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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 …

Big bounce in black precincts at poll closing

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo Polls closed at 7 p.m. with St. Petersburg’s 19 majority-black precincts* showing a vote count at least 21% higher than in 2013 (9,230 …

I Must Speak, as President Obama Did Today!

All Politics Start Local -By Pastor Louis M. Murphy, Sr. It was one month ago today when I saw a scene in a movie – called “Concussion” – that …

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 …

Obama Endorses Kriseman

Above: President Obama during a visit to St. Petersburg, with Mayor Rick Kriseman -By Gypsy C. Gallardo Former President Barack Obama has lent his voice to St. …

NEW: Kriseman Edges Ahead of Baker in Black Vote; Nevel Inches Up

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo Just six days out from the primary election, Mayor Rick Kriseman has edged ahead of Baker in the black vote for the first time, …

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 …