Category : Southeast

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

Charles Felton Sr.: A serving heart

Charles Felton Sr. BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg was filled Saturday, Aug. 3 with dignitaries, colleagues and community leaders who came out to pay their last respects to Charles Felton Sr....

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

Drone program at PTC starts next month

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Technical College (PTC) is opening the door to new technological careers to the community. Beginning next month, you can start a game-changing career working with dynamic drone technology right here in St. Pete. From a mili...

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

Chill by the grill

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — The early morning rain may have wet the ground at the James B. Sanderlin Center, but it did not dampen the spirit and excitement of the families who came to the “Chilled by the Grill” event Aug. 10....

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

DeFord Bailey

Source: Country Music Hall of Fame DeFord Bailey was an influential harmonica player in both country music and blues, one of the Grand Ole Opry’s most popular early performers, and country’s first African-American star. Born December 14, 1899, into...

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

The 1920 Ocoee massacre

Residents of the town of Ocoee, Fla., before the 1920 massacre BY JACQUELINE HUBBARD, ESQ., President, ASALH Ocoee, Fla., was founded in the 1850s near Starke Lake as a camp for farmworkers located close to Lake Apopka in Orange County near Orlando....

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

Ocoee On Fire: The 1920 Election Day Massacre

Jason Byrne, Medium It must have seemed like a lifetime ago to Julius “July” Perry since he first arrived in Ocoee. More than thirty years prior he hopped off that mule-drawn wagon after a multi-day trip from Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The teen...

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

National donations for local reparations platform

Dear Editor: My name is Eritha Akile Cainion, and with the support of the people, I’ll be the next District 7 City Councilwoman in St. Petersburg. I am the only person in my race running on a platform of reparations to the black community, the only...

Southeast / Florida - 1 week ago

City’s affordable housing plan needs work

Larry Newsome Dear Editor: Affordable housing is a widely discussed topic these days in the City of St. Petersburg.  There have been articles in the Tampa Bay Times, The Weekly Challenger, panel discussions, symposiums and other general discussions....