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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Category: General


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


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


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. 

Category: Business


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

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


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


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


Building a Pipeline of HBCU Students to Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2017 - Summer internships are one important way that students can explore passions they want to pursue as a profession. They are exposed to a form of learning that goes beyond the books and may be the best chance they have to ensure they are making a wise investment. I am a strong believer in the notion that, in order to have your issues heard, you need to have a seat at the table; which is why I applaud HBCU students who are interested in pursuing government and policy and have worked with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to ensure they have summer internships opportunities on Capitol Hill. Click here to learn more. 


Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men

May 24, 2017 - Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change. The collective experience of black men in the criminal justice system is sobering. African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be arrested than whites, and numerous studies have shown that black men are disproportionately targeted, stopped, frisked, and searched through the practice of racial profiling. Black men end up in prison more often, receive longer sentences than similarly situated white men, and are more likely to be killed during police encounters than white men – 21 times more likely. Click here to learn more. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Undoing ‘Separate but Equal,’ Six Decades After Brown v. Board of Education

May 24, 2017 - This month marks the 63rd anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down the misguided principle of “separate but equal” schools for white and black students. Click here for more information. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


#11 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Darryl Rouson

May 18, 2016 - St. Petersburg-based Democrat Darryl Rouson barely advanced from the House to the Senate last year, defeating former state Rep. Ed Narain in the Hillsborough County-centric Senate District 19 race by just 75 votes. Rouson proposed 31 bills before the session began, and as someone who has been known to work well with Republicans (sometimes too well, for some Democrats’ tastes) was listed as a co-sponsor on 20 other bills, many introduced by GOP members. A pioneer of sorts, Rouson became the first African-American prosecutor in Pinellas County where he was also awarded the Florida Prosecutor Association Award in 1981. And in March, he was one of just a very few number of Democrats named by House Speaker Richard Corcoran to the Constitution Revision Commission.

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Category: Government & Elected Officials

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