Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Criticizes Federal Shutdown of Black FM Station

April 19, 2014 - Federal agents shut down an unlicensed radio station in Boston Thursday, sending "shockwaves through Boston’s African-American community, where the station filled a vacuum on the airwaves after the station WILD-AM was sold," Meghan E. Irons reported Friday for the Boston Globe.

Gov. Deval Patrick sharply criticized federal agents for the shutdown, and said he tried to dissuade them, Irons and Michael Levenson reported Friday for the Globe.  Read more at

Category: General


Sen. Cory Booker Is an Optimist—but Can He Break Senate Gridlock?

April 22, 2014 - All along the way of Sen. Cory Booker’s political rise, in one way or another he’s been cast in—and played—the good-guy role.

He rose to prominence as the upstart Newark, N.J., city councilman depicted in the documentary Street Fight. As Newark’s mayor, he built a national profile by cultivating almost a million and a half Twitter followers, outshining New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg with his response to the 2010 “#snowpocalypse,” saving a neighbor from a burning building, and being known as the Democrat who managed to share a good-natured rapport with New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie.  Read more at

Category: General


Keyshawn Johnson Arrested in Domestic Dispute

April 21, 2014 - Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested and released early Monday morning on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend during an argument, TMZ Sports reports. 

According to the gossip site, the outspoken ESPN analyst and his girlfriend were arguing about marriage when things got physical and Johnson allegedly smashed her phone, causing a cut to her hand. Police were called and Johnson was arrested and later charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.  Read more at

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Greenlight Pinellas Guest Speaker: Millenials & Transit

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Location: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, 3201 Scherer Dr. in St. Pete

Come hear Mr. Darnell Grisby, Director of Policy from the American Public Transportation Assoc discuss his new national research on how new generations of Americans are choosing to live where they have transportation choices like we're proposing with Greenlight Pinellas.

Category: Business Events


Bollywood Comes to Tampa

From: Thursday, April 24, 2014
To: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Location: Tampa, FL

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The International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) Weekend is all set to make its American debut as they bring the magic of Indian Cinema to Tampa Bay from April 24th - 26th. The cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases and global business forums culminates with the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.  

Category: Entertainment Events


YWCA Tampa Bay’s 6th Annual Stand Against Racism featuring Naomi Tutu

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Location: All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 4th St. So. in St. Pete

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Naomi Tutu is a Global Race & Gender Justice Activist and Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Category: General

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