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PBS Presents Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Connecting to our past helps guide us to a more diverse tomorrow. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes viewers through the last 50 years of African-American history in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Click here to learn more.

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The Mary Mcleod Bethune Performing Arts Center Gallery Presents an Art Exhibit by Paul Houzell

Daytona Beach, FL.- The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery will host the opening reception for artist Paul A. Houzell from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 for students, faculty and staff and Friday, February 17th for the general public. Mr. Houzell is the artist-in-residence for the visual arts gallery, which is funded by the County of Volusia ECHO Grants in Aid Program. The reception is comprised of a meet and greet with the artist and refreshments. For more information on this art exhibit contact: Cedric Evans, Sr., 386-481-2774 or Autre-Morgan, 386-481-2899. For media inquires, contact: Ursula James, Communications Specialist, 386-481-2975.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Meet the artists at the opening reception on March 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Curator and artists’ talk at 6 p.m. The opening reception is Friday, March 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Florida CraftArt located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. A brief gallery talk, with the artists and curator, will be presented at 6 p.m. The curator will guide gallery tours on March 22 and April 12 at 1:15 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 22. Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. For more information, visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391. Admission is free. Hours are Mondaythrough Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

 

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Pasco County Health Care Reform Listening Session

When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey

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48th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Aires February 11, 2017 on TVOne. Click here for more information. 

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African American Art Exhibition Continues

The Exhibit continues through March 4, 2017. Tuesday-Friday 5-7 pm and Saturdays, 1-5 pm. 

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“Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today” commemorating Black History Month

Opens February 11, 2017 - Creative Clay’s Transition program students will open their first exhibit of 2017 with “Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today” during Artwalk, Feb. 11, 5-9 p.m.This exhibit, which honors Black History Month, highlights the Civil Rights Movement, from the 1950s through today, and includes ceramic busts of influential figures from that time, along with mixed media pieces and paintings. In addition to honoring black pioneers of the Civil Rights, the public is invited to share their stories, memories and thoughts about the Civil Rights on a chalk board wall in Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery. Click here for more information. 

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Tamron Hall’s exit from NBC ‘Today’ seen as ‘whitewashing,’ black journalists group says

February 3, 2017 - The National Assn. of Black Journalists has taken aim at NBC News over the sudden departure of Tamron Hall, the most prominent female African American anchor at the network. Hall decided to leave NBC instead of taking a new role at “Today” as part of a new multiyear contract. She recently learned she would be losing her co-anchor slot on the 9 a.m. hour of “Today.” The morning program is being cut by an hour to make room for a new daytime talk show with Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News anchor who signed with NBC News. Click here to learn more.

 

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Black Caucus chafes at Latino who wants to join

February 3, 2017 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat wants to join the Congressional Black Caucus. The question for the group’s members is whether he qualifies as African-American. So far, the answer is no.  Click here to learn more.

 

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WEDU Presents The Offspring of Birth of a Nation

February 1, 2017 - D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation is inarguably one of the landmarks of American cinema. The distillation of the storytelling techniques, editing ideas, framing and visual composition, and nuanced approaches to performance that Griffith spent years exploring and experimenting with in short subjects and mid-length films, it was the longest and most ambitious American ever made when it was released in 1915 and it took American audiences, critics, and filmmakers by storm. It also features demeaning caricatures of African American characters (all played by whites in blackface) and grotesque distortions of the post-war Southern history and it portrays the Ku Klux Klan as the saviors of white culture in the face of emancipation. It is, in the words of journalist Jelani Cobb, “The most pure, honest, unfiltered distillation of white racist thought of that time.” Click here to learn more.

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James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival

The 7th Annual James Weldon Literacy Festival will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Organizers say this year’s Festival promises to be the best yet! Free books, face-painting, puppet show, hula hoop contest, walk for reading, and other activities for all ages. Families invited. The Festival is sponsored by the Friends of James Weldon Johnson Community Library, Inc., and co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg. For further information, please contact Kevin Johnson at 727-342-2235.

