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The Mayoral Morning After…

By Ken Welch, Vice Chairman of the Pinellas County Commission This local election cycle has been remarkable in a number of ways. The Mayor’s race has set new …

For Opportunity, For Inclusion, I endorse Kriseman for Mayor

– By Rev. Dr. Deborah Green, President & C.E.O. of Earth Mission Endorses Kriseman Today, I Rev. Dr. Deborah R. Green, President & C.E.O. of …

For the record

Goliath J. Davis, III, Ph.D, Contributor for The Weekly Challenger Newspaper As many of you know, I worked as former Mayor Rick Baker’s Deputy Mayor for …

Why I endorse Eritha Akile Cainion for District 6 City Council and Jesse Nevel for Mayor

– By Omali Yeshitela I endorse the campaigns of Eritha Akile Cainion and Jesse Nevel for District 6 City Council seat and Mayor respectively. They are …

This is When We Decide What & Who Matters

– By Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin St. Pete’s mayoral election is giving summer a run for its money with the heat it’s generating. As a …

Airing our dirty laundry; in search of our higher selves

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo For those unfamiliar with African American cultural mores, there was a time not long ago when one did not put our baggage “on …

Lowering the Flag is Just the Beginning of Baker’s Offenses & Sins of Omission

– By Pinellas County School Board Member Rene Flowers On February 1, 2016, Mayor Rick Kriseman did what no other Mayor before him had ever done in the …

Why I Endorse Kriseman and Scruggs in this Tide-Turning Primary Election

– By Pastor G. Gregg Murray, Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church As we wind down to the August 29th primary election, I have seen and heard a lot coming …

Because silence is deadly and inaction = complicity

– By Rev. William Gravely I was about to lay low and say nothing in this city election cycle. My attitude was “let the chips fall where they may.” …

Toward the REAL Story of St. Petersburg’s Black Economy

– By Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil On August 6, 2017, the Tampa Bay Times published a lengthy front-page article under the headline “Poverty keeps stubborn …