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The PBS Summer of Adventure Expedition begins June 20th

With a variety of science, nature, culture and history programs, the PBS Summer of Adventure will transport you around the globe. Discover the people and cultures of China and Havana. Visit Yellowstone and explore the Pacific. Follow mass animal migrations across Africa and tour the world to photograph some of the wildest and most threatened species. Click here to learn more.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Cosby exposes generational divide in black community

June 19, 2017 - Long before a Pennsylvania jury began deliberating Bill Cosby’s fate in a sexual assault case, a large swath of the black community had already found him guilty of forgetting where he came from. For a people who spent centuries fighting the scourge of racism, there is no greater hero than one who has risen above our collective circumstance. Bill Cosby fit that mold, and he was revered. Click here to learn more.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Minnesota Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Philando Castile

June 19, 2017 - After five days of deliberations, a jury has found a Minnesota police officer not guilty on all counts over his deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop last July in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, Minn. Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, was driving with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter when they were pulled over by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Click here to learn more.

 

Category: Media Community

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In Tupac’s life, the struggles and triumphs of a generation

June 19, 2017 - Beginning June 16, moviegoers will be able to see the much-anticipated “All Eyez on Me,” the biopic of Tupac Shakur, one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. Since his death in 1996, Tupac’s place in the pantheon of cultural icons has been firmly cemented. Scores of books and documentaries have detailed his life, career and tragic death, while musicians continue to pay tribute to his influence in their songs. He has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, and earlier this year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Click here for more information

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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117th US Open at Erin Hills with Derrick and Craig Stingley Reporting Daily

The June 12th practice round for the 117th U.S. Open Championship attracted a vast crowd of fans. The Championship will be contested during the week of June 12-18, in Wisconsin for the first time. The championship will welcome the world’s top players vying for the title that has been contested since 1895. The United States Golf Association will provide the ultimate, most comprehensive test in golf to identify the best of the best, with past champions including Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Wisconsin’s own Andy North and Tiger Woods.  Coverage of this exciting tournament is being captured by brothers, co-inventors at C.S. Innovation and avid golf critics, Derrick and Craig Stingley.  Follow them on this portal for a perspective you can find nowhere else. Click here to learn more information

Category: Sports Events

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Morean Arts Center Celebrates 100 Years/100 Artists on view until June 25th

This exhibition tells our history through 100 of the individual artists who shaped our organization and made it what it is today. These artists represent the diversity and talent that has propelled the Morean forward for 100 years, allowing the organization to adapt, grow and remain relevant to this community for a century.

100 Years/100 Artists is FREE and open to the public from May 13 - June 25

Located at Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Broken Homes in the Black Communities: Millennials Want it to Stop

June 13, 2017 - Growing up in a single-parent home, I learned at a very early age that life isn’t easy. My mother was a full-time student working to get her masters, worked a full-time job and still managed to keep a roof over her four children’s heads. We never went a day without eating and we were very well mannered. I remember sitting on my mom’s suede chase lounge counting out coins so we can buy McDonald’s for dinner. Click here to read more.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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NAACP: Oregon’s clean energy economy is leaving minorities behind

June 13, 2017 - Members of Oregon’s NAACP want to ensure that people of color benefit from the state’s efforts to switch to a greener, more environmentally conscious economy. “Oregon has been a leader in creating opportunities around climate change and climate justice initiatives. However, people of color, low-income people, have not been beneficiaries of these efforts,” Jo Ann Hardesty, president of the Portland NAACP chapter, said at a news conference Monday. Click here for more information

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Morean Arts Center Hosts 2017 Youth Summer Arts & Clay Program

There are still spaces available in a variety of Summer Camp Weeks at the Morean Arts Center! Campers will enjoy a week of art-filled experiences using selected weekly themes, including stories, songs and games! Children will explore various art mediums such as watercolor, oil pastels, tempera paints, collage and sculpture in both guided and self-guided experiences. Teens! The Morean Arts Center has Teen Camps ranging from Clay Camp to Stop Motion Animation Camp. Come hang out with us! Click here for more information.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present staged reading of 'Yellowman’ at Project1VOICE

