Four Republican senators say they'd vote 'no' on Cain

April 12, 2019

Four Republican senators say they'll oppose Herman Cain's Federal Reserve board candidacy, essentially sinking the former Republican presidential candidate's chances before he's even been formally nominated.

The GOP's slim majority of 53 votes means Cain's nomination is now dead on arrival, with no Democrats expected to back President Donald Trump's unconventional choice.
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Former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder for killing Atatiana Jefferson in her own home

October 16, 2019 
The former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her home Saturday morning was arrested and charged with murder Monday, police said.
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ACA Open Enrollment: November 1st - December 15th

Need Health Insurance? Health Care Navigators Here to Help!
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? How or where to enroll/renew? What options will be available? How it will affect you and your family? Pinellas County Human Services has Healthcare Navigators ready to help. Find a local Healthcare Navigator for assistance! 
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City to Offer Youth Development Grants in 2018

City officials announce a new source of grant funding for local organizations to develop programs for at-risk youth in St. Petersburg. In 2018, the Youth Development Grant Program will offer funding amounts from $1,500 up to $25,000 to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Petersburg.
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Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Collaborative Mixer

When: Thursday May 10, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00pm 
Location: 5508 N 50th Street Tampa, FL 33610
Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp Collaborative Mixer featuring guest speaker Mr. Julius Davis, CEO of Volt Air Consulting Engineers. Tampa Bay Black Busineess Investment Corp workis within the Community for Econmic growth and Development of more than just small businesses! Setting the Standard ... Read more

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APPLY for Grow Smarter Positions Deadline June 29th

The following positions:

Grow Smarter Manager
Grown Smarter Data Analyst
Grown Smarter Coordinator

work on a team that acts as the backbone organization to the Grow Smarter initiative. The backbone organization will establish the organizational framework for the update and implementation of the Grow Smarter Strategy and assist with the Strategy’s execution. Visit Read more

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No permanent friends, no permanent enemies, only permanent issues

Aug. 10, 2017 - BY Leslie Wimes
Bob Johnson, one of the founders of Black Entertainment Television, is coming to St. Petersburg. He, through his company RLJ Companies, is taking over The Vinoy. The black community in St. Petersburg celebrated upon hearing the news. One of our “own” is taking over one of the most renowned hotels in St. Pete. Johnson has been very successf... Read more

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The line is drawn in the blood of black children

Aug. 10, 2017 -
Dear Editor:
I’d first like to start this off by appreciating those who, in light of this tragedy, support those who have been murdered. My name is Eritha ‘Akile’ Cainion, candidate for District 6 City Council, and yes you read correctly, what happened to Dejarae Thomas, Jimmy Goshey, and Keontae Brown on the early morning of August 6th in Palm Harbor was MU... Read more

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Pastor decides he backs Rick Baker after all

Aug. 10, 2017 - Judging from his comments to Gypsy Gallardo, it's been a rough week for Pastor Ron Gibson.
Gallardo reported last week that Gibson,despite being included in a list of 40 pastors backing Baker, hadn't endorsed the former mayor. 
The apparent flub was seized by supporters of Mayor Rick Kriseman as evidence that Baker was overstating his support in the black ... Read more

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