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St. Petersburg College marks 136th commencement

St. Petersburg College will hold its 136th commencement ceremony
When:  9 a.m. Saturday, May 12
Where: Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg College
The youngest graduate is 16 years old, the oldest is 68 years old and 19 graduates are over the age of 60. Sixty-seven percent of the graduates are female. 

With this graduating class, St. Petersburg College will ... Read more

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The Face of Resilience: Beauty Brands Come Together In Support of Human Trafficking Survivors

May 18, 2018 - 
“Beauty is an inside job.” 
We can hear it said a million times. We can genuinely believe the statement. And yet the desire for external attractiveness remains paramount, both within our society and across cultures. The importance placed upon aesthetics may be due, in large part, to the fact that one’s assessment of one’s own appearance can direct... Read more

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Sacred Art Tour of Tibetan Buddhist Monks

May 21, 2018 -
Exhibition dates: May 29-June 3, 2018
Dalai Lama sanctioned monks will create a sand mandala with millions of colored grains of sand, along with artistic workshops and cultural events.
Eight Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will again bring to St. Petersburg teachings of ancient ways and beliefs that create the possibility of global peace, non-violent confl... Read more

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Black KkKlansMan Wins Top Prize at Cannes, Spike Lee’s 1st-Ever Nod From the French Film Fest

May 21, 2018 - Love Spike Lee to death, but we wouldn’t be throwing that much shade if we said that sometimes the big homie’s films are about as good as his beloved Knicks in the playoffs. But if reports from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival are accurate, Lee’s got a winner in BlacKkKlansman, which not only received a 10-minute standing ovation when it s... Read more

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Stacey Abrams Makes History

May 23, 2018- 
Stacey Abrams made history on Tuesday when she won the Democratic primary race for Governor in Georgia, making her the nation’s first Black female nominee of a major party. If her winning streak continues, she will become the country’s first African-American woman to become governor. Abrams ran a grassroots campaign that spoke to the heart of the working class ... Read more

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Here's Why Black Women Take the High Road

June 1, 2018 - 
This week, Roseanne Barr—a bona fide racist—was outed, fired and hung out to dry. 
Former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the butt of a tasteless, racist joke. And at MSNBC’s Everyday Racism town hall, Jarrett had a few words for Barr. 
“I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment,” Jarrett said. &ldq... Read more

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Here’s how Issa Rae turned heads with N-word belt at fashion awards

June 5, 2018 -
Is there room for the n-word in fashion? Issa Rae apparently thinks so. That’s a question that’s up for debate after Rae rocked the words “Every n**** is a star” on her belt at the CFDA Awards, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Rae’s fashion ensemble was the talk to the town as Rae strutted the runway in a gorgeous blue, beaded gown cr... Read more

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FAMU Conduct Research in the Dominican Republic

June 6, 2018 - FAMU students have traveled to the Dominican Republic this summer to gain hands-on experience in international agricultural careers as part of their Service Learning in International Agriculture course, offered through the University’s global agriculture minor program. “We are excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the participation ... Read more

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Black women show support of Joy Ann Reid with #WeGotJoy hashtag

June 11, 2018 - 
Black women are rallying around Joy Ann Reid (former Grio managing editor and current host of AM Joy on MSNBC) with the hashtag #WeGotJoy. This social media campaign comes on the heels of the release of years old posts from Reid’s now defunct blog that reportedly contained incendiary, homophobic language. The posts were unearthed by cr... Read more

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Number of children lacking health insurance in Florida increases

June 12, 2018 - Data released late last month by the National Center on Health Statistics shows that the number of uninsured children in Florida in 2017 rose slightly to 7.6 percent. While Florida has made strides in reducing the number of uninsured children, a national health-care expert warned Thursday that those gains are likely stalling, and she put part of the blame on increased scru... Read more