Jeremiah Daniels, IV may technically be the second in his class, but he made history as the first African American male to be named salutatorian at Boca Ciega High School.
Cars and trucks zip by the Peace River Bridge on State Road 60 just east of Bartow as Doris Moore-Bailey stands on the bank pondering the gruesome thought of lynchings that happened on that site.
Overriding objections from Democrats who called the measure “wrong on all levels,” the Republican-controlled Florida House on Thursday passed a bill that would limit how race-related concepts are taught in schools and in workplace training sessions.
A new exhibit coming to Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center will commemorate a pivotal point in civil rights history. The ‘Freedom Riders’ exhibit will highlight and honor the group on the 61st anniversary of their demonstrations.
A Bay Area architect who designs sustainable, functional spaces, is looking back on his journey from the mountains of Tennessee to becoming the owner of a successful firm in the city of Tampa.
Throughout Black History Month, the city of Lakeland is inviting the community on an educational journey through time. The Black History Discovery Trail explores the historical people, places and events that helped shape the city to what it is today.
Several erased African American cemeteries were uncovered in Tampa Bay in the last few years, and the work to do right by those buried hasn’t stopped.
A Tampa Bay woman who started her first business during the height of the pandemic has now been listed in Forbes magazine just months later as one of seven Black-owned businesses everyone should know.
"Leonard George and the Tigers" debuts Tuesday at the Tampa Theatre and tells the story of the first Black football player at the University of Florida. He graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa and recounts the struggles he and teammates endured -- and how teammates helped him overcome.
The man in the top spot in the St. Petersburg Police Department got his start in law enforcement at a time when departments were hiring minorities in an effort to diversify their forces. At the time, he was not thinking about how his career would shape one of Florida's biggest cities.
World War II was winding down and at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, young, Black veterans faced segregation, but they also found opportunity in the government-subsidized properties of Lincoln Gardens and Carver City.
“Howard High,” which premieres on FOX’s free streaming service Feb. 4, follows a high school musical group that must compete against a rival school in order to save their arts program.
On Tuesday, St. Petersburg's first Black mayor, Ken Welch kicked off Black History Month by raising the African American history flag over City Hall. Community leaders say they want a new museum to preserve that history.
The Tampa Theatre is hosting a new classic movie series during Black History Month, celebrating some of the most iconic love stories as told by Black filmmakers and diverse casts.
Decades ago, a site in one of Sarasota’s oldest African American communities was segregated housing. Now, it's a new affordable housing complex for seniors. Sarasota contributed more than $1.3 million in penny sales tax funds to make it happen.
There are a bunch of ways to celebrate Black History Month in your own special way, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF) Music Fest is returning to Curtis Hixon Park this weekend.
The designs and specs are in to expand a St. Petersburg museum into the first landmark museum for Black history and culture in the state of Florida.
A Bay Area historian is on a mission to bring a fresh and up-close perspective to some of the most significant historical sights in St. Pete’s Black history.
The city of St. Petersburg will explore the next steps after archaeologists recently found a lost cemetery with three possible graves at Tropicana Field, the latest in an effort to uncover erased African American cemeteries in Tampa Bay.