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‘MeToo’ Movement Named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

December 6, 2017 - The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. In the wake of sexual misconduct revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and dozens of other men, millions worldwide have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted. The movement began spontaneously in October after actress-activist Alyssa Milano followed on a suggestion from a friend of a friend on Facebook and tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours. The #MeToo movement was founded by activist Tarana Burke on Twitter a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence. Visit for full article.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Dr. Carleah East, founder of The Sapphire Woman presents: The Hangover

When: December 16, 2017 3:00 - 7:00 pm 

Where: The Iberian Rooster 475 Central Avenue North, St. Petersburg FL 33701

Dr. Carleah East, founder of The Sapphire Woman presents: The Hangover. Visit for more information.


Category: Business Events


#BuyBlack: ESSENCE List of 89 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop for the Holidays

December 4, 2017 - This Christmas, ESSENCE wants you to #BuyBlack! According to a ESSENCE/Nielsen Report, Black buying power is close to an  impressive $1.3 trillion! So, why not use your hard-earned money to make an impact in the community? While checking off your list of loved ones on your gift list, spread the holiday cheer and support these Black-owned businesses that need your help to grow! It's a win-win all around. #BuyBlack Visit for full article. 

Category: Business


Attorney To Discuss Embattled Conyers’ Health & Plans

December 2, 2017 - 

The lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he’ll discuss the congressman’s health and future plans at a news conference later Friday. Attorney Arnold Reed’s announcement comes as the 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker faces sexual harassment allegations from former staff members and a day after Conyers was admitted to a hospital because he was feeling lightheaded. At least four House Democrats have said Conyers should resign, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellow Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down. Visit for full article. 


Category: Government & Elected Officials


We have the power to help bring HIV/AIDS to an end

December 2, 2017 - 

In recognition of #WAD2017, the National Black Justice Coalition’s Director of Public Policy, Isaiah Wilson, penned a passionate call to action for Black America to take up the fight to end HIV/AIDS in the Black community. 

As a Black gay man living with HIV and born in the late 1980s, after the initial height of the epidemic, I have been blessed to benefit from medical as well as social advances in HIV/AIDS treatment. I am privileged to have access to treatment, stable housing and the support of a loving network of family and friends.  Because of the work I do daily at the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBTQ) and same gender loving (SGL) people, I know my experience is not the reality for many Black people living with HIV/AIDS. Visit for full article. 

Category: Health Events


Congratulations to Delquanda S Turner for acceptance to USF Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership

November 30, 2017 - MAKING MOVES: Congratulations to Delquanda S Turner for acceptance to USF Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership. The St Pete native and mother of 2 is currently employed as Community Engagement Officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete. 

Category: Business


A Black Tomi Lahren?: Candace Owens Says Kaepernick is a fraud

November 30, 2017 - 

Candace Owens, a conservative personality who claims to be a reformed liberal and the voice behind the Red Pill Black website, had sharp words for GQ’s decision to call Colin Kaepernick the “Citizen of the Year.” “The last time I mistook skin complexion for progress, I called him Barack Obama,” Owens said in the video published on Monday. 

Owens blasted Kaepernick, saying that “the definition of bravery has really shifted over the last few decades” if his decision to kneel during the national anthem was considered “brave.”

And just like Tomi Lahren recently did when she posted on Twitter with an image of Kaepernick kneeling during the D-Day invasion, Owens heralded the Allied forces for bravery, celebrating the troops over Kaepernick as if anyone before her and Lahren had been trying to compare the two. Visit for full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


#BlackLivesMatter L.A. is Dreaming of a #BlackXmas

November 29, 2017 - Black Lives Matter Los Angeles is encouraging everyone to divest from white corporations, invest in the black community and if you must buy, buy black this holiday season with their #BlackXmas campaign that seeks to resist white supremacy through capitalism. Dreaming of a ...where folks withhold dollars from White capitalism and use resources to . Instead of spending, DONATE to a Black organization as a holiday gift for your loved ones or . Go to  for more. Visit for full article.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


These 7 Young Futurists Are Already Changing the World

November 29, 2017 - At The Root, we love to celebrate young people who are excelling beyond belief. Year after year, our list of Young Futurists reminds us that age really ain’t nothin’ but a number. That group of 15- to 22-year-olds always impresses us with their tenacity, passion and ability to turn big dreams into reality. Here, we take a look at a few members of the Class of 2016 and see where their paths to success have taken them in the last year. Visit for full article.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Trump uses racial slur at Native American ceremony

November 28, 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks during an event honoring members of the Native American code talkers in the Oval Office of the White House, on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump stated, 'You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.' in reference to his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)  

President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes. Visit for full article.


Category: Government & Elected Officials


Florida's local shops see holiday boom as malls struggle

November 28, 2017 - As some of the state’s shopping malls struggle, many of Florida’s neighborhood shopping districts are experiencing a renaissance. Business district leaders, shop owners and real estate professionals say crowds are flocking to more eclectic collection of retailers and shops. More from the Orlando Sentinel. Visit for full article.


