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Executive Director says goodbye to Childs Park YMCA

Executive Director says goodbye to Childs Park YMCA

Deborah Figgs-Sanders will spend the next two weeks catching up on some needed sleep and then start planning for The Weekly Challenger’s …

Budget cuts and bills threatens CRA

Budget cuts and bills threatens CRA

Mayor Kriseman said poverty will rise in St. Pete if cuts are enacted. BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Standing in …

Documentary spotlights literary genius

Documentary spotlights literary genius

 Kristy Andersen, left, and Dr. Lois Hurston Gaston   BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer   I am not tragically colored. There …

A call to action

A call to action

TAMPA BAY – One Church One Child of Florida challenges communities to seriously consider adopting or mentoring children in need of a …

Red Tent Women’s Initiative offers incarcerated women a pathway to success

Red Tent Women’s Initiative offers incarcerated women a pathway to success

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG —Within the dismal walls of prison, women now account for approximately 30 percent …

Warrick Dunn charities addresses affordable housing with 155th recipient

Warrick Dunn charities addresses affordable housing with 155th recipient

  ST. PETERSBURG – Keyona Thompson knew that being accepted into Pinellas County’s Habitat for Humanity homeowner program would mean …

Nursing homes warn state lawmakers of the dangers of approving Senate PPS proposal

Nursing homes warn state lawmakers of the dangers of approving Senate PPS proposal

PINELLAS COUNTY – Leaders of Pinellas County nursing homes were joined by residents, families and advocates from around Pinellas County …

Omega Psi Phi expands brotherhood

Omega Psi Phi expands brotherhood

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG —The Eta Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity welcomed five new pledges to full …

Zetas honor community members for their service

Zetas honor community members for their service

Daphne Lampley, Paula Potts   BY EMMA COOPER CAVIN, Contributor ST. PETERSBURG — Members of the Zeta Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi …

Honored as Family of the Year at 2017 Men & Women Distinction Awards

Honored as Family of the Year at 2017 Men & Women Distinction Awards

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – The legacy of family values, love, tradition and pride is passed from generation …

NIH study shows exercise may lower risk of high blood pressure in African Americans

NIH study shows exercise may lower risk of high blood pressure in African Americans

Researchers who study cardiovascular health have long known that exercise is one way to keep high blood pressure at bay. But studies …

Health festival and flea market at the Uhuru House

Health festival and flea market at the Uhuru House

BY INDHIRA SUERO ACOSTA, Neighborhood News Bureau ST. PETERSBURG –  On Saturday, May 6 from 11 to 4 p.m., the Uhuru House, 1245 18th …

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