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$4.8 million in minority mental health and economic equity funding awarded to south St. Petersburg nonprofits

Listen: Two organizations have awarded almost 5 million dollars in grants for non-profits focusing on underserved zip codes in South St. Petersburg. The funds focused on prioritizing mental health for black and indigenous people of...

St. Petersburg mayor pledges millions towards mental health aid

Listen: St. Petersburg has allocated 8.6 million dollars to a new mental health initiative. The city’s mayor made this announcement Friday at the “Healing While Black” summit at Eckerd College. Mayor Ken Welch was one...

WaveMakers: Yvette Lewis, president of Hillsborough NAACP

Yvette Lewis, president of the Hillsborough Chapter for the NAACP, has been a leader in the Black community for nearly 20 years.
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Documentary explores a literally cool part of black sporting history

On Saturday in South Florida, Tampa Bay Lightning winger J.T. Brown became the first NHL player to participate in a silent protest during the national anthem.  Here’s a WMNF News story from March featuring Brown:...
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Documentary explores a literally cool part of black sporting history

A new Canadian documentary looks at the history of black athletes in ice hockey. The film, Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future, by Kwame Mason, made its Tampa premiere last night in Ybor City...

Black Millennials are taking black twitter to the streets

Hacktivists and activists, black twitter and black lives matter hashtags are all over social media but what do they mean to black millennials? A recent report by The Black Youth Project entitled “Black Millennials in...

Cornel West fires up the crowd in AME church in St. Pete

Dr. Cornel West, a polarizing black intellectual, gave an electrifying speech at an overflowing church last night in St. Petersburg.

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