Sunday, October 1, 2023

More than 75,000 workers prep for possibility of largest health care strike in US history

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, which represents over 85,000 health care workers in seven states and the District of Columbia, said Sunday it did not reach an agreement with the organization ahead of the contract’s expiration, setting the stage for the possibility of the largest health care strike in U.S. history late this week.....MORE

Progress Village becomes Florida’s first Black community to build solar microgrid

In Eastern Hillsborough County, Progress Village is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of community leaders met yesterday at Simmon’s-Bowers Park to unveil the first phase of their program to combat the energy burden for frontline communities.....MORE

How To Stop Human Trafficking

How to Stop Human Trafficking
The Woodson African American Museum

Thursday, Oct. 12 ▪ 6PM
Admission is FREE

Join us at The Woodson for a panel discussion about human trafficking and how to prevent it.

The featured panelists include:
  • Pinellas County Commissioner Rene Flowers
  • SPPD Chief Anthony Holloway
  • Michelle Walker, Executive Director of Miracles Outreach
  • Survivor and Activist, Telisia Espinosa

Orlando-Miami Brightline OPENING DAY Round Trip REVIEW!

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Model/Photographer Cassie

DeSantis Hit With WORST News Possible As Polls Prove Devastating Loss

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Steak Salad
NY, NY Pizza - Ybor City

Ybor City at Nights: Where History Meets Nightlife in Spectacular Harmony

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Jonathan with family

DeSantis COLLAPSES As Debate Reality Finally Crashes Down

Hijabi Olympic Medalist Calls Out Debates On Hijab In Sports

"It's rooted in racism. ... It's not really about the hijab, because hijab is fabric."

Hijab-wearing U.S. Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad says debates around Muslim head coverings in sports are racist and Islamophobic.

Federal student loan payments are starting again. Here's what you need to know

Federal student loan borrowers will need to start making payments again this month after a three-year-plus pause due to the pandemic.

You should expect a bill that lays out how much you have to pay each month at least 21 days before your due date. It's likely that most borrowers have received their bill already but if you have not, visit your loan servicer account. Interest started accruing again in September.

More Info HERE

Attorneys for college taken over by DeSantis allies threaten to sue 'alternate' school

Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an alternative online institute named “Alt New College" after departing the school following the takeover.....MORE

Rock The Park Free Waterfront Concert

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission FREE

The New Rulers
Tha Banned
+ food by JAM DISH (authentic Jamaican)

Biden signs bill to keep government funded and avoid shutdown

President Biden on Saturday night signed a stopgap funding bill, avoiding a government shutdown right before the midnight deadline.

The continuing resolution (CR), passed by both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier in the day, will continue funding the government at its current spending levels into mid-November. It includes $16 billion in disaster relief, but no aid for Ukraine or changes to border policy.


Saturday, September 30, 2023

A Split Second (Only Florida Show) in Tampa

New World Tampa - TIX

Rep. Frost RIPS McCarthy In Takedown Of The Year

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The Florida GOP on Mask Requirements

Threat of government shutdown ends as Congress passes temporary funding plan, sends to Biden

The threat of a federal government shutdown ended late Saturday, hours before a midnight deadline, as Congress approved a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open and sent the measure to President Joe Biden to sign.

The rushed package drops aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but increases federal disaster assistance by $16 billion, meeting Biden’s full request. The bill funds government until Nov. 17.


Ditching Ukraine aid, U.S. House in bipartisan vote passes bill to avert shutdown

The U.S. House approved a bill Saturday that would stave off a government shutdown until at least mid-November, though the measure doesn’t include Ukraine aid backed by both Republicans and Democrats.....MORE

Tampa Hoods: Ybor City


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School District Bans Any Book That Features An LBGTQ+ Character

Gov. Ron DeSantis' “Don't Say Gay” Bill is taken to the extreme that reasonable people would fear it would:  Books are now being banned for simply including an LBGTQ+ character.

Embattled Congress lurches toward midnight shutdown

Congress is lurching toward a shutdown that would begin early Sunday morning, with House Republicans battling one another and the Senate moving forward with a bipartisan plan that Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has not committed to bringing to a vote in the House.....MORE

Teenage (hacker) wasteland

A perception of hackers that many of us have: A person in a dimly lit room in a basement in lower northeast Kaliningrad (Russia) with a Russian Bear energy drink (yes, a real thing, no Russian links in this column though) in hand.

This person has a bank of computers and gigantic monitors in front of them and uses complex tools and hacking techniques to break into our nation’s computer systems.

This visual would be incorrect; I would wager that half the hacking attempts are perpetrated by some guy or gal on the phone or web possessing little or limited programming or hacking skills.


Anime St. Pete, a cosplayers’ paradise, returns this weekend

The Coliseum

Saturday, Sept. 30 ▪ 10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 1 ▪ 10am-5pm

More Info HERE
Tickets HERE

Anime enthusiasts and cosplay aficionados are gearing up for the highly anticipated 2nd annual Anime St. Pete, a vibrant celebration of anime culture. This year’s event promises an even more exhilarating experience for attendees. This is so worth the trip for Tampa residents who already miss Comic Con.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Women's Self Defense Seminar

Women's Self Defense Seminar

Saturday, September 30 · 2:30 - 5pm
Admission is FREE

More Info HERE

Join us for an empowering and informative Women's Self-Defense Seminar! Learn essential self-defense techniques and strategies specifically designed for women in a supportive and friendly environment. Our experienced instructors will teach you practical skills to enhance your personal safety and boost your confidence. We will provide all the necessary gear for you to have a fun and productive experience.

Ybor Life

7th Ave