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Building a Pipeline of HBCU Students to Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2017 - Summer internships are one important way that students can explore passions they want to pursue as a profession. They are exposed to a form of learning that goes beyond the books and may be the best chance they have to ensure they are making a wise investment. I am a strong believer in the notion that, in order to have your issues heard, you need to have a seat at the table; which is why I applaud HBCU students who are interested in pursuing government and policy and have worked with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to ensure they have summer internships opportunities on Capitol Hill. Click here to learn more. 


Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations



Mortgage fraudster promised to help them build a church, then split with their money

May 26, 2017 - PLANT CITY — Every Sunday morning, members of the New Testament Outreach Holiness Church #2 gather for services in a strip shopping center on the outskirts of town. They sit in neat rows, facing a raised dais and a pulpit bedecked with flowers. It looks like a church, but it is not a real church building, the kind that Pastors Minnie and Sam Wright have long dreamed of having in order to spread their ministry and help more of the needy. Click here to read more. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men

May 24, 2017 - Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change. The collective experience of black men in the criminal justice system is sobering. African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be arrested than whites, and numerous studies have shown that black men are disproportionately targeted, stopped, frisked, and searched through the practice of racial profiling. Black men end up in prison more often, receive longer sentences than similarly situated white men, and are more likely to be killed during police encounters than white men – 21 times more likely. Click here to learn more. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Undoing ‘Separate but Equal,’ Six Decades After Brown v. Board of Education

May 24, 2017 - This month marks the 63rd anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down the misguided principle of “separate but equal” schools for white and black students. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Green Dot Violence Prevention Workshop

Friday, May 26, 2017

Location: Metro Wellness & Community Centers 1315 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Learn to be an active Bystander and help reduce community violence. This interactive workshop includes:
 Tools for reducing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & child abuse Communication tips for “upstream” intervention Videos, skill practice, group exercises Competence & knowledge to be an active bystander
 Proactive and reactive bystander behaviors Participants receive a certificate of completion, T-shirt and Green Dot materials. Click here for more information

Category: Civic Events


St. Pete College Presidency Finalist Public Welcome to Sit in on Interview of Dr. Frank Biafora

Friday, May 26, 2017

Location: St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL

This is part of a series of interviews, open to the public, with the five finalists for the position of St. Petersburg College President. Dr. Frank Biafora, Jr. who is currently Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at USF St. Pete, will be interviewed by the College’s Board of Trustees onFriday, May 26th at 4 pm at St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL. Itineraries for each finalist can be found here

Category: Civic Events


Join Mt. Zion Progressive Womens Ministry "Travel Lightly"

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Location: Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 955 20th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

We are dropping "The Heavy Handbag of Hopelessness and Discouragement". The 2nd Floor. Click here to learn more. 

Category: Faith Community Events

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