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St. Petersburg SunLit Festival starts Friday

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St. Petersburg’s second annual SunLit Festival officially kicks off this Saturday with an award ceremony honoring the city’s Poet Laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace. The 2 p.m. event at the Main Library located at 3745 Ninth Ave. N. launches 10 days of celebration of literacy, literature and writers. The festival runs through March 13. The sixth annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival is also Saturday. It runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the community library in his name located…

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Back at the keyboard (my op-ed in the Democrat)

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It’s been more than four years since I last submitted a piece for publication. Any regular reader of this blog knows why. So it’s rather satisfying to see my name in print again — and not for any reason linked to a police report. Here’s the op-ed I wrote in today’s Tallahassee Democrat on the state of the economy and one of my suggestions on how to make things better for the working class. Seriously, I have a better feeling…

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