By Nicolet Hartman The 2017 hurricane season has been tumultuous and nerve-wracking. Many are not only concerned about the intensity of these storms, but how frequent they are becoming. Just two weeks after watching Hurricane Harvey demolish Houston, St. Petersburg residents were fearing for the worst as Hurricane Irma prepared to hit. While many flock… Continue reading Florida Policy for Climate Change and Hurricane Preparedness
BY TYLER GILLESPIE, Neighborhood News Bureau A bleached-blonde woman sat down in barber Dale Jones’s chair for a free fade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hair by Ahsile. “I wish people would say ‘Happy MLK Day,” Jones said as his clippers buzzed, “like they do ‘Merry Christmas’.” For the past ten years, the… Continue reading “Hair by Ahsile” offers free pampering to members of the homeless community on MLK Day
BY EVELYN GUERRA, Neighborhood News Bureau Tyna Middleton, the Enoch Davis Center Senior Advisory Council Secretary, and Virginia Scott shared a hug before Scott gave the event history. Scott is the president of the St. Petersburg Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization, Inc. She has been part of the organization since this event began… Continue reading MLK Essay Contest celebrated community and inclusion
BY GRACE CUNNINGHAM, Neighborhood News Bureau The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted a screening of the film “Hidden Figures” Friday night in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Following a red carpet entrance and photo opportunity, the theater at Cobb Luxury 10 at Tyrone Mall, in St. Petersburg,… Continue reading Historic Women’s Organization Hosts “Hidden Figures” Screening for Local Girls
Lewis speaks on the importance of voting, optimism in the face of fear, and endorses Charlie Crist BY JONAH KING Neighborhood News Bureau Civil rights is a 9-word problem: “Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, I Have a Dream.” Those nine words are the universal American understanding of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Another two… Continue reading John Lewis talks to St. Petersburg
BY BRIGITTE TOULON ST. PETERSBURG – On the evening of September 24th, The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area in partnership with The Florida Holocaust Museum, The Pinellas County Urban League and Pinellas Technical College (PTC) hosted the event, Voices of Experience: Personal Stories of the Civil Rights Struggle and Insights on… Continue reading Voices of Experience
BY RIM SHUMAN NNB Reporter ST. PETERSBURG – Should an elected official be required to be a resident of the city? Referendum question no. 3 reads: “Shall the City Charter be amended to clarify that a declared district candidate is required to remain a resident of the candidate’s declared district before, during and, if elected,… Continue reading Elected officials are supposed to live in St. Pete, right?
BY CARLY ROMANO NNB Reporter ST. PETERSBURG— Residents get the opportunity to vote on a referendum that could change district lines. Referendum question no. 2 reads: “Shall the City Charter be amended to provide that Council Districts do not need to follow voting precinct lines when it is not practical due to the need for… Continue reading Referendum no. 2 asks voters to change district lines