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Thomas ‘Jet’ Jackson honored with building dedication

December 4, 2014 - Thomas “Jet” Jackson has been a staple in the St. Petersburg community for decades and Saturday he was honored for all of his hard work and dedication to the City of St. Petersburg.

Wildwood Recreation Center, located at 1000 28th St. S., is now officially named the Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center. Jackson has worked for the city for more than 50 years and was recognized for his diligent work throughout the community. Read more at theweeklychallenger.com.

 

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Bobby Shmurda faces gun and drug charges

Dec. 18. 2014 - An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court.

Ackquille Pollard was taken into custody shortly after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday. His indictment will be made public on Thursday. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Obama grants clemency for drug offenders under new policy

Dec. 18, 2014 - President Barack Obama is cutting short prison time for eight drug convicts under a new policy designed to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines.

The eight commutations are the first under a new administration policy designed to reduce the nation’s bulging prison population and grant leniency to nonviolent drug offenders sentenced to double-digit terms. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Russell Simmons and Bill O’Reilly debate black stereotypes

Dec. 18, 2014 - Things got awkward between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons as they discussed racism and crime in the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

During a recent segment on his show, O’Reilly accused Simmons of not acknowledging the “astronomical level [of] crime rate among young Black men–violent crime rate–[that] drives suspension and hostility on the part of the police.” Read more at thegrio.com.

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Beatnik Going Back to Cali

Friday, December 19, 2014

Location: 620 1st Ave S. in St.Pete

Contact: Studio 620 | phone: (727) 895-6620 | website: www.thestudioat620.org

Come support the making of an original movie "Beatnik: The Movie" set in Oakland, California. The movie was written and will be directed by local film maker Mwamba Yeshitela. "Beatnik" explains Jazz as a transcending medium as it reveals the inter connection between culture, politics, and counter-culture. The evening will be filled with original art, poetry, music, champagne, and other refreshments. Proceeds help further film production.

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17th Annual Community Production "The Family Blessing (Formerly Chocolate Nutcracker)

From: Saturday, December 20, 2014
To: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Location: The Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.themahaffey.com

This year's production will be Saturday, December 20th 7:30PM and Sunday, December 21st 2:00PM at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street, St. Petersburg, Florida.  Attending this event will make a great gift, a great outing for your youth and social organization or a great way to spend some family time.

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Faith to Believe in the Promise Christmas Program

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Location: Word of Life Fellowship Church, 2540 9th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 327-6081

Join WOL Worship Arts Ministry for their annual Christmas Program celebrating Jesus Christ, the Promise.

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