Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Reclaiming My Mind Episode 05: What Do You Think the Word Progressive Means?

Host, Jessica Vaughn (President of Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay) talks to Susan Smith (President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida).

A Conversation about Marijuana with Chris Cano and Joe Redner in Seminole Heights

Hear about the history of cannabis prohibition and legalization 
from Chris Cano, Executive Director
of Central Florida NORML.

Also, Tampa businessman and progressive candidate Joe Redner will be talking about his recent court victory that allows him to grow his own marijuana and his efforts starting a cannabis business. 

Hosted by
Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay

Tampa Paparazzi

Syd and Kara

R. David Walker for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

Florida is at a crossroad. Republicans are in power for over 20 years and nothing has been done to protect our environment, our public land, or our water. Our beach is given away to developers and special interest, and we have pollution of our water system. This has to stop and this year is our best chance for change.
My Republican opponents have the NRA, the fossil fuel industry, developers, and other special interest, but I have you and other concerned citizens who want change. 
Help him here

Tampa Hoods


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hang Out With Sky White In Downtown Tampa

Tomorrow, April 25 at 5:30 PM
At The Fly Bar

Dine With The Hillsborough County GOP In Tampa

The dinner, described by Hillsborough County Republican Party Chairman Jim Waurishukmost as the “most lavish and exciting annual Republican political event in Hillsborough County.
With special guest
Pam Bondi and Rick Scott
Dennis Ross, Gus Bilirakis and Vern Buchanan
 will also be there. 
But the speakers list is just the warmup. The highlight of the annual event is a raffle — and this year, the prize is a Colt pistol valued at $949.

Sandy Murman and Gerry Mander

"The problem in Hillsborough is not the quantity of commissioners but the quality." here

Local Treasure Olivia Babis Needs Our Help!

She is running against Republican Rep. 
Joe Gruters for the District 23 seat.
Olivia Babis is a third generation Floridian. She was born and raised in Lakeland where she graduated from George Jenkins High School. Olivia was drawn toward public service at a young age. Having been born with a physical disability, she frequently had to advocate for herself. She incorporated those experiences into her career and made building a more equitable society 
her passion.
You can help her here

Andrew Gillum: Opportunity

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tampa's Little Secret

A long time ago Scott Street was in the middle of Tampa's Central Avenue District until Interstates 4 and 275 (Malfunction Junction) came along. It was the core of the city's African American community. Today Central Park Village public housing is gone and it is being replaced by new housing developments. But this beautiful 
little church is still there.

I spoke to Pastor Frank Williams Jr. and he told me his church is protected, no one tears it down unless he wants it tore down.

Today it is both a political statement

And a treasure trove of Tampa history

Tampa Hoods

Seminole Heights

Mayor Andrew Gillum Backs Marijuana Legalization to Boost State

The only one of the candidates for 
Florida governor that does.

Ybor City Homeless


Sunday, April 22, 2018

I Am Now A Democrat

Only took me 42 years!
Please no hate mail or comments. The blog stays as is. This is just temporary so that I can vote for Andrew Gillum and Tamika Lyles. Hopefully by 2020 Florida will be an  open primary state and I won't have to do it again to vote for Bernie. 
I registered to vote in 1976 as an Independent (Now NPA). I never thought much of party politics. A fellow local blogger became an American citizen (No not from a shit hole country) in 2016 just so she could vote for Bernie. I should of done it then, but I didn't. A friend has shown me the importance of being able to vote in the primaries. So I am not going to let that happen again.  
If you want to take back our government you should too. 
By the time the general comes, it is too late.
Thank you Nina!

Earth Day 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Candy Lowe's Black Business Bus Tour Tampa 2018

Candy Lowe

Local Civil Rights Icons
Jeanette Bradley and Mr. James A. Hammond

Connie Burton

Mariella Smith

Sky White

Kim Overman

Debra Bellanti

Emily Rachael

Lisa Montelione

Cissy and Frank

Beth Shoup

Mark Nash educating us on how bad 
our county government is.

Scott Shoup

Elvis Piggott

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay

Always a warm welcome at African Extravaganza

Michael K. Snow
of Priority 1 Protection with friend

Thanks to our driver Albert 

Bus #3
Thank you Candy Lowe for another 
great bus tour!