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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 …

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 …