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Ed Gordon returns to primetime TV in a big way

September 14, 2016 - Award-winning broadcast journalist, Ed Gordon, is returning to primetime TV with his own show and a clear mission: cut through the noise to tell good stories. Read more at

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Donald Trump Scraps Plan to Discuss Medical Exam

September 14, 2016 - Donald J. Trump on Wednesday scrapped his previously announced plan to go over results from his most recent physical examination in a taped appearance with the television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz, aides to the Republican presidential nominee said.

Instead, Mr. Trump will appear with Dr. Oz but the two will have a general discussion about health and wellness, not one anchored to the fitness of one of the two major candidates for president.  Read more at

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One City Chorus debuts - creating community in song

The Tampa Bay area has a new community chorus! The One City Chorus will begin its Monday evening rehearsals on October 10th at 7:00 PM. It is proud to announce that it will be rehearsing at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum at 2240 9th Ave. South in St. Petersburg. The underlying philosophy of the chorus is that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding among people. The chorus hopes to attract singers and audience members from the widest possible range of races, cultures, creeds and communities. Its philosophy is that the world would be a better place if everyone sang. That’s why the chorus has NO auditions. It welcomes everyone - experienced and inexperienced singers alike.

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Students at low-income schools get unique experiences through MOSI's outreach program

September 13, 2016 - When low-income schools can't make the trip to MOSI Tampa, the museum goes to them.

In an effort to bring enriching experiences to students at low-income schools, MOSI Tampa has created a program that will offer hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). MOSI will schools throughout the region, starting with 15 elementary schools in Polk County this year.  Read more at

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Racial Turmoil On College Campuses Cited For HBCU Enrollment Boom

Septemer 12, 2016 - Student protests at the University of Missouri last year captured the national spotlight and uncovered deep-seated racial tension on campus. But Mizzou was not alone. Several other campuses were also on edge—from the University of Oklahoma fraternity members caught singing a racist chant on video, to hate groups counter protesting a University of Mississippi student demonstration to remove the state flag with its Confederate emblem.  Read more at

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Michelle Obama To Stump For Clinton Amid Faltering Lead, Looming Election Day

September 13, 2016 - Popular First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to hit the campaign trail for Democratic candidateHillary Clinton on Friday in Virginia, the first of a series of appearances she will make, according to The New York Times.

Friday’s event will focus on registering voters before the state’s October 17th deadline, The Times reports. The First Lady is valuable to the Clinton campaign. In juxtaposition to Clinton, Obama continuously soars in popularity and reliability. She engages young people as an avid social media user and will help the campaign reach young Black voters and women – critical demographics Clinton needs to win the general election.  Read more at

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NAACP St. Pete branch Elections Nov. 22

September 12, 2016 - The St. Petersburg Branch NAACP 5310 will host elections  on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Enoch D. Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. The election of officers will be held for all officer positions and at large executive committee members. Your membership must be current 30 days prior to the election date to vote.

Please contact Lydia Brown, Secretary at (727) 709-3290 or email her at if you have any questions regarding the status of your membership.

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New leadership team for 5-year poverty reduction plan in south St. Pete

September 8, 2016 - The 2020 Plan to reduce poverty in south St. Petersburg celebrated two new milestones this August: The installation of five new members to its core leadership team, and the graduation of its third “class” of parents who are solidly on a pathway out of poverty, thanks to the 2020 Family Wrap Around program at the Pinellas Opportunity Council.  Read more at the

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Lightning's J.T. Brown speaks out on life 'as a black athlete in the NHL'

September 8, 2016 - Lightning wing J.T. Brown wants to make one thing clear.

"I have no ill will towards John Tortorella," he said.

