Kendrick Lamar To Geraldo Rivera: 'How Can You Take A Song That's About Hope And Turn It Into Hatred?'

July 7, 2015 - Kendrick Lamar’s opening performance of his new single “Alright” at this year’s annual BET Awards sparked some debate over at Fox News last week.

During a June 29 episode of Fox News’ “The Five” co-hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, and Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera took aim at Lamar’s performance, saying that the song’s lyrics are “not helpful at all” in improving police relations in the black community. Read more at

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Confederate flag and N-word defenders use the same lame argument

July 7, 2015 - The Confederate flag has taken center stage in the media as South Carolina is expected to finally remove it from their state capitol following the massacre of nine black Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Since the nation is focused on getting rid of relics of hate, then perhaps we should turn our attention to another. Read more at

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Jill Scott withdraws support for Bill Cosby: ‘I was wrong’

July 7, 2015 - Philadelphia soul singer Jill Scott has been among the prominent few who have publicly supported Bill Cosby in the midst of dozens of allegations of sexual assault.

Monday, the singer said she got it wrong.

“I stood by a man I respected and loved,” the singer tweeted to her more than one million followers. “I was wrong. It HURTS!!!” Read more at

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Cotton Club Cabaret

From: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
To: Sunday, August 9, 2015

Location: WBTT Theatre, 1646 10th Way in Sarasota

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The Joint is Jumpin’ once again as Westcoast Black Theatre reprises our electrifying original debut show from 2000, the Cotton Club Cabaret.  We close out our 15th anniversary year with this high spirited, high stepping musical revue featuring favorite songs from the greatest entertainers of the Harlem Renaissance era, such as Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and Lena Horne. You’ll be transported back in time to the legendary premier nightclub of old Harlem, right here in Sarasota.

Category: Entertainment Events

Encore Tampa Bay Presents - Identify Your Passions: Creating the Vision for Your Life

Friday, July 10, 2015

Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave No. in St. Pete

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When what you are doing is connected to your passions and core values, you are living a life of discovery that energizes you every day. Discover or reconnect with your passions and explore how you can use them to create your vision for yourself.


Those attending the program will use creativity and art related activities in a fun and enlightening program to:

1.     Identify what core values are important to them now,

2.     Identify their passions and

3.     Visualize what a life connected to those passions might look like.

At the end of the program, attendees will also learn some tools that they can use to set some goals to start to explore the possibilities for the Second Act.

Category: Business Events

Chihuly Collection Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary - Cocktails @ the Collection

Friday, July 10, 2015

Location: Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727.822.7872 x8. | website:

This event will feature exclusive after-hours access to the Collection plus food and beverage.

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