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City to host first CRA Summer Summit June 19

City to host first CRA Summer Summit June 19

  St. Petersburg – City officials, along with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area …

Democrats fight to take back Tallahassee

Democrats fight to take back Tallahassee

Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum, Chris King, Philip Levine BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer PINELLAS PARK – The race for Florida’s next …

Fannye Ayer Ponder: Her story lives on

Fannye Ayer Ponder: Her story lives on

L-R, Angela Rousson, Joanne Rainey and Thelma Bruce   BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg …

Second annual Iftar dinner

Second annual Iftar dinner

    BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Bringing together a diverse group of Muslims and other faiths to break the …

Her suicidal thoughts

Her suicidal thoughts

Behind the bright lights and the brilliant performances, you may never know the pain she endures in reaching her goals. Life’s …

Second annual African Nation Family Reunion Block Party on July 4

Second annual African Nation Family Reunion Block Party on July 4

  ST. PETERSBURG — Black Power 96 FM, St. Petersburg’s own black community radio station, is hosting their second annual “African …

Ready for school, prepared for life

Ready for school, prepared for life

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Last month, the Pinellas County Annual Head Start Advantage held its Annual Awards and …

Ujima Men’s Collective conference spotlights troubling HIV rates and health inequities

Ujima Men’s Collective conference spotlights troubling HIV rates and health inequities

L-R, Ashley Smith, AIDS Foundation, J. Carl Devine and Steve Kornell   BY J.A. JONES, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Community …

Free college planning, graduate with no debt

Free college planning, graduate with no debt

L-R, Dr. Lewis Brinson, Dr. Mychal and Nina Wynn   BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG –Starting next Monday, Gibbs …

Campbell Park is the new home for skateboard enthusiasts

Campbell Park is the new home for skateboard enthusiasts

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG –The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Regional Skate Park took …

I AM Atwater’s Cafeteria

I AM Atwater’s Cafeteria

  Atwater’s Cafeteria was a mainstay in the African-American community, serving up southern-style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner …

Black people commit suicide too

Black people commit suicide too

By Kayla Nembhard, MA, LMHC “Talk context; change the person…” What a quotation. This phrase has stuck with me since my graduate …

Professional chef takes top spot in annual competition

Professional chef takes top spot in annual competition

L-R, Golden Monix, Milton Lilly and Troy Steward   BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Ladies, do not let your man …

Artist Benny Andrews combines styles and mediums in ‘Mix Master’ at the MFA

Artist Benny Andrews combines styles and mediums in ‘Mix Master’ at the MFA

By J.A. Jones, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Viewing the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new show “Benny Andrews: Mix …

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