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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor

November 19, 2017 - 

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. 

“Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we’re still making history,” Cantrell told a cheering crowd in her victory speech. The leader in most polls before the runoff election, she never trailed as votes were counted. Visit www.thegrio.com for full article.

 

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Pharrell Williams has no time for people who deny climate change

November 19, 2017 - 

Pharrell Williams is using music to sound the warning about climate change. The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai this week to debut a song titled “100 Years,” which he described as “a postcard, a sarcastic one, to the people who should be ashamed to call themselves scientists and politicians.” The song addresses those who deny climate change.

“I thought, ‘Let me just troll all the pseudoscientists, the ones that don’t care about the ecosystem,'” he said. “There are a lot of great fine scientists. We just happen to have some that agree with our current administration in the States. I don’t get it.” Visit www.thrgrio.com for full article. 

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NAACP slams national anthem as ‘racist’ and ‘anti-black’

November 14, 2017 - 

The California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wants the national anthem to be changed, because “The Star-Spangled Banner” is racist.

The chapter has circulated two petitions in the California State Legislature about the national anthem. The first praises Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem, and the other denounces the song itself as “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon.” Visit www.thegrio.com for full article.

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced

November 13, 2017 - He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference. Visit www.GQ.com for full article.

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Erykah Badu & Lauryn Hill Tribute Featuring Siobhan Monique

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Location: Sip Social Lounge 179 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Classic weekend Tribute Concert to the great Ms. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Enjoy the harmonic sounds of neo-soul vocalist Demi Nova, the lyrical styles of MC Dynasty, the powerful and electric rhymes of Queen of Ex and the soulful tunes of Ms. Siobhan Monique. With soundtracks by the talented and futuristic Betty Dawl, hosted by the lovely and fabulous Jenique Hendrix. Click here for more information. 

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Homeless Service Providers and Advocates Networking group

Monday, November 20, 2017

Location: Operation PAR 13800 -66th Street North (3rd Floor) Largo FL

Bi-Monthly Networking mrrting is scheduled for November 20th. Follow Daystar Life Center Facebook page fo more information. 

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Direct Services Homeless Networking Meeting

Monday, November 20, 2017

Location: Operation Par 13800 66th Street North Largo, FL 33774

Direct Services Homeless Networking Meeting. Please invite anyone you think will benefit from the networking. Bring information and updates on your programs. Visit Facebook page: Daystar Life Center to get involved.

 

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