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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, …

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 …

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 …

Latest Poll: Kriseman Climbs in Black Vote; Baker and Lassiter Hold Steady

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo The latest poll, conducted yesterday by StPetePolls, shows a dramatic shift in the split of St. Petersburg’s black vote heading …

Who Really Wants The Black Vote?

– by Keisha Bell Which political party really wants the support and vote of the black community at-large?  At some point, black people must step back …

Black Votes & Voter Turnout Rates

Mayoral, Midterm & Presidential Elections, 2001 to 2016 Black Vote as Share of Total Vote – City of St. Petersburg Select elections 2001 to 2016 …

Settling the Question: How Big a Factor were Black Voters in Mayor Kriseman’s Election?

Then candidates Bill Foster, Rick Kriseman and Kathleen Ford, answer community leaders’ questions at an Aug 14th 2013 forum hosted by the 2020 Plan team; it …