and wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, revealed her inner struggle after her son EJ came out as gay.

EJ, star of E! Network’s reality show EJ and The City, publicly came out in 2013 when photos surfaced of him holding hands with his then boyfriend.  Read more at newsone.com.

Category: General

Smithsonian

Security will be tight at opening of African-American history museum

September 23, 2016 - On Saturday, thousands of visitors are expected to attend the opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

Ali

Laila Ali: ‘I don’t ever expect anyone to be like my father’

September 23, 2016 - Some have compared Colin Kaepernick’s national anthemprotest to the actions of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during his storied career.

Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, told theGrio.com she fully supports what the 49ers quarterback is doing but that no comparison can ever be made to ‘The Greatest.’  Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Events

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Speak Out & Vigil: Enough is Enough

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Location: 1800 E. 8th Ave. in Tampa

This Saturday evening you're invited to bring your art, your tears and your rage to Centinnial Park for a speakout and vigil. If you can't make it, you're completely welcome to post your thoughts and/or feels on the event page. 
We will march -in love and solidarity- if mood and weather permit.  
All allies are welcome. We love you, Black Lives Matter Tampa Bay

Category: Civic Events

Selling to the Federal Govt.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location: SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St N. in Clearwater

Contact: Pinellas County Economic Development | phone: 727-464-7332 | website: www.pced.org/sbdc

Sell to the Federal Government! This class will provide information on how to register with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.

This class is available at the Epi-Center from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on the following dates: 9/27/16 and 11/15/16.

Category: Business Events

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Celebrating Our Histories Of Putting Children First Reception

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE. in St. Pete

Contact: Nick Benedetto | phone: 727-453-5601 | email: NBenedetto@jwbpinellas.org

Join the celebration of combined histories of promoting partnerships, projects, and programs that have improved the lives of Pinellas County children and their families, 85th Anniversary Junior League of St. Petersburg & 70th Anniversary Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.

Category: General

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