Rene Flowers strongly backing Wengay Newton in HD 70 race

April 29, 2016 - Wengay Newton has received a strong endorsement from Pinellas County School Board member Rene Flowers in his bid for the House District 70 race.

“Wengay Newton understands that he has an uphill mountain to climb,” Flowers concludes in a full page statement backing the former St. Petersburg City Councilman, who represented South St. Pete from 2007-2015. “However, if there were ever a person to stand up for his community and his district, I strongly suggest that Former City Council Member Wengay N. Newton Sr. is the perfect choice for House District 70.”  Read more at

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Johns Hopkins researchers urge black women to avoid weaves, braids and hair extensions

Apr. 29, 2016 - Johns Hopkins researchers are urging black women to avoid weaves, braids and hair extensions because of the risks of permanent hair loss.

Researchers say that these hair styles, which can pull on the scalp, can contribute to traction alopecia, a form of gradual hair loss, which about one-third of African-American women suffer from. Read more at

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Federal report: Tampa police bike tickets burden blacks, have no benefit

For years, the Tampa Police Department wrote thousands of tickets to black bicyclists and stopped countless more in the name of fighting crime.

The tactic didn't work, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.  Read more at

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Miles Davis' 90th birthday Celebration Concert With The James Suggs Quintet

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Location: HCC Mainstage Theatre, 1304 E 11th Ave. in Tampa

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WUSF's All Night Jazz, Tampa Jazz Club and HCC Ybor Performing Arts Program present: A Tribute to Miles Davis with the James Suggs Quintet. 

This is his second Davis tribute show in Florida since relocating there two years ago after living in Argentina for 8 years where he performed this homage countless times.  James will be joined on stage with some of the best musicians in the area.  Phil Magallanes on piano, Jeremy Carter on sax, Ric Craig on drums and Billy Pillucere on bass.

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Screening of An Unknown Country

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Location: American Stage Theater, 163 3rd St. No. in St. Pete

The screening of An Unknown Country at The Sunscreen Film Festival is co-sponsored by the Florida Holocaust Museum. The Museum's Executive Director, Elizabeth Gelman, will welcome viewers to the film and introduce the film's Director, Eva Zelig. 

The documentary, An Unknown Country, tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador, a South American country barely known at the time. The film follows the exiles' perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remake their lives in an exotic, unfamiliar land. 

Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased through TicketLeap HERE

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Incident at Vichy Film Screening and Celebrity Panel Discussion

Monday, May 2, 2016

Location: Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. in Tampa

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The Florida Holocaust Museum is thrilled to present the nation's first public screening and celebrity panel discussion of the 2015 Signature Theatre Off-Broadway revival production Incident at Vichy - an original Arthur Miller play; directed by acclaimed Broadway Director Michael Wilson and starring Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas. 

Director Michael Wilson and Vichy Scholar Brian Phillips will lead a post-film panel discussion for this special one-night-only showing of the BroadwayHD filmed play. Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will participate remotely.

Film Synopsis: In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. 

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