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Affirming Fatherhood Conference Coming Soon

Details will be released soon.....

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Heroes Honored at 22nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon

January 30, 2017 - Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni’s 22nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon for Emergency Personnel was held on Friday, January 27, 2016, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. The luncheon was attended by 510 people including public safety personnel, local elected officials and the Speaker of the Florida House, Richard Corcoran. The 2017 luncheon continued Morroni’s tradition of honoring the men and women who serve as emergency personnel.  Morroni is pleased to announce that this year’s luncheon raised over $40,000 that will be donated to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) of West Central Florida.

 

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Emmett Till's Accuser Admits: It was a lie

January 27, 2017 -  A white woman who accused Emmett Till of verbally and physically accosting her in Mississippi in 1955 – inflaming tensions around the murder that helped spark the civil-rights movement — has admitted she lied, according to a new book. Till, who was 14 at the time of his brutal death, had allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant, a 21-year-old white woman, while at a country store in Money, Mississipppi. Bryant’s husband and a second white man later tracked Till down and shot and bludgeoned him to death — and were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury after an hour’s deliberation. Click here to learn more. 

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Press Release Bethune-Cookman University Professor, Dr. Morrison Obeng Receives certification from ABET

Daytona Beach, Fla.- B-CU faculty are continuing to make their mark across the globe and represent the university as a highly academic, research based university that happens to be a historically Black college and university. Dr. Morrison Obeng, Computer Science and Engineering Department Chairman, has completed the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) Program Evaluator Training Program and received a certificate to conduct site evaluations for computer engineering programs at ABET recognized universities. ABET accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology across associate, bachelor and masters degree programs. ABET accreditation confirms that engineering programs are of quality and will generate graduates ready for the workforce. Learn more here.

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PBS Presents The Race Underground

Aires January 31, 2017 - It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway. Click here to learn more.

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NAACP opposes Betsy DeVos' Nomination

January 26, 2017 - Given the importance of education to the NAACP, and Mrs. Betsy DeVos’ sheer lack of qualifications and her demonstrated lack of commitment to ensuring the ability of all students to receive a high quality public education, the NAACP now officially opposes her confirmation.  The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is scheduled to vote on whether to send the DeVos nomination to the floor of the full Senate with a positive recommendation at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31. The NAACP is asking supporters and members to call and urge every Senator to oppose her confirmation. Click here to learn more. 

Category: Government & Elected Officials

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St. Petersburg City Council Approves ADA Transition Plan

St. Petersburg, Fla. (January 26, 2017) – To ensure that its public facilities, services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities, the city of St. Petersburg recently completed the process of updating its ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. The St. Petersburg City Council approved the comprehensive, federally-mandated plan on January 5, 2017. A copy of the plan is available online at http://www.stpete.org/capi/index.asp

 

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Computer Mentors Group Monthly eNewsletter

Happy New Year everyone,
And wow, this year is off to a very quick start!  In the first week of the year Computers Mentor Group received a call from Citi with the news of an agreement to host a recycling drive on Computers Mentors Group behalf within their local offices.  For the campaign, which began on January 17th, they are collecting mobile devices, phones, tablets, laptops.  The items are being collected in bins provided by the group's recycling partner Quicksilver Recycling.  Quicksilver will be handling data destruction to clear any memory on any of the devices we receive.  The timing is absolutely perfect, as we know that people are transitioning from some of their older devices into new devices received for Christmas. Learn more here

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2017 Teen Business Challenge

Don’t forget to get your youth enrolled in the 4th Annual Teen Business Challenge event.  This year’s event will feature the teens creating a small app to go with their business idea.  All participants will receive a Windows 10 tablet computer with keyboard and each member of the winning team will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with keyboard, a more than $1,000 value. Volunteers and students are encouraged to register at computermentors.org/tbc2017.  There are still lots of volunteer opportunities as well as openings for youth.  Deadline to enroll is Feb. 1, 2017.

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