Caprice Edmond – Candidate for Pinellas County School Board District 7

Experience, passion, and dedication both inside and outside of the classroom are qualities needed in a school board candidate and Caprice Edmond holds all of those plus more. Too often the practice of placing individuals in leadership that do not reflect the community of which they represent has been the tale of the tape in politics, especially in Pinellas County. However, in this race the community has been very vocal in its backing of Edmond because of her outstanding leadership and presence. Significant campaign endorsements have been received by, the…

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Why I No Longer Use The Hashtag #GirlKeepGoing—I’m Happy Now!

Someone asked me why I don’t use #GirlKeepGoing anymore. Here’s why… #GirlKeepGoing was needed, when I was going through (you know the story). Derived from the actual title of my book, “Girl, Keep Going: Healing is Now in Session,” it was how I motivated myself. At the time, I didn’t know how shit was gonna turnout, but I just knew I had to keep going, in order to get to the other side of the pain I felt. The energy I was operating in was sad, depressed, angry, and alluhdat.…

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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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