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Wayne Brady On Michael Dunn Verdict: I'm 'Sad As A Man, Fearful As A Black Man' (VIDEO)

February 18, 2014 - On Monday, during an appearance on HuffPost Live, actor-entertainer and Orlando native Wayne Brady voiced his frustration with his home state over the outcome of the Michael Dunn trial.

Dunn, who fired on a carful of black teenagers in a Florida parking lot in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, was convicted Saturday on three counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of firing into a vehicle, but escaped the most serious charge of first-degree murder.  Read more at

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Once BayWalk, then Shops at St. Pete, it's now Sundial

February 19, 2014 - Sundial is the new name for the downtown retail complex formerly known as the Shops at St. Pete that was formerly known as BayWalk. The much-awaited shopping plaza's new title comes from an ornate metal sundial that will sit in a fountain in the middle of its courtyard.

"The sundial came before the name," said Rick Baker, president of the Edwards Group. But as Bill Edwards, the center's owner and visionary, kept talking about how people would meet at the sundial the idea for the name was born. And he thought it was a nod to St. Petersburg's nickname, the Sunshine City.  Read more at

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Newton, St. Pete council clash on inaction in youth arrests

February 14, 2014 - Wengay Newton, the city council’s only black member, has made it a personal mission to help young black males in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

He successfully lobbied for city funding for after-school and summer-work programs and, for three years, served on the city’s Youth Services Committee looking to lower juvenile arrest rates and improve job prospects for teenagers.  Read more at

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Community leaders discuss chaos at Florida State Fair's Student Day

February 18, 2014 - Some blamed the Sheriff's Office, some blamed the schools. Many blamed the parents of misbehaving youths. Others said Tampa's churches need to be more involved.

All agreed that mass chaos at the Florida State Fair cannot happen again.  Read more at

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Cee Lo Green: I’m not returning to ‘The Voice’

February 19, 2014 - Cee Lo Green says he’s quitting as a coach on “The Voice.”

The singer-songwriter-actor announced on Wednesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” that he won’t be coming back “at all.”  Read more at

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Ice Cube and Kevin Hart sign on for ‘Ride Along’ sequel

February 19, 2014 - In a move that should surprise no one, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart have already signed on for a sequel to their smash hit action comedy Ride Along.

The film opened at number one and has since grossed $117 million at the box office, making it second only to the blockbuster Lego Movie this year to date.  Read more at

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Malcolm X Was More Than MLK’s Alter Ego

February 19, 2014 - This Friday marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X—and the 20th-century icon is still making headlines.

His memory remains contested and debated, as witnessed by the recent controversies over his depiction in rapper Nicki Minaj’s cover art and a Queens, N.Y., public school teacher forbidding students to write about him during Black History Month out of ignorance over his true political and historical legacy, describing Malcolm as too “violent.”  Read more at

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U.S. spending extraordinary amounts on ‘guard labor’

February 17, 2014 - America’s gun culture costs lives and feeds our fears. Consider the most recent injustice in Florida, the verdict in the Michael Dunn case, and the most recent news about America’s “guard labor.”

In Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white man, was aggravated by the loud rap music coming from an SUV filled with four black teenagers in a convenience store parking lot.  Read more at

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Celebrating The Diverse Spirituality And Religion Of African-Americans

February 17, 2014 - Religion and spirituality has always played an important role within African-American communities. Considerable attention has already been given to the role of Christianity and Islam as religious influences, but the diversity of religious traditions practiced within the African-American community extends beyond those two traditions.  Read more at

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Teacher cuts projected for Pinellas high schools

February 17, 2014 - Some of the most struggling high schools in Pinellas County are facing significant cuts to teaching positions next year, according to preliminary staffing memos from district administrators.

But, amid anxiety from school leaders and staff, superintendent Mike Grego cautioned Monday that the numbers likely will become less severe as the budget process moves forward.  Read more at

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George Zimmerman: God Is The 'Only Judge That I Have To Answer To'

December 17, 2014 - After all of the testimony and hearings, George Zimmerman says he has only one judge left to stand before.

"God," Zimmerman told CNN on Monday. "I know that ultimately, He's the only judge that I have to answer to... He knows what happened. I know what happened. So I'd leave it up to him."  Read more at

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Michael Dunn Trial Verdict Revisits Questions On Self-Defense

February 17, 2014 - A verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin.

Michael Dunn, a white 47-year-old software developer, could face 60 years in prison following his conviction Saturday on multiple counts of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. Jordan Davis, a black 17 year old, was killed in the shooting, but the jury couldn't reach a verdict on the first-degree murder charge against Dunn. A mistrial was declared on that count.  Read more at

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Black Twitter Shows Off The #DangerousBlackKids America Should Fear

February 16, 2014 - Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on Sunday.

The black teen was killed in 2012 while sitting in a car with his friends outside a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store, listening to music.  Read more at

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Jordan Davis’ Father: My Son Will Never Be Just Another Day At The Office [VIDEO]

February 15, 2014 - Leaving the courtroom in tears after a jury could not decide whether or not to charge Michael Dunn, 47, with first-degree murder in the shooting death of their 17 year old son Jordan Davis, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis told reporters that they will never stop fighting for justice for their son.  Read more at

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Okla. Police Officers Allegedly Beat Unarmed Man To Death In Front Of His Family [VIDEO]

February 17, 2014 - Three Moore, Oklahoma police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly beating Luis Rodriguez (pictured above) to death in front of his family early Saturday morning, reports


At just past midnight, February 15, Nair Rodriguez, the victim’s wife, got into an argument with her daughter, Lunahi, eventually slapping the girl. As she angrily walked away, her husband chased after her in order to calm her down and stop her from driving away.  Read more at

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’12 Years a Slave’ named best film at UK awards

February 17, 2014 - The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize.

Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named best picture. Its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the male acting trophy.  Read more at

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Lolo Jones: Controversy Follows Her to Sochi Olympics

February 17, 2014 - Olympic triumph may be the gold standard for exhilarating moments of unsurpassed athletic glory. But just as compelling are those heartrending moments—the slip off the balance beam, the wipeout around the last curve of the ice oval, the crash on the closing triple-toe loop or the final flight off a mogul—when it all goes terribly wrong, moments that have become encapsulated in our sports jargon as “the agony of defeat.”  Read more at

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Fox News Anchor Calls Don Lemon a ‘Pompous, Pretentious Jerk’

February 17, 2014 - Before the jury in the trial of Michael Dunn announced its ruling on Saturday, CNN’s Don Lemon went on an epic rant about how "ridiculous" it was that the jury couldn’t come to a consensus about Dunn’s guilt for taking an unarmed teenager's life over loud music.

Lemon clearly stated how "pissed" he was about the whole situation, warning that if the jury came out with a mistrial (which it eventually did) he would definitely be among those outraged.  Read more at

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Slightly more Republicans have voted so far in Pinellas congressional race

February 17, 2014 - Slightly more Republicans than Democrats have cast votes in Pinellas County's special congressional election so far, but it's too early to spot a trend in the three-way battle for the seat.

The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections reports that as of Friday, 44,326 mailed ballots had been returned in the race between Republican David Jolly, Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby.  Read more at

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Troubled Mariners Pointe apartment complex gets new owner

February 17, 2014 - Mariners Pointe Apartments, long the bane of its Pinellas Point neighbors, has been sold.

The new owner, DWSS St. Pete LLC, is planning millions of dollars in renovations to the rundown, crime-plagued property at 1175 Pinellas Point Drive S.  Read more at

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