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Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:45:00 +0000

PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONTuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM–8:30 PMAllendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 (map)The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area presents local community leaders sharing their personal stories and professional insights and then helping plan personal and collective action. A primary focus will be the impact of gyn violence on families, children and adolescents. This event is purposefully scheduled during the 2018 Florida legislative session and will be outcome and action-oriented.Panelists:Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Chair, St. Petersburg City CouncilAmanda Thalji-Raitano, PhD, licensed psychologist, BeSMART for Kids Rev. Dr. Manuel L. Sykes, Bethel Community Baptist Church Dr. David Berman, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Ryan Mitchell, facilitator, Lieutenant Firefighter Paramedic To learn more about this issue: Visit the League’s Gun Safety Action Guide at: https://lwvspa.org/gun-issues/  View their recent community conversation with St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway:https://www.facebook.com/allendaleumc/videos/10159632295755596/  To review proposed 2018 FL gun legislation click here For more information, contact GunSafety@lwvspa.orgmore details»  copy to my calendar»[...]




Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:14:00 +0000

5. MLK DAY BARTLETT PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN CELEBRATIONMonday, January 15   11:00 AM; Lunch at 12:00 noon1443 S Highland St.,St. Petersburg, Florida 33701  Celebrate the MLK Day of Service, learn tips from experienced gardeners, engage with neighbors and chickens, and support a neighborhood garden at the Bartlett Park Community Garden Celebration. Lunch will feature fresh produce from the garden, prepared by chef G.W. Rolle.  FMI: (727) 612-8640 orgoodhearted25@gmail.com;http://gardenflorida.org/bartlett_park_community_garden[...]




Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:56:00 +0000

MLK Day of Service- 

Garden Florida -Bartlett 

Park Community Garden



"Harvest Tools" 

This project provides capacity to collect, store and distribute an increased amount of food grown and generated for the community and residents in the Bartlett Park neighborhood. 

The Bartlett Park Community Garden
When: Jan 16, 2017 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Virtual: No
Where: St. Petersburg FL US 33711
Contact: Andrea Smith - andrea@gardenflorida.org - 727-643-7189




Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:48:00 +0000

Farmworker Action in Tampa

Wendy’s Boycott to take national stage from March 16-29, 2017, with whirlwind tour across Midwest, Southeast…
Pull out your calendars, Fair Food Nation, it’s time for Wendy’s — and the nation — to return to human rights!
Today, we are announcing the dates of the CIW’s big spring action, the annual event that has become the hallmark of the Campaign for Fair Food for nearly two decades, from the first Taco Bell Truth Tour in 2001 to next spring’s Return to Human Rights Tour. From March 16th to 29th, 2017, CIW members and their allies will embark on the longest protest action in the last 10 years of the Campaign for Fair Food, joining thousands of consumers in mobilizing for the national Wendy’s Boycott. The Return to Human Rights Tour will travel to the heart of Wendy’s territory for a major action in Columbus, Ohio, on March 26th, and will end the following week with a massive vigil in Tampa, Florida — stopping in nearly a dozen cities over the 13-day journey, including Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, and more!




Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:43:00 +0000

Community CelebrationJoin your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, December 7th at 9:30 am at at the vacant lot - 634 16th Ave S in the Bartlett Park neighborhood.  We will be celebrating the many good things happening and the bright future to come.Update: Here's a report from the Challenger, (Affordable) Home building resumes in Bartlett ParkGood News!  A few highlights:Innovation Center is about to be built on 11th Avenue South.  State Representative and now Senator Darryl Rouson provided critical support here and throughout the community. New tennis courts are coming to the newly rebuilt historic tennis centerNew homes and renovated homes on every blockHistoric home preserved and moved to 13th Avenue SouthNAACP awards special honors to Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association, The Paris Project and Your PlaceNewton Avenue Model BlockNuisance strip club closedNuisance adult bookstore closed and replaced with several new businessesWithin the past 18 months three new restaurants and a retail store have opened Bartlett Park Community Garden celebrates 10 years and continues to grow. A new solar powered water pump was installed this year.Bartlett Park Community Resource Center will be relocating to a new home in the neighborhood. This center has been open 5 days a week staffed by neighborhood association volunteers for over 20 years.The Community Redevelopment plan has begun with $66 million of funding from future property taxes. Bartlett Park is a small part of this area but will benefit both directly and from improvement of the whole southside. This plan  has the potential to be different from the past 40 years of redevelopment which hurt residents and actually increased poverty through forced relocation, destruction of the social fabric and demolition of low cost homes. To help residents as well as absentee property owners this plan needs resident involvement and leadership.NHS Homeowners Center offering classes and community eventsAnd, construction of new affordable homes will be announced.The Bad Old DaysWe hate to remind folks but local residents remember the almost three decades when this neighborhood was devastated by often very violent crime. The reputation of a drug hole hangs over us so we note that things have changed. We are completing 8 years of peace, free of the gunfire that ruined life for so many.On April 4th 2009 the neighborhood said "enough is enough" and decided to drive away the street drug sales that defined us and caused so much bloodshed. That morning a shootout by rival groups at Uhuru House spilled over into our neighborhood and ended with a drive by shooting that sent 54 bullets through our neighbors front window and killed a much loved 8-year-old little girl named Paris Hamilton. She was the 3rd murder victim that year but residents rose up by the hundreds for street protests and rallies. Police were able to build on this dramatic desire for safety for our children and gain cooperation from those of us who lived next to drug sales. Community police had just committed extra officers and they found renewed commitment from us to report crime. Tips from residents put public street corner drug dealers out of business. There was only one more killing in June of 2010 and none since then.Tweet[...]




Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:30:00 +0000

Monday January 18th 2016, 9:00 Am til noon. Annual Bartlett Park Martin Luther King Day Day of Service! Take the Day on!For 10 years neighborhood association members have donated service on t his day.Cleanup of neighborhood streets and pedestrian walkway.More details coming soon. Last year on MLK weekend a big cleanup was completed. Overgrowth that kept the path in total darkness was trimmed and a huge pile of brush removed. In 2014 a light pole was installed and several months later the light was installed.Palm trees were trimmed near the power line allowing more light.Thank you volunteers!The neighborhood association is planning to continue cleanups of our pedestrian/bike path. We need  to keep it from becoming overgrown again.Photos:Broken street light and thick vegetationmade the walkway completely dark at night. Pruning made an improvement but lighting is still neededTweetLast year.The path connects 13th Avenue South at 7th Street and  11 Avenue South at 6th Street.Please contact us if you can volunteer a few hours on a Saturday morning.Bartlett Park Community Resource Center642 22nd Avenue South, 33705727-826-9774Looking south from 12th Ave toward 13th.Do you have any ideas for landscaping?Home of the late Joseph Savage on the left. A heroic leader of our city and good friend and neighbor.The Northern section has just been improved with hexblocks and planters.Decorated for community event.The Pinellas Trail will connect to our neighborhood bringing more people walk and bike and connecting residents to jobs and schools.#MLKDayofServiceThis has been reported to SeeClickFix. You can click here for an update.[...]




Sat, 16 May 2015 13:37:00 +0000

Honor Police officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

St. Petersburg Police Department
Memorial Service
Demens Landing
Monday May 18th, 2015 7:30 pm







Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:01:00 +0000

Bartlett Park Neighborhood Association congratulates the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for success in bringing justice to farmworkers and thanks them for starting the #FairFood Parade in Bartlett Park



Please visit the CIW web page to learn what you can do to help in this struggle for justice.


CIW




St. Pete Extra! Park, Walk, & Talk in Bartlett Park; and Walking School Bus

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:08:00 +0000

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:32:00 +0000

Protests in 2009 coincided with a new community policing program that brought peace.TweetPhoto credit: Andrea LypkaIf any of you want to share your thoughts or photos please use the comments below or send it to me with credit information. My email is bartlettparkneighborhood at gmail dot com.From Myfoxtampabay:Neighborhood protestagainst violenceST. PETERSBURG - A Bay Area community rallied together Saturday to stop violent crimes in their neighborhood.Hundreds in St. Petersburg gathered at Bartlett Park, an area that has been plagued by shootings in the area just this year.A long-running feud in a St. Pete neighborhood ended with 57 shots from two assault rifles into a home killing 8-year-old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton. About two weeks after that, another shooting at a recreation center sent a teenager to the hospital with two bullet wounds.So Saturday, the community came together wanting violent crimes to end. Hundreds came out. The mayor, police chief, council members and other city officials were there, asking for the public's help in solving crimes.Shenita Williams-Joseph was Whitehead-Hamilton's Aunt. The little girl was staying at her house when she was killed. Shinto is hoping her nieces death will help police in the future.."They're going to solve a lot of cases due to Paris and other children. People are not going to be shutting up. They'll be talking to the police and sharing information," says Williams-Joseph.People came out from all over the south side and throughout the city. Many neighborhood association leaders joined the march.In 2006 a march from Bartlett Park carried a powerful message. Holding portraits of murder victims marchers called out for peace.http://www.sptimes.com/2006/08/05/Southpinellas/85_SLAIN_IN_5_YEARS.shtml[...]



