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Have an affair!

Go ahead, get in to bed with your brand. 


Have you ever considered a trial run on a rebrand of 

your company? Not a full-out published change, but just something to test the waters.


Here's the deal. Companies make changes to their brand in order to continuously appeal to their consumer base. The goal of having a brand affair is to…


Added by Djenee Dunn on October 3, 2016 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Julienne Johnstone New Artist in Town!

the Bay Family!

I'm excited to introduce my collection of original Art. I have been a professional Artist 20+ years and specialize in drawing and paintings reflective of Black Life.

  • Custom  HAND-DRAWN paintings for your home or office
  • Logos/Branding and basic website design
  • T-shirt graphics for your team, church, fraternity or sorority
  • Portraits of you, your home, automobile, pet or loved ones
  • Church Graphics- CD…

Added by Julienne Johnstone on November 12, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

New Black Artist in town!!!!

Hello Black in the Bay Family!I'm excited to introduce my collection of original Art. I have been a professional Artist 20+ years and specialize in drawing and paintings reflective of Black Life.

  • Custom  HAND-DRAWN paintings for your home or office
  • Logos/Branding and basic website designT-shirt graphics for your team, church, fraternity or sorority
  • Portraits of you, your home, automobile, pet or loved ones
  • Church Graphics- CD covers, logos, websites,…

Added by Julienne Johnstone on November 12, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Welcome Abundant Life Enrichment Church

Pastor Randy Randolph and the Abundant Life    Enrichment Church Family would like to welcome all to visit our    church.  Start your walk with God....

There is nothing   more fulfilling than a personal relationship with God. At Abundant   Life Enrichment Church, we give special attention to nurturing that   relationship and creating the abundant life that God intended. Come   pray with us and let God's word enrich your spirit in a way that…


Added by Abundant Life Enrichment Church on February 20, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

Bloodshed and Guns at the State Fair - Part 1

Each year, the Florida State Fair comes with enticing rides, food and fun for the family.  What is usually known as a highly-anticipated day of delight has become challenged.  The fair was plagued with headlines last year of youngsters "wildin" at the fair on student day, February 7, 2014.  It is reported that nearly 100 students were tossed off the fair grounds and approximately 14 arrests made. Unfortunately, Andrew "PeeWee" Joseph, III was one of those ejected students and was killed…


Added by Keisha Pickett on February 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Your Credit -- What's On It?


You ever feel like everyone around you must have been given some secrets to credit that you just were never made privy to?  Well, it just may be possible that they did.  People around you are getting 0% interest rates on cars, buying homes with a 3% mortgage loan and traveling on points, so why aren't you?  It's all because of your credit score.  Without a credit score somewhere in the mid 700 range you simply will not qualify for all…


Added by Keisha Pickett on July 17, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Sleep and Relaxation

Hey Family:


I hope that your day is going well.  Happy Friday to you.  The days are just flying by.  It will be Christmas before we know it.  I want to send a big Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece - Madison. She turns three on Saturday.  It's the last day of school - whooot whooot!  I know there are some very excited teachers and students.  Parents I know you may not be as happy, but oh well.  I've been kind of laying low and preparing for the summer.  I am getting ready…


Added by Keisha Pickett on June 12, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

About Me...Hello Everyone!

Hello All, Here’s a little about myself. I'm a professional fitness athlete, health consultant/ trainer and a contributing blogger for health and fitness websites who continually engage and seek to inspire women of color through various mediums.  I'm the 1st African-American Fitness Professional in my sport and became the 1st African-American to successfully be invited to compete at both the Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness competition and the prestigious Olympia for two years in a row. I'm…


Added by Candyce Graham on April 21, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments

Instead Of Looking For A Job, Start Working For Yourself!

Many years ago, I used to hear about people starting a business on a "shoestring budget." It goes without saying that, today, there is so little money left to be entrepreneurial!

However, all hope is not lost when it comes to understanding that, having the self-determination and drive to succeed, starting a business may be within reach when you become aware of the tools that can make one's desire a reality.