June 12, 2017 -  On June 19, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) will take part in Project1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY, an international effort presented in association with 45 theater companies to celebrate African American theatre. This year, Project1VOICE has selected Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman, a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, for staged readings. Yellowman follows the tragically intertwined love story between Alma, a large, dark-skinned black woman, and Eugene, a tall, light-skinned black man, from childhood to adulthood. It takes place in the Gullah community in South Carolina in the 1960s. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Beacon Homes Grand Opening- Rescheduled

Due to the rain, the grand opening of Beacon Homes will be rescheduled.  Updates on the new date and time will be provided when it becomes available. Thank you for your support, as we continue to make a difference in our community. Beacon Homes Grand Opening will be held at 28th Avenue & 34th street with special guest Mayor Bob Buckhorn. For more information please contact Georgeannae Gillett (813) 231-4362

Category: Homegoing

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Centre for Women News & Notes

June 11, 2017 Ann W. Masen - It isn’t easy being the little guy.  Or, in our case, being a small but mightynonprofit helping women across Tampa Bay. Yet, in the past several weeks, there have been so many uplifting moments, the kind of indelible experiences that make the Centre for Women such a unique place. This month marks my fifth anniversary at The Centre for Women.  I am grateful that I arrived here when I did. It gave me a chance to really get to know our beloved founder, the incomparable Helen Gordon Davis. It provided me with a chance to understand her vision, to hear first-hand about our history and to appreciate her tenacity in championing important causes for women. Click here to read more

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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More than 130 British imams refuse to bury London attackers

June 6, 2017 - Imam Abdullah Hasan of Imams Against Domestic Abuse, who posted the statement online, said the funeral rite "is normally performed for every Muslim regardless of their actions." Seven people died and 48 were injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then leaped out and stabbed several others in nearby bars and restaurants. Police killed the three attackers. Click here to learn more. 

Category: Government & Elected Officials

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QUALITY EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

June 6, 2017 - R’CLUB CHILD CARE, INC. provides excellence in diverse family-focused pre-school programs. Their programs seek to provide each child, at each age level, the continuum of learning experiences that will promote physical, emotional, intellectual, social, cognitive, spiritual & creative development. They serve more than 4,000 infants, pre-school, elementary & middle school children daily in 47+ locations in Pinellas County, including Pre-School, Pre-K, Head Start, Early Head Start, Elementary & Middle School Before and After School, and students with Special Needs. R’Club also provides HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), a national model home visitor early literacy program with a long history of measured success. Click here to leaarn more

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Louis Murphy Jr.'s 2017 The First & Goal Youth Empowerment Summit

Louis Murphy Jr.'s 10th Annual Charity weekend is FREE to youth throughout Tampa Bay. ST. PETERSBURG, FL (June 1, 2017) – Tampa Bay high school students will gain valuable keys to success from local professionals during the ‘First and Goal Youth Empowerment Summit’ on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. On Saturday, June 10, 2017 local youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to attend the 1st Downs 4 LifeTM Football and Cheerleading Camp, hosted by NFL Veteran WR Louis Murphy, Jr. at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL. Click here to register now

 

Category: Sports Events

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PBS Presents the Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution

June 4, 2017 - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beatles album. "Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution" is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music. Click here e to watch the premiere.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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DSI Black Pages Featured Business of the week Park Avenue of Lakeland

You only have one chance to make a first impression, make it the best! Visit Park Avenue for your affordable brand name Men's suits (877) 518-57603800 US Highway 98 N, Suite 320 33809 Lakeland & all of FL . Click here for more information on local black owned businesses and services. 

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Summer Reading - Read On the Go 2017

PCS has developed a summer reading website to help students stay on top of their reading and log their summer reading time. Through various contests, students will have opportunities to win prizes such as iPad minis, MP3 players and movie tickets, just for logging reading time. Learn more about summer reading resources and contests at www.pcsb.org/summerreading.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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SPC’s Board of Trustees meeting to select new president will be streamed live May 31

May 31, 2017 - SPC’s Board of Trustees meeting to select new president will be streamed live May 31 The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College will hold a public meeting to select the new president of St. Petersburg College at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N, Clearwater, Room 1-453. The meeting will be streamed live here beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 31.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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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

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