Plans for new developments at The Historic Manhattan Casino, Deuces Rising and Tangerine Plaza are advancing.
The projects, at city-owned properties in south St. Petersburg, are expected to bring jobs to an economically challenged part of the city. Many residents of South St. Petersburg have been outspoken about ensuring that the projects honor the legacy of the community, which historically has been a hub for Black businesses, homes and entertainment.
For anyone with an interest in the history of R&B (rhythm and blues music), John Capouya’s book Florida Soul is a treasure trove of detail, insight and unexpected “how cool is that?” moments.
Subtitled From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, it takes a backstage tour of the second half of the 20th century (and beyond), when Black artists and record-creators lived and worked in a busily creative world that was almost a parallel universe to their white counterparts.
It was the anti-viral drug remdesivir, Bob Devin Jones said Tuesday on The Catalyst Sessions, that helped him through the hell of Covid-19 during the nearly 10 days he spent in isolation at Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
“Of the handful of things that I recall, one of the doctors says ‘I can get you that drug from New York; I think I can.’ And he did. And it kept me out of ICU a second time. Turned it around, and I was not the statistic on the other side of the ledger.”