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Bernie Sanders: Here’s what we want

June 23, 2016 - As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want.

And the answer is: They want real change in this country, they want it now and they are prepared to take on the political cowardice and powerful special interests which have prevented that change from happening.  Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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After Orlando massacre, LGBTQ community deserves more than platitudes

June 19, 2016 - I woke up June 12 to learn a hateful man slaughtered 49 people and injured more than 50 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando. I was beyond shocked, filled with sadness, anger and an aching emptiness as a queer woman. But in the following days, it became clear many others saw the attack differently. As I was mourning and learning to cope with a once-repressed sense of vulnerability, I watched people erase the identities of the dead and injured.  Read more at tampabay.com.

Category: General

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Cost concerns kill effort to keep two Pinellas charter schools open

June 24, 2016 - The families of more than 700 kids once flocked to Windsor Preparatory Academy and East Windsor Middle Academy because they didn't like what the Pinellas County school system had to offer. On Thursday, that system became their last hope for keeping their troubled charter schools alive.

Parents filled the tight meeting room where the School Board held a special workshop to see if the district could salvage the St. Petersburg schools — one an elementary, the other a middle school. The idea was to turn them into a single magnet school where students learn by undertaking projects. Read more at tampabay.com.

Category: General

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Events

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Reggae Sunday

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Location: Caddy's On Central, 217 Central Ave in St. Pete

Contact: website: facebook.com/steelpromotions

Central Ave. comes alive again this Sunday at Caddys. No cover charge, just bring your musical appetite.
Live music by Spy Vs Spy Reggae Band.

Category: Entertainment Events

Pinellas County Finance Fair

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Location: 13805 58th Street N. Suite 1-200 in Clearwater

Businesses, Borrowers and Browsers Register here to attend The FSBDC at Pinellas County’s Annual Finance Fair. This is your chance to talk one-to-one with 20 different Tampa Bay Area lenders in a trade show format without having to fill out any loan applications or guessing which lender is the best match. Learn about SBA loans, bank loans, alternative financing, and other sources. Browse among the lender tables to find the best option for your current or future business finance needs. This event is free to entrepreneurs, business owners, or any interested business person, however registration is required. If you would like to develop a business plan, pitch, or summary page to share with lenders, contact one of our consultants as soon as possible to schedule an appointment at no charge. Lunch will be provided.  Click here to learn more.

Category: Business Events

CRA Workforce Readiness-Apprenticeship & Career Fair

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Location: PTC, 901 34th St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: City of St. Petersburg | phone: 727-893-7885

Free seminars and resume writing, training and childcare provided.

Category: Business Events

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