Category : Southeast

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

Tampa Bay Collard Green Fest this weekend

The 2019 Tampa Bay Collard Green Fest will highlight Gullah-Geechee cooking and culture along with urban agriculture this Saturday at the Woodson Museum.  Shown here is last year’s event with (L-R) Rob Carter, Boyzell Hosey and Samantha Harris. BY...

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

Local residents making a difference in Liberia

BY KARIN DAVIS-THOMPSON, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Ernie Coney said his recent missionary trip was nothing short of life changing. He and six members of the Bahnhill Lighthouse Mission traveled to Liberia, West Africa, for 10 days to visit Bahn...

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

McCabe honors local civil rights legend

Dr. Arnett Smith, Jr. BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Historic McCabe United Methodist Church honored Dr. Arnett Smith, Jr. with the James B. Sanderlin Black History Award for his part in the Civil Rights Movement last Sunday, Fe...

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

The mental health counselor

BY INDHIRA SUERO ACOSTA, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Dr. LaDonna Butler believes in the power of strong African-American women such as the ones she witnessed growing up with her grandmother in south St. Pete. As a young lady, she admired these wom...

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

Politics, voting and history

Robert Smalls Black history is always interesting, and there’s always more to be discovered. I just found out that one of my friends is related to Robert Smalls! What? You don’t know who he is? Smalls was an enslaved seaman, and on May 13, 1862, he...

Southeast / Florida - 5 days ago

Her responsibility

By Keisha Bell To whom much is given, much is expected. Many have heard this reference in a number of ways. Some with faith-based backgrounds may attribute it to their religion. What does this look like, though, for her? Meet Stacey Plaskett. Since...