Tampa is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County. Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2010 was 335,709.
The word "Tampa" may mean "sticks of fire "in the language of the Calusa, a Native American tribe that once lived south of todayís Tampa Bay.
In 1821, the United States purchased Florida from Spain, partly to reduce Indian raids, and partly to eliminate a refuge for escaped slaves from neighboring southern states. One of the first U.S. actions in its new territory was a raid which destroyed Angola, a settlement built by escaped slaves and free blacks on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay.
Notable events include the Outback Bowl, which is held New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium. Each February, The Florida State Fair brings crowds from across the state, while "Fiesta Day" celebrates Tampa's Cuban, German, Italian, African-Cuban, Jewish and Spanish immigrant heritage. In April the MacDill Air Fest entertains as one of the largest military air shows in the U.S.
Underground Hip-Hop group Equilibrium is based out of Tampa, as well as the Christian metalcore band, Underoath.
Tampa has a humid subtropical climate with hot summer days, frequent thunderstorms in the summer, and a threat of a light winter freeze from November 15 through March 5 caused by occasional cold fronts from the north.
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Demographics of Tampa, Florida
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
A Woman's Worth Hair Studio - We provide relaxer services, press, wraps, roller sets, deep treatments, weaves, and much more.
1043 W Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL - (813) 374-0361
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Beautiful People LLC - Located in Tampa, FL, 2 blocks east of Busch Garden's in Busch Plaza Shopping Center.
4948 E Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617-6024
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CR La Mansion Salon -
3627 Azeele st., Tampa, Florida - (813) 407-2578
Cut N Edge Barbershop - We specialize in precision cuts, designer cuts, fades, blowouts, and more. Stop by today and let us give you a haircut you can be proud of. "Like" us on facebook at www.facebook.com/newcutnedge 4941 East Busch Blvd, Tampa, Florida - (813) 988-2887 - (visit website)
Designz Unlimited - Whether you need a relaxer, hair cut or a quick brow wax, you'll find it and more here. 1067 W Bush Blvd , Tampa, Florida - (813) 546-1302
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Exhibit My Style Online - Exhibitmystyle.com is a wholesale distributor of lace hairpieces. 4203 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa - (813) 217-1081
Hair Expression of Carrollwood - Specializing in Ethnic, Latin, and African-American Hair Care 4917 Ehrlich Road, Suite 103, Tampa, FL 33624-2005 - (813) 269-1125
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Styles by Kenya - Kenya Lacey, Professional Hairstylist
2511 W Swann Ave, Loft #7, Tampa, FL 33609-4048 - (813) 451-8568
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The Wax Cabana - Category: African American Spa - 4043 Henderson Blvd - Tampa, Florida (813) 350-0402 - (visit website)
Virtuous Beauty Hair Studio - The Premiere Salon for The Virtuous Woman
2088 W Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 - (813) 443-5752
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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Air Conditioning/YGB Services Inc. - Category: Air Conditioning - Air Conditioning Heating & Cooling. Service, Installs, New Construction - P.O.Box 310701 - Tampa, FL (239) 878-7432
Books For Thought, Inc. - Category: Black Bookstores/Natural Woman/Hair Products - 10910 N. 56th Street - Terrace Village Plaza Tampa, FL 33617 (813) 988-6363
Cloud 9 Weddings & Events - Category: Event Planner - Cloud 9 Weddings & Events, We will help you making everlasting memories. - P.O. Box 46502 Tampa Florida (813) 935-4501
Curvacious Corner Shop - Category: Apparel - Curvacious Corner Shop sales plus size womens apparel and accessories. We also provide helpful resources, including other business products and services. - PO Box 8142 Tampa Florida (888) 524-9660 - (visit website)
DeHa Multimedia, LLC - Category: Advertising, Event Services - Deha Multimedia, LLC covers a variety of events: sports, entertainment, moments of inspiration, church services, gospel plays, family gatherings, class reunions, infomercials and more. Contact us to cover your next event no event is too large or too small. - PO Box 23532 Tampa Florida (813) 340-3017 - (visit website)
Fashions By Sandra Online - Category: Services - Your Premier Online Store for high-end Church Fashion for both women and men and much more. 867 Bloomingdale Ave, #6994 Brandon, FL (719) 377-0037 - (visit website)
FASTSIGNS Carrollwood - Category: Signs - Signs and Printing - 14618 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa Florida (813) 999-4981 - (visit website)
Florida Sentinel-Bulletin - Category: African American Newspaper - 2207 21st Avenue, Post Office Box 3363, Tampa, FL, 33601 (813) 248-1921
Funk Monster Band - Category: Entertainment - Wedding Band R&B, Funk, Motown Tribute, Old School Soul - 6920 Lithia Pinecrest Rd Lithia, Florida (813) 494-9644 - (visit website)
GreenLion Household Services - Category: Household Services - We offer household services. Lawncare, cleaning services, pressure washing, handyman & gutter cleaning. We stop by for free estimates. Check out our site. We are available 7 days week. - 7853 Gunn Hwy # 262 Tampa Florida (813) 217-1677 - (visit website)
Hand of Hope - Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, Inc. - Category: Health - Our Mission:
To raise sickle cell awareness, educate the community about possible treatment, and pain management, while building a healthier quality of life ,through advocacy, education, fundraising, and supporting sickle cell research. - 4601 N. 36th Street - Tampa, FL (813) 417-1014 - (visit website)
Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC - Category: Accountants - Tampa FL (813) 221-5111
Inspired Health Coaching - Category: Health - I am a ACE Certified Health Coach, I lecture on health issues unique to the African American Community. I create wellness programs for a wide range of health issues. - 5048 Belle Chase Circle Tampa Florida (813) 293-1864 - (visit website)
Jerel McCants Architecture, Inc. - Category: Architectural - Jerel McCants Architecture is a full service architectural and planning firm based in Tampa, FL.
