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Gosier: Perry is a start, governor
Florida officials jumped when Maryland legislator Talmadge Branch said he was asked to sit in the back room of a bar in Perry. [2/27]

It’s all about attitude
Last in a series of first-person stories.

The wrong they could not bury When the great Storm of 1928 swept hundreds of African-Americans in South Florida to their deaths, many were buried in an unmarked ditch in West Palm Beach. One man now leads the struggle to remember them. Story

[Times photo: Cherie Diez]

African-American celebration
Celebrate Black History Month with a day of ethnic music, dance, food, storytelling, workshops, gospel choirs and step teams at the second annual Florida African-American Heritage Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Pinewood Cultural Park, off Walsingham Road on 125th St. N, Largo. [2/23]

Worthy new looks at civil rights heroes
Two cable shows tackle subjects we know well and find success by moving beyond the obvious.

Bulletin board
[First item]

Lessons from a good daddy and a hard mama Lawanda G. "Cookie" Pate
The sixth in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. Story [2/22]

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]

[Times photo: Amber Tanille Woolfolk]
LIFT EVERY VOICE: Participants in the 23rd annual Black History Pageant chant an African song during the processional at the performance at Mahaffey Theater at Bayfront Center on Sunday. This year's theme is "A Family Reunion: The Black Family, Thriving in Faith and Unity."

Ready for his next solo Delores Fletcher
The fifth in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. Story [2/19]

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]

97X promising more music in the morning
The new 97X morning show begins at 5:30 a.m. Monday on WSUN-FM 97.1, but that's about all the station will tell us about it. [last item, 2.16]

Ready for his next solo Perry Little
The fourth in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. Story [2/15]

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]

Miles to go before she got home
B.J. Thomas: The third in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. [2/13]

Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and with it comes an inviting array of new books on the black experience. [2/11]

Ready for his next solo Joseph Jackson Jr.
The second in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. Story [2/8]

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]

Site seeing
http://www.Ancestry.com/home/celebrate/blackhistory.htm [2/7, first item]

Bill Maxwell: Heavy past hangs over Groveland
GROVELAND -- Returning to this small Lake County town always unsettles me. Some of Florida's darkest moments unfolded here in 1949, and the years that immediately followed. Black History Month is a good time to look back. [2/7]

Audio Files
In honor of Black History Month, let's listen again to some classic albums by black artists, all reissued with bonus tracks, in February. [2/4]

Pageant celebrates black families
ST. PETERSBURG -- The lights will go up on the 23rd annual Black History Pageant at the Bayfront's Center Mahaffey Theater at 4 p.m. Sunday with a celebration of the survival of the black family. [2/3]

Ready for his next solo The first in a series of first-person stories appearing in February, Black History Month. Story [2/2]

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]

Civil rights leader to speak
LECANTO -- Dr. Marvin Davies, a noted civil rights activist and president and CEO of the African American Action Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the fifth annual African American Achievement and Recognition Awards Program at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium. Admission is free, and there will be door prizes.

Daughter of survivor to discuss destruction of Rosewood in 1923
BEVERLY HILLS -- The 1923 Rosewood incident was ignored for many years until a group of survivors forced the state of Florida to acknowledge the massacre.

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