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Why Is President Trump’s Only Senior Black Staffer a Democrat?

March 1, 2017 - Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making Blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon Administration of the 60s and 70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America can’t afford the cost of segregation.” The following year, Nixon got a personal letter from Dr. King thanking him for helping to persuade the Senate to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Nixon supported the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, 1965, and 1968. Click here to learn more. 

Category: Government & Elected Officials

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After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges

Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers” of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions’ roots in racism and segregation. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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WEDU PBS Presents The Favored Strawberry Documentary Screening

Join WEDU PBS on Thursday, March 9 at the Trinkle Center at Hillsborough Community College for a free screening of Larry Foley’s The Favored Strawberry. This film screening is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and RSVP is requested at wedu.org/strawberry.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Anayah

Academy Prep Center of Tampa Presents An Evening of Champions

Academy Prep Center of Tampa is happy to announce that An Evening of Champions on March 2, 2017 is SOLD OUT! A special thank you to those who have sponsored tables, purchased tickets, and are supporting this year's event. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!  If you would like to make a donation in honor of Anayah and other Academy Prep students, please contact Tammy Vallone at tvallone@academyprep.org or 813-248-5600 ext.1130

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Rep. Charlie Crist divorcing his wife, Carole

The Crists married in December 2008, and together they worked through a tumultuous period in Crist's political career: An unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate as both a Republican and then independent in 2010 and then an unsuccessful campaign for governor as a Democrat in 2014. In November, he was elected to the U.S. House. More from the Tampa Bay Times and WFTS. Click here to learn more. 

 

Category: Media Community

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DSI Salutes Black History Month and Celebrates our Black Businesses

DSI salutes Black History Month and celebrates our Black Businesses. Please support our Black Businesses Where every month is Black History. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Black

One million visitors: Smithsonian’s new black history museum hits milestone

February 24, 2017 - Response to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has exceeded all expectations. More than 1 million visitors have passed through the doors of the Smithsonian’s newest museum since it opened almost five months ago, and that number is expected to top 6 million in the first year. Click here to read more.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Black community should embrace economic power

February 24, 2017 - In celebration of Black History Month, OneUnited Bank, the largest black-owned bank in the United States, announced its partnership with Black Lives Matter to encourage African Americans who have a checking or savings account or both to transfer some, or all of their money from traditional banks to Black-owned banks. Click here to read more. 

 

Category: Community United to Close the Achievement Gap

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The People’s Budget Review

Monday February 27th 6:00 pm In a healthy democracy, the budget should represent the priorities of the community and serve the interests of all residents. The People’s Budget Review was created to open the door to this all-important process for everyday people by providing the tools and information necessary to offer meaningful input on decisions that directly affect the quality of our lives. Please invite your neighbors and friends as this is a discussion for all Saint Petersburg residents. 

Category: Health Events

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PBS Presents Africa's Great Civilizations

Aires: February 27, 2017- In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself across the millennia. Click here to watch preview. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Prayer

Morning Prayer Calls

While on your journey, you are welcome to join each day for prayer and words of encouragement! Please join Monday through Friday at 6:00 am  by calling (641) 715-3670, access code:910772#.  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/february/32.86.html for more information. 

 

Category: Faith Community Events

Women

NCNW General Membership Meeting

NCNW Family, Just a reminder, the NCNW general membership meeting is next Saturday, the 25th @ 9am. We will dismiss in plenty of time for those attending the Black Pearls Tea to be there by the 11:30 am kickoff time. The girls' still a few tickets available and Sandra will bring them to the meeting. Please let's support our youths. Anyone who has information  for the March Newsletter please send it to Juliette or Tamara by Friday, the 24th. Check your past newsletter for their email address.

Thanks Thelma 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Race

PBS The Talk Race in America

THE TALK is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. Click here for a preview. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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PBS Presents Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Premieres February 21st, First feature documentary on the author/activist includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Peter

New Children's Theatre Classes Begin Soon

AGES 3-5 AND 6-13 - NEW CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 4TH.

 WHO:  TAMPA LIVING ARTS CENTER

 WHAT:  "Peter Pan"  Children's Theatre Classes

 WHERE:  Tamap Living Arts Center 8425 N .Hubert Ave. Tampa, FL 33614

 WHEN:  March 4 - May 13, Classes meet Saturdays

 

              Ages 3-5 meet 12PM-1PM Fee $100

              Ages 6-13 meet 12PM-2PM  Fee $200

 MORE INFO:   Weekly classes in character development, scene work, costumes, music, dance and all elements of producing two LIVE performances ON-STAGE Saturday, May 13th Everyone who signs up receives a special speaking part! Build self-confidence and learn to work as a team, with theatre classes.

Contact (813) 600-1714 for more info

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Paul

B-CU Presents the Paul Houzell Visual Arts Gallery

Mr. Houzell is an artist, a teacher and a lecturer. He chooses not to create art for art’s sake but seeks to tell stories, communicate and touch lives through this medium. 
His body of work, including flora and fauna and many focusing on the human body, portray familiar elements from perspectives that show what could be and he is concerned with expressing aspects of creativity that can bring about healing and which lift the human spirit.
Click here to learn more.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

Henry

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.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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PBS Presents Birth of a Movement Full Film

Despite the progress we've made as a country, these issue are still very much relevant today.Please gather with your family and friends to view this new film, now streaming free on PBS until March 5. Click here to learn more.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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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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Round Square Conversations @large

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.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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