Beaches, Benches, and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Pete is opening a new exhibit telling the story of the region's struggle with racial equality while shining a light on its local leaders. The exhibit, entitled: "Beaches, Benches, and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay" is now on display, highlighting the many ways that Tampa Bay...

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.   Apr 09, 2:08pm Please congratulate Sorors Abina Billups and Felecia Pettway. They were the Executive Producers and Creators of two documentaries which aired April 4th on Centric TV concerning the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary events that took place in their hometown Selma, Alabama!! Additionally, they are the annual coordinators of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee,...

Civil Rights Groups Strike Diversity Agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint

A number of civil rights groups have struck an agreement with T-Mobile-Sprint to expand on the companies' diversity initiatives significantly if the two close on their merger. Those include expanding wireless to low income communities and a "significant philanthropic investment." According to the groups, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been filed with the FCC along those lines, which include...

Hundreds gather for symposium marking 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

Last Friday, UC Berkeley initiated a yearlong initiative commemorating the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies with a day-long symposium, drawing hundreds of attendees to hear from over a dozen historians and social scientists on the aftermath, impact and legacy of slavery in modern society. As the symposium was opened by led organizer...