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Join Mt. Zion Progressive MBC for a Sunrise Easter Sunday Service

Services will be held on Sunday April 16, 2017 Sunrise service at 6:45 am at Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Dr. SE. 

Category: Faith Community Events

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25 Survivors, 25 Stories

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM), this oral history series shares the stories of twenty-five survivors from around the country. 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. Click here to learn more.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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St. Petersburg International Baseball Opens March 24

March 21, 2017 - The official start of the seventh season of St. Petersburg International Baseball opens with Team Canada facing the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Walter Fuller Baseball Complex, 7901 30th Ave N. Game times at Walter Fuller are all 1:05 p.m. This season will also serve as the second official season of an international spring training league, featuring players from 12 countries, including Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, and three continents. International teams will play MLB prospect squads from the Rays, Blue Jays, Phillies, Tigers and Braves. Mayor Rick Kriseman will host a 12:30 p.m. meet and greet for media March 24 at Walter Fuller prior to throwing out the first pitch. 

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Grammy Award-winner Paul Anthony Joins Moffitt’s National Board of Advisors

TAMPA, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Moffitt Cancer Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Grammy Award-winner Paul Anthony to its national Board of Advisors. Anthony joins a prominent group of individuals from across the nation who serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise and counsel on issues relating to the cancer center. Anthony is a member of the 1990s R&B music group Full Force. He has received multiple gold, platinum and diamond record plaques and Broadcast Music Incorporated awards. He and Full Force were among the Grammy Award®-winning group of certified songwriters on the Black Eyed Peas’ 2005 hit, “Don’t Phunk With My Heart.” Click here for more information. 

 

Category: Health Events

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BLACK IS BACK COALITION TO CONDUCT ELECTORAL CANDIDATE SCHOOL FOR BLACK ACTIVISTS

On April 8th and 9th, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will conduct an electoral campaign school for African activists who want to open up a new front for the struggle for self-determination in the U.S. After years of organizing mass actions, conventions and conferences to promote self-determination while fighting Democrats and Republicans and their black sycophants in our own communities, the Coalition has called on black militants to invade the system white rulers have created to exercise white political power. The Coalition is not calling on black people to abandon all other forms of struggle or to believe that elections are the only legitimate means of achieving and exercising power. We know different. We are aware of the history of betrayal of our people’s desire for freedom by both Democrats and Republicans. Click here to learn more. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Childs Park YMCA Collaborative Meeting

Please be reminded that the WAS Collaborative Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at SPC Midtown. Look forward to additional updates as it gets closer. 

 

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Farrakhan Draws 4,000 for 9/11 Truth

Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam may have done more for the 9/11 truth movement than any other person. His recent symposium on the events of Sept. 11 drew more than 4,000 attendees, quite a feat considering that the most popular 9/11 truth meetings typically only draw a few hundred people. On Feb. 18, the Nation of Islam put on what may be the biggest and most explosive event in the whole history of the 9/11 truth movement. “The War on Islam: 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered, and Exposed” brought more than 4,000 people to the Cobo Center in Detroit. Click here for more information. 

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SPC’s Men’s Basketball Team wins State Tournament

March 12, 2017 - 

SPC’s Men’s Basketball Team wins the State Tournament against Eastern Florida State College on Sunday, March 12. Next, the team will compete in the NJCAA National Tournament March 20-25 in Hutchinson, Kansas. During the game the Titans received the following awards:

  •        Tournament Most Valuable Player, Jason Burnell
  •       State of Florida Player of the Year,  Jason Burnell
  •        1st Team All-State Team, Jason Burnell 
  •        All-Conference Team: Jason Burnell, Ahmad Clark, Cezanne Carson and Triston Owens
  •       State of Florida Coach of the Year, Earnest Crumbley
  •        Hal Chasey Scholar Athlete Award, Triston Owens  (Hal Chasey Scholar-Athlete Award, the highest award the Florida College System Activities Association)

Category: Social, Travel & Hobby Groups

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Upcoming Production of VOODOO Macbeth

This unique Shakespearean event celebrates the legacy of Shakespeare and honors the legendary 1936 Orson Welles’ production created in Harlem with an all African American cast.  The Studio@620 is building upon these elements and creating a unique updated production that will premiere Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7 PM. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers a variety of Summer Camps

City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps for youth entering grades 1 through 9. Camps at 11 city recreation center sites run ten weeks, Monday through Friday beginning May 30 through August 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available. Participants are supervised by well-trained staff. Youth enjoy a choice of safe, fun and educational indoor and outdoor rotating activities, special events, field
trips, crafts, sports and swimming. Camps cost as low as $244, based on fee assistance for St. Pete residents. A limited number of grant spots are available; see site supervisor for details. A variety of specialty camps are
also available. Free breakfast and lunch will be served on-site for all children 18 and under. In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information about camps call 727-893-7441 or see our website at http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/camps.html.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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The Sound of Gospel Awards & Recognitions

September 8th - 9th, 2017 - ​Welcome to an amazing 15 years! The Sound of Gospel Awards and Recognitions (SOGAR), was founded and organized in 2001. Gospel in its original meaning is “GOOD NEWS”. Our Mission is to Uplift,Recognize, and Celebrate the sounds of “GOOD NEWS” throughout the church and community. In addition to music and competitions, SOGAR recognizes and celebrate those citizens and businesses that bring about effective and positive changes within their communities and city. SOGAR also recognizes and celebrates the Excellency of gospel music, singing, and presentations at its best with choirs from the church, community, and college along with church bands. SOGAR is more than a show. It’s an EXPERIENCE. Visit http://www.thesoundofgospel.com for tickets and more information. 