Making His Dream a Reality

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:58:00 +0000

Four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led what would be his last campaign—a strike in Memphis, Tenn., involving hundreds of working people who dared to take a stand for dignity and respect on the job and a voice at work with AFSCME.During the strike, King spoke to the workers and reminded them of the dignity of their labor:"So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs, of those who are not in the so-called big jobs. But let me say to you tonight that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth."Watch video of his speech here.Tragically, King never witnessed the success the Memphis sanitation workers achieved. The 64-day strike ended with a union contract for 1,300 members of AFSCME Local 1733. The strike is credited with reviving a dormant union movement in Memphis and initiating a wave of public employee union organizing in other parts of the South.In honor of the strike’s 40th anniversary, the AFL-CIO is holding its 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance this weekend in Memphis. More than 900 union and civil rights activists are gathering to reaffirm their commitment to making King’s dream a reality.Learn more here and here.The weekend is devoted to community service projects serving the community that King worked to help—the poor and disadvantaged.AFL-CIO President John Sweeney will present a computer lab paid for by union members to a local elementary school, and AFSCME and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) will make contributions to schools and the Head Start program.“Working people across the country know that civil and worker rights go hand in hand, and that without the tools for a proper education, students can never go on to attain the kind of economic equality in which King and other leaders believed,” Sweeney said. A few years before the Memphis strike, King spoke of the importance of a strong labor movement in our country’s history. “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress,” he said.This year, 40 years after Dr. King’s death, we ask ourselves, "How will things be for our children 40 years from NOW?" We owe it to him to keep up this fight—and that's exactly what we're planning to do.If you’re interested in learning more about the Memphis strike, pick up Michael K. Honey’s book, “Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign” at the Union Shop Online.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on LaborNegroes are almost entirely a working people. There are pitifully few Negro millionaires, and few Negro employers. Our needs are identical with labor's needs — decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community. That is why Negroes support labor's demands and fight laws which curb labor. That is why the labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth.AFL-CIO Convention, December 1961I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream—a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his ch[...]




Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:22:00 +0000

Salt Creek Kayak Trail, from Bayboro to Bartlett ParkTweetFollow @TomTito1Put in on the beach at Lassing Park and head North past the Coast Guard BaseThen head West into Bayboro HarborTurn South into Salt CreekHeading South we see Fish Tales on 2nd Street. A great place to dock your boat but not yet kayak accessible.Going under the Thrill Hill bridge on 3rd StreetNow we have gone past the developed shoreline. This beautiful green shore is made up of mangroves being overgrown by pepper trees.We come to the end of the navigable section at the 4th Street bridge. A pipe under the bridge makes crossing unwise. This picture was taken during high tide in 2009. Today this bridge is being replaced and we hope the new structure allows us to navigate to the park.Mike seems to be walking on water at the left. He found a quiet spot to fish while standing on a submerged pipe, giving a friendly greeting and warning to watch out for gators.Photos by Joe Wagner, Baywatch, Ken Breslauer of Historic Sites and Architecture of St. Petersburg FloridaThis postcard shows the park as it was first designed and maintained for 50 years. The open waterway, stately palms, flowering shrubs and expansive lawns said "Florida" to the winter visitors and snowbirds who made it their home. The mangroves have since come back to provide a home for wildlife and screen the kayak path from almost any hint that you are in a city. The downtown high rises poke out from the trees but its easy not to notice anything but nature. Neighborhood residents relax by the shore with their fishing poles.Very minor pruning would open this trail up to provide us a wonderful new amenity.Story by Sara Palmer, Neighborhood News Bureau in Neighborhood Times.This bridge is all that remains of the Historic Wedgewood InnSalt Creek Restoration, before and after photos. click for photosFirst ever dragon boat races be held in St. Petersburg on Bayboro Harbor. click for photosFollow @TomTito1[...]




Sat, 31 May 2014 02:47:00 +0000

The Innovation District of Downtown St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg  "Shines"  NewsletterApproximately a year ago, community stakeholders began discussing what assets the City had that could be maximized for job attraction. Discussions started by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership led to the conceptualization of the Innovation District, which has been further defining itself ever since.The Innovation District of Downtown St. Petersburg consists of its major medical facilities, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and several environmental and marine science - state and federal affiliated - research centers - which are collectively known as the St. Petersburg Ocean Team.Today the City's medical technologies and life science cluster employs more than tourism and pays a healthy annual wage.  Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin is chairing the Innovation District mission for the city and quotes "They're all innovators who move the ball forward in their specific sectors."[...]




Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:18:00 +0000





Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:00 +0000

Natural beach restoration not allowed in Treasure Island FloridaNature has always provided free beach renourishment. Storms erode beaches and much of the sand is moved downwind. Native shoreline plants like sea oats, sea grapes, and palm trees hold the sand and colonize new deposits of sand blown in by storms. People can help this process at modest cost by planting right after a storm and fencing vegetated areas to prevent foot traffic from disturbing young plants. This low cost or free erosion protection also provides vital wildlife habitat.Tourists visit from around the world to relax on quiet beaches and see this REAL FLORIDA of palm trees, birds, turtles and other wildlife.Natural beach restoration can't occur when local government encourages driving and parking on the beach or building and rebuilding too close to the shoreline. This is the case in Pinellas County and much of Florida.Beach property owners are addicted to free replacement of sand through local government and Congress. Despite mounting debt and other unmet needs Congress continues to make frivolous activities like this a national priority.Shouldn't there be rules added to any grants for beach renourishment money to ban  beach driving and parking and require native planting on dunes?At the Treasure Island City Commission meeting on April 1st environmental activists came to oppose further permitting of beach driving, parking and invasive activities on Treasure Island Beach during shorebird and sea turtle nesting season. Nature and taxpayers lost by a 4-1 vote on the request for approval of the Greatest Show on Surf for 2015.Lorraine Margeson: "This is what this travesty to our beach habitat looked like in 2013." Update 1-22-15: "A Pinellas County Circuit Court judge has sided with the hoteliers, banning parking and most vehicular traffic on a section of the Gulf of Mexico beach behind the Windjammer, Page Terrace and Thunderbird hotels."Beach Budget Bingo"As you dream about your summer vacation, imagine stopping at the bank on your way to the beach, taking out all of your money, and dumping it into the ocean. Sound crazy? Well, that's exactly what the Army Corps of Engineers does with millions of tax dollars every year under the federal beach renourishment program."Read more at: Taxpayers for Common SenseUpdate: Sand pumps to run 24/7 soon in Pinellas[...]



Imported from Detroit

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:17:00 +0000

OFFICIAL Chrysler and Bob Dylan Super Bowl Commercial

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The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Speech to the UAW 25th Anniversary Dinner

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:38:00 +0000

From IamtheUAW.org"The UAW and Martin Luther King Jr.: Shared Beliefs, Shared History"Starting in the late 1950’s, UAW members joined Dr. King and many others in campaigns to end segregation and to expand civil rights throughout the country.In 1961, then UAW President Walter Reuther invited Dr. King to speak at the UAW’s 25th Anniversary Dinner in Detroit. (You can listen to part of that speech here, but please note the audio file is copyrighted).In 1963, King and other leaders of the civil rights movement, with backing from the UAW and other labor unions, were mobilizing to pass landmark civil rights legislation.On June 23rd, 1963, as part of that fight, Dr. King delivered the Speech at the Great March on Detroit. King worked out of an office in Solidarity House, the UAW’s headquarters, while organizing the Detroit march; the speech he gave there is considered the first version of his now famous I Have a Dream Speech delivered to over 200,000 people attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Speech to the UAW 25th Anniversary Dinner April 27, 1961Mr. Chairman, President Reuther, distinguished Secretary of Labor, Mr. Goldberg, Senator Hart, all of the distinguished guests assembled here on the platform, delegates and friends of UAW, Ladies and Gentlemen, I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here this evening and to be a part of his auspicious occasion, andI cannot stand here without giving just a word of thanks to this great union for all that you have done across these 25 years. You have made life more meaningful for millions of people, and I'm sure that America is a better place in which to live as a result of the great work that has been done by UAW. You have given to this nation a magnificent example of honest, democratic trade unionism. And your great president, Walter Reuther, will certainly go down in history as one of the truly great persons of this generation. (APPLAUSE)I bring greetings to you this evening from the hundreds and thousands - yea, millions of people in the Southland who are struggling for freedom and human dignity. I bring greetings to you from the thousands of Negro students who have stood up courageously against the principalities of segregation for all of the all of these months they have moved in a uniquely meaningful orbit, imparting light and heat to distant satellites. And, as a result of their non-violent and yet courageous struggle, they have been able to bring about integration in more than 139 cities at the lunch counters. (APPLAUSE)I am sure that when historians look back over this particular era of our history, they will have to record this movement as one of the most significant epics of our heritage.Now, as I think with you tonight and think about this significant occasion, I would like to open by saying that organized labor has come a long, long way from the days of the strike-breaking injunctions of federal courts, from the days of intimidation and firings in the plants, from the days that your union leaders could be physically beaten with impunity. The clubs and claws of the heartless anti-labor forces have been clipped and you now have organizations of strength and intelligence to keep your interest from being submerged and ignored. This is certainly the glorious meaning of your 25th Anniversary.Negroes who are now but beginning their march from the dark and desolate Egypt of segregation and discrimination can gain from you real inspiration and encouragement for the hard road still ahead. But though we have a multitude of problems almost absorbing every moment o[...]




Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:25:00 +0000

Invitation to Exclusive Free Screening of Sea Level Rise Documentary Film   

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WEDU's Community Cinema takes Sea Level Rise out of the headlines and makes it personal. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn’t disappear under rising sea-levels.

WHEN: April 30th at 6:30 pm, followed by discussion

WHERE: The Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

WHO: Presented by ITVS, Community Cinema, WEDU, and New College of Florida

RSVP: Free, but seating is limited. Make your reservation




Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:17:00 +0000

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Freedom Riders - Could You Get On the Bus?" The film honored with Peabody Award

Fri, 25 May 2012 15:27:00 +0000

Ray Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the USF St. Petersburg Florida Studies Program, was in New York City for the Peabody Awards this week as part of the team that produced the PBS documentaryFreedom Riders.The film, based on Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice,  was part of the PBS TV series American Experience, which won a Peabody Award for 2011. The documentary was one of three films honored under the banner of American Experience. The Peabody awards are given each year by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is considered the oldest award in electronic media and one of the most prestigious.The awards were distributed during ceremonies Monday at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Among the 38 recipients were the CNN, the BBC,  HBO, The Colbert Report and Austin City Limits."I felt so privileged to join the American Experience producers and documentary film makers at the Peabody Awards ceremony,’’ Arsenault said. “The 38 awardees included some of the finest and most courageous journalists in the world, ranging from investigative journalists to war correspondents to documentary film makers. Meeting them and viewing the samples of their work shown during the awards ceremony was both inspiring and humbling."Arsenault’s 2006 book is a harrowing account of one of the most important events in the Civil Rights Movement when some 200 volunteers, black and white, challenged segregation laws by traveling by bus in 1961 from Washington, D.C., through the Deep South, facing down hatred and violence along the way.The documentary based on Arensault’s book, directed by Stanley Nelson, also won three Emmy Awards and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.A specialist in the political, social, and environmental history of the American South, Arsenault has also taught at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, the University of Chicago and at the Universite d’Angers, in France, where he was a Fulbright Lecturer in 1984-85. USF St.PeteFreedom Riders Discuss 50th Anniversary of Protest Movement allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SskRvZ7dCnA?rel=0" width="560"> For more information, photos and videos, go to:SundanceDirector: Stanley Nelson, Producer: Laurens GrantBased in part on the book Freedom Riders byRaymond Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and co-director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. A graduate of Princeton and Brandeis, he is the author of two prize-winning books and numerous articles on race, civil rights, and regional culture.To order a copy of the book from a union book store go here.[...]



Fighting Chance? Students Investigate Middle School Violence

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:08:00 +0000

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JHop teaches students drawn from gang influenced neighborhoods. Across the street the Bethel Heights apartments (renamed Citrus Groves) has been the home base for the Bethel Heights Boys gang.


An effective school principle maintained order so that students could learn until she was fired by the school administration. Discipline quickly fell apart and the school made headlines for many incidents of violence.

Local government has aggressively demolished public housing instead of working with residents to make their homes safe. Citrus Groves may be demolished as a solution to crime.

Residents have been helping suppress the toxic gang influence on this school by organizing crime watch and citizens patrol.




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Farmworker Justice

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 02:29:00 +0000

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Watch Farmworker Justice on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.


The Coalition of Immokalee Workers are having a march and rally at Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland on Saturday March 10. They'll be gathering at the Publix store at 3636 Harden Blvd in Lakeland and marching to the corporate HQ at Airport Road.
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President Obama Addresses the UAW - Today in DC

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:35:00 +0000

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Ed Asner on Florida Power and Light's planned new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power plant in Miami.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 04:26:00 +0000

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Winterize your yard

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:32:00 +0000

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