By Indhira Suero Acosta
Eritha “Akile” Cainion, running for City Council 6, and Jesse Nevel, for Mayor, addressed the Tropicana Field’s future and housing issues during a rally held on April 9, 2017, at the St. Petersburg Uhuru House.
Eritha “Akile” Cainion, a 20-year-old activist who works as a cashier at a local shoe store, launched her campaign for St. Pete City Council’s District 6 seat on March 6 in front of the recently shuttered Midtown Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Jesse Nevel, the national chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement — a group of white activists that supports the efforts of the African People’s Socialist Party (a.k.a. the Uhurus) — entered the race for mayor, on March 8, 2017, standing in front of Tropicana Field.