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The Mis-Use of Black Images, “Writing” Wrongs and the Power of the Pen

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are living in a time where issues of social justice, inequity and systemic racism are the subject of many conversations, …

Black-Led Organizations At Work in Pinellas County (Please Help Grow this List)

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo,  CEO, The 2020 Plan & One Community Plan The wave of national protests following the murder of George Floyd has led to a …

One Community Launches Second Microgrant Program for St. Petersburg Businesses

-By Gypsy Gallardo for the One Community Business Network The One Community Plan team at Pinellas County Urban League launched its second microgrant program …

Helping St. Pete Businesses Meet COVID Critical Supply Shortages

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo for the One Community Business Network When disasters erupt, African American entrepreneurs are typically a small factor in the …

Clear as Mud; New Race Data on Florida COVID Cases Leave Us Clueless About Impact to Black & Brown People

– Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group At the urging of black lawmakers and activists across the state, the Florida Department of Health has …

3 Reasons for the Hype re COVID Shutdowns of Hair Businesses in South St. Petersburg

-Gypsy C. Gallardo for One Community Business Network Last Thursday, St. Petersburg NAACP President Maria Scruggs issued an email to 40+ community leaders …

New Mapping Tool Gives 1st Glimpse into the Racial Make-Up of COVID Victims in Florida

-Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group St. Petersburg is one of the most racially segregated large cities in Florida, and because of that, the new …

DeSantis’ Social Distancing Policy; Here’s What Church Pews Can Look Like This Sunday

-Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spawned mass confusion this Wednesday about whether the physical “doors of the …

The Truth About Florida’s Predicted Death Toll from COVID & Why DeSantis’ Executive Order May Prolong Our Pain

-Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group I’ve seen social media memes and posts that show widespread misunderstanding about the White House …

18 Hillsborough Cities with COVID Cases, Up from 11 Last Week (Apr 1, 2020)

– Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group Yesterday’s Florida COVID-19 Report by Florida Department of Health (FDOH) showed 18 cities in …