Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the bill, which has a goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030.  Read more at

Category: General

Economic growth revised up to 2.1% in Q3 from initial 1.5% estimate

November 24, 2015 - The U.S. economy grew more rapidly than previously thought in the third quarter as businesses more aggressively replenished their stocks.

Gross domestic product expanded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.1%, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, up from the 1.5% pace first estimated. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a revision to 2% growth.  Read more at

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City of Tampa Opens Parks & Rec Community Centers for Healthcare Open Enrollment

November 24, 2015 – Today, City of Tampa announced that it will once again open its Parks & Rec Community centers for the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. Navigators will be available at the following centers beginning Tuesday, December 1st to answer questions and help you enroll. These community centers will be open from  4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays each week through the enrollment deadline of January 31, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: Navigators will not be available December 22 - January 1 due to the holidays.

Cyrus Greene Community Center, 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Forest Hills Community Center, 724 West 109th Avenue

Hunt Community Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 North Himes Avenue

Loretta Ingraham Recreational Complex, 1615 North Hubert Avenue

Port Tampa Community Center, 4702 West McCoy Street

For more information on how to enroll for healthcare contact or call (877) 813.9115.

Category: General

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Buy Nothing Day

Friday, November 27, 2015

Location: St. Pete Community Acupuncture, 1624 Central Ave. in St. Pete

Friday, November 27th, known to big box retailers and the fat cats who profit from them as Black Friday, has been rebranded as Buy Nothing Day. Close your wallets, leave your pocketbooks at home, and come unwind in one of our recliners for a free acupuncture treatment. No strings attached!

Free acupuncture treatments from 9am-4pm.  Call (727) 823-1700 to reserve your spot today. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Category: Holiday Events


Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 27, 2015

Location: 350 Bay Shore Dr NE. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 893-7441

Bring in the holiday season with St. Petersburg’s festive kick-off celebration. Mayor Kriseman flips the switch that turns on the downtown Christmas tree and lights on Friday, November 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. You’ll enjoy onstage entertainment provided by Musicstars, Expressions Dance Studio and the St. Petersburg Community Band. Children will also enjoy the entertainment and interactive games. Food concessions available. Blanket seating. Free to the public. 

Category: Holiday Events


Lil Duval

Friday, November 27, 2015

Location: 1600 E. 8th Ave. C-12 in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 864-4000 | website:

Celebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.

Category: Entertainment Events

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