Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops box office, ‘Moonlight’ has robust debut

October 24, 2016 - Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.

Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday.  Read more at

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Oprah on Hillary Clinton: ‘You don’t have to like her’

October 21, 2016 - Oprah Winfrey endorsed Hillary Clinton in June, but she hasn’t spoken out much on the Democratic candidate’s behalf. But in an interview set to air next Thursday, she explained to the American public that there is really only one choice.  Read more at

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Indiana Officials Target A Black Voter Registration Drive On A Technicality

October 22, 2016 - Earlier this month, just ahead of Indiana’s voter registration deadline, state police executed a search warrant at the office of an organization that had set out to register black voters in a state with the worst voter turnout in the country.

Officers conducted their search on the Indiana Voter Registration Project’s headquarters just a few weeks after Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson sent a letter to state election officials warning that “nefarious actors are operating” in the Hoosier state and asking them to inform authorities if they received any voter registration forms from the group.  Read more at

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Pinellas Opportunity Council 3rd Annual Community Awareness Breakfast

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Location: Banquet Master, 13355 49th St. No. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Mistress of Ceremonies Kelly Ring, WTVT.

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EMBRACE Anti-Bullying Production

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Location: Gibbs High School Auditorium, 850 34th St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-512-1615

The EMBRACE Anti-Bullying Prevention production is a non-fiction drama performed by Pinellas County high school youth.  It will provide an understanding of the seriousness of bullying, the hurt and impact on youth, families, and society/community.   It further is designed to show the various crucial points of Bullying through narration, acting, theatrical presentation and fashion runway.

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Effects of Incarceration on Offenders, Families & Communities

Friday, October 28, 2016

Location: University Area Community Development Corporation, 14013 N. 22nd St. in Tampa

The featured panel presenters are Todd Clear, a national expert on offender reintegration; Jamie Fader, national expert on youth re-entry post-incarceration; Chris Simmons, an expert on prison reform, and Carla Stover, developer of the evidenced-based practice Fathers for Change. Dwayne Smith, USF Senior Vice Provost and Dean, Office of Graduate Studies will moderate the panel and an open discussion after the panel presentation.   Click here to register.

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