That doesn't mean Brown, 26, agrees with everything the Team USA coach says. And Brown, 26, an African American, took to Twitter this week to let his voice be heard on Tortorella's statement that he'd bench any Team USA player who didn't stand for the national anthem, like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has famously done. Kaepernick has kneeled/sat during the anthem in protest of America's treatment of minorities.  Read more at

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Black Lives Matter protest focused on “climate crisis” shuts down London City Airport

September 6, 2016 - Nine protesters were arrested after chaining themselves together on the runway of London’s City Airport on Tuesday morning, while holding signs of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Over 120 flights were either redirected, cancelled or delayed at the busy airport as a result of the demonstration, as it took hours for the protesters to be cleared.  Read more at

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Civil Rights Groups Ask DOJ To Enforce Death In Custody Reporting Act

September 7, 2016 - A coalition of 67 civil rights groups sent a letter to the Department of Justice demanding police departments be penalized for failing to report deaths in custody.

The practice of reporting these instances is required by law, according to the Death in Custody Reporting Act.  Read more at

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Airbnb Tackles Its Discrimination Allegations Head-On, Establishes New Policies

September 8, 2016 - Earlier this year, home-rental site Airbnb came under heavy scrutiny after black users of the platform took to social media to describe the discrimination they faced. Most noted that after renters saw their photos, which were included in the booking request, they were denied accommodations. The hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack popped up on Twitter and went viral. The company needed to do some serious soul-searching.  Read more at

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Darren Seals: Ferguson Protester Found Shot to Death Inside Burning Car

September 7, 2016 - Darren Seals, 29, a Ferguson protester and activist who rose to prominence in the wake of the 2014 extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown Jr. by police officer Darren Wilson, was found dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning in North St. Louis County, reports.

According to police investigators, Seals was shot before he was placed in a car that was then set on fire.  Read more at

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Alicia Keys inspires Tamron Hall to go make-up free on air

September 4, 2016 - Alicia Keys has been coming under fire recently for choosing to attend the VMAs without wearing any makeup. Her husband, Swizz Beatz, has even taken to social media to defend her.

None of the backlash is stopping her unplanned movement however. Keys got Tamron Hall, Billy Bush and Al Roker all to wipe the makeup from their faces on air.  Read more at

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10 Quotes From Famous Black Women To Keep You Going When Things Get Tough

September 6, 2016 - Black women have always had a way with words. It’s engrained in us, as culturally, across time and space, we have used our words to survive, preserve, and thrive.

If you’re in a place where you need a little inspiration, what better place than from our sisters from both past and present. Check out these 10 quotes sure to inspire you.  Read more at

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Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

September 7, 2016 - Muslim-American groups are applauding President Barack Obama's nomination of a Washington lawyer to serve in U.S. District Court — a move that could make him the first ever Muslim-American federal judge, according to advocates.  Read more at

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Soledad O’Brien calls out CNN for ‘normalizing’ white supremacy with Trump reporting

September 6, 2016 - Soledad O’Brien, who used to work at CNN, tore into them for making money off of Donald Trump’s hate speech.

O’Brien says that the media is going through “contortions to make things seem equal all the time” when comparing Trump to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.  Read more at

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POTUS cancels meeting with Philippines president after being called ‘son of a b**ch’

September 6, 2016 - President Barack Obama canceled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte called Obama a “son of a b***h.”

The comment came after the White House said Obama would be asking Duterte about extrajudicial killings in the handling of drug dealers.  Read more at

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Two Mississippi Universities Remove State Flag With Confederate Emblem

September 6, 2016 - Two more Mississippi universities permanently removed the state flag from several locations on campus over the controversial Confederate emblem embedded in the flag, CNN reports.

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women have now joined five other public universities, including the University of Mississippi, in saying the stars and bars no longer represent the state in the 21st century.  Read more at

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‘Choosing Neither?’ Doubts Remain Among Black Millennials In 2016 Election

September 6, 2016 - Survey groups tasked with studying the voting patterns of Black millennials found that many are unsatisfied with both options on the ballot for 2016, The New York Times reports.

The choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remains problematic as Election Day draws under the two-month mark. A new poll released Tuesday shows the candidates running neck and neck.  Read more at

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