Gabe Sonnier Was An Elementary School's Janitor For 27 Years. Now He's The Principal

February 10, 2016 - Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier used to clean up after everyone at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, La. Now, the former janitor is the principal at that school.

The journey to his promotion began in 1985 when Port Barre's then-principal pulled Sonnier aside, CBS Evening News reported.  Read more at

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Here's What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement

February 11, 2016 - Civil rights icon John Lewis told reporters that he never encountered Bernie Sanders when the Vermont senator was working with Lewis' Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. Because he made his remarks at a press conference announcing the Congressional Black Caucus PAC's endorsement of Sanders' opponent, Hillary Clinton, Lewis' comments can be seen as a mild dig at Sanders. (In the same breath he said he had met Bill and Hillary Clinton.)  Read more at

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A Black Woman Won The Democratic Debate

Feb. 12, 2016 - Gwen Ifill came to slay.

At Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Ifill, a veteran PBS journalist, flipped the typical narrative of race in the U.S. on Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a vital question about what it means to be white in America.

“Let me turn this on its head, because when we talk about race in this country, we always talk about African-Americans, people of color,” Ifill began, in all her black girl glory. “I want to talk about white people, OK? Read more at

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"Haiti Speaks" Featuring: Patrick Noze

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Location: Gallerie 909, 909 22nd St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Come experience the transformational work of Artist, Patrick Noze.

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St.Petersburg 2nd Saturday ArtWalk

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on February 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Read more here.

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ASALH Honors Justice Marshall for Black History Month

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Location: The St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Contact: phone: (727) 482-9572

ASALH's speaker is the notable Scholar, Author and Historian, Gilbert King, who will lecture on Thurgood Marshall and the struggle for Civil Rights. After his lecture, he will take questions from the floor. Copies of his book will be for sale.  Please send payment for your tickets (and names and number) as
soon as possible, but no later than January 31st, 2016.  ASALH, POST OFFICE BOX 35504, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33705

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