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13 Powerful Quotes About Motherhood From Shonda Rhimes

January 14, 2019

Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to the joys and challenges of parenthood.

The award-winning writer and producer has three daughters ― Harper, Emerson and Beckett. Over the years, she’s opened up about motherhood in interviews, personal essays and her best-selling book, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person.

In honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up 13 powerful quotes about motherhood from the creative mind behind Shondaland. Visit to read the full article. 


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North Carolina Man Arrested After Video of Him Brutally Punching Black Girl Goes Viral

January 16, 2019

A North Carolina man was arrested on Saturday after video showed him pushing and punching a girl at a local mall as he was surrounded by dozens of onlookers.

Asheville, North Carolina, authorities arrested 51-year-old David Steven Bell shortly after video circulated on social media showing a man suspected to be him shoving a child and then punching her in the face at the Asheville Mall, WLOS reports. Click here to read the full article. 

Category: Media Community


For Good: A special star shines at a St. Pete school

January 15, 2019

Michael Glenn is an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at Tomlinson Adult Learning Center. The school, built in 1924, overlooks beautiful Mirror Lake in downtown St. Petersburg. His adult students attend classes full time 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the sole purpose of learning to read, write and speak English. The majority of his students are new to the U.S. and know little or no English. Tomlinson has other programs for adults such as computer classes and GED.
The many excellent teachers work under the direction of Tomlinson’s administrator Godfrey Watson. My experience for the last three years, however, is with Mr. Glenn. I’ve been volunteering a few days a week, assisting with two of his classes, working with beginning English learners. So this story is about him and my experience in his classroom. Visit to read the full article. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

January 14, 2019 

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist and DNA pioneer has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.

James Watson, who helped discover the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests.

The 90-year-old's comments were labeled "reprehensible" by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on New York's Long Island, where Watson had been the director from 1968 to 1993.The laboratory said it "unequivocally rejects the unsubstantiated and reckless personal opinions Dr. James D. Watson expressed," noting the statements were "reprehensible [and] unsupported by science."

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MLK Interfaith Memorial Service

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Location: Congregation B’nai Israel 300 58th St. N St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roy Kaplan, Ph.D Winner of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Organization, Inc. 

Essay and Oratorical Contest will be presented. Performers: Congregation B’nai Israel Choir and Aurora Children Choir Tampa Bay. For more information contact Abdul K. Ali 727-560-2567 

Category: Holiday Events


Trevor Noah Loud & Clear Tour 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Location: Yuengling Center 4202 E Fowler Ave SUN 130, Tampa, FL 33620

Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019.   Kicking off January 18 in Norfolk, Virginia, the 23-city tour will visit cities including Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and many more. The Daily Show  host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, he often shares incisive social and political commentary on his Comedy Central The Daily Show platform and through his various stand-up specials and writing.  In 2016, Trevor released his first book  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.  Visit for tickets & more. 

Category: Entertainment Events


MLK Dream Big Parade

Monday, January 21, 2019

Location: Al Lang Stadium, 1st Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

In its 34th year, St. Petersburg’s “MLK DREAM BIG” PARADE is the nation’s longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King! This legendary parade is held right in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, FL (aka Sunshine City). The parade route starts at 3rd street and 1st Ave south...then, ending at Tropicana Field.
Join over 50,000 others as we celebrate such an impactful man...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this year’s line up, we have college bands, high school bands, City Services, various community leaders, local business and more!
More details to come!!!! Call AVA today For more information on sponsorships, volunteering or vendors.  Advantage Village Academy (AVA) 833 22nd St S Suite A St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Phone: (727) 321- 7919 or visit for events & more. 

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