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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 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 …

St. Petersburg’s Black Poverty Rate Falls Again, Reaches All-Time Low

By Gypsy C. Gallardo, CEO, The 2020 Plan │ September 21, 2017 Last week, on September 14th, the U.S. Census released its newest data on poverty in St. …

Black Democrats “Defect” in St. Pete Elections

(Lessons from History & for the Next Two Months) – By Gypsy C. Gallardo Several media outlets have highlighted the fact that a significant share of …

Black-White Divide in District 6 Results

The brave eight souls who competed in the District 6 race; from left – James Scott, Maria Scruggs, Jim Jackson, Justin Bean, Eritha Cainion, Gina Driscoll, …

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 …

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, …

Younger Voters to Elders: We Want to Do More; Show us How!

Bro. John Muhammad, front left, with Open Mic participants – by Natasha Goodley, J.D., Senior Consultant, White & Black Consulting The overwhelming …

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 …