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A mighty big dude!

A mighty big dude!

BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Growing up, whatever Carlos Devon Lovett, Jr. set out to do, he did it, and he was …

Two for one deal

Two for one deal

BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Graduation is a two for one deal as it relates to Tanaia LaToya Seay. As a senior at …

You can do it!

You can do it!

BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – You can do it! Those four words have been a life statement and personal testimony for …

I know the plan

I know the plan

BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Upon high school graduation, T’Nora Dessaw wasn’t quite sure of her next move. She …

Mt. Zion Progressive 2018 graduate ceremony

Mt. Zion Progressive 2018 graduate ceremony

By Allen A. Buchanan, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church celebrated academic success from …

Defy the odds

Defy the odds

“What do you want to be when you grow up” is a question commonly asked of children. It elicits varied responses that can sometimes be …

The use of coded language to deny the existence of racism

The use of coded language to deny the existence of racism

In an article entitled “The Heartbeat of Racism is Denial,” author Ibrahim X. Kendi listed the common phrases used to disguise racism …

Lynda Bryant-Smith to be honored

Lynda Bryant-Smith to be honored

  ST. PETERSBURG – The Florida Morticians Association has selected Lynda Bryant-Smith as the State of Florida Mortician of the year for …

AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards Program

AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards Program

  ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will hold …

‘The Beauty of Being a Black Woman’

‘The Beauty of Being a Black Woman’

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG —“The Beauty of Being A Black Woman,” Michelle Hartzog’s debut book, is the …

A challenge to the community

A challenge to the community

  TAMPA BAY – In an effort to find every child a home, One Church One Child of Florida challenges communities to seriously consider …

From enslavement to mass incarceration

From enslavement to mass incarceration

By Gwendolyn Reese, Contributor MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Recently, I was in Montgomery, Ala., attending the Equal Justice Initiative’s Peace …

Bigger than the moment

Bigger than the moment

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer RIVERVIEW – Some things in life are more significant than the moment in which they happen. Such was the …

What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – What a difference a year will make for Damaris Brown.  She is a very charming young …

I made it!

I made it!

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Graduation time is exciting for everyone – parents, family, and of course, the …

Faith with works

Faith with works

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – What does it take to win? If you ask Peyton Lockley, recent graduate of Gibbs High …

Just too impressive

Just too impressive

BY DEXTER MCCREE & TIMOTHY GARNER ST. PETERSBURG –Timothy Garner’s parents must be especially proud of their son. As a writer, …

Gibbs Class of ’68 Annual Scholarship Awards Program

Gibbs Class of ’68 Annual Scholarship Awards Program

BY GALE JENKINS, Contributor ST. PETERSBURG – Each year the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated hosts their annual Scholarship …

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