5 Months Since Tamir Rice’s Death and Still No Charges; Mom Reportedly Homeless

May 5, 2015 - It’s been five months since 12-year-old Cleveland native Tamir Rice was shot by law enforcement outside a recreation center, and his family is still looking for answers and trying to understand why the officer involved has not been charged, WKYC reports. 

"We need justice!" family attorney Benjamin Crump said to a crowd that gathered outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center around midday Monday. Read more at

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“I’m Here For You:” Black Baltimore Police Officer Gives Moving Speech To Protesters

May 5, 2015 - A police officer’s kind words during a period of unrest over the death of Freddie Gray touched many across Baltimore, who have for so long witnessed police violence in their communities.

Sgt. K Glanville spoke to a crowd on Saturday during a festive rally about her role as a police officer and expressed that not all officers are in the business of harming unarmed civilians. Glanville retold stories of her encounters with pedestrians in the city and says she understands why so many have questioned the tactics of police officers. Read more at

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Eric Ward rises through ranks to become Tampa’s police chief

April 30, 2015 - By all accounts, new Police Chief Eric Ward has made easy work of his rise from beat officer to the top cop at the Tampa Police Department.

But he does not have an easy task ahead of him when he officially takes the helm of the Tampa Police Department in a week.  Read more at

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Tampa Bay Diversity Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Location: Florida Blue, 201 N. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa

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During this meeting we will be exploring the different issues and challenges relating to diversity and inclusion that our members and community may be facing.  Please RSVP by May 4th.

Category: Business Events


Sales 101: How to Close Deals, Get Clients and Make Money

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave No. in St. Pete

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Becoming a master at selling your product and getting clients to buy can be a challenging task for many small business owners.  Join us for an intense two-hour workshop focused on how to sell your product.  Learn how to determine distribution channels, evaluate your sales process, build a sales team and motivate them using sales tools and much more!

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TBABJ’s Networking Mixer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Location: Bar Louie in the International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa

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Feel free to invite your colleagues and friends to this happy hour in a relaxed setting.   Come out and meet TBABJ’s new officers - President: Lorraine McBride, Bay News 9, Vice President of Broadcast: Rod Carter, WFLA-TV, Vice President of Print: Robbyn Mitchell, Tampa Bay Times, Treasurer: Jenise G. Morgan, Florida Courier, Secretary: Sandra Bentil, John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, Parliamentarian: Octavio Jones, Tampa Bay Times

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