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Toast to the Bay/Dump into the Bay: Gulfport incumbents and Uhuru

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Toast to the Bay: Gulfport incumbents  Candidates for the Gulfport municipal election March 15 got one chance to debate in front of voters ahead of the election next month. As such, performance was key. Two incumbents are facing challengers, Mayor Sam Henderson and Council member Dan Liedtke. Barbara Banno and April Thanos are running to unseat them. As challengers, the two have a heavier burden in wooing voters. Both failed to do that last night. As we wrote following the…

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St. Pete looks to replace racist mural 50-years gone with culturally significant art

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The city of St. Pete is budgeting $10,000 for a mural that would cover the long blank wall on the left landing of the main stairs in City Hall. The wall was once shrouded in a racist mural created in the 1940’s after City Hall was erected in 1939 using New Deal funds. In an act of civil disobedience, a young African-American activist named Joe Waller tore the mural down in 1966 after the city refused multiple attempts to remove…

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Uhuru activists rally against “pigs” at Tamir Rice protest

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A group of about 20 Uhuru movement activists took to the Central Avenue transit Center in St. Pete to share their outrage over the latest turn in events in the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The 12-year old boy was shot to death by police in Ohio while playing in a park with a toy gun. A grand jury failed to return an indictment on the officer who killed him despite public outrage over the incident in which the officer…

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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood. Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said. Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25. Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St.…

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Uhuru leader’s sons arrested, accused of running drug house in St. Petersburg

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From Jamal Thalji: Police said they raided a home Tuesday night and arrested four men on charges that they were running a drug house and selling marijuana in the neighborhood. Two of the men are the sons of local activist Omali Yeshitela, police said. Those two were identified by police as Weusi Africa Waller, 29, and Mwamba Bandele Yeshitela, 25. Their father is the 68-year-old founder of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement and a former candidate for mayor of St.…

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