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USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help homeless on Christmas

December 15, 2017 -  He enters the Birmingham Bowl needing 67 yards to break former Lakewood High teammate Rodney Adams' single-season receiving yardage record at USF, but senior Marquez Valdes-Scantling has more pressing priorities these days. History, in fact, is No. 3 on his agenda, behind victory and philanthropy.
Valdes-Scantling tweeted Sunday he plans to spend Christmas Day h... Read more

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Black Panther Red Carpet Movie Premiere in St. Pete

December 18, 2017 - This is an Exclusive Red Carpet Screening of Marvel Studios most anticipated movie Black Panther. This event will be hosted by On the Beat - St. Pete, LLC and Black Power 96.3 FM. Guests will be in attendance for a LIVE Broadcast of Black Power 96.3fm where they will get to meet radio programs, have photo opportunities, get SWAG and so much more! Click here for more informa... Read more

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Middle school artwork is on display at the Morean Arts Center

December 21, 2017 - Student artwork was selected for the 2017-18 Word and Image Middle School Exhibition. The annual exhibition combines art and writing into one work of art. This year’s theme is “Did You Ever See."  Maytinee Mekchinda of  Osceola Middle School received the Pinellas County Art Education Association Young Artist Award. Other top awards went to Marcus Telsede of... Read more

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Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality

December 21, 2017 - Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.
Let’s start off with gratitude: Thanks to the Trump era, the hypocrisy of evangelical Christians has become obvious. There should be a gold medal awarded for the outrageous feats of mental gymnastics performed by “family values” champions w... Read more

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Entrepreneur Develops App to Help Incarcerated Blacks Get Bail Relief

December 27, 2017 - Kortney Ziegler, an entrepreneur and a techie from California, came up with a genius idea to help provide bail money for Black people who are incarcerated. The new app, called Appolition, allows you to automatically give your spare change from everyday purchases to help Black men and women who have been charged with misdemeanors and are awaiting trial. Why bail money? ... Read more

Mayors

Three FAMU alumni set to be inaugurated as mayors in Georgia

December 30, 2017 - Three alumni of Florida A&M University will soon be sworn in as the new mayors of Georgia cities. Two are graduates of the School of Business and Industry and one is a graduate of the School of Journalism, Media and Graphic Arts (now the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication).  
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor-elect of Atlanta, GeorgiaCollege: School of Journ... Read more

Insecure

5 TV predictions for our favorite shows in 2018

December 30, 2017 - There are so many good Black shows continuing into 2018. Some of them are chucking deuces, and some are in it for the long haul. Here are my predictions for these, our favorite shows. Bookmark this and hold me accountable! 
Issa Rae and co ended Insecure’s second season on a somewhat somber note for everyone. Issa and Lawrence had a mature heart to hea... Read more

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Hope Dove's Custom made Cakes and Cupcakes

January 4, 2017 - 
Hope Dove Confections is now offering confections with custom edible images!! Order yours today for that special occasion! *Images are for illustration purposes only*
Call (813) 815-0460 or email:hopedoveconfections@yahoo.com for more information.... Read more

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Sean Combs and Colin Kaepernick are serious about buying Carolina Panthers

January 4, 2018 - 
It seems that Sean “Diddy” Combs is serious about buying the Carolina Panthers and the rapper is ready to set up meetings with potential investors that include Colin Kaepernick. He has had a long phone call with the ex-football star and philanthropist who wants to play a role in the ownership of the team. On Sunday, Combs said he was looking to purchas... Read more

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Fraud Commission Dissolved but Florida League of Women Voters Remains Vigilant

January 9, 2017 - 
he League of Women Voters of Florida welcomes the dissolution of President Donald Trump's commission to investigate voter fraud, but the group today said it remains vigilant in the face of other potential threats to the voting rights.“The League of Women Voters of Florida, as it has for 80 years, will vigorously protect and defend the voting rights of Floridians ... Read more