History, Art & Culture Organizations

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Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
The Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo started as an idea... a desire to showcase the diverse literary talent that is alive and well in the greater Tampa Bay area! By creating the first ever expo dedicated to authors of color here in the Bay area, we’ve created a platform for some of this area’s most creative minds to gather, network and share their stories wit... Read more

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Seafood & Jazz Fest ft. Jon B

Event Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
The 4th Annual Seafood & Jazz Festival presented by Fun Spot America Theme Parks. This year Jon B headlines a day full of Live Jazz Bands and Seafood! Over 15+ Food Trucks, Live Music, Beer & Wine garden and more! Performing Live: Ramona & The Band, Cece Teneal & soul kamotion, Lady Smooth Sax and The Jazz Pack with our Headliner Jon B. Ticket Li... Read more

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Police have identified the man who shot and killed Nipsey Hussle

Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper’s clothing store where he was trying to remake his community.
Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has scheduled a briefing Tuesday morning in which he will discuss how detectives came to identify Eric Holder as the man suspected of killing Hussle Sunday afternoon and wounding ... Read more

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PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell Elected First At-Large Director of the PGA of America Board of Directors

April 5, 2019
PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell, the PGA Head Professional at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, has been elected the first at-large director of the PGA of America Board of Directors.
Powell, 72, is a member of the PGA Hall of Fame and serves on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. She was the second African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour and in 2015 was ... Read more

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The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

April 5, 2019

While celebrating her victory in becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead Chicago, Lori Lightfoot thanked the city and those who blazed the trail for her victory.

"We may be strangers but in this room, in this city we are all neighbors," she told a cheering crowd following her win.
Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also a... Read more

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The Soap Myth Tampa

April 15, 2019 | 7:00 PMBryan Glazer Family JCCTickets starting at $25
The Tampa JCCs & Federation, along with the Florida Holocaust Museum, are thrilled to present Soap Myth on Monday April 15 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. The Soap Myth stars the legendary seven-time Emmy Award and five-time Golden Globe Award winner Ed Asner and features two-time Tony Award nominee Johanna Da... Read more

FAMU’s “Million Dollar Scholar” Elected Alpha Phi Alpha’s Assistant Southern Regional Vice President

April 15, 2019
Emmanuel Blake Dawson, Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) “Million Dollar Scholar,” continues to break new ground.  At the recent Alpha Phi Alpha Southern Regional Convention in Jackson, Miss., as a write-in candidate, the third-year student was elected as the Assistant Southern Regional Vice President. It’s the highest student position in the regi... Read more

Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn’t A Partisan Issue

April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump used Twitter to target Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday for remarks she made during a speech on Muslim civil rights last month.

Trump tweeted an incendiary video that took clips from the speech out of context and interlaced them with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet text accompanying the video read, “WE WILL NEVER F... Read more

Louisiana churches are rebuilding after fires and this ex-NFL player wants people to know how they can help

April 15, 2019

Benjamin Watson may have retired from the New Orleans Saints, but these days, he's repping his community in other ways.

The former NFL tight end spread the word about fundraising efforts for the three historically black churches that burned down in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish in recent weeks.
St. Mary Baptist Church in Porte Barre was set on fire March 26, fo... Read more

All-male historically black Morehouse College will admit transgender men

April 15, 2019
The only all-male historically black college in the US will begin admitting transgender men next year, a major shift at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students.
Morehouse, in Atlanta, counts among its alumni the Rev Martin Luther King Jr, filmmaker Spike Lee and former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. It bi... Read more