Expanding knowledge of health through urban agriculture BY MIKE SINGER The Et Cultura festival was hosted in South St. Petersburg from Nov. 15-19. There were a number of themes of the event, including music, art, healthy eating, addressing the future of St. Petersburg and its schools and more. On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Et Cultura… Continue reading Healing the Community Through Food
By Michael Singer When Hurricane Irma was on a collision course with the mainland of the United States, Floridians were rushing to their local grocery stores to stock up on food in the chance that the storm would knock out power for an extended period of time. Instead of relying on non-perishable foods in times… Continue reading Urban Agriculture About More Than Just Resilience
Listen to the audio file here: http:// By Devin Rodriguez Pinellas County is ranked number one in Acute Hepatitis C in Florida. It’s ranked number seven for HIV infections, according to the Florida Department of Health. Sexually transmitted infections disproportionately affect low-income areas, like Midtown or the greater Southside of St. Petersburg, in part because… Continue reading Having the ‘Talk’: Help Us Help U provides sex education to young adults in poor communities
BY YURI ROSS, TATIANA CUBAS, AND DAVID STONER NNB Reporters MIDTOWN — Mercy Hospital was the only facility that provided medical care to St. Petersburg’s African-American residents. It operated between 1923 and 1961. This had its advantages as compassionate professionals dedicated the best possible care to their community. Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center maintains the historic… Continue reading African American Heritage Trail: Mercy Hospital’s past is linked to Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center’s present
NNB reporters Esteban Rodriguez and Marla Korenich contributed to this report.
BY BRIGITTE TOULON and CHOYA RANDOLPH NNB Reporters MIDTOWN– Nearly 21,000 people have walked through the doors of the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center in Midtown, and received help with more than they anticipated. Originally built in 1992, the center received grants and donations from the community and Suncoast Baptist Church to help them help… Continue reading Resource Center Reinvigorating Lives
BY ANDREW CAPLAN NNB Student Reporter “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” That quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one that Louis Murphy Jr. said he lives by every day. So when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver stepped back onto Lakewood High School’s football field… Continue reading They stress fundamentals on the gridiron and lessons in life
BY LAUREN HENSLEY NNB Student Reporter ST. PETERSBURG – When he was 5, Jake Pfeifer got a grim diagnosis. He had a malignant, inoperable tumor behind his left eye. Doctors told his parents he had a 5 percent chance of surviving the next three years. “The cancer was a very rare childhood malignancy and the… Continue reading Childhood cancer shaped his work and outlook on life