Tampa Pride 2021

Tampa Pride Returns to Ybor City

On Saturday thousands gathered in Ybor City to celebrate the first major PRIDE event of 2021. The day included vendors set up throughout Ybor City, the first street parade in the Tampa Bay Area since the pandemic began, and culminated with a concert at the Cuban Club. The Pride Parade Returns After canceling in 2020,… Read more »

Environmental groups to sue Florida DEP, HRK, others over Piney Point breach

A group of environmental and conservation organizations Tuesday announced their intent to sue the Florida Department of Environmental protection and others after the State allowed more than 200 million gallons of contaminated water to be pumped into Tampa Bay from the old Piney Point fertilizer plant. The suit’s authors say Piney Point was an emergency,… Read more »

“Unmask Our Kids” Demonstration at Hillsborough School Board Meeting

Tuesday evening, approximately 60 to 70 adults and children attended a demonstration on Kennedy Blvd. They voiced their opposition to mask requirements for students. Many of the demonstrators also spoke before the School Board. Reasons for their opposition varied from impaired learning, health and psychological harms, as well as demands for parental rights to decide… Read more »

Tampa demonstration for Palestinian freedom

Tampa Demonstration for Palestinian Freedom Saturday, over 500 demonstrators, attended a May 15th Nakba Commemoration in Temple Terrace. Nakba, the 1948 catastrophe, is when Zionist forces seized Palestinian and indigenous Arab lands, destroyed their cities and villages, and caused the mass exodus of over 750,000 Palestinians.  Hakeem Abunada stated, “We demand that the United States stop… Read more »

More than 100 Florida elected officials sign letter opposing trans youth sports ban

More than 100 Florida elected officials have signed onto a letter opposing the recently passed bill banning trans girls and women from school sports. Members of Congress, the state House and Senate, local officials and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to reverse course and “let kids play.” LISTEN: Orlando area… Read more »

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COVID-19 vaccination information for Pinellas & Hillsborough residents 12 and older

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Pinellas County COVID-19 information The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County announced on Thursday that it has started scheduling appointments for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines for students who are 12 to 15 years old. That’s based on new guidelines. Four Pinellas Health centers will offer the two-dose… Read more »

A Tampa City Councilmember met with a violent right-wing group Monday night: “We have to stop seeing one another as enemies”

On Monday, Tampa City Council Member Luis Viera met with a local right-wing organization known for supporting violence and attending the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington. Viera said he hoped meeting with the Community Patriots would “foster dialogue” and bridge too-wide political gaps. Listen: Viera represents District 7 in Tampa. And while his position… Read more »

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U.S. Rep. Castor, St. Pete Mayor Kriseman urge DeSantis to veto bill limiting local ability to fight climate change

Two of the Tampa Bay area’s top political leaders are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill that would limit local government’s ability to use renewable energy in the fight against climate change. Congressmember Kathy Castor and St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman say HB919 protects the corporate interest of fossil fuel over the people… Read more »

Nikki Fried: Florida is no longer a free state under DeSantis

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis’s private signing of a controversial new election law Thursday. LISTEN: She said Florida is no longer a free state under the Governor and likened his use of Fox News to that of authoritarian regimes. Fried’s criticism comes after DeSantis barred the general public and local media from… Read more »

Santorum is still on CNN after ‘racist’ Native American remarks, Florida Indigenous group says his time is up

More than a week after saying “there was nothing here” when European settlers came to America, CNN analyst and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum attempted to walk back his comments in a Monday appearance on the network. But a Florida Indigenous rights group says his time on the airwaves should be over. LISTEN: Santorum made… Read more »

Crist launches campaign for governor with St. Pete rally

More than a decade after leaving the governor’s mansion, and the Republican party, Congressmember Charlie Crist Tuesday announced he’s looking to keep Gov. Ron DeSantis from a second term. ‘Florida for All’ Crist made the announcement touting his new campaign slogan, “Florida for All.” “I’m announcing today that I am running for governor to build… Read more »