News

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Blind Eddie giving back

May 28, 2015 - Sitting cross-legged on a sidewalk in St. Pete is a familiar spot for Eddie Maultsby.

Strumming his acoustic guitar with a purpose and shaking his head back and forth to his own rhythm, the street musician belted out a spirited version of the Michael Jackson classic “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”  while pedestrians strolled by in the twilight.  He could not see the passersby coming and going, occasionally stopping to drop a few bills into his tip canister, but he could hear their footsteps.  Read more at theweeklychallenger.com.

Category: General

6 Baltimore Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Death Seek Trial Move

May 27, 2015 - Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial.

The officers face charges ranging from assault to second-degree "depraved-heart" murder.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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Body cam shows cops slamming pregnant woman

May 28, 2015 - In body cam footage obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, police officers in the city of Barstow can be seen slamming a pregnant woman to the ground.

The incident occurred after police were called over a traffic dispute between an unidentified white woman and Charlena Michelle Cooks, who was eight months pregnant at the time. Read more at thegrio.com.

Category: General

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Events

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Democratic Black Caucus of Florida 33rd Annual Conference

From: Friday, May 29, 2015
To: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Contact: website: www.dbcflorida.org

“We Shall Not Be Moved: Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future”  Keynote speakers inlude Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.

Category: Civic Events

Mathcamp

FREE ACT Math Boot Camp

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Location: Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.ACTMathCamp.Eventbrite.com

The purpose of this FREE ACT Math Boot Camp is to help students prepare for and raise their scores on the June 13, 2015 ACT Math Test. It will benefit Students in Grade 8 through 12.

This program is being facilitated by Linea Baker of So-Serious.com. Sis Linea is an Applied Mathematician and Mathematics Scholar. She received her B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of New Orleans where she also had the pleasure of teaching Mathematics. Linea is passionate about sharing her gift of teaching with all students. She has worked in Global Technology for the past 10 years. Her goal is to equip individuals with the tools and techniques for success by starting with writing realistic, measurable, and time specific goals.

Category: General

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Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Location: MOSI in Tampa

Contact: website: www.tampabayhurricaneexpo.com

Category: General

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