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Released tape features Ronald Reagan using racist slur

August 1, 2019
In a newly unearthed audio clip, then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan disparaged "monkeys" from African countries in a phone call with then-President Richard Nixon, according to the... Read more


White Supremacist President Blames Media, Internet, and Video Games for Mass Shootings, Says Nothing about Guns

August 5, 2019
If you expected the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by two white domestic terrorists (at least one of whom is alleged to be a white supremacist, but... Read more


The man Trump called 'my African American' is leaving the GOP

September 13, 2019

The man then-candidate Donald Trump called "my African American" at a 2016 rally is leaving the Republican Party and no longer supports the President.

Gregory Cheadle, of... Read more

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For first time in 20 years, black woman appointed to the bench in Hillsborough

September 20, 2019
After 10 years as a prosecutor, Judge Jessica Costello made history Thursday as the one of the youngest in the state and the first African-American female judge to be appointed... Read more

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Zimbabwe sanctions: Sadc calls on US and EU to drop policy

August 19, 2019
A group of 16 African countries has called on the US and EU to "immediately lift" economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
The policy was hurting the region, said Tanzania... Read more

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WAKE UP: Donald Trump’s DOJ and Comcast are dismantling Black people’s Civil Rights

September 2, 2019
The history of the development of Black-owned business enterprises in America is complicated.
The literal shackles of slavery and the persistent presence of virtual shackles of... Read more

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National Popular Vote Consultant: Pat 'Rosie' Rosenstiel

September 19, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact uses the electoral college to elect the President by popular vote. The US Constitution mandates that State... Read more

Tech Training & Jobs InfoSession Hosted by U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, FL14

MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Robert Saunders Public Library 1505 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
FREE  21st Century Workforce Attend this orientation to learn about getting on track with the tech training you need to land Tampa Bay’s higher-paying jobs! RSVP today!... Read more

Pinellas County Early Voting Through November 5th

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections encourages registered voters in the November 7, 2017 County Referendum and Municipal General Elections. Visit for more information. 
Early Voting:Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 at Supervisor of Elections Offices          Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-6:00 pm          Sat-Sun: 9:00 am-5:00 ... Read more


Trump’s “us-versus-them” rhetoric hurts police and black lives

August 12, 2017 - President Trump has managed what few others could achieve, giving activists on both sides of the Black Lives Matter-Blue Lives Matter divide something to agree on. In his remarks to law enforcement officers gathered at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, N.Y., on July 28, Mr. Trump encouraged police not to worry about roughing up “thugs” when gettin... Read more