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Confederate flags placed at MLK center, historic Ebenezer church in Atlanta

July 30, 2015 - Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating.

Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which operates The King Center. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Man’s lawsuit against Ferguson police for wrongful arrest, assault reinstated

July 30, 2015 - A missouri man has won the appeal to get his lawsuit reinstated against the Ferguson Police Department.

Henry Davis claims he was mistaken for a criminal and severely beaten by officers back in 2009. He was then charged for destruction of property for bleeding on officers’ uniforms.

The case was halted by a judge who said the injuries were not severe enough, despite a gruesome photo of Davis showing him bleeding from the top of his head down. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Boy who lost hands to infection becomes youngest patient to get double-hand transplant

July 30, 2015 - An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged but his hands were visible as he flashed some big smiles Tuesday at a hospital news conference. He demonstrated his still-delicate grip and described waking up with new hands as “weird at first, but then good.” Read more at thegrio.com.

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Tampa Bay MEDWeek Business Pitch Competition Open Until 7/31

Friday, July 31, 2015

Are you growing an existing minority-owned business located in Hillsborough, Pinellas or Polk County, Florida? Are you interested in winning cash and professional consulting services to put towards that effort?

The Tampa Bay MEDWeek Business Pitch Competition provides existing minority-owned businesses the unique opportunity to win $4,000 while learning valuable insight from successful business owners who have discovered their keys to success.

The contest is now open and officially closes on July 31, 2015.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Business Events

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All White vs. All Black Skate Bash

Friday, July 31, 2015

Location: Astro Skate in Pinellas Park

Contact: phone: 727-768-3545 or 813-369-1603

Category: General

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NAACP Community Meeting

Friday, July 31, 2015

Location: Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4000 5th Ave. So. in St. Pete

The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions regarding the status of the St. Petersburg NAACP. Attending the meeting will be representatives from the Florida State Conference NAACP and the National NAACP office.

Category: Civic Events

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