Category: Business


Story #9 Holocaust Survivor: René Hammond

November 27, 2017 - In honor of the 25th Anniversary of The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM), this oral history series shares the stories of twenty-five Holocaust Survivors. Each Survivor brings to the series an individual voice that enlivens our understanding of the Holocaust; the war’s effects on individuals, families, and communities dispersed across the world; and its reverberations into the present moment. René Hammond (née Koenigsberg) was born in 1925 in Uzhhorod. She was 91 years old when she shared her testimony with us at her home in Pinellas Park. Once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and today part of Ukraine, René’s native town of Uzhhorod had been annexed to the Republic of Czechoslovakia after World War I, and became part of Hungary after the First Vienna Award in 1938. Jews had been an important presence in Uzhhorod since at least the 16th century. Around the time of René’s birth, Uzhhorod’s approximately 7,500 Jews made up more than a quarter of the total population of approximately 26,000. By 1941, the Jewish population would number 9,576, of whom only a few hundred would survive the war. Visit for full story. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Turning the Tide: Nonprofit Helps Black Female Entrepreneurs Compete With White Men

November 27, 2017 - 

Social entrepreneur Alfa Demmellash may be a married mother of two but she knows the plight of single mothers intimately. Raised in part by a single mother in her native Ethiopia at the height of the devastating Derg regime in Ethiopia, Demmellash—who escaped violence that killed family members when she immigrated to the United States at age 12—will never forget how her mother struggled not just to protect her, but to provide for her as a talented and hardworking but resourceless entrepreneur. It inspired Demmellash and husband, Alex Forrester, to launch Rising Tide Capital, a New Jersey-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist struggling individuals and communities in building strong businesses. Visit for full article. 

Category: Business


'2nd and Second' bringing 24-hour dining back to St. Petersburg

 November 27, 2017 - A new 24-hour diner is set to open next month in St. Petersburg, assuming they can hire enough people to run the place. Although Perrier and co-owners Reno Cowez and Jeremy Declut are no strangers to the downtown restaurant culture, running a 24-hour restaurant is. One of the biggest challenges they’ve discovered is finding enough people to fill the jobs. “We're hiring a total of 60 in the front and about 30 in the kitchen, so close to 100 people," Perrier said. "So far [we’ve had only] 120 applicants.”  Email resumes to: Visit for full article. 

Category: Business


NBC News, MSNBC Sign Eric Deggans to Contributor Deal

November 27, 2017 - Eric Deggans TV critic for NPR, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor.

He is expected to discuss issues related to media and television across the news units’ various outlets and will also contribute to a new team devoted to media-industry coverage that the NBCUniversal unit unveiled in September. A formal name for the initiative has been slated to be announced for several weeks.

Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, and contributes to shows like “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered’:; and several NPR podcasts. He joined NPR in September of 2013, after working for nearly two decades at Florida’s “Tampa Bay Times.”  He is the author of  “Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, a look at how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media. Visit for full article.

Category: Business


One woman's mission to 'buy black' on Black Friday

November 26, 2017 - 

On Black Friday, Candy Lowe won’t be joining the crowds lining up outside a big department store to grab a deal before dawn. Instead, she will visit a local clothing shop called Curvy Girls, pick up gift cards from Body Temple and purchase oils at African Extravaganza -- all small businesses, all black-owned.

“We have to keep these dollars in our community just a little bit longer,’’ says Lowe, 54, who has made it a personal mission to support African American entrepreneurs in her hometown of Tampa, Fla. “If we can ...   we’ll see an economic improvement. If we see more businesses getting support, it won’t be so frightening to be a business owner.’’ Visit for full article. 


Category: Business


Digital Photographer Service $35 Portraits

November 24, 2017 - All photos considered Photography Fashion, Weddings, Family, Event, Corporate, Photography.  Call (727) 233-5901 or visit for more information. 

Category: Business


Your Everyday Resource Guide to Surviving Trump

November 24, 2017 - One year after Trump’s electoral college win and resounding popular vote defeat (never forget), there are still daily headlines about Twitter shenanigans that border on declarations of war, budget cuts that gut vital services for millions of Americans and Trump appointees and nominees who are not even remotely qualified for their titles.

It follows that a feeling of helplessness could threaten to overtake the masses. Not everyone is a left-leaning billionaire with the discretionary cash to spend millions on a TV ad campaign to impeach Trump. And not everyone has the desire or resources to “be the change” and run for office. But fret not, there are accessible, practical ways for the everyday person to not only survive the Trump administration, but resist, thrive, and ultimately push 45 and his feckless cronies out of Washington and the various local offices throughout the country. Visit for full article. 


Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Homeland Security official resigns over comment calling Blacks lazy, promiscuous

November 21, 2017 - 

A Department of Homeland Security official resigned after it came out on Thursday that he had made derogatory comments about Black people and Muslims on conservative talk radio. CNN broke the story of Rev. Jamie Johnson‘s comment on “The Right Balance,” on Accent Radio Network, in 2008. On the show, an unidentified speaker asked Johnson to explain why “a lot of blacks are anti-Semitic.” Johnson responded by saying that “it’s an indictment of America’s black community that has turned America’s major cities into slums because of laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity. Visit for full article. 

Category: Media Community


Nigerian women’s bobsled team makes Winter Olympics history

November 20, 2017 - 

Thirty years ago, the Jamaican bobsled team made waves around the world when they entered the Olympic bobsled race and now three women from Nigeria are looking to make history of their own in the event. The women, driver Seun Adigun, brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018. This will be the first time the African nation will be represented in the sport at the Winter Olympics. Visit for full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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