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Louis Murphy Jr and Friends Presents Unity Pool Party!

Date/Time: Sun, May 5, 2019 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Louis Murphy is a local sports hero, he will be inviting his NFL collegues, and some local celebrities in the area to promote unity in the community. This event will be held at the beautiful and exclusive Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Pete and will surely be an epic event. We will have a full Bar, drink specials, food and more. ... Read more

5th Annual Derby Delight

Date: May 5, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
5th Annual Derby Delight 
Visit www.blackinthebay.com for tickets & more.
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Michelle Obama's Book Tour Style Is A Lesson In Power Suiting

April 19, 2019

When Michelle Obama walked onstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in December 2018 wearing a pair of sparkly, thigh-high stiletto Balenciaga boots to promote her book “Becoming,” one thing became abundantly clear: her book tour style would prove as exciting ― and perhaps even more fun to watch ― as her style over four years in the White House.

Following th... Read more

Maryland’s Only Black-Owned Movie Theater Is Drawing Crowds From Across The Country

April 22, 2019 

When Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright met, they immediately connected through their love for movies. But the pair never imagined that a shared passion for cinema would lead them to open their own theater together.

NextAct Cinema, the only black-owned movie theater in the state of Maryland, opened on March 7 and the response has been overwhelming, the owners sa... Read more

VISIONDISTRICT Expo: 18 Big Ideas to Transform the Economy of South St. Pete

Visit www.1commvisiondistrict.com for more information. ... Read more

FAMUans Play Key Role in Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”

April 23, 2019
More than a dozen Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni, including former members of the Marching “100” band, are showcased in “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” just released on Netflix.
The film includes highlights of the 2017 FAMU homecoming, performances by former band members and creative input by FAMU alum Don P. Roberts, founder o... Read more

A Performance by Bob Devin Jones from his Play: "Uncle Bends A Home-cooked Negro Narrative"

Date/Time: April 27, 2019 10:00 am
Bob Devin Jones will reprise his popular, original, one man play "Uncle Bends: A Home-cooked Negro Narrative". If you're unfamiliar with the work, or if you've been wishing to see it again, now is your chance.Join us as Uncle Bends prepares rice and beans which you get to partake in after the performance along with hot, fresh corn bread and butter provided by... Read more

Mother of 4 Children Launches New Blog About Women Making Moves in Business and at Home From the DC Metro Area

April 29, 2019
Shaunese Alexander, a wife and mother of 4, is also the founder of a new blog called ShesMakingMoves.com. She created the blog for mothers who have a desire to create additional income through a business/side hustle or want to accomplish a major life goal. 
Shaunese has worked as a homemaker, professional marketing consultant, and business owner. Although she has enjoyed her a... Read more

The big picture: Kwame Brathwaite captures the ‘black is beautiful’ movement

May 1, 2019 
Photographer Kwame Brathwaite grew up in Harlem during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He had been a jazz musician and promoter when he first became interested in taking pictures. He saved for a Hasselblad camera with some of the proceeds from the jazz club he helped to run and began documenting some of the artists – Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey – he ... Read more

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Cohort of Champions Summer Camp Registration

Registration for the Summer Workforce Training Academy starts on May 13th
Location: Enoch Davis Center
Details: nontraditional summer program held Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, free... Read more