Mayor Kriseman names Leah McRae to serve as director of education

October 8, 2015 - Mayor Rick Kriseman will name Leah McRae as the city’s Director of Education and Community Engagement Mon., Oct. 15.

In this capacity, McRae will work with students, families, faculty, as well as community groups and leaders to advocate on behalf of St. Petersburg’s public schools. She will also serve as a liaison with the Pinellas County School Board and other governmental bodies influencing education policy.  Read more at

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Bethune-Cookman University to Honor Governor Rick Scott and Other Outstanding Leaders

Bethune-Cookman University will welcome hundreds of community supporters for its upcoming Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala.  This year's honorees are Governor Rick Scott, Mr. Tony Jenkins, Ms. Lucille O'Neal, Mr. Jeff Feasel and Rev. Dr. Gerald Lord.  These leaders will be recognized for their dedication and continuous contribution to education and the community.  The third annual affair is Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at the Ocean Center (101 N. Atlantic Ave) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read more at

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Keshia Knight Pulliam On 'The Cosby Show's Legacy

October 7, 2015 - Since the surfacing of a long list of women and their sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, many have voiced their opinions on how the comedy legend’s personal matters could possibly tarnish the reputation of “The Cosby Show.”

During an interview with The Grio, former "The Cosby Show" actress, Keshia Knight Pulliam shared her thoughts on the future of the iconic show’s legacy.  Read more at

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Social Media: 101

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Location: The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa

Contact: phone: 813-251-8437 | website:

In this interaction workshop, you'll learn how to use the right social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to reach your target audience, build brand awareness, and develop a social media strategy that will produce results. To facilitate the posting process, learn how to use automation tools. If you are going to blog or tweet, what should your message to your followers be? How often should you do it? Should your business have a Facebook page? Bring your laptops.

Presenter: Gabrielle Perham, MBA; Director of The Centre for Girls, a program of The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, has 13 years of experience in marketing and sales in a variety of settings, including the corporate environment as Account Manager at Quest Diagnostics, as Managing Partner of her own Marketing and Design firm, as Adjunct Professor at The University of Tampa, and in the non-profit arena as Director of C4G.

Click here to register.

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Pinellas Technical College Open House

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Location: 6100 154th Ave. N. in Clearwater

Contact: phone: (727) 538-7167 | website:

Get the training you need for the career you want. On Tuesday October 13th another open house will take place at the PTC St.Petersburg campus. Read more here.

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Into Uncharted Waters

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Location: 55 5th St. S. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 820-0100 | website:

Featuring Leslie Kelen, Executive Director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Kelen was born in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1959 with his parents, grandmother, and younger sister. He is the co-author of five books and two chapbooks of poetry, including This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement (2011). Read more here

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