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A Taste of Tampa, Florida

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Underground Hip-Hop group Equilibrium is based out of Tampa, as well as the Christian metalcore band, Underoath.

  6. 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.

Radio Stations
WFLZ 93.3 FM Tampa, FL Top-40
WWRM 94.9 FM Tampa, FL Adult Contemporary
WMTX 100.7 FM Tampa, FL Hot AC
WTIS 1110 AM Tampa, FL Religious
WLLD 94.1 FM Lakeland, FL Hip Hop
Q Live One Urban Radio Station


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Demographics of Tampa, Florida

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Famous Blacks from Tampa, Florida


Businesses in Tampa, Florida

A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. 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 - (visit website)

  2. 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 - (visit website)

  3. CR La Mansion Salon -   3627 Azeele st., Tampa, Florida - (813) 407-2578

  4. 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)

  5. 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 - (visit website)

  6. Exhibit My Style Online -   Exhibitmystyle.com is a wholesale distributor of lace hairpieces. 4203 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa - (813) 217-1081

  7. 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 - (visit website)

  8. Hair Youphoria -   Hair Stylist, Hair Care, Extensions, hair color, extension color, precision cuts.   2601 W. Swann Ave, Tampa, Florida - (813) 862-1340 - (visit website)

  9. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant (Erika Key) -  Category: Beauty  - Teaching skin care and cosmetics color consultations    - (visit website)

  10. M Salon 1 -  Voted Best Beauty Salon, SteveHarvey Hoodie Awards  1501 W Sligh Ave , Tampa, Florida - (813) 932-0088 - (visit website)

  11. Nikki's Hair Gallery -   All Hairstyles and Textures  3320 E Osborne Ave , Tampa, Florida - (813) 239-3040 - (visit website)

  12. Roma Day Spa and Salon -   2601 N. Himes Ave, Tampa, Florida - (813) 391-0391 - (visit website)

  13. Salon Nefertiti -  A variety of healthy hair care services including relaxers, cuts, weaves, pin-ups, wraps & roller sets.  3832 West Humphrey Street, Tampa, Florida - (813) 933-3151

  14. Simply Gorgeous -  Stylist(s): Dani  Tampa, Florida - (941) 286-3927 - (visit website)

  15. Styles by Kenya -  Kenya Lacey, Professional Hairstylist  2511 W Swann Ave, Loft #7, Tampa, FL 33609-4048 - (813) 451-8568 - (visit website)

  16. The Wax Cabana -  Category: African American Spa -  4043 Henderson Blvd - Tampa, Florida (813) 350-0402   - (visit website)

  17. Virtuous Beauty Hair Studio -   The Premiere Salon for The Virtuous Woman  2088 W Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 - (813) 443-5752 - (visit website)



  1. 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

  2. Books For Thought, Inc. -  Category: Black Bookstores/Natural Woman/Hair Products -  10910 N. 56th Street - Terrace Village Plaza Tampa, FL 33617 (813) 988-6363

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. DLD Enterprises -  Category: Educational Services -   P.O. Box 21592, Tampa, FL, 33622 (813) 751-6458  - (visit website)

  7. 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)

  8. FASTSIGNS Carrollwood -  Category: Signs -  Signs and Printing  - 14618 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa Florida (813) 999-4981  - (visit website)

  9. Florida Sentinel-Bulletin -  Category: African American Newspaper -   2207 21st Avenue, Post Office Box 3363, Tampa, FL, 33601 (813) 248-1921

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. Harvey, Covington & Thomas LLC -  Category: Accountants -   Tampa FL (813) 221-5111

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  21. 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)

  22. 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)

  23. 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

  24. 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)

  25. 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -  3837 Northdale Blvd. Tampa Florida 33624



