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Comedian Hannibal Buress calls Bill Cosby a rapist during stand-up routine

Oct. 22, 2014 - Comedian Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist during his stand-up set in Philadelphia last week. Last Thursday at the Trocadero, Buress referred to the allegations of sexual assault made against Cosby by multiple women.

The comedian suggested it was hypocritical of Cosby, who played the upstanding Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable onThe Cosby Show, to give younger men or “black people” advice. Read more at thegiro.com.

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Shonda Rhimes blasts critics of her shows’ love scenes

Oct. 22, 2014 - Recent tweets and comments regarding her shows’ love scenes led Shonda Rhimes to take to Twitter to talk about the controversial scenes. Two of her hit Thursday night shows—How to Get Away With Murder and Scandal—have gay characters that are part of the main cast. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Will Packer sells another TV Pilot to NBC

Oct. 22, 2014 - Will Packer, who produced the hit films Ride Along, Think Like a Man, and Think Like a Man Too, sold a TV pilot for a female cop dramedy to NBC, according toHollywood Reporter.

This marks the fourth TV pilot sale for the 40-year old producer in the last year. Earlier this week, Packer sold an autobiographical comedy to NBC called Like Father, Like Son. His production company, Will Packer Productions, has a first look deal with the network. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Events

Early_voting

Early Voting Starts in Hillsborough

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Location: Hillsborough County

Contact: website: http://votehillsborough.org

Voting procedures are the same as on Election Day, except that voters may cast a ballot at any Early Voting site in their home county. (On Election Day, voters may only vote in the polling place assigned to their precinct.) Remember to bring a valid and current photo and signature ID when you go to vote!

Category: Civic Events

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Press Conference Launch of “200 in 2015” – to increase youth employment in St. Petersburg

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Location: Mt. Zion Progressive MB Church, 955 20th St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: reachout@powerbrokermagazine.com

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Councilmember Wengay Newton and Pastor Louis Murphy, Sr., supported by others will announce the launch of “200 in 2015” - a campaign to increase youth employment as a doorway to opportunity, especially for young people who are at risk of entering adulthood in poverty.

The 200 in 2015 campaign will raise awareness and resources in support of existing youth employment programs, in order to increase the number of young people who are able to learn career skills, expand their networks, and earn income as a result.

The 30-minute Press Conference (9:30 to 10:00 am) launch will be followed by refreshments and a 1-hour 2020 Plan Task Force update to members and supporters (from 10 am to 11 am).

Category: General

From Grasshopper to Queen Bee: Mentoring Relationships That Buzz

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Location: Studio 620, 620 1st Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.studio620.org

The Studio @620 observes National Business Women's Week with an annual working women's forum. This year's panel discussion focuses on mentoring, something that works at any age.

Category: Business Events

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