Black and Blue: A Conversation with Black Officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department

Black and Blue: A Conversation with Black Officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department The Tampa Bay Breakfast Club, held a virtual conversation with Black officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department and other community members. The event was moderated by Regional Director of  Organize Florida and President of the Child’s Park Neighborhood Association, Bro. John Muhammad and Unisha Bullard and Tony Williams. Chief Anthony Holloway, Assistant Chief Antonio Gilliam, Major Frank Williams, Major Mathew Furse, Major Patrice Hubbard, Major Frank Williams, Rev. Kenny Irby-non sworn officer – Civilian Director, …

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The Mis-Use of Black Images, “Writing” Wrongs and the Power of the Pen

We are living in a time where issues of social justice, inequity and systemic racism are the subject of many conversations, conferences and “community zooms.” At the time of this writing there have been 45 consecutive days of protest and demonstration in the City of St. Petersburg. On August 3, 1857, African-American social reformer, abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass gave a speech in New York. In this speech he made what would become one of his most quoted statements, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” He is also known for…

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Tampa Bay Breakfast Club Hosts Virtual Conversation with Pinellas County Sheriff Candidates.

Tampa Bay Breakfast Club Hosts Virtual Conversation with Pinellas County Sheriff Candidates. The Tampa Bay Breakfast Club with support from the  Florida Immigrant Coalition, Organize Florida and Tampa Dream Defenders, hosted  a virtual conversation segment with candidates seeking to become or remain Sheriff of Pinellas County. Black and Brown citizens are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system and determining who gets to lead the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, makes this particular race of utter importance.  The segment was moderated by Pastor Andy Oliver of Allendale Methodist Church and Film…

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Author, Alan Perry | Podcast Episode 1 -Season 2

Our very first podcast interview of 2020 is with Author, Alan Perry. The message is timely especially for those reentering society or are nearing release. Many gems were dropped during this session. “Get Up, Get Out, and Get Something: A Message to the increased Black man is An inspirational self-help book written for incarcerated black men. A cry of urgency for the readers to stand up and be competitive, and to stand up and become men. Highly suggesting that readers begin their journey of self-improvement by changing their attitude and…

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Black Excellence: Why Our Light  Must Shine Bright Despite Living In A Country Hell Bent On Dimming It

Black excellence and why our light must shine bright despite living in a country hell ben on dimming it. I’m not even going to mention the powerhouse movie “Hidden Figures.”    Before I truly understood the power of black history, I used to feel inferior.  Especially, in high school, then later on entering the workforce.   In  retrospect, it was partly due to the fact that  I was plugged into a system whereby non-blacks validated black peoples worth and brilliance.   Black excellence was hidden. Enlightenment came in the most interesting way.  While…

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