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The Revolution Will Not Be Pathologized!

April 23, 2018 - 
BY Kayla Nembhard
What does “healing” look like? What are we truly even healing from? What have we been told we need to heal from? If you have engaged in it, has this so-called healing process felt like a whole or complete one? And, even if it has been a fulfilling process, then what? What comes after such a revolution? Even as a psychotherapist, I can... Read more

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Meek Mill released from prison, vows to help wrongly convicted inmates

April 27, 2018 - 
Meek Mill is a free man.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the hip-hop artist from prison Tuesday after he served five months for parole violation. Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, had originally been sentenced to serve two to four years.
“While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have hel... Read more

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Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each, plus $200K for youth

May 5, 2018 - 
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The men and their lawyer told The Associated Press the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident.
"We ... Read more

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Free Film Showing, "Flesh and Blood"

Watch https://youtu.be/owb0FH90Ugw. The Trailer 
Please join Refuge Ministries of Tampa Bay International and Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign as we show this amazing film about Cheri Honkala, her Family and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. It will take place at 6pm Saturday, May 5th at Good Samaritan Church in Pinellas Park, Fl. We will also view s... Read more

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Reconstruction Didn't Fail. It Was Overthrown

May 9, 2018 - During the Reconstruction era that followed the American Civil War, the reunification of the nation and major gains in equality for African Americans progressed even as the population split in new and enduring ways. When the period came to a bitter end, many of its gains were erased. But, in this excerpt from the new book Reconstruction: A Concise History, historian&nbs... Read more

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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