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Why Republicans Are Suppressing Black Votes

October 17, 2018 

Not long after losing its second presidential election to Barack Obama, the GOP, so the story goes, operated on itself. Like a lung-cancer patient declaring that it’s time to quit smoking, the Republican National Committee declared in a 2013 “autopsy” report that “the Republican Party must be committed to building a lasting relationship within the African-American community year-round, based on mutual respect and with a spirit of caring.”

A few months later, Republicans cheered a Supreme Court decision that maimed the Voting Rights Act. Three years after that — in the wake of more than a dozen states pushing through fresh new laws to make it more difficult for African-American and Hispanic people to vote — the party crossed another Rubicon by nominating Donald Trump for president, a birther with an unquestioned record of racial discrimination and bigoted rhetoric. This was not so much hypocritical as it was suicidal. Source:www.rollingstone.com to read full article. 

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Mrs. America Co-Founder Accused Of Making Racist Remarks, Using Slur

October 16, 2018 

The co-founder of the Mrs. America beauty pageant has been accused by several of this year’s contestants of making demeaning and racially insensitive comments, including using a racial slur and suggesting that black men are “drug dealers” and “black women need to stop having babies with four baby daddies.”  

At a Monday news conference, four 2018 Mrs. America contestants accused David Marmel, the pageant’s executive director, of uttering the offensive remarks during a pre-pageant event in Las Vegas last year.

The contestants, who were accompanied by prominent women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred, said Marmel had approached a group of four African-American women at the event — three of whom spoke Monday — and began talking about what he had done for black people over the course of his career, including involvement in the annual American Black Achievement awards TV show. Visit www.huffingtonpost.com to read the full article. 

 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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BREAKING NEWS: Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting first child

October 16, 2018 

The royal news everyone has been waiting for has just been announced: Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child.

The news was confirmed by Kensington Palace on Monday morning.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” read the official announcement.

The Duchess is assumed to be about 12 weeks along. A spokesperson also said that Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland is “looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”

Their baby will be seventh in line for the throne. Click here to get the full scoop. 

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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St. Pete Reorganizes to Focus on Economic, Workforce Development

October 15, 2018 

St. Petersburg city government has a new department that will concentrate on neighborhood and downtown real estate development, small business entrepreneurial development, business retention, expansion and workforce development.

ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg city development administration has reorganized to create a new economic and workforce development department.

Sophia Sorolis has been named director and Rick Smith has been named the department’s manager. Sorolis has worked for the city for 31 years and served as the economic development manager for 11 years. Smith has worked for the city for 18 years and served as a planner III/CRA coordinator for 14 years.

“These promotions illustrate the promise of the next chapter for St. Pete’s eco dev team. Community workforce development that advances our goals for inclusive prosperity will be at the forefront of every project. The expertise and proven experience of Sophia and others on her team will carry our city’s development success far into the future,” Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin said. Visit www.tbreporter.com to read the full article. 

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Tampa Police Department Neighborhood Night Out

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Location: Oak Park Community Center 5300 East 15th Avenue Tampa FL

A good night to get to know your neighbors and help build a stronger, safer community. Visit www.tampagov.net/police to get involved. 

Category: Entertainment Events

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Free Seminars Grief Speacialist Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Location: North Bay Community Church 3170 N. McMullen Booth Road Clearwater

We all face grief at some point in our lives. We grieve the painful loss of a loved one, a job or even a marriage. Join us for this special evening of hope and healing. This compassionate program will offer you support in your personal grief experience. It’s an opportunity to spend an evening with one of America’s leading grief counselors. Dr. Wolfelt can help you feel support and give you tools to deal with your grief. 

FREE Registration: These events are free & open to all who want a message of hope & healing. Please call us by October 17 to reserve
your seat. Seating is limited. 
727.789.2000

Category: Health Events

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2018 Benedict College LeRoy Walker Golf Tournament

Friday, October 19, 2018

Location: Windermere Golf Club 5000 Davis Love Dr, Cumming, GA 30041

The 2018 Benedict College LeRoy Walker Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held on October 19, 2018. For more information visit www.africanamericangolfersdigest.com

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