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LEAD Student Contest in Honor of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to encourage ALL Hillsborough County Public Schools students in grades 3-12 and post-secondary education to participate in LEAD, a district-wide student contest. LEAD stands for Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream. This contest challenges students to create an artistic interpretation expressing how they have been inspired by a…

USF adjuncts to rally as new survey reveals poverty among Florida professors

On the heels of a new survey underscoring hunger and poverty among Florida professors, adjunct professors at the University of South Florida will rally next week as part of their push to unionize. The adjunct professors and their supporters, including Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and Tampa City Council member Guido Maniscalco, plan to gather in front of USF’s Marshall…

NAACP Hillsborough at Cafe Con Tampa

Race Relations in Tampa was the topic at CafĂ© Con Tampa on October 13, 2017.  Yvette Lewis, president, and Albert Fields, 1st Vice President, presented to a group of about 75 residents from the area at this weekly gathering. Cafe con Tampa is a weekly gathering of neighborhood and community leaders who discuss important issues…

Rev Barber on White Supremacy

Donald Trump is not the first politician to openly stoke racism and hatred. He is a part of a much larger system of white supremacy that is reinforced in our nation election after election. It’s important to pull down Confederate symbols—many of which were erected as monuments to white supremacy during the Jim Crow era,…

NAACP Help Belmont Heights After Hurrican Irma

State Rep Shawn Shaw, City Councilman Frank Reddick, Councilman Mike Saurez, NAACP Branch President Yvette Lewis, NAACP Youth Council and members of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi Fraternities were some of the volunteers today as food and water were distributed to residents of Belmont Heights Estates. These people provided representatives, supplies and/or showed…