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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Tamar Braxton Rushed to Hospital

Tamar Braxton Rushed to Hospital It is being reported that Tamar Braxton was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive by her boyfriend, David Adefso. The couple were staying at the Ritz Carlton, in Downtown Los Angeles. Allegedly, ” David found Tamar unresponsive called 911 to report his girlfriend had been drinking and taken an unknown amount of prescription pills.” Tamar was transported to a hospital in Los Angeles. Prayers for the R &B songbird and her family.

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City Girls.

The second installment of “City Girls the Series” airs today at 3pm on Youtube. The docu-series gives viewers an up close glimpse into the journey of the hottest duo to hit the block. Their struggles and triumphs are often the topic of conversations, as it relates to surviving the hood, women empowerment and body agency. From JT (Jontavia’s) prison sentence to Young Miami’s (Caresha) pregnancy the duo had some seemingIy insurmountable odds stacked against them. Just recently, Jai Wiggins the father of Young Miami’s 6-year old son was killed. Yet…

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Vote Smart: An Informed Voter is a Powerful Voter

This year’s election includes the office of the president. As one can imagine, information is  being spewed out at neck breaking speed. Some will be voting for the first, others not so much. At any rate, being an informed voter is a must. Listed below is some helpful information for both the new and experienced voter. The spin masters are working overtime, so it is imperative that voters educate themselves concerning this upcoming election. The supreme court, police abolishment, voting rights, education, housing, and  healthcare are all on the table.…

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