Florida Board of Education approves improvement plans for struggling Pinellas schools

July 20, 2016 - Three of Pinellas County's most struggling schools -- Campbell Park, Fairmount Park and Melrose elementary schools -- as well as two others with low performance on state standards -- High Point Elementary and Azalea Middle -- won state approval Wednesday for theirlatest improvement plans.  Read more at

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Unarmed Black Man Lying In The Street With Hands Up Gets Shot By Police In North Miami

July 21, 2016 - New video out of North Miami shows an unarmed black man moments before and after he was shot by police while lying in the street with his hands up. 

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey, 47, is recovering in an area hospital after being shot in the leg three times during the incident, which took place on Monday.  Read more at

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Twitter’s Defense Of ‘Ghostbusters’ Star Leslie Jones Isn’t Good Enough

July 20, 2016 - Twitter poured a cup of water on a dumpster fire Tuesday night, banning one of its most notorious trolls following a sustained harassment campaign against the “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones.  Read more at

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A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Location: Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. in St. Pete

PROTEST POETRY AND POETRY OF WITNESS will be read or performed by:

* Julie Armstrong, University of South Florida
* Walter Wally B. Jennings, Hillsborough County Schools & Arts Council
* Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate
* Sheree Greer, St. Petersburg College 
* Gloria Munoz, Eckerd College
* Slam Anderson, Kitchen Table Literary Arts Foundation
* Dennis Amadeus, Community Tampa Bay
* Mona Bethke, University of Tampa 

by Abasi Ote

by Christy Marie Photography

by Evan Thomas Niemann

Donations at the door. All proceeds will benefit Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

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The Altar

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Location: Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, 2230 22nd St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-228-1489

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Bring all your pain, sorrow, frustration and watch God exchange it for you.... Experience a night of WORSHIP. PRAYER. & THEPROPHETIC!

Category: Faith Community Events


Selling to the Federal Government

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Contact: Pinellas County Economic Development | phone: (727) 453-7200 | website:

Sell to the Federal Government! This class will provide information on how to register with the Federal Government, how to located federal opportunities, and the steps necessary to access federal business certification programs.  Click here to register.

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