Category: Faith Community Events

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WEDU Quest

Mathematical models are being used to fight drug-resistant cancers. Investigate how electric eels use their power to stun and kill prey. Researchers in North Carolina are developing new ways to create renewable fuels. Meet women who have made their mark on the Tampa Bay Area's education system. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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NAACP sounds alarm on ‘decline’ in civil rights commitment

March 3, 2017 - The head of the NAACP says he met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over concerns that recent policy changes “signal a threatening decline” in the Justice Department’s commitment to civil rights. Click here to learn more. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Rene Flowers promoted to Talent Manager for Gulf Coast

March 9, 2017 - 

On March 1st, Pinellas County School Board Member and community leader Rene Flowers was promoted to the newly created Talent Manager position at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. The job was created to meet “the critical need to address agency turnover,” according to Gulf Coast’s CEO Sandra Braham, in an email announcement in early February. She wrote “We recognized the need to focus additional resources toward the recruitment, hiring, training and retention of our workforce, especially in the field of case management. Central to addressing turnover is ensuring we recruit the right people to fill vacancies suited to their talents, skills and passions.”  Flowers will lead recruitment and training efforts, emphasizing agency succession planning. She will also coordinate training for our child welfare programs, as needed. Flowers previously served as Quality Improvement Manager and Corporate Trainer for Gulf Coast. A native of St. Petersburg, Flowers is extensively involved in the community. The former 8-year City Councilmember and current 4-year School Board Member, is a past President of the Florida League of Cities. She is is an active participant on several local and statewide boards to include the NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), the National Council of Negro Women, R'Club, The Louise Graham Center and the Pinellas Community Foundation. 

Category: Business

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2017-2018 We The People Season

“Our 2017.2018 season theme, WE THE PEOPLE, simply reflects our commitment to embrace the opportunity for solidarity with one another through the sharing of our unique stories.  WE THE PEOPLE celebrate our diversity, embrace our differences, and rejoice in our shared experience of what it is to be a human being.  WE THE PEOPLE remain united amid uncertain times. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Corcoran appoints Tom Lee, Chris Sprowls, Darryl Rouson and Chris Nocco to the CRC

Monday, March 6, 2017 5:48pm - House Speaker Richard Corcoran kept true to this promise and named five current legislators to the powerful Constitution Revision Commission, providing the powerful committee with a storehouse of conservatives, and advocates for his top priorities of education and limiting what he considers overreach of the Florida Supreme Court. Only one appointee is a Democrat. Click here for more information. 

Category: Government & Elected Officials

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St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market Moves March 4th

March 2, 2017  (St. Petersburg, FL) - Every year, the St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market moves for one week, due to preparations for the Grand Prix car race.  The regular Market location is the parking lot of Al Lang Field
on the downtown waterfront. On Saturday, March 4th, the Market will move to Williams Park.  The Park is
located on First Avenue N, between 3rd and 4th St. in downtown St. Petersburg. In addition to using the Park, the Market will be using 2nd Avenue N, as well as 3rd St. The Market will be closed on Saturday, March 11th due to the proximity to Grand Prix race events. The Market returns to its regular location on March 18th. 

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Florida Botanical Gardens to host annual flower sale and clinic

It’s the time of year for garden enthusiasts to get back outside and add spring plants and flowers into the mix. The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation and the Florida West Coast Orchid Society are partnering to host an orchid re-potting clinic and bromeliad sale on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The event well be held in the McKay Creek Plaza and Tropical Courtyard at The Florida Botanical Gardens. Admission is free. Members of the Botanical Gardens will receive  10-percent off any bromeliad purchase. For more information about the clinic and sale, please visit www.flbgfoundation.org or call (727) 582-2117. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call (727) 582-2100.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Students can “Go Coastal” at Marine Science spring break camp

Boredom is for the birds when there’s water everywhere in Pinellas County. Elementary-aged students have the opportunity to combine learning and outdoor fun during the upcoming Spring Break holiday. Interested parents and students are encouraged to consider “Going Coastal.” The Going Coastal Spring Break Camp at Weedon Island is a three-day camp running from Wednesday, March 15 to Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. N.E., St. Petersburg. The camp, for students ages 7 to 11, focuses on marine science themes. The camp will offer participants a balance of recreational and educational activities intended to engage and challenge students with activities and team-building exercises. Scheduled activities and lessons will include. Click here to register. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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“Elegant Women” highlights inspirational women

Shasta G., a Creative Clay painter and mixed media artist, exhibits "Elegant Women" at the March Second Saturday Artwalk, at Creative Clay's Good Folk Gallery. Shasta has attended Creative Clay since 2012, and her work is generated by information gleaned from books she reads, her imagination and life experiences. Click here to watch Creative Clay on WEDU's Arts Plus Episode. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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