Support black-owned businesses with Green Book of Tampa Bay

Move over Yelp, Google, and Trip Advisor, there’s a new directory in town. Green Book of Tampa Bay, a black-owned business directory, helps locals intentionally “put their green into black” by spending money in communities that have historically faced under-investment.

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Equity Amid Crisis: Two-day seminar focuses on seeing the world through a new lens

There’s an oft-repeated saying in the African American community, “When America catches a cold, black people get the flu.” There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has thrown health inequality into the forefront of the public consciousness.

A two-day workshop centered around equity, inclusion and diversity, “Equity Amid Crisis” hosted by Inclusivity LLC, will shed light on the public health crisis, the gaps in the systems that underlay it and provide next steps for the community to begin to look at the world through a lens of equity.

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Tampa General executive warns against COVID complacency

A spike in new cases of COVID-19 in recent days has renewed concerns about community spread of the illness, including among large gatherings of protestors.

To slow or stop the spread of COVID-19, a top Tampa General Hospital physician leader is urging protestors to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

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Uylee Choe walks through the latest numbers and talks COVID past, present and future

On this episode, Dr. Uylee Choe, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Andee Scott and Amanda Sieradski

A four-block stretch of 1st Avenue South will come alive Saturday, as 35 dancers, observing proper social distancing, will perform a piece specially choreographed by Andee Scott and Amanda Sieradski.

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The Shuffle

Benjamin Futral



Tampa Bay Rays, Rowdies pledge $100,000 annually to fight systemic racism

The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies are speaking out against systemic and institutionalized racism, and are putting significant funding behind those words.

The Major League Baseball and United Soccer League teams are committing $100,000 per year to support causes in the fight against system racism, a statement said.

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Chief Holloway: ‘Come to my porch, let’s talk,’; City leaders work to change conversation

Dozens of St. Petersburg public officials, law enforcement and community leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning, looking care-worn but resolute after months of emergency pandemic response and four days of predominantly peaceful protests that have sprawled across downtown, down Martin Luther King Jr. Street, in front of City Hall and the new St. Petersburg Police Station.

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Covid Map

Covid Cases by Zip Code

Focus: Housing Vultures

The Housing Vultures [NY Books]

Review: Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream

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WorkLodge, downtown St. Pete’s newest shared office space, is open

Dan McLean admits to a lot of sleepless nights over the past several weeks.

Even as people were urged to work from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, McLean was completing construction of WorkLodge, a flexible workspace site in downtown St. Petersburg.

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