ObamaCare improves health of Black America

Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million black Americans have made some type of progress during the past seven years of the Obama administration, there is still much more to be done to end the vast racial and socioeconomic differences between blacks and whites in the United States.  Read more at

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It’s 2015. Where are all the black college faculty?

Colleges and universities talk up a blue streak about their commitment to diversity, in their student bodies and faculty. But when it comes to actually hiring black faculty at most schools, the commitment doesn’t match the rhetoric. The recent racial trouble at the University of Missouri, leading to the resignation of the president, underscores this reality.  Read more at

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First cop accused in Freddie Gray’s death goes to trial

Nov. 30, 2015 - Baltimore’s police chief says “the future of the city is at stake” as the first trial in the death of Freddie Gray gets underway.

Six police officers were indicted in connection to Gray’s death April 19. Gray was a 25-year-old black man who was critically injured in the back of a police transport van.

Jury selection for Officer William Porter’s trial begins Monday. He faces charges of assault, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Read more at

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This Light of Ours Beaches, Benches and Boycotts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 820-0100 Ext 301

The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay may have had characteristics similar to other areas of the South but its stories are its own. This exhibition will illuminate our region’s struggle with racial equality and shine a light on the local leaders who changed our cities. Read more here.

Category: Civic Events

City of Tampa Opens Parks & Rec Community Centers for Healthcare Open Enrollment

From: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
To: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Location: Tampa

Contact: phone: (877) 813.9115 | website:

Navigators will be available at the following centers beginning Tuesday, December 1st to answer questions and help you enroll. These community centers will be open from  4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays each week through the enrollment deadline of January 31, 2016. Navigators will not be available December 22 - January 1 due to the holidays. 

Cyrus Greene Community Center - 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,  Forest Hills Community Center - 724 West 109th Avenue, Hunt Community Center at Al Lopez Park - 4810 North Himes Avenue,  Loretta Ingraham Recreational Complex - 1615 North Hubert Avenue,  Port Tampa Community Center - 4702 West McCoy Street

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This Light of Ours

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

The photography exhibit from the Center for Documentary Arts presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. Read more here.

Category: Civic Events

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