  1. Alexs Bar B Q -  Category: Bar B Q -  5362 W Village Dr (813) 269-0050

  2. Arthur's House Soul Food -   1113 East Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603-4313 (813) 315-9803

  3. Bar B Que King -  Category: Bar B Q -  11150 N. 30th St (813) 979-0013

  4. Big John's Alabama Barbecue - 5707 N 40th St, Tampa, FL (813) 626-9800

  5. Copeland's of New Orleans -  Category: Soul Food -  9210 Anderson Rd (813) 884-8400

  6. First Choice Barbeque -  Category: BBQ -  10113 E Adamo Dr (813) 621-7434

  7. House of Soul -  Category: Southern Cooking -  2511 W. Columbus Dr (813) 870-2384

  8. Josephine's Authentic Soul Food Restaurant -   20729 Center Oak Drive, Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 929-6767

  9. Ladies of the Sea and Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -  2630 E Lake Ave (813) 623-5900

  10. Mary's Miracle Restaurant -   10203 East US Highway 92, Tampa, FL 33610-5947 (813) 621-9300

  11. 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 - (visit website)

  12. Soooo Good Southern Bbq -  Category: BBQ -  1045 W. Hillsborough Ave. (813) 234-8780

  13. Tampa Bay Brewing Company -  Category: Soul Food -  1812 N 15th St (813) 247-1422

  14. That's Amore -  Category: Soul Food -  700 Harbour Post Dr (813) 221-9889



I used to live in Ybor City which is in Tampa Florida. Here's a quick tour of the historic area.


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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.

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library

Phone 813-273-3652



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  1. Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church -  2101 Lowe Street, Tampa, FL 33605-3517 (813) 229-1438 - (visit website)

  2. Bible-Based Fellowship Church -  4811 Ehrlich Road, Tampa, FL 33624 - Phone (813) 264-4050 - (visit website)

  3. Bruised, But Not Broken Ministries, Inc. -  P.O. B0X 7950, Tampa, FL 33673 (813) 526-0492   - (visit website)

  4. First Baptist Church of College Hill -  3838 North 29th Street, Tampa, FL 33610 - Phone (813) 248-6600 - (visit website)

  5. First Mt Carmel AME Church -  4406 North 26th Street, Tampa, FL 33610-7706 (813) 236-2322

  6. Gregg Temple AME Church -  4603 North 42nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610-6752 (813) 623-2107

  7. Mt Olive Ame Church -  1902 West La Salle Street, Tampa, FL 33607-5421 (813) 254-6282

  8. Mt Zion Ame Church -  7401 South Kissimmee Street, Tampa, FL 33616-2820 (813) 837-0129

  9. Pieasant Chapel Ame Church -  2615 Chipco Street, Tampa, FL 33605-1430 (813) 248-1524

  10. Shekinah Glory Cathedral -  78 S. 78th Street, Tampa, FL (215) 687-2801  - (visit website)

  11. St James Ame Church -  5202 South 86th Street, Tampa, FL 33619-7134 (813) 677-2411



  1. Busch Gardens Category: Amusement Parks 3000 E Busch Blvd - Tampa, FL 33612 (888) 800-5447 - (visit website)

  2. Club BIGGIE Nights Caribbean Hut Lounge 4139 E. Busch Blvd - Tampa, FL 33617 (813) 386-1000 - (visit website)

  3. Club Temple Category: Night Clubs - (view video)

  4. The Florida Aquarium Category: Aquariums 701 Channelside Dr - Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 273-4000 - (visit website)



  1. African-American Menís Health Forum
    (813) 745-6448

    Presented by The Florida Prostate Cancer Network.

  2. Florida African American Heritage Celebration
    Held at Pinewood Cultural Park. (727) 582-2123 - (visit website)

    Celebration of black history and culture.

  3. Florida State Fair
    - (visit website)

    Features the best arts, crafts, livestock, entertainment and food found in Florida.

  4. Shekinah Glory Cathedral -  78 S. 78th Street, Tampa, FL (215) 687-2801 Tampa's very own Annual G.I.R.L.S. Rock Award Show (March)   - (visit website)

  5. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    - (visit website)

    A 10 day cultural event that features speakers, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally.

  6. Tampa Bay Blues Festival
    (727) 824-6163 - (visit website)

    Vinoy Park comes to life with nationally known blues performers in this multi-day festival.




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