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Tampa Bay keeps the donation of Thanksgiving meals, turkeys going

November 19, 2018 

Yup, Thanksgiving dinner is nearly upon us. But that hasn’t stopped Tampa Bay businesses and nonprofits from keeping the holiday do-goodery going through the donation of hot meals and turkeys to families and individuals across the region.

Last week, local Hooters restaurants, alongside iHeartMedia and 970 WFLA, contributed 40 birds to Metropolitan Ministries’ food drive, hosted at WestShore Plaza in Tampa. The most-needed items included turkeys, hams, cereal, canned yams, infant educational toys and gifts for teenage boys and girls.


“This season we are preparing to help 20,000 families and we couldn’t do this without the support of partners like Hooters restaurants. We are thankful for their generosity during the holiday season,” said Jim McCann, senior community donations manager for Metropolitan Ministries, in a news release. “The food collected during this drive will provide a home-cooked holiday meal for local families in need.” Visit for more information. 

Category: Holiday Events



White Women Wore Hoodies to a Tennessee Mall to Prove Its Hoodie Policy Only Targets Black Men

November 16, 2018 

After footage of four black men being escorted out of a mall in Tennessee for wearing hoodies inside, four white women wore hoodies to the same mall to see if the policy was meant for everyone. And, yep, you guessed it, the women were able to walk freely around the mall with their hoodies—both up and down—without ever being shown the exit.

According to Raw Story, the initial incident that garnered national attention was captured by Kevin McKenzie, a black former reporter for the Commercial Appeal, who noted that he started recording the incident at the Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn., after watching a white security guard tailing the group of young men like “he was a cat after mice.”

“For reasons I didn’t hear, one young man, in what appeared to be a nylon blue and white jacket with a hood that was not on his head, was handcuffed by a Memphis officer and led away as my video rolled,” McKenzie told the Memphis Flyer. “That’s when a black sheriff’s deputy approached me and told me I also was breaking the mall’s rules.” Click here to read the full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Ice Cube And Ll Cool J Are Teaming Up To Buy 22 Television Networks

November 13, 2018 

In a move that could clearly move these two up on the Forbes list,LL Cool J and Ice Cube are reportedly lining up to purchase 22 television networks.

According to TMZ, in light of Disney’s $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the Justice Department is forcing the House of Mouse to auction off 22 regional sports channels in order to avoid a monopoly since Disney already owns ESPN. The 22 stations involved in the deal include everything from Fox Sports San Diego to Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest and more.

So what’s the price tag on something like this? The deal for all 22 stations is reportedly expected to be anywhere from $15 to $25 billion. The two won’t have to foot the bill alone, as they are teaming up with billionaire Alex and Ani jewelry founder Carolyn Rafaelian.

Yeah, that’s rich rich. Visit to read the full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Betty Shelby Gets Bounced from Police Conference, Crutcher Family Calls It ‘Step in the Right Direction’

November 13, 2018

In what Tiffany Crutcher is calling a small “victory” for her family, a major homicide investigators conference has rescinded their invitation to have former Tulsa, Okla., Officer Betty Shelby speak at its event.

Shelby, who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher in 2016, was scheduled to talk about “Surviving the Aftermath of a Critical Incident” at the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Conference in Baton Rouge, La.

Shelby was arrested for Crutcher’s killing but was ultimately found not guilty by a jury in 2017. While she was fired from her job as a Tulsa police officer, Shelby—a living testimonial to the enduring power of white women’s fragility and privilege—soon secured work as a Rogers County sheriff’s deputy. For more than a year, Shelby has been teaching a class to law enforcement officers on “surviving” critical incidents—which, in her own words, is more or less about surviving black people’s anger. Click here to read the full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Investment Research Challenge

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Location: USF St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business 140 7th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

Want to know which stocks to buy?
Join us on November 20 from 6-8:15 p.m. in the Lynn Pippenger Hall auditorium to learn how five teams from the USF St. Petersburg Student Managed Investment Fund pick their stocks. A panel of industry elites will question their selections. Refreshments will be provided!

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Category: Business Events


Loving Through Disagreement

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Location: Eckerd College Center for Spiritual Life 4200 54th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711

What do you do when someone you love - a family member or close friend - holds views that conflict with your core values? Join us for an evening to hear from people with perspectives on loving people who disagree on core issues like race, religion, sexuality and politics. Share your experience and get new ideas from your fellow participants. Enjoy the opportunity to encounter someone who is different from you in a positive and encouraging setting. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Electric Tiki Beach 6 Thanksgiving eve

From: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
To: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Location: Shephard's Beach Resort 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach 33767

Electric Tiki Beach 6 is always a great way to spend Thanksgiving Eve. This year Shephard's Brings you Morten, Quix and UZ all in one night. Morten and QUix will rock the Tiki Stage and UZ will be headling the Wave Nightclub. This is definitely going to be a great way to get together with friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Click here for more information. 

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