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18 Big Ideas for St. Pete’s Black Economy at VISIONDISTRICT Expo, April 30th

By Gypsy C. Gallardo
‘What can we do to grow the economy of “black St. Petersburg?”’ That was the question that drove a group of 50 community leaders who’ve invested the past year in exploring the 18 “Big Ideas” that will be unveiled next week at the event dubbed VISIONDISTRICT Expo.
The Expo is set to happen on April 30, 2019 at Pinellas Technical Coll... Read more

FAMUans Play Key Role in Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”

April 23, 2019
More than a dozen Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni, including former members of the Marching “100” band, are showcased in “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” just released on Netflix.
The film includes highlights of the 2017 FAMU homecoming, performances by former band members and creative input by FAMU alum Don P. Roberts, founder o... Read more

The Florida Holocaust Museum hosted a special visitor this week, Carlos Santana!

April 23, 2019
Carlos Santana performed in St. Petersburg on Thursday night and stopped by the Museum to see the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Santana's album "Supernatural." It also marks the 50th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the extraordinary life... Read more

Home-Schooled 15-Year Old Makes $8K a Month Selling Her Secret Hot Sauce

April 23, 2019
Tyla-Simone Crayton, a 15-year old home-schooled teen entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, is the CEO of Sienna Sauce. Known as the Sauce Boss, she created the recipe for the uniquely-flavored sauce when she was just 8-years old. Now, she is selling the award-winning sauce online and through multiple distributors and she earns $8,000 a month!
Tyla-Simone, who grew up in New York,... Read more

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke visits FAMU on HBCU Tour

April 23, 2019
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, visits Florida A&M University (FAMU) on Friday, April 19, as part of a campaign to “end sexual violence and rape culture on campus.”
The #Me Too HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Tour stop will include a full day of events that organizers say are geared toward students, faculty, and administrators w... Read more

Maryland’s Only Black-Owned Movie Theater Is Drawing Crowds From Across The Country

April 22, 2019 

When Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright met, they immediately connected through their love for movies. But the pair never imagined that a shared passion for cinema would lead them to open their own theater together.

NextAct Cinema, the only black-owned movie theater in the state of Maryland, opened on March 7 and the response has been overwhelming, the owners sa... Read more

Celebrate Golf's Greatest Legends at the World Golf Hall of Fame

April 20, 2019
Charlie Sifford broke barriers all his life. He was the first African-American to play the PGA and the first to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
There was a time when none of this seemed possible. Jackie Robinson’s courageous integration of Major League Baseball in 1946 is widely and appropriately credited for changing the American sports landscape forever. O... Read more

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' doc on Netflix is black excellence

April 19, 2019

In April 2018, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter stood in her full goddess glory and drawled, "Coachella, you ready?"

The music festival wasn't ready, nor was the world, for what the pop star turned out: two nights of performances that were as much about history as they were history in the making.
Thanks to Netflix, we now have some insight into the performance that la... Read more

The misogynist trolls attacking Katie Bouman are the tip of the trashpile

April 19, 2019
he researcher Dr Katie Bouman played a leading role in taking the first photograph of a black hole. A photo of the 29-year-old Bouman taken the moment the photo was processed shows her with her hands clasped in front of her mouth, looking at the camera with a mix of shock and excitement. It went viral – both a testament to the groundbreaking work itself and a moment of vic... Read more

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Michelle Obama's Book Tour Style Is A Lesson In Power Suiting

April 19, 2019

When Michelle Obama walked onstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in December 2018 wearing a pair of sparkly, thigh-high stiletto Balenciaga boots to promote her book “Becoming,” one thing became abundantly clear: her book tour style would prove as exciting ― and perhaps even more fun to watch ― as her style over four years in the White House.

Following th... Read more