We specialize in commercial, residential, cultural facilities, and educational building types. - 1501 East 9th Avenue, Suite A Tampa Florida (813) 431-4575 - (visit website)
Key Assets Florida - Category: Family Care - Foster Parent Recruiter looking for families to open their home to give the youth of our community a safe and nurturing place to heal. - 9280 Bay Plaza Blvd. Suite 716A Tampa Florida (813) 620-0451 - (visit website)
Net Local Media - Category: Advertising Services - We help businesses grow through a variety of online marketing strategies. Website development, Mobile websites, Custom Mobile apps for Iphones, Ipads and Androids, Search engine optimization, Search engine marketing, Social Media Integration. We are a full service agency that can assist with print and television commercial strategies as well. - 19046 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa Florida (813) 262-9850 - (visit website)
Poison Dart Sound LLC - Category: DJ Services - Poison Dart Sound offers multiple services. We offer DJ services for weddings, parties, concerts, sound clashes, kids events, birthday parties, club events, promotions and etc. Our team also repairs, builds, and rent out sound systems. For bookings and inquiries please contact us. - 1717 East Busch Boulevard Suite 1213 Tampa, FL, 33612 (813) 965-5475 - (visit website)
Professional Associates of Tampa - Category: Business - We specialize in Virtual and Onsite Business Assistance for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners. Our services include Business Incorporation assistance, Branding, Bond Writing, Website/Graphic Design,SEO, Executive and Personal Assistance, Payroll, Accounting, HR, Expense Reduction, Business Management, Event Planning and Coordinating and more! Our consultations are always Free, Contact us today to get the Time and Productivity back in your day! - P.O. Box 280392 Tampa Florida (813) 374-7737 - (visit website)
S.F.M (Studio.Fashion.Music) - Category: Media Promotion - The new one of a kind powerhouse company located in Tampa. Specializing in media and promotional services including but not limited to: Custom tshirt printing, Audio recording/engineering, high quality photography/videography services, cd duplication, business cards, flyers, graphic/logo design, web design, decals, signs and banners. Black owned and opened in October 2013. - 6840 N.50th St. Tampa Florida (443) 481-8804 - (visit website)
Study Hall Research - Category: Research - Smart Kids All Grown Up. Brand & communications research, insights, strategy, knowledge. - 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd Suite 230 Tampa Florida (813) 849-4255 - (visit website)
The Tallchief Group - Category: Opinion - The BillTallchief Project offers Poetry, Puns, One-Liners, Comedy Skits, Dramatic and Romantic Short Stories, and Political Opinions and Commentary on Current Events via Eaglechiefspeaks.com, with a Dash of Political Humor on Facebook and Twitter and Wordpress. Books include, Tallchief's Love Tales Trilogy, 365+ Pages to Make You Smile and Another Trilogy. - Tampa Florida (727) 399-7855 - (visit website)
Tri-Urban Media Group - Category: Media - Our group is in the process of operating a radio station in Tampa - 503 Jackson Tampa Florida (314) 249-0911
Weddings & Events by Ethelle - Category: Weddings & Event Planner - Wedding Planner/Coordinator. Full scale service, day of coordination, vendor referral's. All within a reasonable budget. I make sure the Bride & Groom relax on their day because I keep order for them. - 3415 Windsor Ct #117 Tampa Florida 33614 - (visit website)
100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc. - Category: Community Service - 3837 Northdale Blvd. Tampa Florida 33624
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Alexs Bar B Q - Category: Bar B Q - 5362 W Village Dr (813) 269-0050
Arthur's House Soul Food -
1113 East Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603-4313 (813) 315-9803
Bar B Que King - Category: Bar B Q - 11150 N. 30th St (813) 979-0013
Big John's Alabama Barbecue -
5707 N 40th St, Tampa, FL (813) 626-9800
Copeland's of New Orleans - Category: Soul Food - 9210 Anderson Rd (813) 884-8400
First Choice Barbeque - Category: BBQ - 10113 E Adamo Dr (813) 621-7434
House of Soul - Category: Southern Cooking - 2511 W. Columbus Dr (813) 870-2384
Josephine's Authentic Soul Food Restaurant -
20729 Center Oak Drive, Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 929-6767
Ladies of the Sea and Soul Food Restaurant - Category: Soul Food - 2630 E Lake Ave (813) 623-5900
Mary's Miracle Restaurant -
10203 East US Highway 92, Tampa, FL 33610-5947 (813) 621-9300
New Soul Sandwich Shop - Serving the South Tampa area for the past 40 years with good ole' soul food. 518 North Willow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606-1348 (813) 251-3720
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Soooo Good Southern Bbq - Category: BBQ - 1045 W. Hillsborough Ave. (813) 234-8780
Tampa Bay Brewing Company - Category: Soul Food - 1812 N 15th St (813) 247-1422
That's Amore - Category: Soul Food - 700 Harbour Post Dr (813) 221-9889
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
I used to live in Ybor City which is in Tampa Florida. Here's a quick tour of the historic area.
Songs of My Mothers
An engaging musical presentation that introduces the audience to great American singers such as: Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ethel Waters. This program shares life lessons and great historical moments as seen through the eyes of great American female singers and stories shared from mother to daughter.
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