Pinellas leaders agree to address use of force policies

UPDATE: The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners wants a review of use of force policies by the county sheriff’s office and municipal police departments.

The full board issued the request in a June 4 letter, one day after two Pinellas County Commissioners, Janet Long and Ken Welch, called for the full Board of County Commissioners to speak out on racial injustice.

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

**Updated June 4, 2020 to include remarks from Child’s Park Neighborhood Association Vice President Jabaar Edmond. St. Pete Catalyst regrets excluding the remarks in the original story and mislabeling Edmond as a protestor.**

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Hutton retail project takes shape on 4th Street

Retailers in 4th Street Shoppes expect to begin opening later this year, or early next year.

The 15,000-square-foot project, made up of two buildings connected by a pedestrian breezeway, is at 2436 4th Street N. in St. Petersburg, the former site of the Holiday Motel, known for its colorful doors.

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Dr. Sandra Braham talks about race; St. Petersburg Chamber releases statement

In a powerful conversation, Braham shares her thoughts on how white people can work to listen and understand the experiences of black people and people of color.

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Live music returns, conditionally, to the Hideaway Café

Saturday, Hideaway favorites Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore will play the Hideaway, for an audience that won’t – because it can’t – top a capacity of 36. It’s the fourth edition of the #HideawayAtHome Limited Live + series.

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The Shuffle

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‘Equity Amid Crisis’ day one: The gaps

Day one of a two-day virtual conference, Equity Amid Crisis, kicked off Thursday morning to lay the foundation for viewing the world through a lens of equity.

Hundreds of participants gathered via Zoom to hear local leaders discuss topics related to systemic racism, equity and COVID-19, in the context of the recent weeks of protest that have spread around the world, calling for justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality.

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Catalyst Sessions

‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Emilia Sargent of Tampa Repertory Theatre

Tampa Rep's Artistic Director talks about life after C. David Frankel, making theater in the time of COVID, and about the upcoming 10th anniversary season.

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Covid Map

Covid Cases by Zip Code


Pod Save The People: Keep The Fight

This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss the murder of George Floyd and the protests around the nation. Then, DeRay sits down with Justine Barron and Amelia McDonell-Parry, who have been researching the death and cover-up of Freddie Gray, which just hit a five-year anniversary.

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June 4-5

June 4

June 4

St. Pete data privacy firm expands board with women tech leaders

Two women known nationally for their technology industry expertise have joined the board of directors of Spirion, a St. Petersburg-based data privacy company.

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