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WEBINAR FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Maximize CARES Act Access & Choose the Right Emergency Loan Program April 3rd

WEBINAR FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Maximize CARES Act Access & Choose the Right Emergency Loan Program April 3rd

For One Community affiliated businesses and clients of Pinellas County Urban League, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. (BBIC), Florida SBDC at Pinellas County, St. Petersburg Greenhouse, as...

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A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

December 17, 2019

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride... Read more

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Why We Need More Women Of Color In Tech

Dcember 18, 2019 From HuffPost

The technology industry has a long history of failing at finding, retaining and elevating women of color. 

It’s easy to see how the needs of... Read more

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Redistricting lawsuit accuses Sarasota County of discriminating against black voters

December 13, 2019 - From Herald Tribune 
In a move evoking the civil rights battles of a previous era, three black residents of northern Sarasota County filed a class action lawsuit Thursday... Read more

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Keeping on track: Jazmine Alderman ‘19 is Farragut’s first female grad heading to West Point

December 10, 2019 - From Farragut
Jazmine Alderman ‘19 is Farragut’s first female grad heading to West Point
Jazmine Alderman wasn’t always interested in running.
From early... Read more

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Africa's the Future: Why Akon Says That African-Americans Should Invest in the Continent

December 10, 2019 - From The Root
After his his single “Locked Up,” Akon was determined not to be your run-of-the-mill one-hit wonder.
The artist and producer had some foresight,... Read more

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Gabrielle Union Launches New Fashion Collection for Plus Size Women

December 10, 2019 - From The Root
Gabrielle Union is not buying into the concept of “The Forgotten Woman.”
The Being Mary Jane actress, who is already the face of a successful... Read more

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St. Petersburg track star among victims in NAS Pensacola shooting

December 10, 2019 - From Tampabay.com
Lakewood High School track and field star, Mohammed “Mo” Haitham fell victim to the NAS Pensacola shooting according to the Tampa Bay... Read more

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79 People Who Made Big Career Moves in 2019 (Pinellas County, Florida)

December 10, 2019 - From TheBurgVotes 
– By Gypsy Gallardo for the Power Broker Magazine
“Suited up and ready for 2020” is the spirit that shines through the dozens of... Read more

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In 2019, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe are all Black women

In 2019, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe are all Black women. 
Last week, for the first time, black women wore the crowns of all four major pageants... Read more

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The Clarence Thomas myth that refuses to die

December 9, 2019 - From CNN

It's the horror movie villain that won't die, the pop song you can't get out of your head, the out-of-town guest that just won't leave.

It's a belief that's stuck... Read more