The one tool that escapes notice as an important one to…


Added by Harold F Washington on February 13, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Vote ResQ Records for Tech Upgrade

Starting today, the 21st of August 2012, please vote ResQ Records for the ASUS technology upgrade challenge. Voting Ends: August 31st, 2012 (5:00pm Pacific Time) See link below for more info. Thank you. …


Added by ResQ Records/PiKture Time Films on August 23, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Tell 'Em It's Bad

Hey family:

How are you? I hope that you are well. Happy Tuesday to you all.  It's going to be a great week - I can feel it.  I want to send a huge Happy Birthday shout out to my main man - my daddy and to one of my best friends -Kristen! Happy Anniversary to my favorite girl - my mother and stepdad. And finally - congratulations to my girl Yolanda Driskell for bringing home the 2012 Hoodie Award for Best Teacher!!  I love you all very much.  We are going to have a great…


Added by Keisha Pickett on August 7, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

No Where to Go - Teen Homelessness

Hey family:


I hope that you are well.  Happy Thirsty Thursday to you. I've missed you dearly!  I have so much to tell you about.  But uhm let me get this out of the way - #HEAT #HEAT #HEAT!!  First of all, Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers/dads out there - especially my main man LTC Maurice S. Pickett and stepdad Michael Jackson.  I certainly am blessed to have dad, stepdad and three grandfathers in my life.  Let's not forget all of my friends' fathers who…


Added by Keisha Pickett on August 7, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Leaving Your Job

Hey family:


I hope that you are well.  It's been a couple of weeks and of course I've missed you dearly.  Let's see - I had a wonderful week last week. I signed two new clients to Pickett PR Group! Whoohoo! God is GOOD all the time and ______________ (in my Kevin Hart voice)! I said GOD IS GOOD all the time and ________________!!!  Hahahahaha!  My new office is coming together quite nicely and I am ready to get really busy this summer.  This past weekend, I…


Added by Keisha Pickett on June 14, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

The Simple Things-- Please and Thank You

I hope that you are well.  It has been a great couple of weeks.  It’s almost the weekend and it’s a holiday.  I am super excited about it because one of my favorite sorors and friends is getting married and turning 40! We are about to paint the town red and white!! Whoohooo!!!  There are some other events going on around town, which of course I have included in the upcoming events section.  I won’t hold you long today.  Let’s see, last weekend I had a pretty relaxed time. I went to the…


Added by Keisha Pickett on May 23, 2012 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Scholarships---Money waiting for students


Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships use to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest. No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we…


Added by Keisha Pickett on May 23, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Wisdom Trumps Education

Hey family:



I hope that you are well.  I've missed you much.  I've been a busy little bee and thankful for another chance to talk with you.  Let me see - thanks to all of you who attended the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series with the Boulé.  It was a great event and awesome turnout.  Up next is "An Evening in Africa: Dinner, Dance and Auction" with the Ivory Club of Tampa Bay.  The event is Saturday, May 5th;  I am shopping for my African attire…


Added by Keisha Pickett on April 11, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Maybe It's You

I hope that you are well. I missed you much, of course. It’s been a couple of weeks. I have done quite a bit and had so much happen in my life. Let me get my thank-you’s out. Shout out to everyone who came out to Sunday PlayDay. It was super fun, as expected. We had football on the big screen, the spades, tunk, scrabble and dominoes going. The music was on point and we just had a great, relaxed time. We were in our slides, jeans, tshirts and sundresses. I love when I can just chill and have a… Continue

Added by Keisha Pickett on September 15, 2011 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Something About His Shoes--

I hope that you are well. I know that it’s been a little while.  Of course, I’ve missed you all.  Shout out to the BITB members I’ve seen out and about.  Let me say happy birthday to BITB members Roxanne and my girls LaToya and Kelly.  A special birthday to one of my favorite men – Anthony B.  While we were separated, I went to the Essence Festival in New Orleans.  It was a wonderful experience.  We had a blast and I’m already planning for next year.  I am already creating an itinerary of…


Added by Keisha Pickett on July 15, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Flip the Script - Women Approaching Men

I was speaking to some friends recently and we were discussing the dating scene and how it's so much competition, etc.  Of course we discussed the incredible ratio of women to men in Tampa and all over the country.  There were about six of us in conversation - gender balanced.  It's no secret that women outnumber men significantly and that it can prove difficult to meet single men.   One of the ladies spoke on competition.…


Added by Keisha Pickett on June 8, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Should college athletes get paid?

OK - Let's get into this week's topic.  Should college players be paid?  Is it ethical?  This has been on my mind for about two weeks, basically since the championship game.  These student athletes have quite a bit on their plate and they do work hard. Most importantly, they make a lot of money for these schools- millions of dollars.   I've posed this question to various people and they all have different…


Added by Keisha Pickett on April 15, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

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