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Watch trailer: New film ‘Dear White People’ explores race in a clever, comedic way

July 24, 2014 - Dear white people, a minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two.”

That is opening line of a newly released trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming film provocatively titled Dear White People — and by the looks of the snippet, it seems like a wittily-assembled film that packs a solid punch with a comedic blow. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Larenz Tate talks ‘Love Jones’ sequel and discusses new show ‘Rush’

July 24, 2014 - Add Larenz Tate’s name to the growing list of Hollywood actors, including, Halle Berry, Nia Long, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, who are making the move from the big screen to the small screen.

The 38-year-old stars on USA Network’s new medical drama, Rush, as Dr. Alex Burke, a “straight-laced” family man who’s best friends with the lead character of the show. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child

July 23, 2014 - Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego have a baby on the way!

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress’ publicistconfirmed the pregnancy Wednesday. Saldana had been on bump watch for weeks, and she made no attempt to hide her tiny baby bump at the film’s premiere. For Monday’s L.A. event, the 36-year-old actress wore a Louis Vuitton that emphasized her new curves. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Achieving Great Things Community Spelling Bee

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

Contact: phone: 727-209-9622 | website: www.stpeteymca.org

Any child in grades K-6 during 2013 - 2014 school year can participate  Spelling words are available from Johnson or Childs Park YMCA branch libraries.

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Hillsborough Branch NAACP July General Membership Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Location: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 604 W. Ball St. in Plant City

Mr. Craig Latimer, Supervisor of Elections Hillsborough County will be the guest.   Come get your questions and concerns answered regarding voting.

Category: Civic Events

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PFC Peterson Home Dedication

Friday, July 25, 2014

Location: 1771 12th Ave. So. in St. Pete

PFC Stephen Peterson lost a limb in during an IED explosion while deployed in Afghanistan in July 2011. He spent two years recovering at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Peterson finally was able to move back to his native state of Florida last year.

Community Partners in Revitalization in conjunction with Texas-based Operation Finally Home offered Stephen the chance to own a mortgage-free home in the City of St. Petersburg.  St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman will be at the dedication ceremony to welcome Peterson to the city.

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