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Emerald Morrow


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Emerald:

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s time in Florida helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The racial tensions and violence that played out while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in St. Augustine helped spur the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. → Read More

Funeral arrangements announced for longtime Clearwater City Manager Bill Horne

The funeral for longtime Clearwater City Manager Bill Horne will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Church on McMullen Booth Road. → Read More

Archaeologists explain findings of possible graves at Tropicana Field

Archaeologists recommend more work after detecting at least three possible graves in Tropicana Field parking lot 1 at 16th St. South and 5th Ave. South. → Read More

Hillsborough County requiring vaccines for new employees

A significant increase in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant pushed the county to require all new employees starting on or after August 30 to be vaccinated. → Read More

Search for lost Black cemetery at Tropicana Field begins

Decades ago, the city of St. Petersburg razed the African American Gas Plant district to build the first stadium. → Read More

Vaccine eligibility age changes Monday to 60 and older in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis said he plans to lower it to 55 by the end of the month, and wants to have vaccines for all adults before May 1. → Read More

Archaeologists start 'ground-truthing' to confirm graves from destroyed Black cemetery in Clearwater

Archaeologists began a process called “ground-truthing” in a quest to find out if graves exist on the site of the old Curtis Fundamental School in Clearwater. → Read More

NFL invites 7,500 health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV

Health care workers at Sarasota Memorial Hospital were surprised by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. → Read More

'Double standard': Civil rights leaders compare police response between BLM, Capitol protests

The imagery of the slave-built U.S. Capitol being desecrated was frustrating to see for many people. → Read More

Faith leaders applaud DeSantis' vaccine initiative targeting churches in underserved communities

A new initiative Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this week aims to get more vaccines into underserved communities by partnering with local churches. → Read More

Smaller pharmacies prepare for vaccines in rural areas

"Community pharmacies, especially at the independent retail level, especially in rural areas like where I work in Zephyrhills, is very critical,” a pharmacist said. → Read More

Some long-term care patients hesitant to take vaccine

People who live in long-term care are more susceptible to COVID-19 often due to other underlying medical conditions, a doctor said. → Read More

‘Congress needs to help us out' | Florida restaurants struggling through COVID-19 hope for federal relief

Since the pandemic began, more than 110,000 restaurants have permanently shut their doors. → Read More

Grassroots group addresses root causes of systemic violence, disparities in St. Pete

“We know that our community has the answers. We have the solutions, but it's just bringing them out," said CDAT co-founder John Muhammad. → Read More

As nurses face continued fatigue on the frontlines this holiday season, new USF program seeks to help

'They're exhausted. They are 100% beyond fatigued. They are scared,' Dr. Usha Menon said of nurses on the frontlines. → Read More

To travel or not to travel: What is the risk?

“If you have not traveled reconsider your plans. If you have to travel really think deeply about what you have to do to protect yourself," Dr. Marissa Levine said. → Read More

Report suggests destroyed back cemetery found at MacDill Air Force Base

Multiple anomalies were found that suggest they belong to the Port Tampa Cemetery. → Read More

Minority representation a concern with Florida's Amendment 3

Florida's Amendment 3 aims to create an open primary so independent voters aren't shut out of those elections. However, opponents suggest it could have consequences. → Read More

Uptick in payday loans amid pandemic raises concerns

As stimulus talks stall in Washington, more Americans are growing desperate for financial relief. → Read More

City establishes non-profit for destroyed Black cemetery, but community pushes for more

Still, members of the Zion Archaeological Advisory Committee remain unsatisfied. → Read More