• 2018 AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards program

    2018 AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards program

    BY VERONICA BURGE, Contributor ST. PETERSBURG  – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with …

  • Anticipating Atlanta

    Anticipating Atlanta

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — The first trip that Jessica Gamble took to Atlanta was a fun-filled excursion with …

  • Destined for greatness

    Destined for greatness

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Marika Patterson epitomizes strength, tenacity and unwavering self-discipline. The …

  • What’s in a name?

    What’s in a name?

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Margaret Moku-olu grew up in the small city of Eket, Akwa Ibom in Nigeria. Located …

  • A life changing experience

    A life changing experience

      BY Dexter L. McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Walking into Pinellas Park High School, Dalon Wilson was a shy, unmotivated, …

  • Never forget the journey

    Never forget the journey

    By Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Destiny McCullum leaves a royal legacy as she is now a 2018 Gibbs High School …

  • Good, better, best!

    Good, better, best!

    BY DEXTER L. MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good becomes your better and your …

  • A passion to recover

    A passion to recover

    BY DEXTER L. MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Morgan State University in Baltimore and the MEAC football conference will soon …

  • A walk of faith

    A walk of faith

    BY DEXTER MCCREE & ALEC’A ASH ST. PETERSBURG — Alec’a Ash 2018 graduation is a personal testimony of walking by faith and not …

  • A champion and a second chance

    A champion and a second chance

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — This is the story of a champion and a second chance. Cameron Christian is a proud …

  • The pursuit of a journalist

    The pursuit of a journalist

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — When Jiana Johnson was in kindergarten, she had a glowing smile of confidence on …

  • Daddy’s girl

    Daddy’s girl

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Shantana Headley is a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl, and her family would …

  • Never give up on greatness

    Never give up on greatness

      BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – No matter what obstacles you face, your greatness is not regulated by your …

  • A mighty big dude!

    A mighty big dude!

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Growing up, whatever Carlos Devon Lovett, Jr. set out to do, he did it, and he was …

  • Two for one deal

    Two for one deal

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Graduation is a two for one deal as it relates to Tanaia LaToya Seay. As a senior at …

  • You can do it!

    You can do it!

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – You can do it! Those four words have been a life statement and personal testimony for …

  • I know the plan

    I know the plan

    BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Upon high school graduation, T’Nora Dessaw wasn’t quite sure of her next move. She …

  • Bigger than the moment

    Bigger than the moment

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer RIVERVIEW – Some things in life are more significant than the moment in which they happen. Such was the …

  • What a difference a year makes

    What a difference a year makes

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – What a difference a year will make for Damaris Brown.  She is a very charming young …

  • I made it!

    I made it!

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – Graduation time is exciting for everyone – parents, family, and of course, the …

  • Faith with works

    Faith with works

    BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer ST. PETERSBURG – What does it take to win? If you ask Peyton Lockley, recent graduate of Gibbs High …

  • Just too impressive

    Just too impressive

    BY DEXTER MCCREE & TIMOTHY GARNER ST. PETERSBURG –Timothy Garner’s parents must be especially proud of their son. As a writer, …