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.
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.
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.
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.