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
Sunday, October 1, 2023
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
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.
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"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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Saturday, Sept. 30 ▪ 10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 1 ▪ 10am-5pm
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
Tampa Muay Thai
Saturday, September 30 · 2:30 - 5pm
Admission is FREE
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.