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Blackmon’s Post re “Spanish Bartender” Offers 3 Lessons on Racial & Ethnic Identity

(St. Petersburg) – The Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday on a cache of old Facebook posts by mayoral candidate and City Councilmember Robert Blackmon …

5 Reasons So Many Black Voters Still Unsure in St. Pete Mayoral Election

Poll results released Friday show three times more Black voters undecided in St. Pete’s mayoral race, compared to the 2017 election. Over 15% of Black voters …

Quick Facts: City Councilmembers with the Most & Fewest Black Voters in Their Districts

St. Petersburg had 36,803 Black registered voters on the rolls by the 2020 General Election; about 25,700 of them cast their ballot in the presidential …

Who is Rick Baker Really Backing for Mayor? His Money Says Blackmon; But Newton Camp Suggests Otherwise

Two weeks out from the August 24th primary election in St. Petersburg, it’s still an open question as to which mayoral candidate has the backing of …

Former St. Pete Mayor Reveals Playbook for Blocking Black Housing Development; Antique Documents Shed Light on Structural Racism

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo In 1948, St. Petersburg Vice Mayor Samuel Johnson (who later served as mayor, 1951 to 1957), openly confessed to the collusion of …

How St. Pete became the first city in Florida to adopt a CBA Policy

It was a turnaround success when the St. Petersburg City Council voted unanimously last Thursday to adopt a long-hoped-for Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) …

4 Reasons We Need a “Black Agenda” in District 6, Even if We Don’t Elect a Black Person to the Seat

Above, Mhariel Summers (the challenger, left) and Gina Driscoll (the incumbent, right) will face off in the general election that ends November 2nd – By …

HORUS Wins Largest-Ever City Contract with Black-Owned Firm in St. Pete, a Full Circle Moment for the Graham Family

ABOVE: The Graham brothers present their firm’s ability to successfully execute public-private projects; HORUS is one of the largest black-own construction …

Timeline: 40 Years of Broken Promises to the Black Community Over the Trop; What We Lost, and What to Watch for as Developers Present Their Equity Concepts This Week

– Gypsy C. Gallardo for One Community, Power Broker magazine & TheBurgVotes.com This evening at 6 pm, the City of St. Petersburg will host the first in a …

Some ‘Splaining to do re St. Pete’s Black Vote 2020; 10 Facts that Say Dems Unprepared for the Next Big Election

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo African Americans in Pinellas County turned in their highest vote count ever in the 2020 Presidential Election, contributing mightily to …

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